School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Cultural Critique
  • Unit Code

    ADM2435
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit is designed to develop the skill of critical analysis. The aim is to build up a critical lexis that will enable students to appreciate, interpret and comment on the arts. Culture will be approached on a topical basis so as to develop an understanding of both historical perspective and contemporary practice. The unit will include a WAAPA Front of House practicum that will involve engagement with cultural critique.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 2 units from ADM1325, ADM1340

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of critical analysis to a diverse range of artistic products.
  2. Appreciate, describe and discuss an arts event.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of historical and cultural precedent on contemporary style.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the work and its cultural context.

Unit Content

  1. A recognition of the cultural (social, political, economic and religious) forces that shape development of a production.
  2. A study of the evolution of each aspect from historical antecedents to the present day.
  3. A topical examination of selected important aspects of the arts.
  4. The acquisition of the necessary language and the tools of criticism.
  5. The practise of the skill of critical appreciation in written analysis and discussion of the arts.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationAttendance and participation20%
EssayResearch Essay25%
PresentationAnalysis and Critique30%
Practicum ^Front of House Practicum25%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Cultural Critique
  • Unit Code

    ADM2435
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit is designed to develop the skill of critical analysis. The aim is to build up a critical lexis that will enable students to appreciate, interpret and comment on the arts. Culture will be approached on a topical basis so as to develop an understanding of both historical perspective and contemporary practice. The unit will include a WAAPA Front of House practicum that will involve engagement with cultural critique.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass ADM2310

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of critical analysis to a diverse range of artistic products.
  2. Appreciate, describe and discuss an arts event.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of historical and cultural precedent on contemporary style.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the work and its cultural context.

Unit Content

  1. A recognition of the cultural (social, political, economic and religious) forces that shape development of a production.
  2. A study of the evolution of each aspect from historical antecedents to the present day.
  3. A topical examination of selected important aspects of the arts.
  4. The acquisition of the necessary language and the tools of criticism.
  5. The practise of the skill of critical appreciation in written analysis and discussion of the arts.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationAttendance and participation20%
EssayResearch Essay25%
PresentationAnalysis and Critique30%
Practicum ^Front of House Practicum25%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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