GODS, MONSTERS, SEX AND DESIRE: THE BODY BEAUTIFUL IN ANCIENT GREECE

MDS2TBB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Gods, monsters, sex and desire introduces students to ancient Greek representations of the human form using 100 ancient artworks from the British Museum's Greek and Roman collection at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Students will be introduced to ancient Greek culture and history from prehistory to the age of Alexander the Great, and will focus on the development of Greek artistic technique, monsters, sex and desire, heroes, athletes, gender, the gods and everyday life in ancient Greece. From the abstract representation of the human form to the ideal representation of physical beauty this subect will teach students to contextualise and critique artistic objects. Upon completion students will have gained a strong understanding of how the ancient Greek representation of the human form influences how we think about humanity and the human form today. This subject will be taught in block mode in Bendigo so students have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the collection.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne McNamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions There is a residential component over two weekends in Bendigo required which is at the student's own cost, if travelling to Bendigo for the subject.

Readings

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Enrolment information A limited number of students can fit in the Bendigo Art Gallery at any one time. There is also limited seating in the Visual Arts Centre lecture theatre. The subject will be taken off the online enrolments system when student numbers reach 65 and manual enrolments will be processed after this.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne McNamara

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 34
Six 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised gallery session held out of gallery hours"

Seminar Week: 33 - 34
Eight 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 33 - 34
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 33 - 34
Two 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-compulsory peer discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (1,500 word equivalency)35
Object critique (750 word equivalency)20
Quiz (500 word equivalency)10
Research essay (1,750 word equivalency)35

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Enrolment information A limited number of students can fit in the Bendigo Art Gallery at any one time. There is also limited seating in the Visual Arts Centre lecture theatre. The subject will be taken off the online enrolments system when student numbers reach 65 and manual enrolments will be processed after this.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne McNamara

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 33 - 34
Two 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-compulsory peer discussion"

Lecture Week: 33 - 34
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 33 - 34
Eight 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 34
Six 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised gallery session held out of gallery hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (1,500 word equivalency)35
Object critique (750 word equivalency)20
Quiz (500 word equivalency)10
Research essay (1,750 word equivalency)35

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Enrolment information A limited number of students can fit in the Bendigo Art Gallery at any one time. There is also limited seating in the Visual Arts Centre lecture theatre. The subject will be taken off the online enrolments system when student numbers reach 65 and manual enrolments will be processed after this.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne McNamara

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 33 - 34
Two 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-compulsory peer discussion"

Lecture Week: 33 - 34
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 33 - 34
Eight 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 34
Six 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised gallery session held out of gallery hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (1,500 word equivalency)35
Object critique (750 word equivalency)20
Quiz (500 word equivalency)10
Research essay (1,750 word equivalency)35

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size75

Enrolment information A limited number of students can fit in the Bendigo Art Gallery at any one time. There is also limited seating in the Visual Arts Centre lecture theatre. The subject will be taken off the online enrolments system when student numbers reach 65 and manual enrolments will be processed after this.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne McNamara

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 34
Six 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised gallery session held out of gallery hours"

Seminar Week: 33 - 34
Eight 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 33 - 34
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 33 - 34
Two 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period on weekends during the day from week 33 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-compulsory peer discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam (1,500 word equivalency)35
Object critique (750 word equivalency)20
Quiz (500 word equivalency)10
Research essay (1,750 word equivalency)35