ARTH 5521A - Research Project in Art History P/T Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 5521A Course Research Project in Art History P/T Part 1 Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Online 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 Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Engage in in-depth, detailed research of a chosen and approved research topic in Art History 2 Engage in critical analysis of the relevant literature including theoretical understandings 3 Select and work with an appropriate methodolgy 4 Display appropriate research skills 5 Display the ability to analyse relevant visual imagery 6 Demonstrate the ability to mount a conherent argument, based on research, throughout the dissertation that responds to the research question
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2-7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5-7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3-7 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 7 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-7
Required Resources- Course Handbook which has a detailed and in-depth section on researching and writing a dissertation
- Required text: Anne D'Alleva, Methods and Theories of Art History, Laurence King, 2013.
Online LearningKey documents relevant to researching and writing a dissertation are provided as as an e-learning resource by the Art History Librarian in the Barr Smith library. In addition useful resources are available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFortnightly research seminar plus regular individual supervision sessions
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.- Attendance at the fortnightly work in progress seminar
- attendance at individual supervision meetings at mutually negotiated times
- production of draft chapters as set out in the course handbook leading to the production of a finished piece of research in the form of a dissertation of 18,000 -20,000 words inclusive of footnotes and a bibliography
Learning Activities SummaryDissertation of student's research project.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe work-in-progress seminars are conducted along small group learning lines of enquiry
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Assessment SummarySummative assessment of the dissertation occurs at the completion of ARTH5521B
This is carried out by 2 examiners who have not been involved in supervision of the topic.
Formative tasks occur in ARTH5521A, but they are not formally assessed as this course is part one of a larger 12 point course, and assesment oocurs at the completion of the 12 point course ARTH5521B.
Assessment DetailDissertation of student's research project.
SubmissionThe dissertation is to be submitted in hard copy to the School Office.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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