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Unit description

Introduces students to the Arts and Humanities by using a range of approaches from the Humanities and Creative Arts to think about popular culture. Through a series of encounters with advertising and music video students develop skills in creativity, cultural analysis and critical reflection.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introducing the Arts, Humanities and popular culture

  • The Arts, the Humanities and the world around us
  • Popular culture

Topic 2: Culture and Society

  • Communication and Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Politics and Society

Topic 3: Creative arts

  • Creative Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Art and Design
  • Contemporary Music

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
1Demonstrate knowledge of a number of approaches the Arts and Humanities use to understand the world and our relationship with itKnowledge of a discipline
2Demonstrate skills in cultural analysisIntellectual rigour
3Demonstrate an understanding of the role of creativity in the Arts and HumanitiesCreativity
4Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on one’s place within contemporary cultureIntellectual rigour

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of a number of approaches the Arts and Humanities use to understand the world and our relationship with it
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate skills in cultural analysis
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of creativity in the Arts and Humanities
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on one’s place within contemporary culture
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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