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Art Historical Knowledge and Interpretation I

The aim of this course is to enhance the students’ knowledge and skills in general epistemology as well as interpretation theory relating to art history. The language of instruction is English.

The intention is to combine theory and practice for students to acquire a broader range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and gain the knowledge required to make independent choices regarding theory and method in their degree project. In addition, students will gain knowledge of the historical evolution of interpretation theory as it relates to art history and be able to reflect on interdisciplinary questions concerning epistemology and interpretation theory from a more general perspective.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and group exercises. Attendance at all teaching sessions is mandatory, and students are expected to participate actively in seminars and group exercises.


    The course is examined on the basis of an individual take-home examination, as well as the planning and execution of a seminar in groups.



  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Study councellor