School: Arts and Humanities

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

    Modernism
  • Unit Code

    CCC2106
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Vahri Gae MCKENZIE

Description

This unit explores the impact of the rapid social and technological changes of modernisation on the creative arts, including art, design, architecture, theatre, literature, photography and film. It also considers historic arts movements, such as expressionism and surrealism, and their link to human experience of the events of this time, their cross disciplinary impact and their translation into cultural production through to the present day.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must have completed 60CP to enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CCC3104, CCI1104, CCC2105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Identify the key arts movements and styles and link them to forms of cultural production.
  2. Critically analyse the ways in which cultural artefacts, such as the art, film and poetry of the period, are a product of their time and how they have contributed to contemporary cultural production.
  3. Apply appropriate analytical and critical techniques, and theoretical models, to the arts practices of this period.
  4. Integrate understanding of historic events with the changes to cultural production and the arts.

Unit Content

  1. Production of creative works utilising the theories and manifestos of historic figures and movements of modernism through workshop activities.
  2. Introduction to the historic and cultural context of modernism and its relationship to contemporary arts and cultural practices.
  3. Introduction to key terms associated with modernism and the artistic production of the time.
  4. Investigation of arts movements and styles associated with modernism and critical study of some specific works in each of these.
  5. Application of key themes to modernist texts drawn from genres such as art, design, architecture, theatre, literature, photography and film.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials and audio-visual presentations.

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
Case StudyResearch paper on selected theme, movement or individual and presentation *50%
ProjectResearch essay or creative project50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyResearch paper on selected theme, movement or individual with discussion *50%
ProjectResearch essay or creative project50%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency


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: Arts and Humanities

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

    Modernism
  • Unit Code

    CCC2106
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Vahri Gae MCKENZIE

Description

This unit explores the impact of the rapid social and technological changes of modernisation on the creative arts, including art, design, architecture, theatre, literature, photography and film. It also considers historic arts movements, such as expressionism and surrealism, and their link to human experience of the events of this time, their cross disciplinary impact and their translation into cultural production through to the present day.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must have completed 60CP to enrol in this unit.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CCC3104, CCI1104, CCC2105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Identify the key arts movements and styles and link them to forms of cultural production.
  2. Critically analyse the ways in which cultural artefacts, such as the art, film and poetry of the period, are a product of their time and how they have contributed to contemporary cultural production.
  3. Apply appropriate analytical and critical techniques, and theoretical models, to the arts practices of this period.
  4. Integrate understanding of historic events with the changes to cultural production and the arts.

Unit Content

  1. Production of creative works utilising the theories and manifestos of historic figures and movements of modernism through workshop activities.
  2. Introduction to the historic and cultural context of modernism and its relationship to contemporary arts and cultural practices.
  3. Introduction to key terms associated with modernism and the artistic production of the time.
  4. Investigation of arts movements and styles associated with modernism and critical study of some specific works in each of these.
  5. Application of key themes to modernist texts drawn from genres such as art, design, architecture, theatre, literature, photography and film.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials and audio-visual presentations.

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
Case StudyResearch paper on selected theme, movement or individual and presentation *50%
ProjectResearch essay or creative project50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyResearch paper on selected theme, movement or individual with discussion *50%
ProjectResearch essay or creative project50%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency


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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