Studies of Modernism

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studies of Modernism

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module can only be taken by students wishing to major in art history and in conjunction with the Modernism lecture module AH20030.The Modernism Seminar Series will consider some of the most important themes of Modernism in visual art and augment the lecture series Modernism. Classes are based on group participation through detailed analysis of key works of art, texts and concepts pertaining to the evolution of modernism in the twentieth century. These include primitivism, the role of the public manifesto and the relationship between modernist art and the gallery space. Students are encouraged to develop a keen understanding of the social and intellectual background to modernism by reference to the work of major thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud and Clement Greenberg.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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