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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2071 Aesthetics 2

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Ashley Thompson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) 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
ARTF2070Aesthetics 1

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should have developed understandings of art and its histories as constituted through a variety of narrative conventions, conceptual structures and social formations.

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.


This module develops questions explored in Semester 1 concerning conventions of social explanation, values and access to art as value, art as meaning, and art as 'truth'.

Through post-structuralist approaches we further open these explorations onto questions of sexual difference in art.

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

170 hours - reading and researching visual and textual materials; essay and seminar preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- student presentations, non-assessed
- participation in class discussion
- attendance at lectures and tutorials, 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
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Project1 x 2,000 word written project50.00
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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