ARTH 5521A - Research Project in Art History P/T Part 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

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 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 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
    At 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
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    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 Learning
    Key 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 Modes
    Fortnightly research seminar plus regular individual supervision sessions
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Dissertation of student's research project.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The work-in-progress seminars are conducted along small group learning lines of enquiry
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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
    Summative    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 Detail
    Dissertation of student's research project.
    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:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    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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