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HA2A5 - Art since 1960's

  • Module code: HA2A5
  • Module name: Art since 1960's
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The Sixties were a seminal period and the themes that dominated that decade have remained central to art and cultural life in the forty years since. The aim of the course is to trace the trajectory of these central themes and, in particular, to show the way in which they became transformed in response to a changing historical and political context. After studying the cultures of North America and Europe in the period leading up to the 1960s and the 1960s themselves, the seminars will focus on a comparative analysis of significant issues which have remained of prime concern in contemporary art practices.

Principal learning outcomes

The module will equip students with the critical tools with which to analyse a wide range of objects and images, and to be able to place the latter within a historical and theoretical context. This module will familiarise students with the debates, genres, and terminology of art and architecture in the Modern period. It thereby provides fundamental grounding for the material taught in Modern Art special subjects taught in the students’ final year

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1-hour weekly lecture and 1 x 1œ-hour seminar per fortnight

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/studentpages/ug/options/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HA2A5-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) 2000 word essay 40%
  Spoken Engagement 10%
  1 hour examination 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian (V3R3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian with Intercalated Year (V3R4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V401) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Intercalated Year (V402) - Year 2
  • 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