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AH2002   Art, Culture and Politics, from 1900 to Now

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu (lectures)

This module offers a survey of some of the most compelling episodes in twentieth-century art, including Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and Postmodernism. International in focus, lectures will address how artists, architects, photographers and designers have responded to the increasingly industrialised and face-paced nature of modern experience. Students will also explore how the century's major political and social upheavals led to a constant re-evaluation of what might be expected of art. Each week will be devoted to a specific theme, such as 'myths of modernism', 'the metropolis', 'Post-war crisis', or 'globalisation'.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AH1001 or pass AH1003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial (x 11 weeks), tutor's optional office hour(x 12 weeks), field trip to Edinburgh - 8 hours

Scheduled learning hours: 52

Guided independent study hours: 148

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught