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Arts and Design Honours Symposium H (9489.3)

Level: Undergraduate Honours Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit is intended to complement students Honours dissertation research. By looking at a range of exemplars of research from a wide variety of fields, students will examine some of the fundamental issues of objectivity, subjectivity, reflexivity, ethics and rhetoric involved in producing knowledge through research. Research may include creative practice. Questions to be examined include: What sorts of knowledge can research produce? What issues of ethics and power are raised by different forms of research? What are the different ways in which research can be communicated, and what sorts of epistemological and ethical consequences do those ways involve? As part of this unit, students will also participate in an Honours mini-conference, at which they will present a substantial research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key differences and continuities between different areas of research and creative practice;

2. Be an effective member of a research community; and

3. Write and present an effective research proposal.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.




Students must be enrolled in 298JA Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) OR 355JA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) OR 922AA Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

8899 Arts and Design Honours Symposium H.

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