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Art and Design in Context - Lecture

ARTDES 150 .1


Credit Hours: 0
Course Fee: 0
Instructor(s): Funkenstein, Susan
Schedule: TueThu 11:30a-12:30p
Modality: Virtual


Fall 2021

This lec­ture and dis­cus­sion course aims to achieve three main goals: first, to intro­duce stu­dents to key fram­ing con­cepts and top­ics in con­tem­po­rary design and art; sec­ond, to use these con­cepts to ana­lyze case stud­ies in con­tem­po­rary art and design; and third, to enable stu­dents to employ these con­cepts and top­ics to place their own work and that of oth­ers in appro­pri­ate crit­i­cal con­texts. Lec­tures, read­ings, exer­cises, and dis­cus­sions chal­lenge stu­dents to appre­hend cor­re­la­tions between spe­cific case stud­ies drawn from con­tem­po­rary cul­ture (images, objects, media, and events), the issues asso­ci­ated with them, and the social, polit­i­cal, and cul­tural con­texts in which they exist. Stu­dents learn about the com­plex net­work of peo­ple, ideas, things, and his­to­ries in which works of art and design com­mu­ni­cate and exist. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.