Art and Cognition

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LBA026B05
Vaknaam Art and Cognition
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Leerdoelen Students can elaborate on basic concepts and main theoretical perspectives in the sciences of cognition. They can name and describe the main historical developments. They know about the basic cognitive functions and can characterize them. They are able to think about the arts, and about culture, from an evolutionary perspective. They can explain how art is studied from a cognitive perspective.
Omschrijving This module offers an introduction into the cognitive perspective on art. It has four, sometimes overlapping, focal points:
1. Basic forms of cognition, such as: memory, perception, thinking, language and imagination.
2. Principles of evolutionary thinking about culture and the arts.
3. The characteristics of art, and the arts, as form(s) of cognition.
4. History of, and perspectives in the cognitive sciences.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, veldwerk, werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. B.P. van Heusden
Docent(en) dr. A. Wah
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden Completed first year of study (propedeuse). Good knowledge of English (understanding, speaking, reading and writing). This course is part of the minor package of 30 ECTS. Enrollment for the individual course is not possible.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students - semester I b verplicht
Facultaire Minor Arts, Cognition and Criticism 3 semester I b keuzegroep
Minor Culture and Cognition 3 semester I b verplicht