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AH2901 - Art in the Modern Period

Academic year

2021 to 2022 (Semester 2)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

20

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 8

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.

Planned timetable

Tue 6.30 - 9.30 pm

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr W W Rough

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module Staff

Team taught

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

The module will provide a survey of western European art from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Each lecture will focus on a particular work of art, monument or movement, chosen to illustrate not only the achievement of great individual artists (including Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Picasso), but also different media (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, applied arts). Attention will also be paid to differing art-historical approaches to the art of the Modern period.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

Before taking this module you must pass AH1901

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 25%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 75%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

Coursework = 100%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

1 x 2.5-hour session: lectures and tutorials (x 13 weeks), 1.5-hour optional office hour (x 13 weeks). Lectures and tutorials will be delivered online or in person when and where suitable conditions allow.

Scheduled learning hours

43

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

157

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.