Albrecht Durer: From Germany To Italy And Back Again

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Albrecht Durer: From Germany To Italy And Back Again

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Course Aims

    To assess Dürer's art in the context of his own interest in Italian sources.

    To examine the wider traditions of German art between c.1450 and c.1530 in the light of Dürer's career.

    To evaluate the wider processes of art-historical categorisation and selection via selected analysis of received critical approaches to the art of Northern Europe.
    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of this course students should be able to:

    Identify, evaluate and contextualise the works of art discussed in the course.

    Critically assess and discuss the broader patterns of artistic development in Northern Europe during the period covered by the course.

    Assess the critical and historical value of such terms as 'Gothic', 'Late Gothic' and 'Renaissance' with reference to materials and themes covered.

    Present and discuss these themes in coherent written form.

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 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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