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AH4192   Images of Empire

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 9.00 am – 11.00 am Mon (lecture) and either 10.00 am or 11.00 am Tue (seminar)

This course examines the visual culture of the French and British empires, from roughly 1720 to 1870. Throughout the course, we consider a diverse range of image-making practices in North America, the Caribbean, India, North Africa, and Australia. Although the module is primarily concerned with art produced within colonial territories, we will also consider how certain aspects of imperial visual culture were displayed and consumed in Western Europe. Rather than offer a survey, the module is organised around a series of themes that will enable us to look across different geographical contexts and time periods. We will consider how power, identity, and politics were constructed as well as contested within these colonial image economies.

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 x 1-hour lectures and 1 seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 264

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 70%, 48-hour take-home examination = 30%

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

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


Module coordinator: Dr S O'Rourke
Module teaching staff: Dr S O'Rourke