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Seeing Culture: Politics of Visual Representation
Eye off ways in which visual culture influences and is influenced by the way everyday people act. Look for examples of visual representation across all types of media. Tackle technology and film ethics. Highlight issues of race, gender and class.
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At the completion of this subject students have developed the following skills:
1. Memorise basic aspects (contemporary and historical) of visual cultural studies and be able to apply them through a variety of activities and analyses.
2. Explain the politicised aspects of visual texts and Cultural Studies approaches to both their production and content (as discourses, texts, lived realities).
3. Critically review, analyse and synthesise findings.
4. Present work in a manner conforming to accepted academic standards.
5. Appraise issues and debates specific to Cultural Studies practice and its associated philosophical and political underpinnings.
- Introduction to Visual Culture
- Seeing Culture
- Seeing Signs
- Seeing Sex
- Seeing Race
- Seeing Otherness
- Seeing History & Events
- Seeing Technologies
- Visual Analysis Workshop
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as CLT120 Seeing Culture: Vision, Visuality and the Senses.
- Assignment 1 (15%)
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 3 (25%)
- Assignment 4 (40%)