Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Stories of Art II: Making Modernity

Module V4139

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

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 students 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.f Art.

Module learning outcomes

Understand the basic concept of art having multiple histories.

Demonstrate knowledge of underlying principles of art history through evaluating key artistic moments and objects.

Be able to interpret key art objects in terms of historical relations between makers, patrons and audiences.

Demonstrate awareness of changing interpretations of works of art across different periods and places.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 8 30.00%
Take Away paperT2 Week 12 (96 hours)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
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Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111
Spring SemesterClass1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Anna McSweeney

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr Benedict Burbridge

Assess convenor

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