The Apocalypse, Antichrist And The End Of Time In Medieval Art

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Apocalypse, Antichrist And The End Of Time In Medieval Art

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • 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 survey medieval interpretations of the Apocalypse across time and artistic media
    --to evaluate current critical approaches to the analysis of medieval Apocalypse imagery
    --to examine the role played by eschatological imagery in broader contemporary religious and
    political propaganda campaigns
    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    --Identify and articulate the popular Christian beliefs and iconographical traditions that
    informed medieval apocalypse and Antichrist pictorial cycles.
    --Identify and articulate the stylistic, technical and compositional elements of medieval pictorial
    --Outline the ways in which eschatological traditions have served changing political
    agendas during the Middle Ages.
    --Research and present themes coherently both orally and in 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.

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