COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Graduation Thesis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 494
Spring
2
2
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to write an academic paper based on extensive literature research.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to formulate a problem statement.
  • will be able to conduct an independent literature research.
  • will be able to structure an academic paper.
  • will be able to analyze primary and secondary sources.
  • will be able to present the results of their academic research in an oral presentation.
Course Description Supported by a series of lectures, paralleled by a series of minor assignments, students will write an academic paper of ca. 3000 words, about a fashion related subject of their own choice.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction: what is academic research? What is an academic text? reading exercise, discussion
2 Lecture: How to formulate a research question; how to find a suitable subject; exercise in finding library sources online; preparation for ass. I Bring laptop; think about research field. Read How to write a graduation thesis
3 The purpose and place of references Writing exercise: footnotes preparation for assignment II (summary of basic texts in your field of research) Hand in assignment I: research question and the titles of two academic articles that will further your research
4 Research methods The use of sources; primary, secondary Read your basic texts and bring them to class
5 How to handle the writing process and how to avoid plagiarism. Writing exercise; compare three texts Hand in assignment II (summary of basic texts, 1000 words with footnotes) This text will be the first chapter of your thesis
6 Creating a bibliography Exercise: create part of your bibliography Bring a proposal for sources for chapter 2 of your thesis
7 Group appointments with teacher; feedback on assignment II
8 Introduction to assignment V Write and turn in assignment III: Proposal for the structure of the thesis with a definitive problem statement, a table of contents and a bibliography
9 Individual appointments with teacher for feedback on assignment 3 Keep writing and prepare questions for feedback session
10 Individual appointments Bring results of your research
11 Individual appointments Bring results of your research
12 Evaluation of the course; preparation for final submission Midterm exam: Turn in Draft version of the thesis (Introduction, 2 chapters, conclusion)
13 Review of draft papers (individual appointments) Prepare questions for feedback session
14 Final presentation (assignment 4) Prepare presentation
15 Semester Review
16 Turn in final version of thesis
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
10
3
30
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
16
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
8
Final Exams
    Total
138

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

X
2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

X
3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

X
9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest