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AH3196   Modern Art Beyond the West

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon and 1.00pm Tues (lectures) and either 9.00 am or 11.00 am Wed (seminar)

Prompted by decolonization, postcolonialism, globalisation, and the globalised contemporary art world of the present day, many have suggested that narratives of modern art focused on Western cities such as Paris and New York are now provincial or inadequate. This course examines the rise of early- to mid-twentieth century 'modern' art in a range of countries not usually considered in Western survey courses. With the 1900-1960 date range setting its boundaries, the course will involve both close examinations of individual works by key figures, and broad comparative examination of movements and styles across times and places. As well as introducing students to some of the figures and movements that have been taken to show the distinctive nature of modernisms around the world, it will ask broader theoretical questions about the status of art history and the study of modernism.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AH2002 and pass AH2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (X11 weeks), 1 tutorial (X11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 70%, Written Examination (24-hour take-home) = 30%

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

Re-assessment: Two 3-hour Written Examinations = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr S Rose