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Unit description

Introduces students to the critical analysis of vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell and their experience in technological and cultural contexts. Students become acquainted with the philosophy and history of discourses and practices relating to sense experience. Social and political dimensions of sensory practices in digital culture, everyday life and the media are examined. Relationships between the senses and characteristics of individual senses are investigated, and their consequences for the production of knowledge and creative practice considered. Students engage in the critical analysis of their sensory experience of technologies, places and texts throughout the unit.  

Unit content

  • Discourses of sense experience.
  • Sense experience and technological and cultural context.
  • Social and political implications of sensory practices.
  • Relationships between vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.
  • The reconfiguration of sensory practices by digital practices.
  • Technologies of sensory substitution.

 

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
1identify key concepts and discourses relating to vision, hearing, touch, taste and smellIntellectual rigour
2articulate the relationship between sense experience and its cultural and technological contextsCultural competence
3understand the social and political implications of different sensory technologies and practicesIntellectual rigourCultural competence
4examine qualities of vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell and consider how they relate to each otherCreativity
5critically analyse how places, texts and creative practices, including digital practices, use sense experience to generate meaningIntellectual rigourCreativity

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

  1. identify key concepts and discourses relating to vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. articulate the relationship between sense experience and its cultural and technological contexts
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. understand the social and political implications of different sensory technologies and practices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. examine qualities of vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell and consider how they relate to each other
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. critically analyse how places, texts and creative practices, including digital practices, use sense experience to generate meaning
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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