CULT H4707 - Cultural Studies 4

Module Title:Cultural Studies 4
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A variety of teaching & learning strategies will be used. Primarily class based lectures illustrated by case studies. Teaching will be complemented by direct learning based on continuos projects. Appropriate site visits will also form part of the learning experience.
Module Aim: This module introduces students to a range of artists whose work responds to site-specific locations, histories and cultures. It seeks to develop research skills, written and verbal articulacy and to encourage an environment of discussion and informed critical awareness inspired by place-based public art both in Ireland and abroad. The relationship between histories of landscape and histories of geographies are also contextualised through contemporary art practice in this module. Students are also invited to consider how contemporary place-based artists address current socio-ecological issues through collaborations with urban, rural and marginalized communities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 L01 Demonstrate an introductory understanding of Visual Art movements.
LO2 LO2 Demonstrate an effective well researched independent visual analysis of an Irish work of art or design.
LO3 LO3 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the social, political and economic contexts in which artworks, particularly site specific art works, emerge.
LO4 LO4 Communicate an understanding of the protection and management of artworks in the public realm in Ireland.
LO5 LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of art to the tourism, heritage and public realm sectors in Ireland.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
An introduction to Site-specific and Public Art.
This module presents a comprehensive survey of key national and international artists who mediate culture and heritage through their creative practice. It will focus in particular on art that responds to site-specific locations, histories and cultures. It seeks to develop research skills, written and verbal articulacy and to encourage an environment of discussion and informed critical awareness inspired by place-based public art both in Ireland and abroad. This module encourages students to explore the ways in which site-specific and public art practices have contributed to the construction of identity and memory in the 20th and 21st Century. Students are also invited to consider how contemporary place-based artists address current socio-ecological issues through collaborations with urban, rural and marginalized communities.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay A written analysis focusing on the social and cultural context for an Irish historical artwork. 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
Reflective Journal A reflective journal based on field trips that demonstrates an understanding of the significance art to the tourism and event management sector. 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
Presentation A presentation on an international site specific art work and the role it plays in the cultural landscape in which it is situated. 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
Essay An essay focusing on the evolution of Public Art in Ireland using specific case studies to discuss social and cultural context as well as conservation and protection. 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 4.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWTEM_B BSc (Honours) in Tourism and Event Management 4 Elective