Module title: Histories 2: Photography

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD08122
Module leader: Alexander Supartono
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alexander Supartono
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module includes lectures, slides, audio/visual presentations, seminars, gallery visits, external speakers and independent study to provide you with a variety of independent and group learning opportunities. It is supported by VLE to promote student discussion and collaboration outside of class hours. You will explore contemporary photographic practices (LO1) and extend your understanding of audience and context through gallery visits and the production of a review (LO3). You will extend your understanding of the application of critical and historical readings to contemporary photographic practices when preparing your presentation and final essay (LO’s 2 and 4).


Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
With this module you will develop effective time management skills, project management skills, clear presentation skills, and the ability to work within guidelines. The module encourages you to initiate and develop discursive abilities both in class and outside of the lecture with your colleagues to supplement individual learning activities. The module also requires you to develop research skills, academic literacy, critical skills, and the ability to present your ideas effectively.


Assessment (formative or summative)
In this module you will complete 3 summative assessments, in the forms of an exhibition review (LO’s 3 and 4), a presentation (LO’s 1 and 2) and a formal essay (LO’s 1, 2, 3 and 4). Summative assessments will be evaluated on the quality of research, argument, formatting, referencing, and overall presentation.




Research / teaching linkages
Staff research interests and ongoing scholarship support the design and delivery of this module to ensure that it reflects developments in contemporary photographic history.

Supporting equality and diversity
The curriculum of this module presents you with a wide range of subject matter from the medium’s international

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 3, 4 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 20 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 60 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through a series of lectures, seminars and gallery visits you will extend your understanding of contemporary photographic practices from the 1960’s to the present. The impact of technologies, the development of visual literacies and the relevance of historical analysis will be explored. You will further develop your research and critical thinking skills through a review, presentation and an essay.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore the range of contemporary photographic practices.
LO2: Consider the relevance of critical readings to photographic histories.
LO3: Review the contextual reception of contemporary photography
LO4: Develop insight into the role of the photograph as cultural artefact.

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