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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 95 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.