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HC3801: ICONS II: MAKING THE MYTH (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:39


Course Overview

This course follows Icons I: Great Figures Past and Present. Student will examine the way in which their chosen 'icon' has been transformed after death, or period of initial construction, up to the present day. Key aims of this course are for students to: discuss the different representations of their icon and the meanings assigned to that icon, in changing historical, cultural and religious contexts. A successful student will produce an extended analytical review of the ways in which a particular 'icon' has been reconstructed and the reasons for that reconstruction. For further information please see course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ben Marsden

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

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

Course Aims

In this course, which follows Icons I: Great Figures Past and Present, students will examine the way in which their chosen 'icon' has been transformed after death, or period of initial construction, up to the present day. Key aims of this course are for students to: discuss the different representations of their icon and the meanings assigned to that icon, in changing historical, cultural and religious contexts. A successful student will produce an extended analytical review of the ways in which a particular 'icon' has been reconstructed and the reasons for that reconstruction.

Main Learning Outcomes

By researching, discussing with a supervisor, presenting in small-group meeting, and writing a critical account of the later reconstructions of their chosen icon, students will demonstrate:
- enhanced analytical writing skills
- enhanced critical thinking
- enhanced understanding of the processes and purposes of representation of such figures
- enhanced verbal communication skills, including in a group context
- enhanced independence in project development

Course Content

The course will begin with a lecture discussing the reconstruction of 'icons' in historical, art-historical, religious and other contexts, after death or after the period of their original creation. The lecture will consider how, in practice, the reconstruction of icons in new contexts might be investigated and discussed. Students will enhance their understanding of the icon previously selected for study in Icons I. They will research a critical account, present an outline of their project to a group for peer review, and submit an extended analytical essay. The MyAberdeen site will include examples of how to construct a critical account of later representations and their purposes.

Further Information & Notes

Available to students in Programme Year 3 or above. Must have taken Icons I: Great Figures Past and Present.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

One 3000-word essay.

Resit

One 3000-word essay (a significant revision of the original submission taking account of feedback given).

Formative Assessment

An outline essay and ten-minute presentation to their supervisor and peers in a small-group seminar.

Feedback

Verbal feedback on outline essay from supervisor, and on presentation from supervisor and peers.
Written feedback on submitted critical account from supervisor.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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