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SA3048   The Anthropology of Art

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged

The module begins by addressing the relations between art and anthropology, and explores what anthropologists can say about aesthetic experience through a range of ethnographic examples. It then addresses the growing epistemological entanglement of contemporary art and anthropology. Contemporary artists are increasingly concerned with anthropological issues and the ┬┐art world┬┐ is continuously growing, embracing new artists and cultural communities. What understanding can anthropology bring to the questions that plague contemporary art? Can the work of contemporary artists help anthropology develop new forms of research and output?

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2001 and pass SA2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 42

Guided independent study hours: 262

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%