Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stuart Levy


Previously coded TSD1612


This unit will draw from the various disciplines in which the Diploma students are enrolled. It will explore different disciplinary approaches to knowledge to develop student's understanding of the importance and relationships between context and knowledge. It will critique different paradigms of knowledge to explore differences or similarities between scientific, humanities or social sciences perspectives. Students will identify, compare, contrast and discuss different disciplinary approaches to knowledge and be familiar with the relationships between knowledge and context.


After successfully completing this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate a grasp of the relationship between knowledge and context;
  2. demonstrate some familiarity with a variety of traditions about knowledge;
  3. demonstrate independent research skills;
  4. construct a bibliography and correctly use citation;
  5. demonstrate ability to write well-structured essays;
  6. demonstrate familiarity with word processing applications;
  7. demonstrate an ability to prepare for and deliver an oral report;
  8. demonstrate the development of sound examination techniques.


Written work: 45% (1750 words)
Oral presentation: 15%
2 hours exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Stuart Levy

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour tutorial) per week


GSC1612, DFS1612, DTS1612, TSD1612