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Aesthetics (PHL315)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description We readily talk about beauty and art in everyday life, but it is hard to say exactly what makes something beautiful or what makes it a work of art. Reflecting on the nature of beauty and the definition of art, aesthetics is one of the oldest fields of philosophical enquiry. This unit will examine philosophical questions concerning the aesthetics of art, music and architecture as well as explore the link between aesthetical and ethical values.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites Nil.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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