ARTH 5521B - Research Project in Art History P/T Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

The dissertation/exhibition project must be up to 18000 words in length, or equivalent. It can be a thesis by research or a project. A project might take the form of working to a brief negotiated jointly with the program coordinator and the Gallery. For example, it might comprise the work required to mount an exhibition, prepare a catalogue, feature a particular part of the collection or research work in the Art Gallery's collection. Depending on the proposed area of interest, one or two supervisors may be allocated to supervise the dissertation (by thesis or project) and they may be from the University, the Gallery or both. There may be instances where an outside supervisor is co-opted.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 5521B
    Course Research Project in Art History P/T Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to MA(StArtHist) students only
    Course Description The dissertation/exhibition project must be up to 18000 words in length, or equivalent. It can be a thesis by research or a project. A project might take the form of working to a brief negotiated jointly with the program coordinator and the Gallery. For example, it might comprise the work required to mount an exhibition, prepare a catalogue, feature a particular part of the collection or research work in the Art Gallery's collection. Depending on the proposed area of interest, one or two supervisors may be allocated to supervise the dissertation (by thesis or project) and they may be from the University, the Gallery or both. There may be instances where an outside supervisor is co-opted.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The dissertation /research project enables the student to:

    1 select a topic from one of the four coursework areas undertaken in the Graduate Diploma in Art History course areas that is open to extending into an area of research for a dissertation

    2 engage in in-depth, detailed research of a chosen and approved research topic in Art History

    3 engage in critical analysis of the relevant literature including theoretical understandings

    4 select an appropriate methodolgy

    5 display appropriate research skills

    6 display the ability to analyse relevant visual imagery

    7 demonstrate the ability to mount a coherent argument, based on research, throughout the dissertation that responds to the research question(s)
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Course Handbook – accessed via MyUni 
    Text book: Anne D'Aleva, Methods and Theories of Art History, Laurence King, 2013
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended text (available at the Art Gallery of South Australia bookshop or online booksellers)
    Lecture and tutorial images (on PowerPoint)
    Barr Smith Library Resource Guide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/history/art.html
    Online Learning
    Key documents relating to researching and writing a dissertation are provided as an e-learning resource by the Art History librarian in the Barr Smith library. In addition, useful reources are available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This is a research and writing course so there is a blend of:
    - group teaching in the fortnightly work-in progress research seminars
    - individual structured research and writing of the dissertation
    - individual supervision sessions
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students are expected to participate in the fortnightly research seminars, attend individual supervision sessions and do individual structured research and writing of the dissertation.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Fortnightly group work-in-progress research seminars; individual supervision sessions; out-of-class research and writing of the disseration.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The work-in-progress seminars are conducted along the lines of enquiry-based learning in small groups.
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The disseration is assessed at 100% weighting and covers all course learning outcomes of the course.
    Assessment Detail
    Dissertation is to be up to 18,000 words in length.
    Submission
    The dissertation is to be submitted in hard copy to the School Office.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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