This course provides a general introduction to arts in contemporary Taiwan for students who have an interest in the traditions and practices of East Asian arts. Each year the focus of the course will rotate specific topics, and may include performing art, visual art, or popular culture. This course offers an insight into how this Asian community has absorbed different cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean and American) to create a unique culture under the impact of globalisation.
This is a intensive in-country course which involves travel to Taiwan. No prior knowledge of a Chinese or Taiwanese language is necessary.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of Taiwanese arts and of issues in the arts of contemporary Taiwan;
2. Analyse different forms of Taiwanese arts;
3. Integrate relevant knowledge into practical activities such as appreciation, discussion and comparison;
4. Present a theoretical analysis of the arts in contemporary Taiwan
To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of university courses. This is a intensive in-country course which involves travel to Taiwan. No prior knowledge of a Chinese or Taiwanese language is necessary.
Please note that this is an in country study tour course, and it will only run if there are a minimum of eight students enrolled. Enrolment in this course will be through the terradotta studio abroad site (https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/) as a Short Program. Students are required to register on the system in order to apply for the course. There are a number of scholarships and grants available for student who undertake this course in order to assist them to go. Please contact the CAP student centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one
course applies to both courses combined.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative AssessmentDiscussion participation - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 3, 4)
Field trip report (1,000 words) - total 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Research essay (2,000 words) - 60% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
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WorkloadHosted by a local institution, the course is comprised of three weeks of intensive in-country learning activities, including ten hours lectures, fifteen hours workshops, 10 hours group discussions/debates, several field trips and three to five hrs daily independent (or group) studies. Prior to the course in Taiwan, 1-2 weeks intensive reading preparation is expected. (Although English is the medium of language for the course, it is possible that some workshops and field trips will require students to work with local interpreters)
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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