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Area/Catalogue
VSAR 1107

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
162981

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To enable students to manage the demands of arts literacy in a university environment; and to read, think and write critically and creatively.

Course content

Students will be introduced to methods of individual and collaborative writing and the analysis of a range of texts on the subject of contemporary art and culture. Students will also be introduced to critical and creative writing for academic purposes and to ways of critiquing their own work on the basis of argument, credibility and readability. The course will also develop students’ understanding of appropriate language and skills in summarising, note-taking and reading techniques. Students will critique non-academic texts and conduct a literature review on research methods, ethics and the critical use of new knowledge sources.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 10 sessions
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 sessions
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 10 sessions
Tutorial (online) 1 hour x 10 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 700 words 15% N/A
Journal 1000 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Essay 2800 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Report 700 words 15% N/A
Journal 1000 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Essay 2800 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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