The course aims to provide students, according to the Dublin Descriptors for the Master's degree (Second cycle - European Qualification Framework Level 7), with adequate knowledge and understanding of works of art, through exegesis and critical interpretation of their sources (1° Descriptor).
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- apply knowledge and understanding in solving independently the interpretation of different kinds of written sources coming from different linguistic and cultural areas, and to contextualize them in their historical milieu (2° Descriptor);
- handle complexity of judgements and information on the artistic activity and on its differents actors (3° Descriptor);
- communicate clearly and unambiguously through the specialized terminology (4° Descriptor);
- develop additional skills allowing to study independently and to analyze critically the sources, through the methodology research in art history (5° Descriptor).
The minimum learning threshold is the student's ability to recognize different kinds of sources through the analysis of their special characters and instructive potential, by applying critical interpretation and a proper research methodology.