Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 133206/1954/2021/1/55
Study guide

Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 1

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bridging Programme dance
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music as Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Goossens Dimitri
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

The student has knowledge of the cultural-historical, philosophical and literary context up to the inter-war years.
The student is capable of putting into context culture in general and, more specifically, the performing arts within the larger picture of the spirit of the times and the societal framework.
The student knows (the work of) the most important figures in the history of the performing arts and his or her field in particular up to the inter-war years.
The student's writing is well-structured, clear, and objective.
The student can reflect on the cultural-historical, philosophical, and literary frame of reference.

Course content

Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 1 offers a general cultural and art-historical framework in which important events and evolutions from the (mainly Western) cultural history of prehistory to our century are reviewed and deepened
Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 1 deals with the period from the emergence of culture until 1927. The lines of development that are followed are:
a) a sense of death or vulnerability in relation to cultural production,
b) the evolution of ideas about beauty or the ideal of beauty and
c) the coherence or dialogue between the evolutions of a and b.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Course material (via Digitap) and your own notes.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearKnowledge test100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00