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Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
This lecture course surveys a broad range of art, design and material culture artifacts and practices beginning with the earliest recorded creative expressions of human culture to the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Students will study key examples using these artifacts and practices to achieve a thematic comprehension of the political structures, social mores, and cosmological beliefs that inform world cultures. Particular emphasis will be placed on key themes such as spirituality, colonialism, the body, race, gender, and the global movement of images and objects, as well as theoretical concepts such as ideology, aesthetics and taste.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken LBST 1B02 and LBST 1B04 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Students admitted prior to 2012 who have not taken LBST1B02 may substitute VISC 1B04 for one of LBST1B02, LBST1B03, LBST1B06. This course is equivalent to the former course LBST 1B04.

Course code change 2014-15
Title change 2013-14

Section 1 of LBST 1B04 in the fall will have online tutorials. Access to a computer will be required for those sections.
Course was last updated March 13, 2014 - 12:15 PM