Spring 2017 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course explores what constitutes a work of art, and ways in which works of art can be perceived and interpreted. An analysis of the elements of art works and performances will serve as a platform for discussing aesthetics, creativity, expression and the artistsâ€™ place in society.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
1. Students will gain experience in perceiving the elements of art and in analyzing themes and developmental techniques.
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to relate to and articulate responses to art.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to express ideas related to the arts in the 21st Century.
Required Textbooks and Materials:1. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink; 2. Glittering Images by Camille Paglia; 3) The Twentieth Century Performance Reader by Huxley and Witts
Other assigned readings will be online.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Grading Policy: Grades: attendance/class discussions (30%), Short written assignments (30%), Projects (30%), Final Project (10%). All papers must be carefully edited for clarity of thought, grammar and spelling.