Dada And Surrealism HISTART4016

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with a comprehensive working knowledge of two of the key movements of early twentieth century art - Dada and Surrealism - and of the intimate historical relations between them
To provide students with a strong sense of the chronological unfolding of these movements, and of variations that were manifested in specific geographical locations

To provide students with a sense of the philosophical and ideological similarities and differences between Dada and Surealism

To provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the key individuals ( artists, writers and theoreticans ) involved in these movements and with some of the key works of art produced in the context of Dada and Surrealism

To encourage students to be aware of the ways in which contemporary theoretical concerns - with issues of gender and ethnicity for example - can be mapped onto the concerns of Dada and Surrealism

Timetable

This course will be taught in two one-hour sessions each week: a lecture and a seminar.
There will be one seminar presentation by each student during the course.

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Honours may be either through completion at Grade band C+ (14/20) or higher at the first sitting of the Level 2 7FKV or through completion of a combination of two of the three Level 2 courses 8CAV, 8CBV and 9UVV at Grade band C+ (14/20). Single Junior Honours is a prerequisite for Single Senior Honours and Joint Junior Honours is a prerequisite for Joint Senior Honours.(103H /103F)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To provide students with a comprehensive working knowledge of two of the key movements of early twentieth century art - Dada and Surrealism - and of the intimate historical relations between them
To provide students with a strong sense of the chronological unfolding of these movements, and of variations that were manifested in specific geographical locations

To provide students with a sense of the philosophical and ideological similarities and differences between Dada and Surealism

To provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the key individuals ( artists, writers and theoreticans ) involved in these movements and with some of the key works of art produced in the context of Dada and Surrealism

To encourage students to be aware of the ways in which contemporary theoretical concerns - with issues of gender and ethnicity for example - can be mapped onto the concerns of Dada and Surrealism

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate a sense of the chronological scope, thematic complexity and aesthetic achievements of both Dada and Surrealism. They will have achieved this by :

Identifying and assessing historical developments, philosophical principles, key artists, key thematic concerns etc

Critically examining in seminars theoretical texts relating to the movements

Addressing key questions relating to Dada and Surrealism by means of short, focused seminar papers, and, on the basis of feedback received in the seminars and tutorials, producing essays which use these papers as a basis

Regularly confronting and analysing works of Dada and Surrealist art in the context of seminars

Evaluating the material they have been presented with in lectures and seminars in order to write considered and critically informed responses to questions posed in examinations

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.