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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 arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%).
This 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 have taken ACAD 2B13 or VISC 2B13 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Photography majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 20, 2012 - 2:50 PM