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Research methods in art and design (6 points)



Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Prato First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Prato First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Simple techniques in information technology and efficient management of bibliographic resources. Postmodern theory. Difference studies. Structuralist theory. The classical distinction between iconography and iconology. Poststructural writing. Literary criticism. Deconstruction. Paradoxes in the histories of otherness. The critique of mainstream histories and dominant ideology. Positivist paradigms of knowledge and research are critically examined for their applicability to the realm of design.

Assessment: Assignments (two written papers): 30% and 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and tutorials and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: Admission to honours year

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