Design Culture and Society (11044.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify key periods in the history of design;
2. Compare and contrast design works from notable designers in their field; and
3. Articulate past, present and future roles of design in society in relation to culture.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Equivalent units9483 Design History.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Dr Fanke Peng|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Fanke Peng|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Gowrie Waterhouse|
Droste, M. (2015) Bauhaus. Berlin: Tashen.
Heskett, J. (2002) Toothpicks and Logos. Design in Everyday Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Jung, C. (1997) Man and his Symbols. New York: Dell Doubleday
Klein, N. (2001) No Logo, London, New York and Toronto: Harper Perennial
Meggs, P. (2016) A History of Graphic Design: 6th Edition. New York: Wiley and Sons
Norman, D. (2013) The Design of Everyday Things: Expanded Edition. Basic Books.
Papanek, V. (1985) Design for the Real World. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers
Ronnberg, A. (2010) The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Symbols and Symbolic Imagery. Berlin: Tashen.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily be supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this.
Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. This is a more authentic, industry standard, approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies a pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than seven days late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than one week late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Active participation (whether it be online or face-to-face) is highly advisable to get the full benefit of the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic Computer Knowledge
Basic costs related to intenet usage/ library usage and basic research materials. Estimated to be less than $20.00
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199579)
- Semester 2, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199580)
- Semester 2, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195388)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195389)
- Semester 2, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (192017)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184252)