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VSA4012

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Daniel Palmer

Synopsis

This unit is designed to equip honours students with critical and theoretical skills appropriate to the study of art history and visual culture at an advanced level. Topics to be considered will include theories of the image, representation and meaning, the operation of ideology, especially in relation to race and gender, social theories (including Marxist and neo-Marxist accounts), applications of psychoanalysis to the visual field, postmodernism and its critiques, cyberculture, and recent theorisations of visual culture.

Assessment

First essay (2500 words): 25%
Seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second essay (4000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Daniel Palmer

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

VSA 3010