Subject details

  • Topics
    • Academic and creative critique
    • Analysis of critique
    • Ideology
    • Knowledge
    • Power structures
    • Critical thinking
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. evaluate different forms of critique in terms of the extent to which they challenge common sense understandings of the world
  2. analyse the production of knowledge and common sense within specific institutions and relations of power
  3. use critical skills and concepts for the purpose of interpreting a variety of texts, disdegrees and genres
  4. identify and communicate complex ideas in a variety of formal and informal genres.
  • Assignment 1 - Identifying Critique (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Performing Critique (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quiz 2 (15%)
  • Assignment 4 - Quiz 1 (15%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Engage critically with the culture in which you live via a wide variety of written and audio-visual materials, texts and sources. Examine the way common-sense knowledge is constructed and operates in society. Explore the forms and possibilities of critique in the "postmodern digital" age.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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