ARTS 103 History & Photography Appreciation

This course is an introduction to the art and expression of photography through the history of photography, lecture, photography assignments, critique, discussion, photography exhibition field trip and analysis and video analysis. Students will complete photo assignments tied to major themes of the course using simple cameras, digital software and/or commercially processed film. Emphasis will be placed on a wide range of genres, visual literacy and important photographers and their work from 1839 to the present. The course follows a step-by-step progression beginning with larger theoretical concerns about the nature of photographs and how to read them and progress from a discussion of specific genres, eras, and styles to material about specific photographers, their work and contributions to the world of images and visual arts.

Credits

3.00 Credits

General Education Competency

Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing

ARTS 103History & Photography Appreciation

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I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

General Education Competency

Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3.00 Credits

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an introduction to the art and expression of photography through the history of photography, lecture, photography assignments, critique, discussion, photography exhibition field trip and analysis and video analysis. Students will complete photo assignments tied to major themes of the course using simple cameras, digital software and/or commercially processed film. Emphasis will be placed on a wide range of genres, visual literacy and important photographers and their work from 1839 to the present. The course follows a step-by-step progression beginning with larger theoretical concerns about the nature of photographs and how to read them and progress from a discussion of specific genres, eras, and styles to material about specific photographers, their work and contributions to the world of images and visual arts.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies