ARTH 2000OL - Renaissance Art in Northern Europe

Online - Semester 1 - 2022

This course examines Northern Renaissance art, with a focus on the visual traditions and material culture of Flanders and the Netherlands (`Low Countries?), Germany, Switzerland, and France during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The invention of the printing press, impact of the Protestant Reformation, and encounters with the Italian Renaissance art and artists, patrons, and humanists provides an artistic, social, political, and economic framework for interpreting and contextualising the vivid material culture of the Northern Renaissance in reference to innovations in production methods, patronage and collecting activities, and development of novel sacred and secular themes and genres.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 2000OL
    Course Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week structured learning online
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible ARTH 2000
    Course Description This course examines Northern Renaissance art, with a focus on the visual traditions and material culture of Flanders and the Netherlands (`Low Countries?), Germany, Switzerland, and France during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The invention of the printing press, impact of the Protestant Reformation, and encounters with the Italian Renaissance art and artists, patrons, and humanists provides an artistic, social, political, and economic framework for interpreting and contextualising the vivid material culture of the Northern Renaissance in reference to innovations in production methods, patronage and collecting activities, and development of novel sacred and secular themes and genres.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Demonstrate knowledge of diverse artistic traditions and material culture in northern Europe during the Renaissance.
    2 Develop critical and creative thinking and writing skills based on evaluation and synthesis of academic primary and secondary sources, including formal visual analysis of images and objects.
    3 Communicate effectively both independently and cooperatively in small group discussions.
    4 Use appropriate digital technologies and disciplinary specific research tools.
    5 Articulate insightful research questions, arguments and conclusions in writing and speaking about Northern Renaissance art, society, and culture.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    2, 3, 5

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 3, 5

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    2, 3, 4

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1, 5

    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    N/A

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    2, 4

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    2, 3, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Weekly readings will be available on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    The following books offer useful background reading:

    • Chipps Smith, Jeffrey. The Northern Renaissance. London: Phaidon, 2004.
    • Harbison, Craig. The Art of the Northern Renaissance. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1995.*
    • Harbison, Craig. The Mirror of the Artist. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1995*
    • Nash, Susie. Northern Renaissance Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
    Same content.*
    Online Learning
    All course materials are accessible on MyUni:

    • Pre-recorded lectures (Echo360)
    • Image PowerPoints
    • Announcements
    • Discussion boards
    • Assessment task instructions
    • Assignment submission (Turnitin)
    • External resources (academic databases; museum and gallery websites; podcasts; youtubes)
    • BSL resources
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Visual Analysis  Formative and Summative

    During semester

    20% 1, 3, 4 
    Contextual Analysis  Formative and Summative During semester 35% 1, 2, 3
    Research Essay  Formative and Summative  End of semester 45% 1-5
    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment  Description
    Visual Analysis  Students will be required to write a 1,000 word Visual Analysis of one Northern Renaissance work of art from a prescribed list.
    Contextual Analysis Students will be required to write a 1,500 short essay that contextualises the Northern Renaissance work of art selected for the Visual Analysis.
    Research Essay Students will be required to write a 2,000 word Research Essay from a list of prescribed questions.


    Submission
    Assessment tasks must be submitted in Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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