Jan 22, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

FINA 310 Contemporary Issues

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

This seminar addresses select theories and critical ideas fine artists should know. Issues include traditional investigations of aesthetics, the history of art movements like Modernism and Post-Modernism, as well as media and visual popular culture. Connections will be made between ideas, theories, and practices that show up in the work of relevant 20th century artists and in all media. Emphasis is on how philosophy, art history, art criticism, and cultural studies can be used by the artist to understand the contemporary climate, not only in the art world at large, but also in the personal world of the individual artist. The goal is the illumination of connections between artists and the ideas and artistic approaches of the modern era with emphasis on the last few decades.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment to Fine Arts majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.