|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Comparative Visual Analysis 750 Words||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Reflective Diary 750 Words||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Comparative Visual Analysis 750 Words||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Reflective Diary 750 Words||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe and interpret the meaning of artworks using appropriate visual vocabulary.
Compare artworks produced in different contexts and for different purposes.
Interpret primary and secondary sources.
Construct and justify a written argument about works of art and their historical contexts using the appropriate scholarly apparatus.
Reflect on their own learning.
This module examines the history of art in Europe during the long-eighteenth century, and situates these artistic debates and transformations amid their economic, social, and cultural contexts. It aims to, first, acquaint you with the key artists, movements, and contexts for understanding this period in the history of art; and second, help you begin to develop key art historical skills: describing, analysing, and comparing works of visual art; interpreting written primary and secondary sources; constructing, justifying, and communicating interpretations and arguments about art and its contexts; and reflecting on your own learning.
Taking a 'flipped learning' approach, students will read essential texts and watch pre-recorded lectures (1 hour per week, inclusive of activities) as guided independent study. Classroom time (1 hour per week) will be divided between student-led Q&A and discussion about the lectures, in-depth seminar-style discussion of important texts, and workshop-style activities and exercises centred on key skills.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Articulating ideas orally by participating in classroom discussions; communicating in writing in assessments.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||Practice critical reading of primary & secondary sources; analysing works of art; and constructing and justifying an essay argument.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflecting on one's own participation and learning in reflective diary assessment; formative feedback in classroom discussion week-by-week and summative feedback to assessments will offer guidance for improving own learning and performance.|
|Information Technology||Conducting research through library catalogues, online scholarly databases, and museum websites; organizing research materials and notes; engaging with digital platforms like Panopto, Blackboard, and Turnitin.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Practicing key disciplinary skills with direct relevance to future study and work: analysing, and comparing works of visual art; interpreting written primary and secondary sources; constructing, justifying, and communicating interpretations and arguments about art and its contexts.|
|Problem solving||Applying knowledge and skills to interpret unfamiliar artworks and responding to art historical problems.|
|Reflection||Reflecting on one's own participation and learning in reflective diary assessment.|
|Research skills||Engaging with the reading list and locating sources for class preparation and assessments (reflective diary and essay).|
|Subject Specific Skills||Practicing describing, analysing, and comparing works of visual art; interpreting written primary and secondary sources; constructing, justifying, and communicating interpretations and arguments about art and its contexts.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4