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Arts & Administration (AAD)
251-E Lawrence, 541-346-3639
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
Course Data
  AAD 250   Art & Human Values >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Addresses fundamental aesthetic theory and practice questions resulting from viewing art as a powerful communicator of social and cultural values. Values, rights, and responsibilities of the contemporary visual environment. Blandy.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Gurley GE-mailHomepage
Office Hours: 1000 - 1100 T  
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  32663 2 80 0800-0950 tr 302 GER Gurley G  

Final Exam:

0800-1000 m 6/09 302 GER
Academic Deadlines
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May 18:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course will address fundamental, theoretical, and practical questions that result from a view of art as a powerful social and cultural force. Participants, by addressing these questions, will examine their and others' aesthetic values as a means of understanding art and advancing multicultural and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis will be placed upon individual interpretation and experience in local, national and international settings.

It is anticipated that participants in this course will:

1. Consider the arts within cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts.

2. Examine political, geographical, and economic influences that shape the ways that we perceive and define the arts.

3. Investigate the influence of the arts on shaping human values, and of human values in shaping the context, form, and practice of the various arts forms.

4. Examine definitions of art and aesthetics in order to understand the historical and social underpinnings of the relative value placed on various forms of art making.

In each section, students have opportunities to participate in aesthetic critique as well as in arts creation. Students are encouraged to bring their own perspective and experience to the examination of different art forms. Classes place a high value on participation, as individuals and within groups.

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