Nov 22, 2019  

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ART 255W - Contemporary Art History

Credits: 3
Examines Contemporary Art using contemporary theoretical methods. Engages in readings, discussions, and written analysis of globally recognized artists, artworks, and stylistic trends.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3; or any ENG Composition I course with a grade of “C” or higher; or ART 152W  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Identify art historically relevant styles and artworks from contemporary global culture.
    1. Classify specific contemporary artists and artworks into relevant stylitic trends or movements
  2. Use relevant art historical vocabulary in discussion of contemporary art.
    1. Describe contemporary artworks
    2. Analyze contemporary artworks employing contemporary theoretical analytic methods such as: formalism, iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography, semiology, deconstuction, and psychoanalysis
  3. Construct various effective written analysis of contemporary images
    1. Employ formalist, iconographic, Marxist, feminist, biographical, semiological, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic methodologies in written analysis of contemporary artworks

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