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ARTV409 Histories of Art

What is art history? What are its premises? Where did it come from? This paper examines the historical foundations of the discipline and the diverse range of contemporary methodological approaches.

"Histories of Art" investigates the approaches scholars and critics have developed from art history's emergence as a distinct intellectual discipline to the present. This course is not a comprehensive survey, but rather an intensive and critical examination of key approaches within the field of art history, which will provide students solid understanding of their discipline and a greater self-awareness concerning the application of its methods. This paper prepares advanced art history students for independent study in their honours year, providing both a continuation and solidification of earlier coursework. Through discussion of a series of historical and contemporary texts, students explore a variety of historical and theoretical issues in art history, criticism, and visual studies. We examine various methodological approaches and issues, including biography, connoisseurship, formalism, iconography, semiotics, social and "new" art histories, feminism, visual and cultural studies, institutional critique, post-colonialism, and geography.

Paper title Histories of Art
Paper code ARTV409
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level ARTH, ARTV or VISC points
Restriction
ARTH 324, ARTH 424, ARTV 309
Notes
May not be credited together with ARTH 319 or ARTH 414 passed in 2006.
Contact
erika.wolf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Erika Wolf
Teaching Arrangements
Taught by lecture and discussion.
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, critical thinking, cultural understanding, teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Transform students from passive readers of art history to active art historians engaged in the further development of the field. Review the career paths available for students of art history and theory. Prepare students for the pursuit of more advanced research at the honours and post-graduate levels.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

What is art history? What are its premises? Where did it come from? This paper examines the historical foundations of the discipline and the diverse range of contemporary methodological approaches.

Histories of Art investigates the approaches scholars and critics have developed from art history's emergence as a distinct intellectual discipline to the present. This paper is not a comprehensive survey, but rather an intensive and critical examination of key approaches within the field of art history, which will provide students solid understanding of their discipline and a greater self-awareness concerning the application of its methods.

This paper prepares advanced art history students for independent study in their honours year, providing both a continuation and solidification of earlier coursework. Through discussion of a series of historical and contemporary texts, students explore a variety of historical and theoretical issues in art history, criticism, and visual studies. We examine various methodological approaches and issues, including biography, connoisseurship, formalism, iconography, semiotics, social and new art histories, feminism, visual and cultural studies, institutional critique, post-colonialism, and geography.

Paper title Histories of Art
Paper code ARTV409
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
54 300-level ARTH, ARTV or VISC points
Restriction
ARTH 324, ARTH 424, ARTV 309
Notes
May not be credited together with ARTH 319 or ARTH 414 passed in 2006.
Contact
erika.wolf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Erika Wolf
Teaching Arrangements
Taught by lecture and discussion.
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Transform students from passive readers of art history to active art historians engaged in the further development of the field
  • Review the career paths available for students of art history and theory
  • Prepare students for the pursuit of more advanced research at the honours and postgraduate levels

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard