Art in the Age of Revolution - 2016

Unit summary

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  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay 1 (40%) , Essay 2 (45%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

You will examine key issues in European art history and reflect upon their relevance in contemporary culture. You will explore the profound changes that radically transformed European society between the 18th and 19th centuries. You will explore Romanticism, Classicism and Realism in art; the emergence of modern political ideologies; the shifting face of European society; and the impact of industrialisation upon European culture.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of issues concerning 18th and 19th century art works
  2. evaluate the integrity of diverse sources of information within the discipline
  3. analyse the relationship between art works and the cultural and intellectual contexts in which they operate.
  • Essay 1 (40%)
  • Essay 2 (45%)
  • Test (15%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language and competent essay writing skills.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1What is art history?
2The enlightenment
3Neo-classicism
4The French Revolution
5The Industrial Revolution and emergence of modern political thought
6Romanticism
7Women artists & the definition of femininity 18/19th Century
8The impact of new technologies of reproduction
9Realism
10Courbet, Manet and the emergence of the Avant-garde

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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