|Module Title||SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY + VISUAL CULTURE|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Moira M Vincentelli|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Mr Christopher P Webster, Professor John Harvey, Mr Robert K Meyrick, Mr Simon J Pierse|
Module Title Special Topics in Art History and Visual Culture
Academic Year 2002-3
Course Co-ordinator Moira Vincentelli
Other Staff John Harvey, Simon Pierse, Robert Meyrick, Chris Webster, Julian Ruddock
Semester 1&2 (thin module)
Workshops 20 (one and a half hour classes)
Assessment Each unit will be assessed by an essay written in class (hour and a half) with the questions given out one week in advance. Each essay will be worth 25%.
This is a 20 credit module where students are taught in smaller groups. There are four 5-week sessions over the two semesters with each unit based on a specific theme. Each specialist topic has a co-ordinator who will be the main teacher. There will normally be at least 8 in the year with 2 specialist topic units running parallel in each session. These will take the form of five one and a half-hour workshops with some student presentations and regular preparation. The aim of the course is to develop reading and research skills in relation to a defined topic or period and to formulate and exchange ideas in group discussion Topics include: Art and the Domestic Space, Gender and Art, the Self Portrait, Renaissance Option, Camera Culture, Visual Culture of Religion, Print and Conflict, Going Wild - Nature, Landscape and the Artist.
On completion of this module students should
Be confident in expressing ideas about art and visual culture, orally and in writing
Be able to use the resources in the library effectively
Be confident about group working and sharing and exchanging ideas.
Have an in depth understanding of selected topics in art history or theory
This module is at CQFW Level 4