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HA1A2 - Introduction to Art History: Classicism and the Arts of Christianity

  • Module code: HA1A2
  • Module name: Introduction to Art History: Classicism and the Arts of Christianity
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module is formed by a series of lectures and related seminars that address the intertwined themes of Classicism and Christianity. The module will provide a historical survey of western art and concentrates on late antique, medieval and Renaissance art, periods with which our first year students are often unfamiliar. The lectures follow a broadly chronological sweep, while the related seminars will concentrate on issues of technique, terminology and iconography. The key aim of this module is to empower students with the ability to describe what they see – in terms of how an image or object is made, as well as its form and iconography. 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 wide chronological foundation in the relevant factual material, and it will also 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/survey2

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HA1A2-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 58.4%
Assessed Course Work 8.4%
Assessed Course Work 33.4%
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