Art and Visual Culture I (ARTH 120.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
ARTH 120 01 May 2018 Sandra Herron
ARTH 120 01 September 2017 Jonathon Bath
ARTH 120 01 May 2017 Sandra Herron
ARTH 120 01 September 2016 Sandra Herron
ARTH 120 97 September 2016 Grant McConnell
ARTH 120 E41 September 2016 Bruce Russell
ARTH 120 01 May 2016


This introductory class explores the production, dissemination and consumption of art, architecture and visual culture up to and including the 1600s. In a series of case studies drawn from differing cultures and geographies both local and global, it will consider a range of questions including: What is the role of the artist, builder and designer in society? What are the media, genres and contexts for communicating thought, and how and when do they engage in cultural, social and political action (if they do)? What does it take for art and visual culture to open up a space for relating to the world we live in, differently? How does the study of art, architecture and visual culture from the past generate curiosity, expand understandings, and ask new questions, in the present moment? This class will engage with these and other demanding questions.


Students with credit for ART 110 or ART 120 may not take this course for credit.

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