VIS8011 Aesthetic Theory (Masters)
|Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Aesthetic Theory (Masters)|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100300 - Visual Arts and Crafts|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: David Akenson
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MARA
This course critically examines aesthetic theories from pre-modern, modern and contemporary periods which have influenced artists both present and past. This course provides a more advanced level of knowledge and skills development of key debates within art history, theory and practice focusing primarily on the design, development and final production of a professional project by each student. This is done through the development and production of either written or practical studio research.
Students undertaking this course will gain an advanced level of knowledge covering aesthetic theory from some of the Western world's most important philosophers. The course will provide the material for the student to critically reflect on the connection between aesthetics, philosophy and contemporary debates and critical rejoinders to those earlier theories.
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
- an advanced level of specialised knowledge in ancient, modern and contemporary aesthetic theory
- a demonstrated ability to discuss and evaluate a range of aesthetic problems and broader debates through critical responses to key texts in aesthetics
- an integrated understanding of knowledge and how it applies to a specific discipline area and associated practice.
|1.||Hellenic philosophy to empiricism and rationalism||25.00|
|2.||From phenomenology to post-structuralism||25.00|
|3.||Psychoanalysis and the return of the real||25.00|
|4.||Contemporary debates in aesthetics.||25.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=VIS8011)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ESSAY 2000 WORDS||100||30||12 Aug 2019|
|JOURNAL QUESTIONS||100||20||07 Oct 2019|
|RESEARCH PAPER 3000 WORDS||100||50||28 Oct 2019|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.