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HA3012: ART & SOCIETY IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course focuses on English art across the eighteenth century, and addresses developments across a range of genres, from portraiture and historical narratives to sporting art and political satires. Artists studied include William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and Joseph Wright of Derby. This course also considers the broader impact on the visual arts of a burgeoning exhibition culture, the collecting ethos of the Grand Tour and greater European travel, and the intellectual reforms of the Enlightenment age. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Helen Pierce

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

  • Either History Of Art (HA) or History (HI)
  • Programme Level 3
  • 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?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course focuses on English art across the eighteenth century. It addresses developments across a range of genres, from portraiture and historical narratives to sporting art and satires. Artists studied include Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Wright of Derby. The course also considers the broader impact on the visual arts of a burgeoning exhibition culture, the collecting ethos of the Grand Tour, and the intellectual reforms of the Enlightenment age.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

3,000 Word article review (30%)
3,000 Word essay (40%)
48-hour Visual test (20%)
Class contribution (10%)

Resit

4,500 word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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