Course Title : Epoch and Intercultural Brand
Code Course
Credits ECTS
COM 414-1 C 2 4 0 0 4.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The series of lectures themed "Cultural ages and streams" will describe, present and interpret the great streams, traditions and artistic styles that have characterized the different civilizations eras, from the ancient times till the actual situation of modern society. In this series of lectures will prevail an analytic of cultural logics in creating the traditions and great styles that constitute the features of historic and cultural eras. The lectures will be conceived considering the spiritual attempts and the spirit of civilized formations, to give as better as it can an impression on the taste of the beauty, philosophy, ethics and the force of imagination, conform the respective and adequate perception. Also, we will look into the co-existence of styles and traditions in bringing a new artistic formation, the support and exhaustion of the previous experience in founding new traditions. From the analysis of the affecting factors, we will evidence the deep passions, the spiritual relations with the politics, war, fatalities and different religious and social utopias. During the lecture series "Cultural ages and streams" we will discuss about the most important and sustainable paradigms of styles that have characterized civilization in the last 2000 years. The essence of cultural and artistic phenomena that identifies cultural eras through canon shaping and the endeavor to surpass it will be discussed as well. Apart the theoretic and interpretative part, the lectures will come with an illustrating basis in visual arts, music and literature. A special dedication will go to theoretic platforms, philosophical treatises and artistic manifestos, that aim to bring the key interpretation of phenomenological explanation of cultural eras and streams.
Objectives This course aims to: - Equip the student with comprehensive knowledge on theoretic and illustrative basis of great eras and styles, making visibly perceptible their features from each-other, which means knowledge of arts nomocracy and epochal tastes in the historical context. - To focus the students on the impact and huge role that art and cultures has in the change and evolution of the civilizing conscience structure as a reflection of the accumulated experience during centuries. - To enable to the students a qualifying knowledge for the artistic heritage of cultural eras, as a key to explain the social and historical spirit and the humanitarian essence as well of the world art according to cultural eras and epochs, as well the democratic greatness in spiritual enrichment of the human being through sustainable art values. - To get to learn how to appreciate and value the great art, created upon great ethic, religious and utopist values; to learn the progress mechanism of the spiritual being upon material tendencies in the random and utilitarian explanation of reality. - and thus, to get to know how to build a more efficient communication relationship with aesthetic values based in symbols and symbolic of spiritual experience in surpassing the individual and social crisis.
Course Outline
1Concept of culture
2Prehistoric to antiquity (24.000 B.C. - 0 A.D)
3Prehistoric to antiquity (0 A.D. - 500 A.D.)
4Middle Age (500 - 1000)
5Middle Age (1000 - 1500)
6Renaissance and Mannerism (1500 -1600)
7Renaissance and Mannerism (1600 -1700)
8Midterm Paper
9From Baroque to Neoclassicism (1700 - 1800)
10From Baroque to Neoclassicism (1700 - 1800)
11From Romanticism to realism and naturalism (1800 - 1900)
12From Romanticism to realism and naturalism (1800 - 1900)
13Modern Age (1900 - 2000)
14Modern Age (1900 - 2000)
15Discussion of the course concepts
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1To know the student with the basic rules of the art of writing
2The student must carry papers with high scientific level
3The student might analyse an artistic product in its cultural background
4The student might to distinguish the main featurs of the major cultural trends and of the periods that produced them
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects140
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 100
Midterms 0100
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 140
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.6

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