Pluralism in Nineteenth Century Art

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pluralism in Nineteenth Century Art

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Art in Nineteenth Century Europe. Particular attention given to the socio-political context of art production and issues of gender identity.

    The study of nineteenth century art in Europe has proven a particularly fruitful ground for art historical approaches informed by marxism and feminism. This interest reflects the changes in the material and social conditions of the period, which have also been instrumental in redefining gender roles and differences. Through selected case studies, the course examines the varied art production of the nineteenth century and enhances student understanding of relevant critical approaches.

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Relate selected works of art to relevant nineteenth century cultural context(s);
    2. Analyse scholarly views on selected topics related to nineteenth century art;
    3. Demonstrate familiarity with the critical approaches deployed in the study of selected works of nineteenth century 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. In class discussion of assigned readings.
    3. In class student presentations of assigned readings.
    4. Individualized assistance during office hours, regarding course material and assessments.
    5. Collaboration with Librarian and the Center of Student Academic Services as to maximize the use of academic support services.
    6. Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post relevant course material, assignment instructions and additional resources. 


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