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Undergraduate Course: How Art Work - Credit Plus (HIAR07005)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide an introduction to the academic discipline of art history and the skills needed to interpret visual culture and produce work for assessments. It will be a primer for people interested in other history of art classes or students of other disciplines such as History or Literature, and provide a good grounding in Humanities scholarship for Credit for Entry students.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Objectively analyse material, form and content in works of art produced in western Europe between 650 BCE and the present
  2. Understand, analyse and interpret secondary material both in terms of content, and just as importantly, methodology
  3. Present arguments and visual analysis in coherent, well balanced well structured and well presented form
Reading List
Essential
Fernie, E. (1995) Art History and its Methods, London, Phaidon.

Honour, H. and J. Fleming (1995) A World History of Art. 4th ed. London: Laurence King.

Gombrich, E. H. (2000) The Story of Art. 4th ed. London: Phaidon.

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Web sources
Metropolitan Museum of Art (2000) Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. [Online]. Available at: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm [Accessed: 2 February 2009].

Delahunt, M. (1996) Artlex Art Dictionary. [Online]. Available at: http://www.artlex.com/ [Accessed: 2 February 2009].

Tate. The Tate Glossary. [Online]. Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/ [Accessed: 2 February 2009].



Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Intellectual skills:
Analyzing and engage critically with a wide range of visual material
Comparing and contrasting art works
Compiling and combining data for interpretation
Assimilating new knowledge
Reading independently
Communication skills:
Discussing within a group
Expressing ideas and thoughts
Listening actively
Taking part in a seminar course
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Loura Brooks
Tel: (0131 6)51 3200
Email: l.brooks@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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