Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Reading Art History: Critical Texts

Module V3020

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module looks in-depth at some of the methods of study that have shaped the discipline of art history, and debates that have influenced the nature of art history, particularly in the wake of the 'new' art history. The module will cover a variety of dominant methods and influences on the current discipline of art history, such as iconology, feminist theory, postcolonialism, semiotics, and/or the social history of art.

Module learning outcomes

Awareness and understanding of a diversity of perspectives within the discipline of art history.

Ability to discuss a range of selected texts and interpretative strategies.

Ability to consider images in the context of different theoretical approaches.

Awareness of the contested nature of art history as a discipline.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 7 30.00%
EssayT1 Week 12 70.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Joanna Pawlik


Dr James Baker

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Anna McSweeney

Assess convenor

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