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(ART 442) Reading in Aesthetics

Problems and methods in aesthetic evaluation, appreciation, and criticism.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites ART 201 and either 202 or 316 and senior standing
Offered Fall
Programs Art Education (BA), Visual Arts (BA), Visual Arts (BFA), Film Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define art and identify its functions and purposes.
  2. Explain criteria and use appropriate terminology in making judgments about art.
  3. Know key philosophers’ writings on aesthetics and debates about art.
  4. Analyze socio-political and cultural issues surrounding art.
  5. Defend one’s own position about art.