Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This section of Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities will have as its focus aesthetic criticism and its use as a tool to help us better understand a given work of art. Structural elements such as form and content, as well as elements in art used to create oppositions, parallels, and transference will be addressed to see how they contribute to the formation and the aesthetic nature of viable works in art. One example will be used in order to show how music can reflect literature. We will study Steinbeck's work *The Red Pony* and listen to Aaron Copland's orchestral suite derived from this literary work. How can this be? What parallels are involved, and what are the tools and techniques involved that make this work?
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Peridic brief aesthetic essays and class presentations by each class member.