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2009/10 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2120 Heritage and History 1: Whose Heritage?

20 creditsClass Size: 53

Module manager: Dr Kerry Bristol
Email: K.A.C.Bristol@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2009/10

Pre-requisites

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

Module replaces

ARTF3053 Heritage and History: The 'Destruction' of the Country House in the Twentieth Century

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

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Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- be able to undertake a critical analysis of visual and textual documentation relating to the history of the country house in the first half of the twentieth century;
- understand the dramatic changes in attitude that took place before World War II, how country house owners adapted to survive, the roles that the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland played in raising awareness of the country house as part of our heritage, and half a century's worth of different methods of display and interpretation;
- have knowledge of key visual images and should be able to locate them with in their socio-political and cultural context.
- be able to carry out independent research into country house history.

Learning outcomes
With critical engagement suitable for level two, students should understand:
- the dramatic changes in attitude towards country houses and their owners that took place before World War II;
- how Country house owners adapted to survive or failed to adapt and lost their estates between 1900 and 1950;
- the roles that the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland played in raising awareness of the country house as part of our heritage between 1900 and 1950;
- different methods of display and interpretation between 1900 and 1950;
- key visual images and be able to locate them within their socio-political and cultural context.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of histrorical, contextual and visula information
- Using bibliographies.


Syllabus

Country houses rank among the most visited heritage sites in Britain, protected by government legislation and public demand, yet many houses have been demolished and their collections continue to be sold. This module will question whether the first half of the twentieth century was one of doom and gloom or one in which successful country house owners adapted to survive.

Key areas to be considered are the impact of Country Life magazine, the National Trust's Country Houses scheme, the National Trust for Scotland, the country house murder mystery novel, and the Second World War and its immediate aftermath.

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
Film Screenings22.004.00
Lecture81.008.00
Seminar81.008.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

180 hours comprised of weekly reading, seminar presentation preparation, researching and writing one essay, researching and writing one critical review.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Oral presentation, participation in class discussion, submisison of assessed Critical Review in week 7.

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 2,500-3,000 words50.00
Critique1 x 2,500-3,000 words50.00
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: 27/01/2010

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