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Arts & Administration (AAD)
251-E Lawrence, 541-346-3639
College of Design
Course Data
  AAD 251   Arts & Visual Literacy >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Explores ways in which physical, perceptual, affective, and cognitive modes of learning interact when viewing, interpreting, and assessing designed visual information within sociocultural contexts.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Gurley GE-mailHomepage
Office Hours: 1000 - 1100 W 262 Lawrence: By Appointment
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  20774 1 80 0800-0950 mw 240C MCK Gurley G  

Final Exam:

1015-1215 w 3/21 240C MCK
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 7:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 14:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 14:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
January 15:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 15:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 17:   Add this course
January 17:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 21:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 28:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 4:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 25:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 25:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
The visual world is filled with structure and meanings. This course is an introduction to the many facets involved in human experience of the visual world, from cars and sunsets to the "Mona Lisa." Visual experience involves the qualities of what is seen (materials, colors, arrangements--all the aspects of design), everything that the individual brings to the experience (body, senses, emotions, beliefs,knowledge, biases--the many aspects of being human), and the context in which experience takes place (influences of other people, histories,environments, institutions--the many aspects of our physical and cultural world). In this course students will explore the interactions of these elements of experience, and how they come together in creating interpretations and forming judgments about the visual world.

From the time we are newborns to the last moment we look out on the world, we are involved in rich and ever-evolving relationships with everything we see. This course draws upon the cultural matrix of ideas and practices associated with the arts to develop a broader understanding of the visual world and our interactions with the innumerable things we see.

AAD 251 has no prerequisites. The class examines a variety of perspectives on the question of "art" and the roles it may play in our lives.

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