WRITING IN THE ARTS: MATERPIECES, MANIFESTOS AND MEMES

HUS1WIA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn effective written communication skills for the Arts. Students will be introduced to a variety of key texts and narratives in the humanities and social sciences: from masterpieces and manifestos, to memes. Students will select a text or narrative based on their personal interests (e.g. Orwell's 1984; The Communist Manifesto; Orange is the New Black) to investigate throughout the semester, discovering its broader cultural meaning. They will be guided through critical and analytical skills as they progress toward their final research essay, learning how to understand texts in their historical and social context. Each week students will produce a piece of writing that critically engages with their chosen text or narrative. This folio of writing builds towards a final research essay. This subject is a first-year core for students in the Diploma in Arts (Bundoora). Each week students will attend a lecture, a tutorial and a workshop, where they will master their written communication skills and engage in close reading of texts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara James

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Diploma in Arts (Bundoora).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing, and presentation to peers.

Activities:
Tutorials, workshops, tutorial activities (assessed)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate research skills including the ability to effectively access and evaluate resources.

Activities:
Tutorials, workshops, folio and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate effective written communication across multiple tasks throughout the semester.

Activities:
Tutorials, workshops, folio and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Differentiate between primary and secondary sources and produce a written analysis of these sources.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, workshops, tutorial activities, folio, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

05. Understand texts in their social and historical context.

Activities:
Lectures, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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