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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

SCU College

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate knowledge of a number of approaches the Arts and Humanities use to understand the world and our relationship with it
2 Demonstrate skills in cultural analysis
3 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of creativity in the Arts and Humanities
4 Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on one’s place within contemporary culture

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:
  2. Demonstrate skills in cultural analysis
    • GA1:
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of creativity in the Arts and Humanities
    • GA2:
  4. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on one’s place within contemporary culture
    • GA1: