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Humanities team wins Vice-Chancellor’s award

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The new Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) degree has taken top prize at this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation.

Over the past two years, a team of staff has developed and implemented the course from the best parts of 12 previous degree programs.

The degree comprises 25 majors across the fields of art, design, media, writing, performance, Asian languages and social sciences.

Humanities Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Sue Trinidad, said the program would allow students to select either single or double majors.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMziAV7-_Hs&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

‘By removing boundaries between study areas, the BA (Humanities) allows students to combine subjects and create their own study program tailored to their own personal goals and interests,’ Professor Trinidad said.

‘The degree has been the work of a large team of people both within the Faculty and the University.’

‘It reaffirms Curtin as the leading and most progressive provider of creative education in Western Australia.’

Some majors are available to students off campus, with a new ‘Curtin Online’ curriculum that is relevant to industry and easy to use.

Team leaders Professor Trinidad – and Heads of Schools Professor Will Christensen, Associate Professor Steve Mickler and Associate Professor Donal Fitzpatrick – steered the project to completion by engaging and partnering with many stakeholders.

Videos have been produced on the groundbreaking work of all nine finalists in the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation.

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