LANG 0046 Understanding the Arts (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700282

Coordinator Natalie Quinlivan Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to introduce students to what it means to study the Arts, and how the Arts contributes to contemporary society. It addresses the basic skills required for study, and some of the research methodologies commonly encountered in Arts scholarship. The unit is also intended to provide students with an understanding of key disciplines within the Arts, so that students can make an informed choice about majors and sub-majors when they progress to a Bachelor degree, and beyond.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Define the Arts, and explain the value of an Arts degree.
  2. Identify the basic skills required to be a successful Arts student and some strategies to develop those skills.
  3. Explain the connection between an Arts degree and their intended career.
  4. Identify and explain basic research methodologies within the Arts.
  5. Use digital technologies to organise information and present academic work.

Subject Content

What do we mean by the Arts?
What is the role of the Arts in contemporary society?
Reading, writing and thinking in the Arts.
Basic research methods within the Arts.
Majors and career pathways in the Arts.
What do we mean by the Arts?
What is the role of the Arts in contemporary society?
Reading, writing and thinking in the Arts.
Basic research methods within the Arts.
Majors and career pathways in the Arts.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 1200 words 60 N Individual
Short Answer 200 words 20 N Individual
Self Assessment 200 words 20 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Connelly, J & Forsyth P 2010, The Study Skills Guide: Essential Strategies for Smart Students, Kogan Page, London.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Natalie Quinlivan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Natalie Quinlivan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Jade Alexander Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Natalie Quinlivan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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