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Twentieth Century Ideas
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: BDes and BFA students: 3.0 credits first year studio and 1.0 credit liberal studies, including the first year writing course

BA Honours program students: may register with approval; contact Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences office at liberalstudies@ocadu.ca or 416-977-6000 extension 372 or 3351
This lecture course draws from the broad spectrum of twentieth century thought to introduce students to issues and competing perspectives that have had an impact on the art, design and culture of our time. Ideas and issues to be examined include psychoanalysis and the unconscious, behavourism and the machine model of humanity, scientific method and objective truth, imperialism and the conflict of ideologies, existentialism and the plight of the individual, feminism and the Other, semiotics, and the postmodern condition.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 2B16 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 9, 2014 - 10:48 AM