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HA3512: ART & SOCIETY IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND (2023-2024)

Last modified: 14 Dec 2023 11:16


Course Overview

This course examines English art across the eighteenth century, addressing a range of genres, from portraiture and historical narratives, to sporting art and political satires. We consider where and how such art was encountered, in public exhibitions, private homes, pleasure gardens and shop windows. Artists studied include William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, James Gillray and Anglica Kauffman.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either Art History (HA) or History (HI)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

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

During the eighteenth century, the production of paintings, prints and sculptures flourished in England against a backdrop of cultural and social innovation and change: the emergence of public art exhibitions, the establishment of formal artists’ academies, the possibilities of leisure travel and tourism, and the intellectual reforms of the Enlightenment Age. Within this course, we consider where and how such art was encountered, in public exhibitions, private homes, pleasure gardens and shop windows. Artists studied include William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, James Gillray and Anglica Kauffman, with primary sources examined within the University’s Special Collections as well as in the classroom.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 26 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University week39

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Article Review

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Word Count: 3,000 

Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 4500
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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