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SACE4111: Theory and Method

2024 unit information

The study of art, film, media, performance and text often requires theories and methods that cut across several disciplines. In this unit, experts will demonstrate interdisciplinary readings of critical theory and you will build and critique your own reading list. Researchers will also discuss their own research projects with you, providing an inside look at the pragmatics of cutting-edge research. Whether you are looking for assistance writing about critical theory or methodology in your thesis, or you are searching for what connects university research to everyday life, this unit gives you skills to contextualise your research in a broader intellectual landscape.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Art, Communication and English Administration

Code SACE4111
Academic unit Art, Communication and English Administration
Credit points 6
144cp including FASS3999 or equivalent
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. interpret critical theory using methods and strategies demonstrated in class
  • LO2. describe the features of methodologies from multiple disciplines
  • LO3. synthesise through peer-to-peer discussion the interdisciplinary nature of your own and others’ research
  • LO4. clearly communicate about plans and progress toward a draft publication
  • LO5. produce a research-informed piece of writing targeted at, and tailored for, a particular audience

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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