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Unit Overview

Description
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.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Not available in 2022OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the History of Art major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Arvi Wattel
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
HART1000 Great Moments in Art or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Up to 3 hours per week.
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