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Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities Foundation course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to study one of UEA's prestigious arts and humanities degrees.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Welcome!

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. The Institute is passionately committed to what we see as exciting and pioneering programmes, designed to support you in the realisation of your ambitions and to enable you meet your full potential.

    Home to a range of interdisciplinarity approaches to study we encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and the ability to connect and understand complex ideas about human experience.

    You will be part of a distinct and supportive learning community. All of the staff within the Institute are here to help you so whether you need advice on coursework, study skills, or simply adapting to university life, come and find us on Floor 0 of the Arts building. We are really pleased to have you with us and look forward to getting to know you.

    Rowena Burgess

    Head of School

    Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

Most of our IIH courses allow students to select one or more optional modules.

The list of optional modules is on your Course Profile viewed via e:Vision (accessible after online registration). A detailed explanation can be found in the HUM FY Module selection catalogue.

More information and help on completing Online Module Enrolment

IIH students will need to complete this module enrolment between 3rd September and 28th September 2018.

In addition to your School and discipline specific events, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has developed a programme of welcome events called I ♥ Arts & Humanities. These events are a great way to get to know the Faculty and meet people who share your passion. They appear on your online timetable marked 'I ♥ Arts & Humanities' and are listed in the induction programme section.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the link in it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the I ♥ Arts & Humanities Blackboard site. The site is full of information to help you get to know UEA, develop your study skills, find opportunities and events.

More information on registering online is available here. Once you have your details, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to portal.uea.ac.uk
  • Select BLACKBOARD from the 3 orange buttons towards the top of the screen
  • Type in your UEA username and password, and select Sign In
  • At the top right of the screen select I Arts & Humanities

 

 

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Visiting students can access your Induction Programme via your timetable, which is available once you register online.

All Foundation Year students will have a group adviser session with their adviser. Please check your timetables for details.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
The Media Suite is running pop-up film making session Tuesday to Thursday in week 1—come and sign up in Music Building Foyer from Monday and make some movies!
Come to the Media suite anytime in week 1 to explore the facilities available to students. Visit our ‘ad hoc’ TV studio, see the creative work of HUM students and discover what the East Anglian Film Archive, the Suffragette Archive Project and the Music Centre are all about.

24 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Lecture Theatre LT2

Head of Institute Welcome
The Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities will provide a welcome for all new Foundation Year students, introducing you to life at UEA.  

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

 Please check your timetable for the Building and Room

Group Advising Meetings
Meet your academic adviser, fellow students, and hear essential information for the forthcoming year. You will be notified of your adviser and the location of your session during the Head of Institute Welcome. Advisors are Victoria Cann, Beccy Collings, Georgia Walker Churchman, Mark Hobbs, Filipa Antunes, Joy Hawkins, Mark Walmsley, Tom Phillips and Stephen Bennett.

24 Sep

16:00 - 18:00

 Vista

Pizza and Quiz Social
A chance to meet other students on the course, enjoy some pizza and team up for our pub quiz (with prizes!). The event will also be attended by members of IIH academic staff, Victoria Cann, Beccy Collings, Georgia Walker Churchman, Mark Hobbs, Filipa Antunes, Joy Hawkins, Mark Walmsley, Tom Phillips, Stephen Bennett, Rowena Burgess, Francisco Costa and Beverley Youngman. 

25 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
The Media Suite is running pop-up film making session Tuesday to Thursday in week 1—come and sign up in Music Building Foyer from Monday and make some movies!
Come to the Media suite anytime in week 1 to explore the facilities available to students. Visit our ‘ad hoc’ TV studio, see the creative work of HUM students and discover what the East Anglian Film Archive, the Suffragette Archive Project and the Music Centre are all about.

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

The Enterprise Centre LT

Course Director Talk
This talk will introduce students to the themes and opportunites of the Humanities Foundation Year, led by Course Director Dr Beccy Collings.

25 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Earlham Hall 0.12

AMA Degree Workshop
This workshop - led by Dr Beccy Collings and Dr Filipa Antunes - will offer an introduction to the Foundation Year to students intending to progress to AMA Honours degree courses, demonstrating how students can use their time within IIH to build towards their degrees in Film and Television Studies, American Studies, or Art History.

25 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Congregation Hall 0.13

PPL Degree Workshop
This workshop - led by Dr Tom Phillips and Dr Mark Hobbs -  will offer an introduction to the Foundation Year to students intending to progress to PPL Honours degree courses, demonstrating how students can use their time within IIH to build towards their degrees in Politics, Philosophy, or Intercultural Communication with Business Management. 

25 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

ARTS RM 01.01

HIS Degree Workshop
This workshop  - led by Dr Joy Hawkins and Rowena Burgess -  will offer an introduction to the Foundation Year to students intending to progress to HIS Honours degree courses, demonstrating how students can use their time within IIH to build towards their degree in History. 

25 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Elizabeth Fry Building RM 01.10

LDC Degree Workshop
This workshop - led by Dr Georgia Walker Churchman and Dr Francisco Costa -  will offer an introduction to the Foundation Year to students intending to progress to LDC Honours degree courses, demonstrating how students can use their time within IIH to build towards their degree in English Literature. 

26 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
The Media Suite is running pop-up film making session Tuesday to Thursday in week 1—come and sign up in Music Building Foyer from Monday and make some movies!
Come to the Media suite anytime in week 1 to explore the facilities available to students. Visit our ‘ad hoc’ TV studio, see the creative work of HUM students and discover what the East Anglian Film Archive, the Suffragette Archive Project and the Music Centre are all about.

26 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

TPSC  

Languages Fair - Optional
Come and visit the Languages Fair in the TPSC Foyer!
Open to all UEA students, the Daytime Language Programme offers you the unique opportunity to take a module outside of your degree as a ‘noncredit student’. 
As long as the timetable is compatible with your own, you can choose to study any of our languages in a variety of levels.
Free language offer - PPL students and first year Undergraduate students in the schools of History, LDC, AMA and IIH can take one module per semester

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Music Building 0.28

UEA Music Welcome Event - Optional
A welcome gathering being held in the Strode Concert Room (Music Building 0.28) for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There will be introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved. You can find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles everyone is welcome at. You will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and to find out about using the Practice Rooms. It will be a chance to ask any questions about the Music Centre Awards (www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/bursaries-and-scholarships). Most importantly you will begin to meet the diverse, friendly and welcoming network of people who will be your colleagues in music making. Experienced players and singers are encouraged to come and find out about music making, but if you are wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time you are equally welcome. We look forward to meeting you. For further information about the event, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk; phone: 01603 593948; or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter or UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

26 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

TPSC Lecture Theatre

Film Screening: Growing Up Married - Optional
Growing Up Married, which is being shown in the in the Lecture Theatre in the TPSC, is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced. The filmmaker, Dr Eylem Atakav, is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. 

27 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
The Media Suite is running pop-up film making session Tuesday to Thursday in week 1—come and sign up in Music Building Foyer from Monday and make some movies!
Come to the Media suite anytime in week 1 to explore the facilities available to students. Visit our ‘ad hoc’ TV studio, see the creative work of HUM students and discover what the East Anglian Film Archive, the Suffragette Archive Project and the Music Centre are all about.

27 Sep

15:00 - 16:00

ITCS RM 01.26

Final Module Enrolment Help Session
This is a drop-in session for students who may not have completed their module enrolment choices.

28 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
The Media Suite is running pop-up film making session Tuesday to Thursday in week 1—come and sign up in Music Building Foyer from Monday and make some movies!
Come to the Media suite anytime in week 1 to explore the facilities available to students. Visit our ‘ad hoc’ TV studio, see the creative work of HUM students and discover what the East Anglian Film Archive, the Suffragette Archive Project and the Music Centre are all about.

This is a list of books to help prepare you for undergraduate study in the foundation year.

We think you will find them useful, stimulating and diverse introductions to the disciplines you will be studying and the skills needed to do well in your degree.

The core text for the compulsory module – Humanities: The Key Concepts 

Storey, John. (2018) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, 8th Edition. (Oxon and New York: Routledge) (ISBN 978-0-415-78663-8)


Students taking the module “Creative Industries”

Hesmondhalgh, David, The Cultural Industries, 3rd Edition, (London: Sage, 2013). (ISBN 978-1446209264); and the website of the UK Creative Industries Council: http://www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/uk-creative-overview

 

The following books are linked to the modules you will take in the Spring semester

Students taking the module “History and Society”

Harvie, Christopher, and Colin Matthew, Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). (ISBN 978-0192853981)

Students taking the module “What is Politics?”

Geoghegan, Vincent, and Rick Wilford, Political Ideologies, 4th Edition, (London: Routledge, 2014). (ISBN 978-0-415-61817-5); also recommended is a weekly Sunday newspaper such as The Observer.

Students taking the module “Literature and the Humanities”

Eaglestone, Robert, Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students, 4th Edition, (London: Routledge, 2017). (ISBN 978-0415284233)

Students taking the module “Introduction to Visual Cultures”

Bordwell, David, Film Art: An Introduction, (New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2017).*

Hall, James, Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, (London: Murray, 1979).*

*Any edition of these books is acceptable

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