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Introduction to Visual Studies I: History and Ideas
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
This lecture course is an introduction to the history and context of visual studies from a thematic and global perspective. Through an issue-based approach to art and design, students explore the historical relationship of visual representation of ideas such as spirituality, colonialism, the body, race, gender, industrialization, mass reproduction and technology. An emphasis is placed on integrating textual and visual analysis in lectures, tutorials and assignments and introducing students to research methodologies for artists and designers.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took VISC 1B03 or ACAD 1B03 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: 100 Level students are advised to take LBST 1B03 and LBST 1B06 in different semesters. This course is composed of a large weekly lecture and a tutorial. When you register for the lecture, a message will remind you to register for one of the corresponding tutorials as well.
Course was last updated February 4, 2010 - 5:05 PM