UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

APHB5519 Biological Art Integration Studies I

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The unit is taught in odd-numbered years only and facilitates students to actively integrate their knowledge of both art and science into their growing understanding of biological art.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) progressively integrate their knowledge of both art and science into their growing understanding of biological art; (2) explore the nature of biological art and develop a growing understanding of some of its aesthetic, conceptual, social and ethical aspects; (3) understand some of the limitations of the use of the life science technologies in the production of biological art; and (4) understand and apply biological art as a communication tool.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial presentation; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) seminar summaries. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biological Arts (71530)
Contact hours seminars: 1.5 hours per week, labs/tutorials: 1.5 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/APHB5519/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/APHB5519/SEM-2/2017
Note This unit has a similar structure to APHB5518 Biological Art Integration Studies II, but the content is novel. Students should take both units over their degree, but the order is not important.

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