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240522 SE The Power of Images (P4) (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 16.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 16.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 18.01. 11:30 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 19.01. 11:30 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

- This is an interactive course. Students will work individually or in group (according to number of registrations), under supervision of the teacher.

- No lectures of the teacher!

- Instead of asking 'what is a picture', this course rather asks about 'the power of pictures'. This closely relates a) to the phenomena of iconoclasm, and b) to various forms of social art that have grown since the new millenium (but not only).

- The goals of this course are:

1) to get acquainted with major literature to the topic;

2) to be trained in researching;

3) to train scholarly debate;

3) training in writing scholarly papers.

Assessment and permitted materials


Marking is dependent of the following criteria:

- Active participation in seminar sessions; 30%

- Final presentation; 30%

- Final paper: 40%:

1) Production of a Paper (3.000 to 4.000 words per student, incl. footnotes and references).

2) Literature - 30%

3) Structure - 30%

4) Argument - 40%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation to discussions, final paper, and final presentations all have to be positive

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40