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TAD4521

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)To be advised

Synopsis

The topics cover a wide range of areas, which may include simple techniques in information technology and efficient management of bibliographic resources, but will also extend to discussions of topics such as postmodern theory, difference studies, structuralist theory, post-structural writing, literary criticism, deconstruction, and paradoxes in the histories of otherness. Positivist paradigms of knowledge and research are critically examined for their applicability to the realm of design.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be aware of current discourses in a range of disciplines which bear on contemporary design;
  2. be able to pursue critical arguments with a sense of their ideological relativity;
  3. assess the bias of an investigative method, considering gender, class and ethnicity;
  4. understand methodology as a critique of method and be able to practice criticism in their chosen field;
  5. be ready to explain the basis of designs or art works not merely as the outcome of practical constraints but the expression of cultural values.

Assessment

Class paper (2000 words):30%
Class paper (4000 words:70%

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures and seminars and 9 hours of independent study per week

Prerequisites

Either TAD3211 or TAD3207 or TAD3217 or TAD3209