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Analysing Art History: Texts, Objects, Institutions, Part One (HIAR10171)


History of Art





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This course cannot be taken alongside History of Art 2A or 2B. Visiting students must have completed at least 3 History of Art courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. **Please note that History of Art courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any History of Art course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the History of Art department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course is designed to introduce you to key theories and approaches that shape the History of Art. It is co-taught by a team of lecturers in History of Art, through a programme of regular one-hour lectures.

Course Description

Art History: Texts, Objects, Institutions, Part One offers an introduction to the writing of art history. Lectures will introduce key theoretical and philosophical ideas which have shaped the study of history of art such as, for example, Marxism, feminism, post-structuralism, and anti-colonialism. You will be required to read 2-3 items on the topic each week, in preparation, and there will be discussion of the issues raised through 3 x 1-hour Q&A sessions with staff. For students taking this course whilst studying abroad (e.g., modern languages students), lectures and Q&As are recorded and made available online.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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