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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3017 Post/Modern Cultures: Bodies in Fragments

20 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Dr Nicholas Chare
Email: finnjc@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisites

ARTF2000 or any level two ARTF coded module.

This module is approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module will introduce students to debates on contemporary art through an examination of the notion of postmodernism. Throughout the module works by the principal thinkers associated with the term postmodernism will be examined. The module will seek to relate these varied approaches to the question of postmodernism to contemporary art practices. It will provide students with a critical vocabulary appropriate to discussing those practices. The module will ask students to think critically about the legitimacy of the term `postmodernism?. It will debate whether the division identified between modernism and postmodernism is justifiable. Students will also be encouraged to reflect upon the relation between social and economic transformations and recent art practice. The module is aimed at consolidating independent learning skills.

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
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


Syllabus

This module will introduce you to debates on contemporary art through an examination of the notion of postmodernism. Throughout the module we will explore works by the principal thinkers associated with the term postmodernism. The module will seek to relate these varied approaches to the question of postmodernism to contemporary art practices (including film and photography). It will provide you with a critical vocabulary appropriate to discussing those practices. The module will ask you to think critically about the legitimacy of the term `postmodernism?. It will debate whether the division identified between modernism and postmodernism is justifiable. You will also be encouraged to reflect upon the relation between social and economic transformations and recent art practice. The module is aimed at consolidating your independent learning skills.

Teaching methods

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

10 X 2 hour seminars

Private study

150 hours class preparation
30 hours essay preparation and writing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at seminars
Registers taken
Contribution to class discussions
Participation in group presentation

Methods of assessment

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

1 x essay of 2,000-3,000 words (50%)
1 x 1 hour examination at the end of the semester (50%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/06/2007

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