Aesthetics: As Practiced in Theory

3.00 crs.

This course explores some of the major intellectual currents that have shaped art criticism, as well as artistic practice, over much of the previous century. Selected readings cover a variety of theoretical approaches to aesthetics, ranging from formalist criticism and social history to psychoanalysis and feminist criticism. In addition to participating in discussions of weekly assigned readings, students write and present a research paper on a topic of their choosing.

Course Prerequisite

ARTH M300 Art After Modernism , May be waived for non-VISA students with permission of instructor.

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite