Modern Art

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Art

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Artistic practices and key works of modern art relating to the period from the 1900s to the early 1960s.

    The course provides essential information about modern art and investigates its social, economic and political context. It also introduces students to the critical approaches deployed in the study of the art produced in the first half of the twentieth century. The course provides the basis for level 6 course Topics in Modern Art.

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyse visually works of art;
    2. Relate selected works of art to the social, economic and political environment and the historical context of the period;
    3. Demonstrate awareness of critical approaches deployed in the study of modern art.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    1. Formal lectures accompanied by visuals: image power point presentations; image database Artstor; educational films.
    2. Classroom discussion of material presented in formal lectures and assigned reading material.
    3. Individualized assistance during office hours, regarding lecture material, additional reading and assignments.
    4. In-class student presentation of assigned texts.
    5. Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post relevant course material, assignment instructions and additional resources. 


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