Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture - Honours Seminar in Early Modern Studies: The Development of Aesthetic Theory in the Early Modern Period EMSP 4500X/Y    Honours Seminar in Early Modern Studies: The Development of Aesthetic Theory in the Early Modern Period
CREDIT HOURS: 6
While the arts have been a topic of theoretical concern since antiquity, it is only in the early modern period that aesthetics emerged as an independent field of inquiry. This seminar will consider how the various understandings of the arts with which the early modern period began developed into the independent field of aesthetics. Throughout the course, art and literature of the period will be studied in conjunction with theoretical texts. This course may be designated as fulfilling the honours qualifying examination requirements for an EMSP Combined Honours BA (see section 6 of Degree Program above). Students are also welcome to take this course as an elective with the permission of the instructor.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: Honours registration in Early Modern Studies or permission of the instructor. Restricted to students in 3rd year and above.