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2004 SUMMER COURSES

Art – First year
FOUN 1B06 Time-based Media (equivalent to FOUN1B26)
FOUN 1B14 Nature and Culture

Design – First year
FOUN 1B23 Design Process
FOUN 1B25 Form and Structure (Design) (equivalent to FOUN1B05)
FOUN 1B27 Graphic Communication
FOUN 1B28 Objects and Environments

Drawing & Painting
DRPT 2B01 Introduction to Painting: Observation
DRPT 2B13 Contemporary Issues: Art Today
DRPT 2B19 Introduction to Painting: Figurative
DRPT 2B41 Landscape Drawing
DRPT 2C03 Introductory Painting Studio
DRPT 3B01 Intermediate Painting: Figurative
DRPT 3B10 Portrait Painting

Illustration
ILLU 2B07 Visual Strategies for Contemporary Illustration

Liberal Studies
ENGL 1B01 Critical Writing for Creative Thinkers
ENGL 2B01 Creative Writing I
ENGL 2B30 Critical Writing for Artists and Designers
ENGL 4B02 World Literatures in English
ENGL 4B17 Creative Writing Advanced
HUMN 2B16 Twentieth Century Ideas
HUMN 4B18 Understanding Postmodernism
SCTM 2B01 Introduction to Biology
SCTM 2B10 Introduction to Psychology
SCTM 2B90 Introduction to Earth Sciences
SOSC 2B02 Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies
SOSC 3B01 Gender, Globalization and Social Change
SOSC 3B03 Sociology of the Body
VISC 1B03 Culture, History & Ideas
VISC 1B06 Introduction to Visual Culture
VISC 2B19 Art of Europe: The Northern Renaissance
VISC 2B36 History and Evolution of Typography
VISC 3B03 Contemporary Canadian Art
VISC 3B33 Canadian Cinema
VISC 3B90 Design, Sustainability and the City
VISC 4B08 Studies in Contemporary Art: Europe 1960s – 1980's

Material Art & Design
MAAD 2B08 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Casting
MAAD 2B14 Intro to Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Fabrication
MAAD 2B19 Stringed Musical Instrument Construction 1


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

DRPT 2B01
Introduction to Painting: Observation
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 p
Instructor: G Hindle
Painting from direct observation develops and expands our ability to see, to perceive and to translate experience. Systems of representation are examined through various subjects. Techniques such as underpainting, glazing, scumbling and alla prima (direct painting) are utilized to explore the expressive potential of painting media.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

DRPT 2B13
Contemporary Issues: Art Today
0.5 credit | Studio/seminar
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Instructor: tba
This introductory studio/seminar exposes students to some of the issues, theories and formal strategies that inform contemporary art practice. This specific offering concentrates on drawing and painting with references to other media. Each seminar explores current ideas and concepts through some of the following: presentations of artists' works, readings and text analysis, and student presentations of their own projects.
Note: Must be completed at the 200 level by all Drawing & Painting majors.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

DRPT 2B19
Introduction to Painting: Figurative
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Instructor: G Hindle
Approaches to rendering the human figure are explored and developed through studies, sketches and studio paintings from life models. Oil and/or acrylic colours, mediums, grounds and techniques are introduced, as well as solvent-free oil processes. Students explore the properties of colour and light as they are used to define shape and mass in the figure and practice techniques such as direct or alla prima painting, scumbling and other brushwork, glazing and building in layers.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

DRPT 2B41
Landscape Drawing
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: G Hindle
Students in this course develop drawing and sketching techniques by working directly from the landscape to render a range of views from the panoramic to individual objects of nature. Through observation of nature- based subjects, students learn to represent light, and develop personal expression.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

DRPT 2C03
Introductory Painting Studio
1.0 credit | Studio
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: tba
Contemporary practices are introduced in a series of paintings that sequentially identify and build technical and critical vocabulary. Basic skills are defined and developed through projects that relate materials and techniques to concept development and presentation. Multiple acrylic painting systems are explored through a variety of subjects. Students learn to build and prepare a range of painting supports. Health and safety procedures are introduced.
Note: Must be completed at the 200 level by all Drawing & Painting majors.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

DRPT 3B01
Intermediate Painting: Figurative
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25 , Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: L Toews
Rapid and sustained studies from life models, demonstrations and individual critiques build the in-depth knowledge of painting processes and techniques that students need to represent the human figure. The emphasis is on building surfaces, the application of colours, brushstrokes and glazes, and on the logistics of interpreting light and form within figure/ground relationships.
Prerequisite: 8.0 completed credits.

DRPT 3B10
Portrait Painting
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: L Toews
Students in this course are encouraged to explore both contemporary and classical approaches to portraiture, to develop observational skills and fluency with various painting media. Students interested in concentrated studies in portraiture are encouraged to enroll concurrently in Portrait Drawing. Students should have previous painting experience at the introductory level.
Prerequisite: 8.0 completed credits, including one of DRPT2B01, DRPT2B02, DRPT2B19, DRPT2B24, DRPT2C03, DRPT2C05 or equivalent approved by Dean. Students requesting approval of the Dean must submit an override request form outlining basis for equivalency to the Faculty of Art office.

ENGL 1B01
Critical Writing for Creative Thinkers
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Duration 3: May 17 – August 6, Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Duration 3: May 17 – August 6, Wednesday, 6.00 pm to 9:30 pm
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The aim of this seminar course is to allow students to explore the connections between themselves as writers, their social role, and written texts. T hr ough short lectures, group work, peer reviews, and instructor feedback, students undergo an intensive, rigorous learning process designed to be useful to them as practicing artists, designers, researchers, and critics. A substantial component of this course is on the grammar of Written English. Written assignments include objective and subjective description, design scenes and procedures, and analytical and research essays.

ENGL 2B01
Creative Writing I
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This seminar course offers students the opportunity to develop, critique and refine a body of writing with an emphasis on the exploration of individual style. T hr ough lectures, writing exercises, class discussion, readings, presentations, and individual critiques, the elements and strategies involved in both the craft and the creative process of writing are examined, as are different critical theories of literature. As a way of understanding cultural and social influences on artistic vision and the creative imagination, students are exposed to a range of writers of diverse cultural and aesthetic backgrounds.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level including ENGL 1B01.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier.
Note: Not eligible for degree ENGL distribution credit.

ENGL 2B30
Critical Writing for Artists and Designers
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6.00 pm to 9:30 pm
This writing and composition course provides students with the opportunity to develop communication skills essential for artists and designers t hr ough lectures, writing exercises, oral presentations, class discussions, readings, group and individual critiques. The emphasis of the course is on the development of clear and effective writing specific to art and design contexts, with students led t hr ough the process of preparing a variety of written materials including proposals, artists' statements, reviews, and critical briefs.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.
Anti-requisite: Students who have a credit in ENGL 1B01 are not eligible to take this course for credit.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

ENGL 4B02
Studies in World Literatures
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This course looks at national and transnational literatures in a comparative perspective, focusing particularly on constructs of nation, gender, colonialism, and difference. Its aim is to imagine multiple literary times and spaces grounded in different parts of the world and in their different histories. That is, rather than creating a snapshot or conducting a literary tour of the world, this course seeks to refuse an easy commodification of Literature as a global product. All texts will be studied in their original English or in English translation.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC and ENGL 1B01.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

ENGL 4B17
Advanced Creative Writing
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This seminar course offers students at an advanced level the opportunity to discover and challenge preconceptions about a broad range of styles, genres, traditions and conventions of writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the late twentieth century. The focus of the course is on the development of individual style and the production of a body of work. Exposure to a cross-cultural variety of contemporary writing assists students to integrate theoretical and critical perspectives with their developing voices.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC and ENGL 2B01 Creative Writing I or ENGL 3B20 Creative Writing II
Note: Not eligible for degree ENGL distribution credit.

FOUN 1B06
Time-based Media
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: R Garrett
Students will engage the principles, vocabulary, and concepts of time-based and digital media. Examining the transition from analog to digital (with an emphasis on media literacy), students gain knowledge of the creative opportunities that current and emerging technologies provide. Students acquire experience through projects in video, performance, audio and the creative use of electronics. Students develop understanding of the basic methods, tools, and techniques of time-based media within the context of contemporary art practice.
Note: This course is equivalent to FOUN1B26.

FOUN 1B14
Nature and Culture
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: G Hindle
Nature is conceived of as the creative physical power operating in the material world. Nature, not humanity, is the immediate cause of all the world's phenomena. This course directs students' investigations into how contemporary artists interpret, intervene, manipulate, and explore the collision of the material/natural world and present-day culture. Students complete assignments in the research and production of art that explores contemporary attitudes to nature.
Prerequisite: A minimum of 1.0 credits in FOUN studio.
Restrictions: This course is restricted to Faculty of Art students.

FOUN 1B23
Design Process
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: B Hinds
Design process constructively applies to a variety of problems. While the outcome of creative energy is unpredictable, the methodology of professional application is well established -
it is a learnable, practical skill. The design process itself forms the structure of this course, in which students solve a problem through research, ideation, refinement, and resolution. Assignments focus on a variety of design practices: communications, environmental, industrial, and material art and design. Central to the completion of assignments is students' understanding of the cultural context of contemporary design. Course work examines various design methodologies within the context of technological, environmental, and societal needs. Through lectures, discussion, and assignments, students develop knowledge of how the application of an appropriate design process enhances the performance of a design solution.
Prerequisite: FOUN 1B24 or FOUN 1B25
Restrictions: This course is restricted to Faculty of Design students.

FOUN 1B25
Form and Structure (Design)
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: T Falkowsky
Students develop a visual language capable of shaping and expressing clear and creative ideas in three dimensional forms. The course introduces students to the conceptual elements, organizing principles, and creative processes used in the development of form. Using a variety of materials and processes, students examine the meanings and association of forms, along with the underlying structural principles affecting their creation. Central, too, are the relationships among concept, idea, form, material, and process. Through questioning and a developing awareness of contemporary design practice, students develop the confidence to produce meaningful forms in three dimensions.
Note: This course is equivalent to FOUN 1B05.

FOUN 1B27
Graphic Communication
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: C Moog
Building upon knowledge obtained in Colour and Two Dimensional Design beginning illustrators and designers will now engage graphic/visual communication. Comprehensive communication design vocabulary, project solving theories and methodologies essential to organizing and presenting visual information in two-dimensional spaces will be introduced. Students will generate original solutions to visual communication projects utilizing learned vocabulary, letterforms, words, images, illustrations, intuition, aesthetic judgement and spatial sensitivity. Lectures and assignments on form development, layout, letterforms, applied colour and grid structures will prepare students for studies in the Faculty of Design. Fundamental communication strategies will be juxtaposed to design processes, communication theories and technological advances to assist students to understand how contemporary design issues relate to present day consumer needs and design practices.
Prerequisite: FOUN2B24
Restrictions: This course is restricted to students in Advertising, Graphic Design and Illustration.

FOUN 1B28
Objects and Environments
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: T Falkowsky
The forms that adorn and beautify, the functional objects people use and the spaces they inhabit, are the focus of this studio course. With emphasis on problem solving and design methodologies, students use discovery, sketching, technical drawing, model making, and basic fabrication processes to visualize functional three-dimensional design solutions. Student projects consider the social, economic, and cultural context of the intended user of objects and environments. Students research and develop design solutions for problems common to Material Art And Design and Environmental and Industrial Design.
Prerequisite: FOUN 1B05.
Restrictions: This course is restricted to students in Environmental Design, Industrial Design and Material Art and Design.

HUMN 2B16
Twentieth Century Ideas
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 4: June 7 – June 25, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.

HUMN 4B18
Understanding Postmodernism: Critical Perspectives
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 3: May 17 – August 6, Wednesday, 6.00 pm to 9:30 pm
This seminar course examines key theories and ideas that have emerged under the broad term of postmodernism. Readings for the course familiarize students with the debates about postmodernism and contemporary culture related to issues of technology, globalization and postcolonialism. Assignments focus on the development of critical strategies and analytical frameworks for reading, responding to, and writing about theoretical ideas. In depth examination of assigned readings is complemented by discussion of related artistic practices.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level including VISC 2B07 History of Modern Art.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

ILLU 2B07
Visual Strategies for Contemporary Illustration
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 4: June 28 – August 6, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: P Dallas
This course explores the means of creating original effective images for the ever-changing landscape of editorial and advertising illustration. An investigation into recent industry trends provides a context for the development of individual creative expression. Students are exposed to several distinct methodologies for visual problem-solving.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio, including FOUN1C00 Drawing or FOUN 1C01 Drawing or equivalent. Equivalency is based on a brief personal interview. Please contact the Faculty of Design at 416-977-6000 Ext. 352 to make an appointment.

MAAD 2B08
Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Casting
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 2: May 17- June 25, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: K Vickerson
This course investigates the technical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of body adornment as expressed through the casting medium. Students are introduced to the traditional casting
processes of lost wax and cuttlefish, and learn skills in modelmaking, mouldmaking, casting and finishing. Classes include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on production. Note: There is a consumables fee attached to this course.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent. Equivalency is based on a brief personal interview. Please contact the Faculty of Design at 416-977-6000 Ext. 352 to make an appointment.

MAAD 2B14
Intro to Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Fabrication
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 2: May 17- June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: R Mitchell
This course explores the aesthetic, technical and cultural aspects of body adornment. Fabrication skills such as silver soldering, piercing, forming, elementary stone setting and surface treatments are covered within a series of projects designed and produced by the students. Students are encouraged to reassess their notion of what they believe jewellery to be. Writing, drawing, and modelmaking assignments dealing with conceptual and experimental approaches are part of this course.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or equivalent. Equivalency is based on a brief personal interview. Please contact the Faculty of Design at 416-977-6000 Ext. 352 to make an appointment.

MAAD 2B19
Stringed Musical Instrument Construction 1
0.5 credit | Studio
Duration 2: May 17- June 25, Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: P Davis
This course introduces students to basic building techniques related to the construction of lutes, guitars, violins, violas, and dulcimers. The course is structured around students' personal interests and learning needs.
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first year studio or special approval.

SCTM 2B01
Introduction to Biology
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17- June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This lecture course addresses the fundamentals of biology within the broad context of the ways in which our society is increasingly influenced by science and technology. Students acquire a basic natural science literacy t hr ough the study of ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology and basic physiology, with a strong focus on applying the information learned to everyday life and an examination of the profound changes taking place in the areas of science and technology, such climate change, genetic engineering and cloning, and the loss of biodiversity and habitat.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

SCTM 2B10
Introduction to Psychology
0.5 Credit | Liberal studies
Duration 3: May 17 – August 6, Wednesday, 6.00 pm to 9:30 pm
This lecture course introduces students to the scientific study of human and animal behaviour, with a particular emphasis on the individual as the unit of study rather than the group. T hr ough discussion, the course text and clips from Universal Studio films, students survey key concepts, issues and research methods in the various sub-disciplines of psychology and relate these to contemporary life and culture. Topics include: physiological processes, motivation, learning, perception and sensation, memory and thinking, social, developmental, and abnormal psychology. Students learn to develop their critical thinking and analytical skills and learn to distinguish between the average layperson's notion of psychology and psychology as a science.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

SCTM 2B90
Special Topic in Science/Technology/Math: Introduction to Earth Sciences
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 3: May 17 – August 6, Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
This course provides an introduction to Science/Technology/Math t hr ough analysis of topics of general interest or relevance, as described in the current course description available from the Faculty of Liberal Studies. This course fulfills 0.5 credit toward the Liberal Studies requirements toward the BFA or BDes.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

SOSC 2B02
Media Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This lecture course is designed to offer students critical and analytical skills to understand our complex media environment t hr ough the study of the basic principles, methodologies and topics relevant to Communications Studies. Students examine historical, economic, technological and policy perspectives that shape how we respond to and participate in a media landscape, with an emphasis placed on the Canadian context. Topics to be addressed include Theories of Communications and Media; Public Media/Private Media; Communications and Nation; Culture Industries; Media Convergence; Geopolitics of Global Communications; Networks and Communications; Democracy and Media; Consumers, Identity and Media.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

SOSC 3B01
Gender, Globalization and Social Change
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This seminar course examines ant hr opological/social science perspectives on the role gender plays in organizing society and in understanding social change. We begin by analyzing initial research in the early 1970s that sought to understand gender hierarchies by identifying universals in sexual status cross-culturally, and the subsequent critiques of this early approach. We conclude by studying feminist approaches and methodologies that have developed in the ant hr opology of gender. To contextualize the theories of gender we examine geographically and culturally diverse empirical studies of households, labour markets, agriculture, industrialization, development projects and visual culture in both rural and urban contexts.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

SOSC 3B03
Sociology of the Body
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17- June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This course examines sociological approaches to understanding the body in contemporary society. The idea of "body techniques" will be emphasized, including techniques of production which permit construction, transformation, or manipulation of the body; techniques of representation which permit free individual or collective expression concerning the body in society; and institutional techniques which determine the behaviour of individuals towards their own bodies and the bodies of others. Each "technique" will be examined in relationship to how they broaden perceptions about the body, what they replace, and what they take from society.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC.
Note: Priority registration is granted in the following order: Degree Stream students, BCOU students, and then Diploma students.

VISC 1B03
Culture, History & Ideas
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This lecture course introduces students to ideas and issues that are important to an historical overview of art and design from the 1500s to 1945. T hr ough a thematic examination of the development of art and design in a global context, the course provides students with a broad-based historical framework for an understanding of how our perceptions of art and design and their functions have been shaped by political, cultural and social factors.
Note: 100 Level Students are advised to take VISC 1B06 and VISC 1B03 in different durations.

VISC 1B06
Introduction to Visual Culture
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This lecture course introduces to students to ways of thinking creatively and analytically about visual culture in a contemporary global context. Students are introduced to the ways in which meanings are produced t hr ough visual forms, including paintings, prints, photographs, film, television, video, advertisements, news and science images. The course examines how we "read" the image as a visual language and what influences inform our ways of seeing, including aesthetics, ideology, gender, race and class.
Note: 100 Level Students are advised to take VISC 1B06 and VISC 1B03 in different durations.

VISC 2B19
Art of Europe: The Northern Renaissance
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This course deals with the signs and symbols, as well as with the sheer artistic brilliance that characterizes this period of artistic production in Northern Europe. Starting with a brief discussion of manuscript painting (the Limbourg Brothers), the lion's share of this course is devoted to the extraordinary geniusof the great Flemish masters (Campin, van Eyck, van der Weyden, van der Goes, Memling, Bosch and Bruegel, among others). The final section of this course is given over to an examination of the unique qualities of contemporaneous painting in Germany, including such artists as Durer, Grunewald and Holbein.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.

VISC 2B36
History and Evolution of Typography
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This course addresses the historic development of the typographic form from the calligraphic forms that pre-date Guttenberg's invention of movable type and letterpress to current digital typography. We consider the cultural, technological and historical contexts critical to the understanding of typography and its uses. Typographic nomenclature as it has evolved is studied with respect to anatomy of the letter, its measurement and its technological history. T hr ough lectures, class discussion, readings and research, students will learn to analyze typography and its effectiveness in the shaping of ‘word pictures'.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level.

VISC 3B03
Contemporary Canadian Art
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This lecture course provides an overview of the issues, ideas, and artworks that have shaped contemporary Canadian art in the contemporary period since the 1970s. Drawing upon examples from a variety of mediums, we examine key issues in contemporary Canadian art such as nationalism and Quebec sovereignty, regionalism, multiculturalism, gender identity, and cultural diversity. Influences in contemporary Canadian art such as the artist-run centre movement, feminism, First Nations work, new-media-arts, installation, and the landscape tradition are discussed. The texts used in the course expose students to writings by Canadian artists, critics, and cultural theorists.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including VISC 2B32 Canadian Art: The Modern Era.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

VISC 3B33
Canadian Cinema
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 2: May 17 – June 25, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This lecture-seminar course examines the history and current realities of Canadian cinema from the emergence of Canada as a world leader in documentary cinema in the 1950s to recent successes of independent feature films. The course will map the structural context of Canadian cinema, from state funding t hr ough to international markets, and will also examine a number of critical approaches to Canadian cinema, including two nations, indigenous perspectives, diaspora, regionalisms, experimentalism, gendered nations and cosmopolitanism. T hr ough screenings, readings, discussion and written assignments, students will develop critical/analytical skills to address the key concepts underpinning Canadian cinema.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC 2B08 Film Studies: An Introduction.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

VISC 3B90
Special Topic in Visual Culture: Design, Sustainability and the City
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 1: May 17 – June 4, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This course provides more advanced analysis of a topic of general interest or relevance, as described in the current course description available from the Faculty of Liberal Studies. This course fulfills 0.5 credit toward the Liberal Studies requirements toward the BFA or BDes.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC.

VISC 4B08
Studies in Contemporary Art: Europe 1960s–1980s
0.5 credit | Liberal studies
Duration 5: June 28 – August 6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This advanced survey course looks at European art in the context of the 1980s and 1990s. Sessions include both lecture and seminar components, and there is considerable emphasis on student presentations. The course examines the context and aesthetic innovations of European art in this period and includes studies of Arte Povera, the Italian Transavant-garde, Beuys and social sculpture, German Neo-Expressionism, new contemporary museums in Europe, Ana Prada and the new Spanish sculpture.
Prerequisite: VISC 2B07 History of Modern Art.
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC.
Exception: Students who were enrolled in the Faculty of Art or Design in the 2002/2003 academic year or earlier and alumni accepted for degree conversion.

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