Content

Students will explore the symbolic world of European and Australian art (including work by Aboriginal artists) to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the representation of selected key aspects of Christian belief. Drawing specifically on the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in dialogue with other images, we will consider how various artistic approaches illuminate changing perspectives on diverse themes in order to resource theological conversation.

Unit Code: AR2110P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Religious Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify significant dates, people and themes in the history of Protestantism in the 18th-mid-20th centuries

2.

Apply key principles of artistic and theological interpretation to a range of art works

3.

Evaluate the interplay of context and tradition (both artistic and theological) in the work of a visual artist

4.

Communicate an understanding of the treatment of a central Biblical and/or theological theme in the work of a visual artist;

Pedagogy

Intensive: Lecture, tutorial, site visits to the National Gallery of Victoria, provision of online resources to galleries elsewhere

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay 1 (500 words)

30.0

Essay 2 (2500 words)

40.0

Presentation (online or f2f) of 1000 words

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-05 11:58:49 +1100