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IR4554   Global Aesthetics and Politics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Wed

Political theory and practice have strong aesthetic dimensions. The importance of sensory registers and emotional experience to how power operates is being taken increasingly seriously by scholars and practitioners. This course unpacks the relationship between politics and aesthetics by applying it to various cultures globally and across different arts sectors, including film, exhibitions, photography and sculpture. Students will be encouraged to develop their own aesthetic portfolios concentrating on particular art forms that demonstrate the ways in which aesthetics and politics affect each other. The module has both strong theoretical and practical content and is assessed through a range of methods and technologies.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 11 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 11 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 35%, Coursework = 65%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 35%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 65%

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


Module coordinator: Prof S N Cummings