In weeks 10-13, students work on a research project consisting of 5-7 pages that incorporates:
See The Craft of Research for strategies on discussing these concepts with students. This book is used more extensively in Integrative Seminar 2.
The manual is available online through the Libraries. View the Quick Guide for examples of citations. The library orientation will cover how to access the Chicago Manual of Style.
Core readings (80% of readings) will be automatically added to each section's Course Reserves page in Canvas. Use Canvas to request additional readings (see previously-assigned).
Textbook for Language-Assisted sections (available as ebook):
In-class Research Exercise 1: Effective Internet searching
At-home Writing Exercise 1: Find five reliable sources. Librarian's suggestion: perhaps compare and contrast (1) Internet search, (2) book, (3) newspaper or magazine article, and (4) journal article on same subject.
In-class Research Exercise 2: Please see Objects as History Research Guide, Art and Visual Culture Research Guide, Design Studies Research Guide, or another Subject Research Guide for suggestions on resources for researching an artist, designer, artwork, or design.
At-Home Writing Exercise 2: Artist biography based on Internet resources. Librarian's suggestion: perhaps add one library resource such as an encyclopedia entry, book, or article.
These research ideas are topics that are suitable for library research.
Avatar - connected identities
Research ideas: African Masks, Online Identities, Games, Superheroes/Comics, Artists who deal with multiple identities such as Cindy Sherman, Nikki S. Lee
Fake - real vs. fake
Research ideas: Mass-produced design (Ikea, Zara), Punk fashion, Camouflage
Memory - commemorating or remembering
Research ideas: Art memorials in New York City
Shift - moving
Research ideas: Earth art, Immigration