Faculty of Arts


Arts Scholars 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2019 for ARTSCHOL 100.


This course is the first-year foundation for the Arts Scholars programme in the BA. It provides a sequence of weekly ninety-minute discussion seminars through two semesters, led by a designated convenor who is an advanced academic staff member, and featuring invited presenters from areas of discipline-based expertise, including from outside the University, addressing a multidisciplinary topic from various points of view - for example “Money”, “Laughter”, “Play”, “Violence” and so on.

Discussion will build expertise and acquaintance with Arts disciplines by providing an array of possible contexts for considering the central topic, developing both a richness of understanding and an appreciation of the forms, structures and preoccupations of academic thought. The course will also build cohort cohesion and a culture of enquiry and intellectual experiment through intensive discussion and group participation.

To complete this course students must enrol in ARTSCHOL 100 A and B.

Class limits for 2019

Enrolment is limited to 50 students. Students will be assessed and selected on the basis of a) the level and range of their academic achievements, and b) a qualitative assessment of a personal statement and essay completed by them.