Course Descriptions - Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture GWST 2900   Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Why have all human beings, at all times and in all places, made art? In order to understand the role of visual culture, this course will explore broad themes in global art production, such as sex, death, religion, race, knowledge, power and entertainment. Students will be encouraged to consider cross-cultural perspectives and trans-historical connections in their study of visual culture. They will be introduced to different ‘ways of seeing' including an introduction to Indigenous visual culture through a regional study of North America and the fundamentals of traditional art history with a chronology of western stylistic movements. Students will develop the skills to describe, analyze and think critically about the visually saturated world in which they live.
CROSS-LISTING: HIST 2900.03