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Lismore Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and culture
2 demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural products
3 recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural production
4 identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.

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

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

Prescribed texts

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