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FS1008: INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

What is Visual Culture? Over the last twenty years, the visual landscape has become digital, virtual, viral, and global. A vibrant cross-section of scholars and practitioners from Art History, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Film Studies have responded, not only engaging contemporary image production and consumption, but also the foundations of visual knowledge: What is an image? What is vision? How and why do we look, gaze, and spectate? From the nomadic pathways of the digital archive to the embodied look that looks back, this course will introduce students to the key concepts that shape this fluid field.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Amy Bryzgel

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

What is Visual Culture? Over the last twenty years, the visual landscape has become digital, virtual, viral, and global. The image-as-object has disintegrated. The theatre-as-architecture has collapsed. Visual media have been mixed and re-mixed in the museum and online. In turn, a vibrant cross-section of scholars and practitioners from Art History, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Film Studies have responded, not only engaging contemporary image production and consumption, but also the foundations of visual knowledge: What is an image? What is vision? How and why do we look, gaze, and spectate? From the nomadic pathways of the digital archive to the embodied look that looks back, this course will introduce students to the key concepts and theories that shape this fluid field. We will engage film, video and mixed media from across the twentieth and twenty-first century, and texts by key theorists such as Walter Benjamin, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze, Frederic Jameson, Donna Haraway and Jean Baudrillard.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

66 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Exam Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written and/or oral feedback will be offered on essays.

Word Count 2000
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Essay

Exam Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

Written and/or oral feedback will be offered on essays.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
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No data available

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Exam Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Exam Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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