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OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to the key thinkers, theories, methods and issues associated with looking at, and thinking about, art. A variety of Western and non-Western creative practices are examined, from prehistory to the present, focussing on the tools of semiotic analysis as applied to art, historical artefacts and cultural production more broadly.

Unit content

  • The practice of art history
  • Pre-modern, modern and contemporary art
  • Visual literacy
  • The politics of looking
  • Material analysis
  • Interpretation and context

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and cultureKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural productsLifelong learning
3recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural productionKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and culture
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural products
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks )
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Assessment
Presentation10%
Reflective writing30%
Essay50%
Discussion board10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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