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History of Photography
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 slide-lecture course offers an overview of the history of photography from a social and aesthetic perspective. The role of photography as a documentary and artistic medium in the 19th and 20th centuries is explored, as well as the ways in which the mass reproduction of images has altered our perceptions of reality, subjectivity, memory and culture. Emphasis is placed on analyzing photography as a formal and conceptual language framed by cultural specificity and historical context.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took ACAD 2B13 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Photography majors.

Priority enrolment will be lifted on Thursday July 29, 2010 (updated 2010-07-19)
Course was last updated July 19, 2010 - 1:09 PM