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UTPS 504 Posters for the People - Using WPA Sources

3 credits 42.0 hours
500 level graduate course

Of the more than 2,000 Works Progress Administration posters known to exist, the Library of Congress has the largest physical collection. These striking silkscreen, lithograph and woodcut posters were designed to promote values and publicize health services, cultural programs, theatrical and musical performances, travel, educational programs, and community activities throughout the United States. In this course, participants learn about the WPA and its mission and how to use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons based on these powerful images through exploring connections to art, history, social science, economics, material processes and visual literacy. The course also includes hands-on printmaking and design studio exercises, mural tours and museum visits.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.