Art and Encounter

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Art and Encounter

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Focused on key episodes of cross-cultural encounter from throughout the history of art, this course introduces students to questions of difference and continuity through a consideration of significant artworks and practices. The course incorporates aspects of New Zealand, Maori and Pacific art into a broader history of contact and exchange. 50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

    Course Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. understand key episodes of cross-cultural encounter and artistic exchange within the chronology of a global art history;
    2. analyse and interpret the dynamics of artistic influence and change within contexts of cross-cultural encounter
    3. gather and organise relevant information and evidence from artworks and published material (i.e. secondary sources) and to further their ability to construct an argument using this material;
    4. present material which is coherent and well-written and which demonstrates an understanding and application of the conventions of academic writing (including appropriate citation, referencing and documentation).

    Art Assignment 20%
    Essay 30%
    Final Exam 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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