3302 Art and Cultural History

Course Objectives

The students will gain basic knowledge and insight into Norwegian and European history of culture and art from 1750 to the present. They will learn to discuss cultural themes in the context of contemporary society. They will also acquire knowledge concerning the principal epochs and trends within the various art forms, and the role of art in society. Students will also learn how ideas and conceptions are expressed through art.

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to European and Norwegian art and cultural history from 1750 to 2005, and includes the following topics:

Economic and social changes

Principal characteristics of social interaction and cooperation in villages and towns

Ideas and conceptions

Development of principal art and cultural institutions

The role of art and the artist in society

Principal epochs and trends in pictorial art, architecture, music and literature

Learning Methods

Lectures, group work, study trips spread over 2 semesters.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory written assignment which counts for 30 % of the final grade. 5-hour written final examination which counts for 70 % of the final grade. Graded marks.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <Birgit.NorendalSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ralph Ingemar Stålberg - 16/06/2006