LHA101 - Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

LHA101 - Introduction to Arts and the Humanities


Whether you are starting at UOW straight from high school, returning to study after an extended absence, embarking on a career change or transferring from TAFE or other forms of training, the transition to University is an exciting, inspiring but sometimes daunting time.

Everyone comes to University with different backgrounds and expectations and it can be overwhelming as you adjust to a new environment.

You might be concerned about how to plan your degree, what subjects to take, how to work toward a career goal, how to manage assignment workloads, making new friends or even just how to find your way around campus!

LHA101 - Introduction to Arts and Humanities is a compulsory 6 credit point subject for all new students commencing:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Double degree versions of the above (except Law double degrees and double degrees with Journalism and Creative Arts)

LHA101 will welcome you to UOW and provide support, resources and tools to get your University experience off to a flying start. It takes the anxiety and stress out of starting Uni and encourages you to develop your academic skills, form friendships and get to understand how it all works.

Small group tutorial groups will provide a sense of inclusion and belonging and you will have the guidance of a dedicated, experienced academic tutor and the opportunity to talk through questions and issues with a friendly senior student mentor. LHA 101 will also give you the chance to discuss issues you may be having in your other first year subjects, and the skills you develop will increase your opportunities to succeed throughout your entire degree.

You will learn how to research a topic, write an academic essay, critically analyse sources, communicate your ideas, and reference correctly by looking at three key topics from a variety of views. These are:

  • Privacy and consent
  • Policing of morals and the body
  • Gender and family violence

There is no set text book for this subject. You will have access to a large range of activities, resources and readings on our dedicated digital learning space in Moodle. You will need to set aside approximately one hour per week to work through the subject materials to prepare for class.

How to Enrol

Step 1
All new students should enrol in LHA101 - Introduction to Arts and the Humanities on Enrolment Day.

Step 2
During Orientation Week in February, you will need to enrol in an LHA101 tutorial that suits your timetable through Student On-Line Services (SOLS). You will be given more information on how to do this during enrolment and orientation.

What You Need to Do

  • Enrol in a LHA101 tutorial via SOLS
  • Attend your first LHA101 tutorial in week 1
  • Work through the subject materials on Moodle to prepare for each tutorial
  • Ensure you attend at least 80% of LHA 101 tutorials throughout the session
  • Complete each of the four assessment tasks in order to pass
  • Come with a positive attitude and a willingness to share ideas and make new friends  


Dr Jen Roberts
LHA101 Subject Coordinator
P: +61 2 4221 3575
E: jenr@uow.edu.au
L: 19.2020

Last reviewed: 29 March, 2018