Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: HUSO5207C
Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 70
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and debate cultural history and theory. You will be able to gain insight into historical art movements that will support and develop your own approach to creative work.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVRES502A Analyse cultural history and theory
1. Select a focus for cultural research
1.1. Select a focus for research in consultation with others based on individual needs and perspectives
1.2. Make an initial determination of the information and ideas to be sought
1.3. Challenge own assumptions and preconceptions about the research process and potential information sources
1.4. Select relevant historical and contemporary sources for investigation
2. Conduct critical analysis
2.1. Seek out and compare the critical views of others in chosen area of inquiry
2.2. Investigate issues around the historical and contemporary production, interpretation, promotion and consumption of culture
2.3. Allow the process of analysis to take exploration of issues in new and unintended directions
3. Discuss cultural history and theory
3.1. Develop substantiated opinions and ideas about cultural history and theory
3.2. Make informed contributions to discussions of cultural history and theory
3.3. Encourage and participate in open and constructive discussion
4. Develop own practice from research
4.1. Determine potential for integration of research findings into own work
4.2. Relate cultural history and theory to professional practice issues
4.3. Recognise connections and associations between history and theory and contemporary cultural practice
4.4. Develop ideas about how research might impact on or enrich own professional practice and its future direction
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Select an appropriate research focus
- Analyse cultural ideas and information
- Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice
- Participate in informed discussion of cultural history and theory.
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
- Recognise historical and theatrical contemporary cultural practices
- Develop opinions and ideas about cultural history and theory.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a studio / class room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study to complete assignments outside class time.
In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation
Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.
Semester 1 and 2 learning plans will be published on your blackboard online portal for this course
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment will incorporate a range of methids to assess performance and the applocation of knowledge and skills and will include:
- Written and or/oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- Completion of an journal
- Design project
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc
These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the all pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Assessment will be holistically combined with Develop self as artist CUVPRP404A
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Special consideration policy (late submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.
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