units

AHT4012

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Stephen 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%

Workload requirements

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

VSA3010, VSA4012