Narratives of Modernity 1850s - 1940s

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Narratives of Modernity 1850s - 1940s

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • 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

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course examines how art, design and media practices responded to the modernist notion of progress exemplified in technological change and urbanization and the consequences of social dislocation and mechanized war. Covering the period from the mid-19th Century to WW2, the course demonstrates the importance of an historical perspective to contemporary culture and society. Topics explored include the development of the moving image, ?primitivism? and utopias, international exhibitions, and changing attitudes to modern life expressed in painting, sculpture, photography, graphics and design.

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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