ARTH 3003 - Art in the Age of Enlightenment
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 3003 Course Art in the Age of Enlightenment Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites ARTH 1001 for Major/Minor in Art History and Visual Culture Incompatible ARTH 7004OL Course Description This course investigates the dynamic complexity of the art and visual culture produced and consumed in eighteenth-century Europe during the age of the Enlightenment. Structured around modules on the Rococo, Neoclassical, and Romantic period styles, topics to be considered include courtly culture, women and power, art and emotions, decorative arts and mass production, the business of portraiture, printmaking and satire, art and revolutionary propaganda, art and empire, and intersections between art and philosophy. The course is enriched by access to the collection of European Art on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia and available for study online.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa MansfieldPlease find your lecturer/tutor's name and contact information on MyUni.
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Course Learning Outcomes
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Required ResourcesPrescribed seminar readings (weekly) will be available on MyUni as an electronic reading list.
Recommended ResourcesD'Alleva, Anne. How to Write Art History. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006.
Outram, Dorinda. Panorama of the Enlightenment. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006.
Tarabra, Daniela. European Art of the Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008.
Formative learning activities
Image powerpoints (lectures and seminars)
Assessment task instructions
Turnitin (assessment task submission and plagiarism tool)
External resources (museum and gallery websites, image databases)
BSL (Barr Smith Library) Art History Subject Guide: http://www.adelaide/edu/au/ArtHistory
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWeekly lectures (1 hour) and seminars (2 hours) are held on campus.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Structured Learning Total Hours 1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester 1 x 2-hour seminar per week 24 hours per semester Self-Directed Learning Total Hours 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL HOURS = 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Tentative Lecture Topics Week 1 Introduction to Art in the Age of Enlightenment Week 2 French Rococo Painting Week 3 Gendering eighteenth-century art Week 4 Intimacy and Idealism in art Week 5 Naturalism and new genres Week 6 Rediscovering Classical Antiquity Week 7 From private to public exhibitions and critique Week 8 Art and scientific discovery Week 9 Art and exploration Week 10 Research Essay Workshop Week 11 Propaganda in an era of revolutions Week 12 The Spirit of Romanticism
Specific Course Requirements
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Seminar presentation Formative and summative
10% 1, 2, 4, 5 Seminar short essay Formative and summative Weeks 4-12 20% 1, 3, 4, 5 Visual analysis Summative During semester 25% 1, 2, 3 Research essay Summative End of semester 45% 1-5
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must submit the Research Essay (45%) to pass the course.
Assessment task Description Word count Seminar presentation Students will be required to deliver one short oral presentation with images on a seminar topic (weeks 4-12). 10 minutes Seminar short essay Students will be required to write a short essay on a prescribed question or critically review a journal article on the seminar presentation topic. 1,000 words Visual analysis Students will be required to write a visual analysis of one prescribed work of art. 1,000 words Research essay Students will be required to write a research essay on a prescribed question. 2,500 words
SubmissionThe three major assessment tasks (Seminar Short Essay / Visual Analysis / Research Essay) must be submitted on Turnitin via 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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