Reading Art History: Critical Texts (V3020)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

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. The module will cover a variety of dominant methods and influences on the current discipline of art history, such as iconology, feminist theory, post-colonialism, semiotics, and/or the social history 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 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.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. 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: