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ARHT4114: Vision and Frame: Art Encounters

2023 unit information

This unit extends and tests students' art historical knowledge and analytic skills through in situ encounters with a variety of art objects and images, histories and traditions. These encounters are set against selected polemical texts and disputes in the discipline. Our weekly engagements range from the museum's modernist aesthetic hang, media specific exhibitions, de-materialised art projects, curated exhibitions, popular culture, Indigenous Australian and Chinese art.

Unit details and rules

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Art History

Code ARHT4114
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. grasp the complexity of the discipline of art history both in its historical development and in the variety of modes in which it is currently practised
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity with key writers and thinkers who have shaped the discipline
  • LO3. understand the complex relationship between material and method in the history of art
  • LO4. make choices about interpretative options and strategies in your own work
  • LO5. demonstrate self-consciousness and self-criticism in your own work, thinking through the bases of your own interpretations of art objects
  • LO6. demonstrate fluency in presenting complex topics and debates orally and in writing.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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