ARTD 3177 Art Theory and Criticism

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as ART 73.10.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Through readings, writing, museum visits, class discussion, and student presentations, students learn to interpret and analyze works of art through the different approaches of art history, art criticism, and art theory. Exploration of multiple perspectives on art across cultures and periods, including new materials and definitions of contemporary art. Topics include biography, formal analysis, iconography, social history, gender, race, psychoanalysis, modernism, poststructuralism.

Prerequisite: Art 1050 [1.3] or Core Studies 2.1 or Core Curriculum 1120 [1.2] or Art 1010 and three additional credits in art history courses.


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