Stories of Art II: Making Modernity (V4139)

30 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Stories of Art II is a twelve-week lecture-based module. It continues from Stories of Art I in forming part of the First Year teaching for the Art History single-honours module and all joint honours modules with Art History. The module provides a first experience of the study of the history of art at undergraduate level.

It aims to introduce you to a wide range of works of visual art across time and across cultures. It considers many different kinds of works of art - paintings, sculptures, architecture, prints, drawings, and the so-called decorative and applied arts - and acknowledges that such objects raise a wide range of questions that can be answered in many different ways. The module is based on the principle that there are multiple stories - rather than one single story - of art.

Teaching

40%: Lecture
60%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: