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Ethics and the Visual Arts (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2012-13)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits), and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
This course explores how ethics and ethical issues enter into the contemporary arts, whether painting, sculpture, installation, film, television, or video production. Students study ethical theories, probe the meaning of moral judgements, and identify the assumptions underlying different theories of ethics as they relate to artistic practice. Students consider some of the principal issues artists are faced with in contemporary practice, and are encouraged to develop the skills of critical enquiry and debate.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B07 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated May 14, 2012 - 4:09 PM