Courses & Units

Ideas of Nature and Culture FFA249

Introduction

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of eras and through geographically diverse sources. Topics may include: masculinities and femininities; social Darwinism in text, image and action; nature as landscape, culture as urbanism; naturalism and the real; culture, Culture and kultur; ecology and environmentalism; transcendentalism; nature and spirit; performing nature; culture and hybridity; popular and mass culture; subcultures and countercultures; technoculture, e-culture, cyberculture.

Summary

Unit name Ideas of Nature and Culture
Unit code FFA249
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Karen Hall

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Total 39 hours lectures, workshops and seminars over 13 weeks.

Assessment

Level 200: Tutorial presentation (1000-word equivalent: 30%); 1500-word tutorial paper (30%); 2,500 word essay (40%)

Level 300:Tutorial presentation (1000-word equivalent: 20%); 1500-word tutorial paper (20%); 500-word review (20%) 2, 500 word essay (40%)

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Textbooks

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