Arts and Humanities Research PG (9682.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The overarching aim of this unit is to assist/provoke students to become more informed and reflective researchers, capable of designing a research methodology for a project.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental philosophical, methodological and ethical issues involved in undertaking Arts and Humanities research;
2. Demonstrate improved skills and confidence in the close reading and analysis of a wide range of complex theoretical texts relevant to a postgraduate dissertation;
3. Reflect critically on their own research practice, and place it within its broader theoretical context;
4. Place research practice within its broader theoretical context; and
5. Demonstrate skills in and understanding of the research process.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Master of Applied Arts and Design or permission of the Unit Convener.
Incompatible units7648 Advanced Humanities Research Methods PG.
Equivalent units7648 Advanced Humanities Research Methods PG.
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1) Weekly readings accessible via the unit's Reading List
Please see the list of weekly readings in the timetable of activities below, and in our reading list, to the left.
2) Jenny L. Davis, How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020).
We wil read roughly half of Davis's book in class and you are recommended to read the whole. It will be available as an e-book for loan via the UC library:
Use the "E-book Central" link, which allows us unlimited access, in preference to the "Ebsco Host" one, which requires an additional password and is limited to one copy. You can also obtain the text in hard-back or e-book via various online sources listed at: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/how-artifacts-afford-9780262044110 (Links to an external site.)
3) Matthew Allen, Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, 2nd Ed. (OUP, 2004)
This is a powerful introduction to informal logic. It is surprisingly straightforward, once you realise what it involves, though the impact on the clarity of your paragraphs and even sentences can be profound. We will read the whole book. You will find it widely available in paper and e-book, and in some places second hand. The library has some copies too.
Active participation is expected.
Required IT skills
General computing skills are required.
Work placement, internships or practicums