|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||70%|
|Semester Assessment||.25 Hours Recorded Oral Presentation||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||.25 Hours Recorded Oral Presentation||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||70%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Recognise and explain critical problems posed by representing the body.
Analyse and evaluate critical and theoretical texts pertaining to the representation of the body.
Apply critical and theoretical concepts to understand familiar and unfamiliar artistic representations of the body.
Analyse artistic representations of the body and communicate these analyses in speech and writing.
Construct a theoretically-informed argument about representations of the body in art.
This module examines a variety of artistic approaches to the representation of the body alongside critical theories that reveal their wider significance. It aims to, first, introduce you to the idea of 'theory' and its importance to the practice of art history; and, second, help you begin to develop the ability to analyse and evaluate alternative theories and apply them to interpret works of art.
Taking a 'flipped learning' and 'problem based' approach, students will read essential texts and watch pre-recorded lectures (1 hour per week) as guided independent study. Classroom time (2 hours per week) will consist of student-led, collaborative activities in which students work together to solve real-life problems based on how art historians engage with and utilise theory.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Articulating ideas orally by participating in classroom discussions and small-group activities; communicating orally and in writing in assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Formative feedback in classroom discussion week-by-week and summative feedback to assessments will offer guidance for improving own learning and performance.|
|Information Technology||Engaging with flipped content (Panopto recordings, Aspire reading list); conducting research through library catalogues, online scholarly databases, and museum websites; organizing research materials and notes; engaging with digital platforms like Panopto, Blackboard, and Turnitin.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Practicing key disciplinary skills with direct relevance to future study and work: using critical theory to explain the significance of works of art.|
|Problem solving||In workshops, students use the knowledge and concepts encountered in lectures and seminars to collaboratively solve exercises modelled on the real-world problems faced by art historians; assessments (oral presentation and written essay) are modelled on the ways in which art historians communicate their solutions to these problems in speech and writing.|
|Research skills||Engaging with the reading list and locating sources for class preparation and essay.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Practicing analysing and evaluating critical theory, applying theory to interpret works of art, and communicating those interpretations in speech and writing.|
|Team work||Small-group discussion in seminars and collaborative, problem-based activities in workshop provide opportunities for students to work together.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4