2017 Graduate Methodologies in Culture and Arts F1

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Ito Asa  Kawamura Aya 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6(W9-910)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.U462
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/11/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course consists of two parts. In the first part the instructor introduces theory and history of modern design. In the second part students will learn history and problem of relationship between art and society.
This course aims to understand history and various theories of the plastic arts. In the end of this course students will learn a critical way of thinking about modern art and design.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course students will:
・ obtain knowledge about modern art and design.
・ be familiar with basic concepts for understanding the plastic arts.
・ explain and comment on works of the plastic arts.

Keywords

modern art, contemporary art, art criticism, design

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In the first part the instructor give lectures by explaining history and theory of modern design. Students will be requested to write short comments. After the lecture, the instructor will give a review of them and all participants will have a further discussion referring them. Presentation and text reading are also planned.
In the second part students will appreciate modern art in various ways. At the end of course students will design a workshop to appreciate works of art in a group.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Examining modern design.
Class 2 Arts and Crafts Examining Arts and Crafts.
Class 3 Art Nouveau and World Exhibition Examining Art Nouveau
Class 4 Bauhaus and Modernization in German Examining Bauhaus.
Class 5 Revolution and Russian Constructivism Examining Constructivism.
Class 6 De Stijl : Integrating painting, design and architecture Examining De Stjle
Class 7 Eams and American Design Examining American design
Class 8 Presentation and Discussion Students give presentations about modern art.
Class 9 Introduction Explain the difference between art and design
Class 10 Lecture: Japanese Contemporary Art in 1960 Explain the cultural situation of Japanese in 1960
Class 11 Lecture: Expo '70 Explain the points of discussion concerning Expo' 70
Class 12 Lecture: Japanese Contemporary Art in 1970 Explain the cultural situation of Japanese in 1970
Class 13 Critical reading and Presentation(1) Make a presentation about your research
Class 14 Critical reading and Presentation(2) Make a presentation about your research
Class 15 Critical reading and Presentation(2) Make a presentation about your research

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Related books and articles will be referred as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class participation: 50%, Final paper: 50%

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Familiar to fundamental knowledge of the plastic arts.

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