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Contemporary Art History

Course NumberART 255W
Credits3
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.
Objectives:
  1. Classify specific contemporary artists and artworks into relevant stylitic trends or movements

Use relevant art historical vocabulary in discussion of contemporary art.
Objectives:
  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
Objectives:
  1. Employ formalist, iconographic, Marxist, feminist, biographical, semiological, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic methodologies in written analysis of contemporary artworks




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