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AH4011: ART AND THE CITY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 04 Oct 2022 13:41


Course Overview

This course focuses on the physical and social contexts for the production and consumption of works of art and architecture. At the core of this course is a subsidised fieldtrip to a European city, allowing for an in-depth study of the urban contexts of art across time. Seminars and the fieldtrip will discuss themes such as urbanism, the specificities of public and private, sacred and profane spaces, and histories of collecting.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First 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?

  • History Of Art (HA)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AH4511 Art and the City (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses on the physical and social contexts for the production and consumption of works of art and architecture. At the core of this course is a fieldtrip to a European city, allowing for an in-depth study of the urban contexts of art across time. Seminars and the fieldtrip will discuss themes such as urbanism, the specificities of public and private, sacred and profane spaces, and histories of collecting.

The fieldtrip is foregrounded by a series of seminars, introducing the key aspects of the history of our destination. You will learn how to interpret art and architecture on site, gain an understanding of the historical layers of urban spaces, and the different audiences that are coming together in a city space. Following the fieldtrip, a final week of seminars will allow students to reflect on their visit and on presenting physically next to an object as indicated in ILO 4.

The fieldtrip is subsidised by the Department, however an individual contribution may be required.


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

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 8 - 15

More Information about Week Numbers


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

Summative Assessments

Visual test (2 hours)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback; in-person feedback on request.

Assessment in week 12 of teaching; feedback in week 14

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the art history of a European city.
ConceptualEvaluateShow a critical understanding of urban contexts and how they impact on the historic reception of artworks.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate confidence in researching, organising and delivering written and oral academic work in a presentation in situ on a defined topic, and an essay on a self-defined topic.
ReflectionAnalyseTo critically evaluate methodological approaches to the interplay of visual arts, architecture, and urbanism.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback; in-person feedback on request.

Assessment in week 10 of teaching; feedback in week 12

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the art history of a European city.
ConceptualEvaluateShow a critical understanding of urban contexts and how they impact on the historic reception of artworks.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate confidence in researching, organising and delivering written and oral academic work in a presentation in situ on a defined topic, and an essay on a self-defined topic.

Presentation on site

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback; in-person feedback on request.

Assessment and feedback in week 6/7 of teaching

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the art history of a European city.
ConceptualEvaluateShow a critical understanding of urban contexts and how they impact on the historic reception of artworks.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate confidence in researching, organising and delivering written and oral academic work in a presentation in situ on a defined topic, and an essay on a self-defined topic.
ReflectionAnalyseTo critically evaluate methodological approaches to the interplay of visual arts, architecture, and urbanism.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the art history of a European city.
ConceptualEvaluateShow a critical understanding of urban contexts and how they impact on the historic reception of artworks.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate confidence in researching, organising and delivering written and oral academic work in a presentation in situ on a defined topic, and an essay on a self-defined topic.
ReflectionAnalyseTo critically evaluate methodological approaches to the interplay of visual arts, architecture, and urbanism.

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