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Contemporary Issues: Art Today
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of Liberal Studies (including the Writing course with a passing grade of 60%).
This introductory studio-seminar course exposes students to some of the theories, visual and material strategies, and conceptual frameworks that inform contemporary art practice. Each weekly seminar explores issues and problems through the following forums: readings and discussions, analyses of texts and artworks, lectures, gallery visits, and student presentations of projects. Seminar topics include: modernity and post-modernism; the mediation of the world through technology; issues of representation, difference and identity; the ideological and political dimensions of art; and the impact of globalization on art practices today.
Notes: CIAT is required for all Faculty of Art students. The various sections of CIAT address the program through which it is offered; however, students may enroll in any section in any program. This course is required at the 200 level of study. Students may receive credit for only one of these courses: CRCP 2B01, DRPT 2B13, INTM 2B22, PHOT 2B12, PRNT 2B25 and SCIN 2B09 BUT Priority in registration is given to Sculpture/Installation Majors.
Course was last updated June 22, 2012 - 3:15 PM