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SRA143 - Art and Society

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Ursula De Jong

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses upon the history and theory of architecture, painting and sculpture. It considers developments of form, technique and iconography deriving from different cultures and includes: the beginnings of building in the landscape, early settlements and monuments for ritual celebration, expressions of order, authority and power, figurative, symbolic and abstract representation, space and sacred geometry, conventions and innovations affecting style, canons of beauty and idealism, anthropomorphism, secularism and sensuality, patterns of appropriation. It elucidates shared attitudes, forms and ideas and celebrates difference.

Assessment

Journal 35%, group class presentation 40%, 1250 word essay 25%

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