Shorter Thesis - Art History

Subject AHIS90002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision throughout the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Anthony White


Charles Green

Subject Overview:

A thesis of 20,000-22,000 words.

Objectives: Students who complete this subject will:
  • aquire a knowledge of research techniques and skills in Art History.
Assessment: Thesis 20,000-22,000 words
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Students who successfully complete this subject will:
  • understand modern critical frameworks for the study of visual and material cultures;
  • acquire skills in the analysis of objects;
  • develop the ability to analyse primary historical and contemporary source material;
  • gain an understanding of the critical reception of works of art;
  • respond to debates relating to museums and conservation;
  • prepare an original piece of research;
  • develop and sustain an argument based upon that research; and
  • develop a knowledge and understanding of research techniques.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Art History (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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