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HA 3086 / HA 3586
ART IN FRANCE: SYMBOLISM TO SURREALISM
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Pryor

Pre-requisite(s): Open to honours students in History of Art. Available as a Level 3 option for the purposes of Enhanced Study to those with entry to cognate honours programmes. Cognate programmes consist of all honours programmes in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy; MA English, MA English and Scottish Literature, MA Film and Visual Culture.

Note(s): This course will be available in 2012/13 as HA 3586.

This course analyses in detail developments in art in France from c1880 to c1939. Stylistic, iconographic technical and ideological connections and differences within the visual material examined will be highlighted, as will changing relations with contemporary artistic work elsewhere in Europe.

The course will consist of tutor-led seminars and student-led presentations and follow-up class question and answer sessions/discussions.

1 or 2 two-hour seminars per week to a total of 36 teaching hours, which will include student presentations and class discussions.

Student performance in this course is assessed by written examination, visual test, two course essays and class contribution/seminar presentation.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (30%); 1 one-hour visual-based test (20%); two course essays, one of which will derive from the seminar paper (2,000 words each) (40%); class contribution, based on tutorial participation and seminar presentations and participation (10%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

NB: All coursework must have been submitted.