CART11014 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will explore the traditional and non-traditional performing arts of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts industry in Australia. You will consider how these arts fit into the Australian and international creative industries. You will examine case studies of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander creative businesses. You will reflect on the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art within contemporary Australian society.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Cairns
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 6.45% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Lack of clarity in assessment items.
Recommendation
Review and rewrite assessments in conjunction with the tutor delivering the unit.
Action Taken
Assessments reviewed and rewritten by 2018 Unit Coordinator and Tutor.
Source: Spoken feedback from students
Feedback
Teaching Materials
Recommendation
Research if there is an appropriate textbook to assist in the delivery of the unit.
Action Taken
No textbook assigned as the subject area is diverse and better informed by invited guest practitioners and their experience.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, visual arts, and dance within specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  2. Explore the role of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the local, Australian, and international creative industries
  3. Evaluate the branding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the context of the international perception of contemporary Australian society.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment