2009/10 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ARTF3065 Heritage and History 2: Survival or Revival?
20 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Kerry Bristol
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2009/10
|ARTF2120||Heritage and History 1: Whose Heritage?|
Module replacesARTF3053 Heritage and History: The 'Destruction' of the Country House in the Twentieth Century
This module is approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn 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 second half of the twentieth century;
- be able to understand the dramatic changes in attitude that took place after World War II, how country house owners adapted to survive, the role exhibitions and the National Trust have 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 within their socio-political and cultural context;
- be able to carry out independent research into the country house history.
With critical engagement suitable for a level three student. Students should understand:
- The dramatic changes in attitude towards country houses and their owners that took place after World War II;
- How country house owners adapted to survive between 1950 and 2008;
- The role exhibitions and the National Trust have played in raising awareness of the country house as part of our heritage between 1950 and 2008;
- Different methods of display and interpretation between 1950 and 2008, including the role of the interior decorator;
- Key visual images and be able to locate them within their socio-political and cultural context.
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Participation in group discussions
- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual and visual information
- Using bibliographies.
Building on the material covered at level two, this module will question whether the second half of the twentieth century was one of doom and gloom or one in which successful county house owners adapted to survive.
Key areas to be considered are methods of presentation to the visiting public, the role of the interior designer, the 'Brideshead effect', and exhibitions such as the Destruction of the Country House and Treasure Houses of Britain.
Students will be encouraged to draw on their own experiences as country house visitors and consumers of 'national heritage'.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||180.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study180 hours comprised of weekly reading, seminar prsentation preparation, researching and writing one essay, researching and writing one critical review.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackOral presentation, Participation in class discussion, submisison of assessed Critical Review in week 7.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 2,500-3,000 words||50.00|
|Critique||1 x 2,500-3,000 words||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 27/01/2010
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