Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACS332
Subject Name Dean's Scholars Contemporary Theory and Research Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp of 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Only available to BCA & BPerf Deans Scholars students
Equivalence CACW331 and CACS331
Assessment Presentation 20% Report - Literature Review 30% Thesis 50%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Tutorials begin in week 2 of session.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1828 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1849 - Bachelor of Performance  (Wollongong)
352 - Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
709 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
720 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
772 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
796 - Bachelor of Creative Arts-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
840A - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
841 - Bachelor of Creative Arts  (Wollongong)
842 - Bachelor of Creative Arts  (Wollongong)
844 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science  (Wollongong)
845 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
845A - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science Honours  (Wollongong)
845H - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Science (Health & Behavioural)  (Wollongong)
856 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 2 hr lecture and 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jon Cockburn
Margaret Hamilton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject allows you to engage in a detailed analysis of a contemporary creative practitioner or Creative Arts topic, in order to scrutinize the interrelation between theory and practice in your Discipline. You will undertake extended critical research, examine the properties of particular theoretical approaches, explore other critics’ readings of the topic and assert your own argument. The subject culminates with the presentation of your ‘mini-thesis’ on your chosen topic.

Subject Learning Outcomes
This subject draws your attention to the interaction between theory and the production of contemporary creative works. Through this, it encourages you to critically examine your own work, to recognize relations between theory and practice, and to construct a detailed positioning of your creative project. Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
1. Articulate the key features of major developments in contemporary Creative Arts theories
2. Demonstrate the relationship between theory and the analysis of a creative work
3. Collaborate with your peers, devising and developing scholarly arguments through tutorial discussion and class activities
4. Plan, research and construct a large research project.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
It is assumed that students will have sophisticated critical skills as established in the BCA/BPerf foundation and second-year subjects.

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