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as of 9/16/2019

CONVICT TO CONTEMPORARY: AUSTRALIAN DESIGN HISTORY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of New South Wales - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectArt History
Number & Suffix: 102
Full UC Title: CONVICT TO CONTEMPORARY: AUSTRALIAN DESIGN HISTORY 
Transcript Title: AUSTR DESIGN HISTRY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course develops students' understanding as well as critical and aesthetic awareness of the history, and the cultural and philosophical stances that underpin a variety of Australian design objects and images. It provides an exploration of various pivotal periods of Australian design history from the beginnings of a culture of local skilled and unskilled artisans through to the 21st century notion of a professional, sustainable designer practice. Australian design history is contextualized by both local concerns about aesthetics, function, production and consumption and the wider influences of significant international movements and trends. Through an extensive study of Australian design history, various designers’ work is critically analyzed considering both its cultural, aesthetic and practical worth to society and culture over time. A variety of learning activities are designed to assist students to develop research, writing, and presentation skills through both individual and group assessment tasks. Students are provided with the opportunity to further critique their own role as participants in 21st century consumer culture as well as to consider the influence that Australian design history could have on their future role as designers. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CONVICT TO CONTEMPORARY: AUSTRALIAN DESIGN HISTORY 
Partner University Department: Art and Design 
Partner University Course Number: SAHT2406