European Symbolism, 1880-1900

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Symbolism, 1880-1900

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • 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

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    This course explores the historiography, practice and theory of European Symbolism to develop a hermeneutically useful understanding of the artistic and intellectual possibilities of this complex and often ill-defined movement.
    This course will provide the opportunity to:
    • Introduce students to the rich theoretical debates on European Symbolism and Modernism
    • Familiarise students with the complex artistic, intellectual, social and political landscapes of late nineteenth-century Europe
    • Impart students with knowledge about the historically specific exchanges between art and science that informed Symbolism
    • Develop students? abilities to critically engage with primary and secondary sources
    • Promote advanced visual analysis skills that enable students to identify different formal languages that could be accommodated by Symbolism

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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