History Of Art: Post Colonialism

This course is an introduction to post colonial studies and gives you the opportunity to develop a personal understanding of visual language through the study of non-western literature and culture. You will have the chance to study material from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Near and Middle East. Attention will be paid to colonial and postcolonial concepts such as: the Oriental, the Global, the Cosmopolitan, the Third World and the multicultural.

Who is this course for

This course is an introduction to Post colonial studies and gives you the opportunity to develop a personal understanding of visual language through the study of non-western literature and culture. Suitable for any level.

What does this course cover

The course offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern and postmodern period. You will have the chance to study material from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Near and Middle East. Attention will be paid to colonial and postcolonial concepts such as: the Oriental, the Global, the Cosmopolitan, the Third World and the multicultural.

What will it be like

There will be slide presentations and tutor lectures.
There will also be group discussions and question and answer sessions around culture, religion, technology, social and political developments, in relation to the development of the visual arts.

What else do you need to buy or do

Please bring a notebook and pen to make notes. The tutor will also recommend further reading and works of art to look at to deepen your knowledge and understanding.

What this course could lead to

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies. If you need more detailed advice, please ask a member of reception staff, and a half-hour guidance interview can be arranged for you.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites: floodlight.co.uk; hotcourses.com

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