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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3163 Expanding Horizons: landscape and consciousness in Turner's lifetime

20 creditsClass Size: 19

Module manager: Prof David Hill
Email: D.Hill@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

ARTF2000 or any level 2 ARTF coded module

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

PRE-REQUISITES: Students wishing to take this module as an elective at level three must have completed at least 20 credits from ARTF2000 or any other level two ARTF coded module.Turner's lifetime spans a period of unprecedented change in consciousness of the world. He was born into the still largely agrarian world of the eighteenth century enlightenment and died in the Victorian world of industry and consumer materialism.This module explores some of the ways in which consciousness was affected by developments in travel, communications, trade, colonial expansion, industry, science and urbanisation. Turner's work is seen in dialogue with these developments and in relation to numerous other artists of his period including Constable, Cotman, Girtin and Ruskin.Assessment: 1 x 1 hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2-3,000 word essay (50%).

Objectives

On completion of this module students:
- should have a good grasp of the major developments in British Landscape in Turner's lifetime (1775-1851), and be familiar with the major shifts in consciousness of the world in this period;
- will also have a familiarity with the main lines of contemporary critical approach to this subject area, and be able to interpret and analyse examples from the period in relation to these approaches.

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.


Syllabus

Turner's lifetime spans a period of unprecedented change in consciousness of the world. He was born into the still largely agrarian world of the eighteenth century enlightenment and died in the Victorian world of industry and consumer materialism.

This module explores some of the ways in which consciousness was affected by developments in travel, communications, trade, colonial expansion, industry, science and urbanisation. Turner's work is seen in dialogue with these developments and in relation to numerous other artists of his period including Constable, Cotman, Girtin and Ruskin.

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
Seminar102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

100 hours - class reading and research
30 hours - reading and research for essay
20 hours - writing and preparing essay
30 hours - reading and revision for examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- weekly seminars
- student presentation (non-assessed)
- class discussion
- registers taken at each meeting.

Methods of assessment

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 20/10/2010

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