Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3045: Aesthetics

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • The nature of beauty and ugliness
  • The value of art; the sublime
  • Art and morality
  • High and low art
  • Music and the expression of emotion
  • Everyday aesthetics

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2hrs weekly seminars
Guided Independent Study45Weekly assigned readings
Guided Independent Study10Preparation for class discussion
Guided Independent Study23Preparation for essay
Guided Independent Study50Preparation for final examination

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).