6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Winter semester 2017 (Day)
This unit explores developments in art, science and technology, drawing on important periods in Italian history and culture as a background for understanding contemporary interdisciplinary practice. It will examine the nature and development of technology in science, engineering, the arts and architecture. Using the city of Prato and the museums, galleries, rural landscapes and built environments in the surrounding region, students will develop a team-based interdisciplinary project that draws on this rich historical, cultural and technological landscape.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- analyse the historical development of a technological innovation and its role in shaping science, art and culture;
- observe, research and gather information in an unfamiliar cultural context;
- identify and critically analyse technological, scientific and artistic innovations;
- select appropriate contemporary technology for a problem or situation requiring an interdisciplinary response;
- conceptualise, design, develop and apply creative computing techniques to a problem or situation requiring an interdisciplinary response;
- participate in a team, communicating effectively to collaboratively solve complex problems.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload equals 48 hours per week over a 3 week period comprising:
- 18 hrs lectures and discussions
- 48 hrs organised field trips and excursions
- 78 hrs of independent study
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Students must have at least 18 credit points of 1st year units from any degree by the commencement of the program in the student's proposed year of participation AND be a fully enrolled Monash student at the time of the program.