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2009/10 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3065 Heritage and History 2: Survival or Revival?

20 creditsClass Size: 20

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

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2009/10

Pre-requisites

ARTF2120Heritage and History 1: Whose Heritage?

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 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
- 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.


Syllabus

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'.

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
Visit22.004.00
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 prsentation 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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