Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAVA123
Subject Name Australian Aboriginal Arts
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence VISA123
Assessment Report - Exhibition review 30% Presentation - Tutorial Presentation 30% Essay - Final Essay 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 27
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hr lecture and 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Garry Jones
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Garry Jones
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject provides an approach to discovering the rich diversity of Aboriginal art giving consideration to both traditional and new forms of cultural expression. The subject surveys developments in visual arts as well as performance, music and literature, focusing on contemporary Aboriginal artists and the contexts in which they practice.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will have:
1. Understood the history, context and key issues of Aboriginal art development
2. Identified the regional and cultural diversity of Aboriginal arts practices
3. Grasped how artworks and artists are understood through comparative, critical and historical analyses
4. Comprehended how to write an essay that lucidly organizes ideas and images, and demonstrates library and research skills
5. Described and interpreted arts practices in oral and written presentation in relation to Aboriginal Arts and Society

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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