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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3164 Reality Sucks: Contemporary Approaches to Landscape and Environment

20 creditsClass Size: 18

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 ARTF 2000 or any other level two ARTF coded module.In recent years Landscape and Environment have become the subject of urgent intellectual and artistic activity. The main concerns are identity in a complicated built, natural and imaginative environment, and health, sustainability, consumption and destruction. Each week's class will explore, in roughly chronological order, the work of contemporary landscape and environmental artists in relation to a particular set of themes and issues. Students will be required to make regular contributions to discussion, presenting reports and critiques in relation to prescribed texts and individual works.Assessment: 1 x 1 hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2-3,000 word essay (50%).

Objectives

In recent years Landscape and Environment have become the subject of urgent intellectual and artistic activity. The main concerns are identity in a complicated built, natural and imaginative environment, and health, sustainability, consumption and destruction.

At the completion of this module, students should be familiar with artistic and critical engagement with these concerns from the 1960s to the present. Students will also be able to analyse and interpret examples of contemporary landscape and environmental art in relation to appropriate critical issues and material.

Skills outcomes
- UG Transferable skills
- 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

In recent years Landscape and Environment have become the subject of urgent intellectual and artistic activity. The main concerns are identity in a complicated built, natural and imaginative environment, and health, sustainability, consumption and destruction.

Each week's class will explore, in roughly chronological order, the work of contemporary landscape and environmental artists in relation to a particular set of themes and issues. Students will be required to make regular contributions to discussion, presenting reports and critiques in relation to prescribed texts and individual works.

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
- registers taken
- student presentation (non-assessed)
- class discussion.

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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