15 credits, Level 5
Aesthetics is concerned with two sorts of philosophical questions: questions about aesthetic experience and judgment, and questions about art.
They are connected, insofar as art is thought to be one of the primary sources of aesthetic experience.
However, not every question in aesthetics is about art; and not all questions about art are about aesthetic experience.
In this module you tackle questions raised by aesthetics in this wide sense, and will approach them from an "analytic" perspective.
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 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: