Celtic art and architecture (online) ADED11998E
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 5
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course examines the development of Celtic art and architecture across Europe from the Bronze Age to the early medieval period (c. 1200 BCE - 900 CE). Students will explore the imagination and socio-cultural identities of early Celtic peoples through close analysis of their artwork and common architectural styles, including studying a range of artistic artefacts on different media (such as metalwork, sculpture, wood, and manuscripts) and cross-examining important domestic, religious, and defensive sites.
Block 4, Weeks 1-5
2 hours per week for 5 weeks
Requirements of Entry
Commentary exercise on a piece of Celtic artwork (500 words) (50%)
Commentary exercise on one example of early Celtic architecture (500 words) (50%)
This course aims to:
■ Provide students with the unique opportunity to study complementary aspects of ancient Celtic history and culture
■ Introduce the comparative visual analysis of primary artefacts and site descriptions.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
• Recognise patterns common to ancient and medieval Celtic artwork
• Identify specific ancient and early medieval Celtic architectural structures and their functions
• Evaluate art historical evidence and archaeological evidence.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.