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 CAVA232
Subject Name Contemporary Indigenous Art: Theory and Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp of 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence VISA222
Assessment Report; Comparative review 30% Presentation; Group research 30% Essay 40%
General Subject Yes.
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
Course
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture & 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Garry Jones
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Garry Jones
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject surveys the recent history of contemporary Indigenous art in Australia with a particular focus on Aboriginal visual art. The importance of continuous traditions and cultural innovation are investigated in the context of colonial/post-colonial conditions of production, presentation and collection. Both textual and visual research strategies are emphasised in presentation and writing.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. An increased understanding of the key movements and debates in contemporary art between the late 1950ís through to the present.
2. Develop formal skills in art history, theory and criticism
3. Develop the research skills necessary to locate and analyse a broad range of course reading material
4. Develop the information literacy skills necessary to critically frame scholarly essay writing, including the documentation and citation of bibliographic material.
5. Develop the skills necessary for critically examining research material and presenting it confidently to their peers.


Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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