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Module Title LH Politics, Music and the Arts
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 29306
Module Lead Stephen Bates
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Our politics has always shaped – and been shaped by – music and the arts. This module allows you to explore the interaction between the political world and the arts world by studying works produced by musicians, photographers, architects, painters, authors, directors and entertainers in three key years in the political history of the Twentieth Century: 1937, 1968 and 1989. More specifically, you will consider: 1. the political message(s) of particular works of art and whether these messages contribute to, or detract from it as a piece of art; 2. the broader political and socio-economic context within which the work of art was produced; and 3. the impact of the work of art, or its creator(s), on the political and social world.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to: Develop a critical appreciation of the impact of particular pieces of art on politics and society more broadly Analyse and critically assess the political messages of particular pieces of art Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the political, cultural and socio-economic context within which particular art works were produced Express and justify their opinions on a range of art works
Assessment 29306-01 : Pre-Recorded Presentation & Bib : Presentation (25%)
29306-04 : 3500 Word Essay : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1 x pre-recorded presentation with annotated bibliography (25%, calculated at: 12.5% for the presentation and 12.5% for the annotated bibliography); 1 x 3500 word essay (75%)

Reassessment: N/A
Other There are two exchange versions of this module (30557 and 30561)
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