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HA1508: MODERN ART (2020-2021)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2020 11:20


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 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Hans Hönes

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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'.


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 40

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

1800 word essay 50%

1800 word portfolio 50%

 

Resit; 2000 words essay 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

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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