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HA1A1 - Introduction to Art History: The Natural World and the Arts of Modernity

  • Module code: HA1A1
  • Module name: Introduction to Art History: The Natural World and the Arts of Modernity
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module comprises a series of lectures and related seminars which look at the two themes of The Natural World and The Arts of Modernity. The module will provide a historical survey of western art which - instead of adopting a conventional chronological approach - employs a thematic one which encourages stimulating cross-comparisons across time and space. It will introduce students to the broad spectrum of images, ideas and approaches which the history of art comprises. Students will acquire a basic grasp of the essential areas which they will need to use as reference points for other modules in the degree.

Principal learning outcomes

This first-year core module will give students a foundation in the history of art, architecture and the applied arts from the Middle Ages to the present day. It will continue to train students in core skills (of visual analysis, use of specialist vocabulary and methodology, essay writing, seminar presentation) essential to their progress.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 x 1-hour lecture per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/undergraduate/modules2009-10/survey1

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HA1A1-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 35%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Taught Italian and History of Art (R3V3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian (V3R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian with Intercalated Year (V3R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V401) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Intercalated Year (V402) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 8
Optional

N/A