Topics in Colonial Art

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Colonial Art

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 200-level ARTH points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Description
    Beginning with the earliest European artists visiting the Pacific, ARTH 310 investigates issues in the colonial art of Australia and New Zealand within a wider context of colonial traditions, particularly the art of the American 'frontier'. We explore the complex interrelationships between settlers and indigenous peoples, and between colonies and homeland, that inform these vibrant traditions. The course encourages close study of actual artefacts and monuments and includes a field trip to the Alexander Turnbull Library.

    Course Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. analyse and interpret the art of this period within the relevant social, political and theoretical contexts;
    2. gather and organise relevant information and evidence from published material (utilising both primary and secondary sources) and to construct an argument using this material;
    3. 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).

    Assessment
    Essay, 3000 words 40%
    Seminar Presentation, 10-15 minutes 30%
    Examination, two hours 30%

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