HART2370 Global Art Histories
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the History of Art major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
- Level 2 elective
- This unit traces global developments in art and material culture through a series of case studies focusing on the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. The unit is not a survey of global art but instead concentrates on the increasing globalisation and its impact on the production and reception of art across different cultures in Latin America, South and East Asia, Africa and Europe. Exploring issues such as national vs transnational, cultural encounter, ethnography, cross-cultural exchange and cultural transfer (acculturation, transculturation, hybridization, etc.), this unit critically investigates what constitutes ‘globalisation' and the ‘global' in art and culture. Simultaneously, we will survey current theoretical and historiographical discourses regarding Global art history or World art history and critically revaluate art history as a (Western) discipline. The unit is designed to stimulate critical thinking and writing, shape research skills and develop the capacity to speak to multiple audiences.
- Students are able to (1) recognise key concepts in the globalisation of art and material culture; (2) describe global developments in art and material culture; (3) critically analyse the latest scholarship in global and world art history; (4) compare contemporary understandings of globalisation to earlier phenomena; and (5) develop a compelling, coherent and well-structured argument in a written paper.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) short essay; (2) long essay; and (3) oral assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Arvi Wattel
- Unit rules
- HART1000 Great Moments in Art
HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
- Contact hours
- Up to 3 hours per week.
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