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Art and the Environment
Undergraduate | CUR-VIS320 | 2024
Grow an understanding of humanity’s attitude towards landscape and beauty. Explore Japanese ideas of beauty and the natural world. Unpack the western ideal of the Garden of Eden and how it impacts historical and contemporary gardening practices.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
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Art and the Environment
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and assess a range of issues relating to the representation of nature
- evaluate the integrity of diverse sources of information, compare and contrast differing cultural perspectives in historical and contemporary visual culture
- demonstrate a sound knowledge of issues concerning contemporary Indigenous Australian art through written communication.
- Aboriginal Art and Landscape
- Australian Art and Landscape
- Landscape and the body
- Japanese aesthetics and contemporary gardens
- Islamic, Medieval, Mannerist and Victorian Pleasure Gardens
- Romanticism and the Sublime
- Environmental and reclamation art
- The urban landscape
This subject explores a range of concepts and contexts in which ideas about nature operate, both historically and in contemporary culture. You will gain a broad introduction to many ideas relating to the natural environment and culture, from the western ideal of the 'Garden of Eden' to contemporary gardens as cultural projects. You will explore links between nature and religion, an international history of gardens, the use of nature in political contexts and the role of the natural environment in an age of climate change.
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- Essay 1 (40%)
- Essay 2 (45%)
- Test (15%)
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To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
You need a high level of proficiency in the English language and basic essay writing skills before you commence this subject.
No additional requirements
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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