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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2070 Aesthetics 1

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Joanne Crawford

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must have completed at least 20 credits from the following list of modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042, ARTF2000.


ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should have built on the range of historiographical materials introduced in level 1 and developed specific themes to a more advanced theoretical level.

They should also understand the History of Art as constituted through different narrative conventions, conceptual structures and social formations and be able to translate this understanding into alternative and critical narrative structures.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument;
- Use of audio visual aids;
- Participation in group discussions;
- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information;
- Using bibliographies and databases.


Conventions of social explanation, values and access to art as value; art as meaning; art as 'truth'. What does it mean? Recommended reading; Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Schiller, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours170.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading and researching visual and textual materials for essay and seminar preparation: 170 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- student presentations: non-assessed
- gobbet exercise - week 6: non-assessed
- participation in class discussions
- attendance at lectures and seminars: registers taken.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project1 x 2,000 word written project50.00
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/03/2010


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