- Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
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On completion of this module, students should be able
a broad and comparative knowledge and understanding of the visual
and material culture of more than one geographical region and/or
a more concentrated and systematic knowledge of one or more of the above.
a knowledge and understanding of the processes through which artifacts are
constructed in the cultures studied.
a familiarity with some substantive areas of current research in the field addressed
by the degree programme.
an ability to engage with the concepts, values and debates that inform study and
research in the subject area, including an awareness of the limited and partial
nature of all historical knowledge.
an understanding of the development of the subject, and of its key
Subject-specific skills and abilities (threshold level)
the ability to use basic skills of visual observation, description and analysis.
some ability to locate artifacts within appropriate historical or cultural contexts.
the ability to locate evidence from primary and secondary sources (visual, oral or
textual) and use it in relation to relevant issues and enquiries.
an awareness of a range of different methodologies and approaches within
the ability to produce relevant arguments supported by evidence.
the ability to present alternative points of view held within the subject.
Generic intellectual skills (threshold level)
skills of analysis, synthesis and summary.
critical judgement: awareness of the difference between alternative arguments
problem-solving: the ability to apply knowledge and experience to
research: ability to locate and record information relevant to a given task.
open-mindedness: some ability to be receptive to unfamiliar artefacts,
issues and ideas.
Transferable skills (typical level of achievement)
On completion of this module, students should be capable
the ability to communicate ideas and arguments cogently and effectively in
written, spoken or other form, with appropriate use of visual aids.
the ability to listen effectively and so to learn from and participate constructively
the ability to work constructively and productively in groups.
the ability to work diligently, to fulfill briefs and deadlines, and to take
responsibility for one's own work.
the ability to make effective use of IT for research and communication.
the ability to update knowledge and skills, seek and use feedback, reflect on,
and improve performance.
- provide an opportunity for research at undergraduate level
- enable students to undertake an in-depth examination of specific subject or topic related to their previous or current studies under supervision
- apply and extend academic skills learned in AH20110 Research, Writing, and Study
This module is at CQFW Level 6