Topics in the History of Photography
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
40 200-level ARTH pts
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This course examines particular topics drawn from throughout the history of photography, from the medium's conception in the late 18th century through to contemporary art practices. The course will focus on photography since the 1960s. 100% internal assessment.
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 (i.e. secondary sources) and to further your ability 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).
First Essay, 2500-3000 words 40%
Second Essay, 2500-3000 words 40%
A Slide Test, 50 minutes 20%
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