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Twentieth Century Ideas
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course draws from the broad spectrum of twentieth century thought to introduce students to issues and competing perspectives that have had an impact on the art, design and culture of our time. Ideas and issues to be examined include psychoanalysis and the unconscious, behavourism and the machine model of humanity, scientific method and objective truth, imperialism and the conflict of ideologies, existentialism and the plight of the individual, feminism and the Other, semiotics, and the postmodern condition.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took ACAD2B16 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated February 4, 2010 - 5:02 PM