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Contemporary Art History

Course NumberART 255W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3; or any ENG Composition I course with a grade of "C" or higher; or ART 152W with a grade of "C" or higher. Examines Contemporary Art using contemporary theoretical methods. Engages in readings, discussions, and written analysis of globally recognized artists, artworks, and stylistic trends. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify art historically relevant styles and artworks from contemporary global culture.
  1. Classify specific contemporary artists and artworks into relevant stylitic trends or movements

Use relevant art historical vocabulary in discussion of contemporary art.
  1. Describe contemporary artworks
  2. Analyze contemporary artworks employing contemporary theoretical analytic methods such as: formalism, iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography, semiology, deconstuction, and psychoanalysis

Construct various effective written analysis of contemporary images
  1. Employ formalist, iconographic, Marxist, feminist, biographical, semiological, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic methodologies in written analysis of contemporary artworks

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