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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
AMST
2071
Introduction to the Arts in America
Intro - The Arts in America
Fall 2015
3
Course Type
Lecture
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AH 2071 - Introduction to the Arts in America

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A survey of American art from the period of colonial exploration and settlement to the postmodern present. Political and social meanings of painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, and photographs. The relationship of art to religion and nationalism; issues of class, race, and gender.
Students will acquire a basic knowledge of major developments in the history of American art and its relationship to other aspects of American visual and material  culture. Students will read scholarly texts, art criticism and primary source documents to develop  fundamental art historical techniques for visually analyzing artworks and for interpreting  their compositional, narrative, formal, expressive properties in relation to political,  cultural and socio­economic history. Students will develop writing skills for communicating critical ideas and the ways in  which the visual arts historically have produced varied critical/interpretive responses and  meanings from the colonial past to the present day.
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Course Attribute
CCAS: Arts
CCAS-GPAC: Arts attribute added per instruction from B. Gilligan
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