• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts

This course will explore the responses of artists to war and conflict since the Renaissance up to the present with a particular focus on the modern period. It examines a diverse range of Australian and international works, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video, and considers their modes of presentation, dissemination, critical reception and impact. Ethical and social issues are discussed in depth, as are the relationships between commissioning organisations, artists and audiences. There is a strong focus throughout on object-based analysis with several classes being held at the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery and the National Library.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. describe the major artistic responses to war and conflict since the Renaissance;
  2. describe the ethical and social issues raised by artists' involvement in or responses to war and conflict;
  3. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the impact and affects of war and conflict imagery;
  4. research and access information on art, war and conflict and organise your research into compelling and intelligent arguments; and
  5. speak with confidence about ideas and issues relating to art, war and conflict.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral presentation, 10 minutes, and paper of 1500 words (30) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  2. Annotated bibliography, 1500 words (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Research essay, 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,4]
  4. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

Semester 1 Class Summary information (available under the Classes tab) on this publication is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available via Wattle and students should have been advised by the offering College. Find out more information on the University's response to COVID-19 here.

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Workload

Semester length delivery

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.


Intensive delivery

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm) ; and

b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH2082.

Prescribed Texts

None

Preliminary Reading

Geoffrey Batchen, ed., Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis, 2012

Betty Churcher, The Art of War, 2005

Pia Cunio (ed.) Artful Armies, Beautiful Battles: Art and Warfare in Early Modern Europe, 2002

Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory, 2000

Andrea Liss, Trespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography and the Holocaust, 1998

James Young, At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture, 2000

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4045 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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