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HA3088: FIELD WORK 1 (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

Throughout the honours programme, you will be encouraged to reflect on your developing skills and knowledge as an art historian.  Through tutor-led and self-directed visits to various locations, the Fieldwork course will foster a wide appreciation of past and current issues in the art world, beyond the classroom.  The course will include not only a study of art and architecture but also a consideration of their context, display, function and interpretation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mary Pryor

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • History Of Art (HA) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Fieldwork 1 is based on the study of works of art and architecture in situ. Core elements of the course include a residential reading party, tutor-led class visits to Edinburgh and Dundee, and an independent visit to Glasgow. Students are also expected independently to explore art galleries, museums and architecture, and to attend at least one public lecture. Throughout Level 3, they record and reflect on their experiences in their online Flog (Fieldwork Log), comment on their fellow students' Flog entries and reflect on those received from other students and staff. Fieldtrip participation and regular contributions to the Flog determine progression into the Level 4 Fieldwork 2 course.

Associated Costs

School-Subsidised Tutor-Led Fieldwork Visits. Residential Group Visits, The Burn, Edzell in Week 8 of the 1st session - full board [2 days and 1 night] and return travel cost £50.00 in AY2017-18. Full Day Group Visits, Edinburgh - a Saturday visit at the end of Week 6 of the 2nd session - return coach travel cost £11.00 in AY2017-18. Dundee - a Wednesday visit in Week 11 of the 2nd session - return coach travel cost £14.00 in AY2017 GBP 75.00

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • History of Art Joint
  • History of Art Major
  • MA History of Art

Contact Teaching Time

5 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University week9
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 12, 30, 34

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Summative Assessments

Field Trip Log

Exam Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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There will be regular written feedback provided through the Flog throughout the whole year as well as verbal feedback during the visits.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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