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Undergraduate Course: History of Art 2 (HIAR08012)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryHistory of Art 2 builds on History of Art 1 in providing an introduction to Art History at university level. Continuing the chronological approach, this course examines aspects of the visual arts from c.1700 to the 21st century. All our teaching considers the visual arts as a part of a wider culture. Students begin the course with very different levels of knowledge, and our intention is that, by the end, all will have acquired an overview of certain specific areas in the history of art, and an understanding of the crucial issues raised by the subject and of the methods used to deal with them. They will also have a command of the appropriate specialised vocabulary. Students are expected to read widely from the bibliographies provided by the lecturers and tutors in order to extend and deepen their knowledge of the topics addressed in lectures and tutorials and also to fill in the gaps in their knowledge of the continuous history of art.

Semester A covers art from the year 1700 to World War One (1914). The institutions of art, portraiture and a variety of style labels (Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism among others) are all covered. Semester B is called Modernism, the Avant-Gardes and Postmodernism. It looks at major Western avant-garde movements from Dada and Surrealism to the break-up of styles and unitary movements that took place from the 1960s onwards. It concludes with the effects of globalisation and radical new conceptions of art that are current in today┐s world. Course content also addresses cross-cutting themes and issues, from feminism, economics, display, the environment and aesthetic awareness that are all core to ┐thinking like an art historian┐ in the 21st century.

History of Art 2 consists of two semester units but each semester unit is also designed so that it can be taken as an independent course (BY VISITING STUDENTS ONLY). VISITING STUDENTS WHO ARE HERE FOR THE FULL YEAR ARE PERMITTED TO TAKE ONE OF THE HALF COURSES HISTORY OF ART 2A OR 2B. IF THEY WANT TO DO THE FULL COURSE THEY MUST BE ENROLLED ONTO HIAR08012 TO INCLUDE THE EXAM. THE HALF COURSES ARE ONLY OPEN TO VISITING STUDENTS.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Critical and Cultural Theories of Contemporary Art (ARTX08087)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level History of Art course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  187
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 66, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 305 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Two essays, one in each semester (50%), and one three-hour degree examination in the May diet (50%).



Feedback Tutors will introduce a formative feedback exercise of their own choice within their tutorial groups (complying with the UoE feedforward guidance). This will take place between Weeks 4-6.

Summative Feedback:
Students will receive detailed written feedback on their coursework essays from their tutor. The tutor will also provide broad feedback to their groups as a whole.

The Course Organiser will also provide general feedback on strengths and weaknesses in the essays in the concluding lecture of the course (end of Semester B).
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Theory Exam3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Theory Exam3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and basic familiarity with the discipline of art history covering the period 1700 to the present.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the broader contextual, social and political dimensions of Western art.
  3. Seek out and study a range of textual commentaries as well as critically examine the visual nature of the art itself in the period 1700 to the present.
  4. Discuss in the seminars and write in essays about art historical concepts that support a critical understanding of the course material.
  5. Demonstrate scholarly attributes and art historical skills, specifically writing in art historically appropriate ways, locating images and texts within the discipline through the competent use of libraries (analogue, image and online), and understanding display contexts (e.g. artworks held within museums and galleries).
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.arts.ed.ac.uk/fineart
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Plus one seminar per week at a time to be arranged.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Michelle Foot
Tel:
Email: mfoot@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Hannah Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763
Email: hmorris4@ed.ac.uk
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