Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: OART5006C

Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5382 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: robin.blood@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

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:

CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory

Element:

Conduct critical analysis

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Seek out and compare critical views of others in chosen area of enquiry

2.2 Investigate issues within historical and contemporary production, interpretation, promotion and consumption of culture

2.3 Allow process of analysis to take exploration of issues in new and unintended directions 

Element:

Develop own practice from research

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine potential for integration of research findings into own work

4.2 Relate cultural history and theory to professional practice

4.3 Identify relationships between history and theory and contemporary cultural practice

4.4 Consider potential benefits of research in own professional practice and its future direction 

Element:

Discuss cultural history and theory

Performance Criteria:

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 

Element:

Select focus for cultural research

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select focus for research based on own needs and perspectives in consultation with others

1.2 Consider information and ideas to be obtained

1.3 Question own preconceptions about research processes and potential information sources

1.4 Select relevant historical and contemporary sources for investigation and consider any intellectual property requirements


Learning Outcomes


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

You will be working in a group structure to research and analyse cultural, political, design trends etc. specific to a given period in history. Our understanding and knowledge of history is critical for designers if we follow that context shapes outcomes. Events whether political, cultural , artistic etc. are in some way shaped by each other and/or the overall context.


Teaching Schedule

Course Schedule
WeekTopicReadings and ActivitiesAssessment

Week 1

 

Introduction to assessment tasks & course
schedules

Task 1 - History & Cultural studies - issue

 

 

Week 2

 

Gallery Visit - DECGallery Visit - DEC 

Week 3

 

Group 1 - H&C - 1980'SGroup 1 - H&C - 1980'SPresentation

Week 4

 

Presentation - DEC - Task 1Presentation - DEC - Task 1Presentation - DEC - Task 1
 

Week 5

 

Group 2 - H&C - 1990's

Task 2 - DEC - Q&As

Group 2 - H&C - 1990's

Presentation

Week 6

 

Task 2 - Research Topic Final - issue  

Week 7

 

StudioGroup 1 - H&C - 2000'sPresentation

Week 8

 

Task 2 - Research Topic reviewTask 2 - Research Topic reviewTask 2 - Research Topic review

Week 9

 

StudioGroup 2 - H&C - 2010'sPresentation

Week 10

 

Studio  
14.09.2019 - 29.09.2019 - Mid semester break

Week 11

 

Studio  

Week 12

 

Studio  

Week 13

 

Task 2 - Research Topic - Presentation

Task 2 - Research Topic - Presentation

Task 2 - Research Topic - Presentation

Week 14

 

Studio  

Week 15

 

Task 3 - EOYS - Presentation - DECTask 3 - EOYS - Presentation - DECTask 3 - EOYS - Presentation - DEC

Week 16

 

Assessment WeekAssessment WeekAssessment Week

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other 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 methods to assess performance and the application 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.


A student 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


Assessment Tasks

Task 1

For this assessable task you will be working in a group structure to research and analyse cultural, political, design trends etc. specific to a given period in history.

Our understanding and knowledge of history is critical for designers if we follow that context shapes outcomes. Events whether political, cultural , artistic etc. are in some way shaped by each other and/or the overall context.   Task 2 Introduction to research topic   Task 3   Develop individual research presentation


Assessment Matrix

Observational Checklist

  • Able to be given a research topic to provide relevant information about
  • Able to analyse the ideas & information researched
  • Develop an opinions or view that can be substantiated in text & verbally
  • Participate in discussion of researched material/information
  • Able to explain when asked about information provided
  • Able to list & describe historical/contemporary sources
  • Able to explain connection of research to contemporary practice
  • Able to explain issues around using images, IP etc.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team structure.
  • Ability to take responsibility for assigned for specified areas within the task

Other Information

Teaching schedule may vary according to students and task requirements

Information is correct at time of publishing.

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