Liberal Arts

Applied Research I: Project Design

Module code: Q9130
Level 6
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Workshop, Tutorial *
Assessment modes: Coursework

Students are encouraged to think more explicitly about relationships between their studies and the application of research across a wide range of fields in response to diverse sets of challenges. Emphasis is placed squarely on how arts, humanities and social sciences approaches can be used to develop creative solutions to complex problems. In this module they focus on different case studies, critically reflecting on how and why different strategies in different professions and disciplines have been used in response to different problems. Examples might be: 1) how artists have tried to rewire the exploitative economies of the art world in order to create money and opportunities for the disenfranchised groups they make art about; 2) how urban space has been designed to nurture community bonds; 3) or how climate change can be examined through innovative social media activity. Students will gain a practical insight into the conception, development and delivery of different projects, in ways that will assist with the Final Project in Terms 2.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically examine complex issues using evidence-based reasoning to identify and articulate problems.
  • Apply humanities academic practice to real-world problems/situations.
  • Develop capacity to produce persuasive systematic and concise argumentsboth orally and in other media.
  • Identify and reflect on key aspects of global problems as they relate to specific examples. 
  • Draw on a range of primary material for projects and assessments.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with others.