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FS5517: CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF VISUAL CULTURE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 15:17


Course Overview

Students will be introduced to the critical analysis of visual culture through discussion of classic studies from secondary literature across film, photography and visual culture.  Students will identify and define a corpus of primary visual material in consultation with the course leader, to serve as the basis for student-led workshops and subsequent assessed coursework. Workshops will involve close analysis and discussion of specific examples, by way of preparation for the assessed essay and blog post. The latter will focus on a single image and will train students in writing for a non-academic audience.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Silvia Casini

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Letters in Visual Culture (Studied) or Master Of Letters In Film And Visual Culture (Studied) or M Litt in Creative Writing (Studied)

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

Initial seminars will introduce students to the critical analysis of visual culture through discussion of classic studies from secondary literature across film, photography and visual culture. In subsequent weeks, students will identify and define a corpus of primary visual material in consultation with the course leader, to serve as the basis for student-led workshops and subsequent assessed coursework. Workshops will involve close analysis and discussion of specific examples, by way of preparation for the assessed essay and blog post. The latter will focus on a single image and will train students in writing for a non-academic audience.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt;  Continuous assessment (100%), 1 x 500-word blog post (10%); 1 x presentation (10%); 1 x 4,500-word essay (80%)

Resit;  One essay of 5,000 words (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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