The course aims to provide students, according to the Dublin Descriptors for the bachelor’s degree (First cycle - European Qualification Framework Level 6), with adequate knowledge and understanding of the history of art, (i.e. its meanings, its cultural role, its social impact) through the social history of art (1° Descriptor - Knowledge and understanding).
At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• demonstrate, by applying knowledge and understanding, to be professionally able to solve through the creation of arguments, different kinds of issues relating to the social history of art (2° Descriptor - Applying knowledge and understanding);
• have the ability to independently collect and understand the sources for the history of art, including the consideration on connected social, scientific or ethic issues (3° Descriptor - Making judgements);
• communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions on the history of cultural and artistic heritage and its connections with social contexts of reference to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (4° Descriptor - Communication skills);
• improve the learning skills that are necessary to continue undertaking further study with a high degree of autonomy in the field of cultural and more specific, artistic heritage (5° Descriptor - Learning skills).
The threshold learning minimum outcomes are the student's ability to find its way in the social history of art field, with its methodological approaches, by applying the knowledge of cultural heritage, its history, and its peculiar characteristics, with attention to various social and historical contexts of reference.