ARTH 7002OL - The Work of Art in Context: Independent Study
Online - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 7002OL Course The Work of Art in Context: Independent Study Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours per week online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites ARTH 7001OL for commencing students. Restrictions Available to GCertArtHist, GDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(CuratMuseumSt) only Course Description This online elective course is for students who will complete the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in first semester 2019. It will enable you to draw on your art historical knowledge and skills in a negotiated specialist independent study topic under supervision. Structured around the dynamic collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, you will focus in detail on the materiality of objects, exhibitions, or texts of art theory to shed light on the making and meaning of a single work of art.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principal methods and theories of Art History. 2 Analyse and interpret works of art using appropriate research tools and digital technologies. 3 Critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary sources. 4 Generate insightful research questions to contextualise a single work of art. 5 Communicate effectively in writing and speaking about art using discipline-specific terminology. 6 Formulate independent arguments and convincing conclusions in a short research-intensive project.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3, 4, 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
3, 4, 5, 6
Required ResourcesPrescribed readings (PDFs) will be available on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThere is no prescribed text. The following books are useful resources on art historical writing and methods and theories:
D'Alleva, Anne. How to Write Art History. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006.
Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010.
Hatt, Michael and Charlotte Klonk, Art History: A Critical Introduction to its Methods. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.
Preziosi, Donald. The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. [BSL eBook]
Structured learning activities
Text and image powerpoints
Assessment task instructions
Assignment submission (Turnitin)
External electronic resources (museum and gallery websites; image databases; podcasts)
BSL subject guides
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is conducted online using MyUni and electronic sources of extracurricular enrichment (with no lectures or tutorials held on campus). Independent reading, research and writing is structured around systematic learning activities (formative) that are designed to support the assessment tasks (summative) and may be supplemented with a small number of individual supervision meetings with the Course Coordinator or one-off seminars on campus (arranged during semester if feasible).
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Structured Learning Online Total Hours 3 hours online activities per week 36 hours per semester Self-Directed Learning Online Total Hours 8 hours reading per week 96 hours 8 hours research per week 96 hours 7 hours assignment preparation per week 84 hours 276 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
Learning Activities Summary
Online Schedule Week 1 Course Induction Week 2 The Art Historian at Work Week 3 Formal Analysis Week 4 Contextual Curiosity Week 5 Research Workshop Week 6 Methods and Theories of Art History Week 7 The Art of Argumentation Week 8 Independent research and writing Week 9 Independent research and writing Week 10 Independent research and writing Week 11 Independent research and writing Week 12 Independent research and writing
Specific Course RequirementsThis course is restricted to Graduate Diploma in Art History students and is preferable to enrol in after completion of the core introductory course ARTH 7001 or ARTH 7001OL and two elective courses.
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Object Report Formative and Summative
25% 1, 2, 5 Research Proposal Formative and Summative During semester 25% 3, 4, 5 Research Essay Formative and Summative After semester 50% 1-6
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must submit all assessment tasks to pass the course.
Assessment Task Description Word count Object Report Students will be required to write a formal analysis of a primary work of art. 1,000 words Research Proposal Students will be required to write a Research Proposal for the Research Essay that includes contextual discussion of the primary work of art, sample research questions, and a bibliography with annotations for key secondary sources. 1,000 words Research Essay Students will be required to research and write an extended contextual essay on the primary work of art using an essay question that is negotiated with and approved by the Course Coordinator. 4,000 words
SubmissionAssessment tasks must be submitted using Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
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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
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