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 - Knowledge and understanding).
As the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- apply knowledge and understanding in solving independently the interpretation of differents kinds of written sources coming from differents linguistic and cultural areas, and be able to contextualized them in their historical milieu (2° Descriptor - Applying knowledge and understanding);
- handle complexity of judgements and information on the artistic activity and on its differents actors (3° Descriptor - Makink judgements);
- communicate clearly and unambiguously knowledge through the specialized terminology (4° Descriptor - Communication skills);
- develop additional skills in being able to study independently and to analyze critically the sources, through the methodology research in art history (5° Descriptor - Learning skills).
The threshold learning minimum outcomes are the student's ability to recognize different kind of sources through the analysis of their special characters and instructive potential, by applying critical interpretation and a proper research methodology.