Undergraduate Course: How Art Works (Credit Plus) (LLLA07121)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
The 'unruly discipline' What do art historians do?
What is Art made of?
What makes Art Different?
IS a picture worth 1,000 words?
The Rise of the ISMS
Practice Essay due
Modernism / Postmodernism
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Objectively analyse material, form and content in works of art produced in western Europe between 650 BCE and the present
- Understand, analyse and interpret secondary material both in terms of content, and just as importantly, methodology
- Present arguments and visual analysis in coherent, well balanced well structured and well presented form
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.
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].
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Analyzing and engaging critically with a wide range of visual material
Comparing and contrasting art works
Compiling and combining data for interpretation
Assimilating new knowledge
Discussing within a group
Expressing ideas and thoughts
Taking part in a seminar course
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin McNab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832