History of Art and Technology I

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is an introduction of the students to the history of art and technology with special emphasis on the theories and techniques, which have been or are currently prevailing in the areas of art experience and aesthetics.
Together with History of Art and Technology II the module introduces students to examples of artists, artworks and historic events that are significant to the history of art and technology. Using the teaching forms of lectures, workshops and seminars, the module will introduce problems regarding description and analysis of artworks.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following area:

  • History of Art and Technology I

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge in

  • central themes and historic developments relevant to the field of art and technology
  • central works of art from art history, relevant to the field of art and technology
  • the historic contexts and conditions of the field of art and technology

 

Skills

Skills in

  • producing systematic descriptions of works of art
  • applying central concepts and analytical methods within the field of history of art and technology
  • identifying and extracting important concepts, trends and themes from art history

Competences

Competencies in

  • comparing art works from selected art periods as regards artistic expression, technological contents, and experience effect
  • Make active connections between historical examples and the student´s own practice.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities.

Exam

Exams

Name of examHistory of Art and Technology I
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Active participation in the module’s series of lectures and other course related activities is required. Active participation is defined as reading of set literature, 80 % attendance of the module’s series of lectures and other course related activities, contribution to the module’s discussion sessions through presentations and active participation in discussions as well as hand in of all assignments.
Form of examination: c)

Re-exam:
An internal written examination.
Hand in: Individual.
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. One examiner evaluates the assignment.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages.
In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKunst- og teknologihistorie I
Module codeBAART20194
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
1st semester
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities