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 CAVA204
Subject Name Multiple Modernisms
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36CP at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CAVA232
Assessment Assignment - Written Assignment 30% Presentation 30% Assignment - Written Assignment 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
Course
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
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the historical study of art and design in the Twentieth Century through a re­assessment of modernity as a key historical framework that continues to shape art and design today. It asks: how did the concept of modernity arise, and how has its meaning varied and evolved in recent history? With a focus on colonised and Indigenous societies around the world, and the Global South in particular, the subject explores how the Western canon of Modernism has been challenged by, competes with, and sometimes contradicts the global re-configuration of art and design that occurred in the Twentieth Century through commercialisation, propaganda, and representation. Students will be introduced to critical issues of oriental ism, postcolonialism and decolonisation and globalization and examine the specific impacts of Modernism in Australia.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. recognise the key concepts of Modernism and modernity
2. assess the implications of the Western canon for global art and design histories
3. develop critical and analytical skills and formulate arguments that are substantiated by evidence from appropriate creative and scholarly material
4. present coherent discussions of art and design history in a range of forums


Textbook Information
Texts will be advised at the commencement of session
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