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AH3130   Approaches to Art History

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm Mon (lecture) and either 9.00 am - 10.30 am Wed or 11.00 am - 12.30 pm Wed or 11.00 am - 12.30 pm Fri or 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm Fri (seminar)

This 30-credit module provides an introduction to the most significant critical approaches employed in art history. It is designed to encourage students to consider new ways in which they might think about art, society and culture. Themes range from aesthetics, semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism and phenomenology, to connoisseurship and iconography.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1.5-hour lecture and 1 x 1.5-hour seminar (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 70%, Take-home Examination to be completd in 48-hour period = 30%.

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: 1 x Written Assignment to be agreed by the Board of Examiners


Module teaching staff: Dr S Kalletrup and Dr S Rose