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Unit Overview

Description
This unit focuses on the methodologies of art history through a close examination of texts that have played a significant role in shaping the discipline. It develops some of the themes of the preparatory Level 3 unit, VISA3330 Art Theory, but instead of examining the contexts of research on art, the unit aims to examine the practices of art historians. These include but are not limited to visual analysis, archival research, institutional critique and revisionism. It does this through critiquing a series of texts that have been significant in employing particular methodologies in art history, examining both these methodologies and the way they have been employed in constructing arguments.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in History of Art [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) recognise different art historical methodologies and apply selected methodologies within their own research and (2) critically assess their own research methods against the standards of best international practice.
Assessment

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Arvi Wattel
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours in History of Art
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
VISA4406 The History of Art History
Contact hours
3 hour seminar per fortnight
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