ARTH 2000OL - Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
Online - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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.
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.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
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
Required ResourcesWeekly readings will be available on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThe 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.
Online LearningAll course materials are accessible on MyUni:
- Pre-recorded lectures (Echo360)
- Image PowerPoints
- Discussion boards
- Assessment task instructions
- Assignment submission (Turnitin)
- External resources (academic databases; museum and gallery websites; podcasts; youtubes)
- BSL resources
Learning & Teaching Activities
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Visual Analysis Formative and Summative
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 RequirementsN/A
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.
SubmissionAssessment tasks must be submitted in Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
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
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