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AESTETHICS

CODE 65155
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 9 credits during the 3nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

8 credits during the 1st year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Philosophy)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Basic introduction to the history of aesthetics and the aesthetic concepts. Applications: guided reading of some pages of a main aesthetic text. The course is as general as possible and aims at meeting the requirements of different degree courses.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim is to offer a general outline of basic aesthetic problems. Main points of interest: a general historical introduction; the ontological status of the artistic object; the receiver’s role in the construction of its meaning. Students will be guided through the reading of one or more classics in aesthetics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The specific aim of the course is offering the basic notions of aesthetics and an overview of its history. Main points of interest: the ontological status of the artistic object; the receiver’s role in the construction of its meaning; the relation between aesthetics and psychology, history, and semiotics of arts; the current theoretical debate. It is expected that at the end of the course students have extensive enough knowledge of aesthetics problems and be able to appraise its usefulness for their training. The reading of a classic text during the lessons period is restricted to the students whose load is 9 CFU and aims at considering the actual development of aesthetic arguments, and at training students in a direct text interpretation. 

PREREQUISITES

Prerequisite for students of Philosophy is a knowledge of the history of philosophy at a university level.

TEACHING METHODS

Term of a course: 54 hours (36 for students whose load is 6 or 8 CFU) of frontal lessons, learning tests and discussion. A seminarial reading is planned for students whose load is 9 CFU. Students of the Degree Program in Product and Event Design are bound to produce a Power Point or .pdf slide show (10 minutes maximum, and approved by the professor) on the relation between image and inscription within a design sub-sector (to be chosen among advertising, packaging, websites, instruction manuals, logos, comic books, illustrated books, journals, etc.). Students of the first-cycle Degree Program in Philosophy can write an essay (approved by the professor) on one of the topics addressed during the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Fundamentals of history of aesthetics. Major topics in aesthetics. Constructivist aesthetics.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Fundamentals of history of aesthetics. Major topics in aesthetics. Constructivist aesthetics.

Reading of Aristotle's Poetics.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students whose load is 6 CFU

E. PANOFSKY, Idea. Contributo alla storia dell'estetica, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 2006.
W. TATARKIEWICZ, Storia di sei idee, Aesthetica, Palermo 2011.

Supplementary texts and secondary literature will be recommended at the beginning of the course. Some supplementary essays can be found on the page of the course in Aulaweb

 

Bibliography for students enrolled in the Politechnic School, who are bound to only follow the course for 6 CFU

W. TATARKIEWICZ, Storia di sei idee, Aesthetica, Palermo 2011.

R. FALCINELLI, Critica portatile al visual design, Einaudi, Torino 2014

Supplementary texts and secondary literature will be recommended at the beginning of the course. Some supplementary essays can be found on the page of the course in Aulaweb

 

Bibliography for students whose load is 9 CFU

E. PANOFSKY, Idea. Contributo alla storia dell'estetica, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 2006.

W. TATARKIEWICZ, Storia di sei idee, Aesthetica, Palermo 2011.

ARISTOTELE, Poetica, ed. a scelta.

Supplementary texts and secondary literature will be recommended at the beginning of the course. Some supplementary essays can be found on the page of the course in Aulaweb

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

OSCAR MEO (President)

ILARIA BOEDDU

LETTERIO MAURO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Term of a course: 54 hours (36 for students whose load is 6 or 8 CFU) of frontal lessons, learning tests and discussion. A seminarial reading is planned for students whose load is 9 CFU. Students of the Degree Program in Product and Event Design are bound to produce a Power Point or .pdf slide show (10 minutes maximum, and approved by the professor) on the relation between image and inscription within a design sub-sector (to be chosen among advertising, packaging, websites, instruction manuals, logos, comic books, illustrated books, journals, etc.). Students of the first-cycle Degree Program in Philosophy can write an essay (approved by the professor) on one of the topics addressed during the course.

LESSONS START

September 27, 2018

Class schedule

AESTETHICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination. The students enrolled in the Polytechnic School will produce a Power Point or .pdf slide show (10 minutes maximum, and approved by the professor) on a topic approved by the professor. In front of the examining board the Students enrolled in the Degree Course of Philosophy whose load is 9 CFU will interpret a passage of the classical text expounded in class.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During each class, active interaction and debate are encouraged through discussion on single topics. During the final exam, an individual oral exam, the examination board will evaluate the level of students’ comprehension and ability to broach the subject. Students who have understood the basic concepts of the course and are able to present them in a clear, coherent way, with essential terminology, but who barely outline the main ideas, lacking in-depth knowledge, will be graded as "pass". Students who are able to present concepts in depth and to develop them autonomously with logically sound arguments, references to other topics addressed during the course, appropriate and clever personal observations, and who have a strong command of specific terminology, will be graded as "excellent". Since students from different study programs are attending the course, their background and specific professional needs will be taken into account for assessment purposes. Students of the Degree Program in Product and Event Design are bound to produce a Power Point or .pdf slide show (10 minutes maximum, and approved by the professor) on the relation between image and inscription within a design sub-sector (to be chosen among advertising, packaging, websites, instruction manuals, logos, comic books, illustrated books, journals, etc.). Students of the first-cycle Degree Program in Philosophy can write an essay (approved by the professor) on one of the topics addressed during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'appello di dicembre 2018 è riservato agli studenti iscritti all'esame nell'A.A. 17/18 e precedenti. Non possono iscriversi gli studenti iscritti all'esame nell'A.A, 18/19
31/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale