Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past - 2017

Unit summary

ABT37

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Critique - 1000 words (20%) , Essay - 2300 words (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,369.00

The student will demonstrate advanced understanding through the application of knowledge and reflection in authentic problem solving in modern material culture analysis, theory and practice in material culture, Indigenous material culture, historical archaeology, ethics and sensitivities, online material culture, interpretation of material culture, cross-disciplinary methodologies and material culture of different places of meaning.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique the relationship between ideology and practice in material culture studies
  2. compare and contrast approaches to the Indigenous, historical and modern material culture fields
  3. develop knowledge of the ethical and conceptual basis of material culture analysis
  4. explore archival material culture
  5. analyse the meanings and presentation of material culture.
  • Critique — 1000 words (20%)
  • Essay — 2300 words (50%)
  • Journal — 1200 words (30%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

One of the three group units plus the common prerequisites listed above, or approval of the Unit Coordinator.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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