Undergraduate Course: Christ in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art (DIVI10091)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to introduce students to visual expressions of Christology through Western Art in the late medieval period and the Renaissance. It is structured around themes from the church year (Christmas to Ascension) and introduces students to the uses of paintings in various contexts (ecclesiastical, domestic), symbolism, painting techniques, and broad historical background. Visits to galleries and museums will form an important part of the work of the class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
History of Art 2 (HIAR08012)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Christ in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art (THET10023)
||Other requirements|| Students who have previously taken the following course MUST NOT enroll: Christ in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art (THET10023)
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History of Art or Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe paintings from the course critically, with an eye to detail and Christological meanings conveyed.
- Describe the way certain painting techniques and resources express the theology of the period of a painting.
- Describe how images of Christ were used as devotional aids in different contexts and periods.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings; demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Awareness of the importance of contemporary media as both a study resource and a discussion medium
- Teamwork skills
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
|Course organiser||Prof Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922