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AH1501: MODERN ART (2020-2021)

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Course Overview

This course discusses key works and movements in the history of art from c. 1800 to today. It serves as an introduction to one of the most dynamic and multifaceted chapters in art history. Topics to be discussed may range from the Pre-Raphaelites and the rise of abstraction to contemporary performance art. The course will also consider the global intersections of Western art, aiming to de-centre our understanding of what counts as 'modern'

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (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

This course discusses key works and tendencies in the history of art from c. 1800 to today. It serves as an introduction to one of the most dynamic and multifaceted chapters in art history: over the last 200 years, countless movements and artist groups introduced new forms, media and subject matter, fundamentally challenging our notion of 'art'.

Topics to be discussed may range from the Pre-Raphaelites and the rise of abstraction to contemporary performance art. The course will also consider the global intersections of Western art by spotlighting developments all around the global. While serving as an introduction to key movements of recent art, the course's aim also is to de-centre our understanding of what counts as 'modern'.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written individual feedback, oral feedback on request. Indicative assessment: week 7 of the course, feedback in week 10

Word Count 1200
Learning Outcomes
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Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback

Written individual feedback, oral feedback on request. Indicative assessment: week 12 of the course, feedback in week 15.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback, oral feedback on request

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberTo gain foundational knowledge about key works and tendencies in European art since 1800 and to situate them in an international context.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop and demonstrate skills of visual analysis and synthesis through preparation for, and participation in, tutorial classes and course assessments.
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate the ability to identify, contextualise and interpret material appropriate to the course, with regard to social and cultural contexts.

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