Researching Design History

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Researching Design History

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This unti of study is designed for fashion/design students/majors.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    In this subject students are introduced to academic culture and the research and argumentation conventions involved in higher learning. Students use these skills to investigate key issues throughout the history of modern design. With this understanding, students begin to be able to make judgments about what design can and needs to do in the coming decades.
    Subject objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    1. engage with the central themes and arguments that have informed modern design history
    2. read and discuss historical arguments from design history journals and texts
    3. analyse logical and persuasive arguments
    4. develop logical and persuasive arguments using textual, visual and design-based media
    5. access literature and images through the library and the internet
    6. participate effectively in group research work
    7. help realise a clear verbal presentation with visual backup
    8. understand the impact of arguments and ideas on the design disciplines in the modern period
    9. understand the role of historical research in informing design arguments
    10. Understand the ethics of design history research.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours studio/workshop each week.
    Face-to-face classes incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, discussions, studio activities and student presentations. These are complemented by independent student reading, participation in online forums, reflection on studio work, and group and individual project work.
    Content
    Lectures, readings, textual analysis and studio work examining arguments and positions in modern interdisciplinary design history. Topics may include:
    Freedom and identity construction
    Mobility
    Truth and Appearance
    Efficiency, Function and Fitness
    Consumption
    Futuring
    Resistance and Sub-culture
    Wit, Rule-breaking and Playfulness
    Intervention and Shifting Practices
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Presentation Task
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    3, 4, 5, 7 and 9
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    800-1000 words
    Assessment task 2: Critical evaluation and description (verbal and research)
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    2, 6, 7, 8 and 9
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    .0 and .0
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 3: Writing, literature and research task
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 10, 3, 4 and 9
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    .0 and .0
    Weight: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.