Art, Self, and Society examines the role of art's impact on society and the self, exploring key cultural and public policy issues including community standards and censorship. Students will explore questions related to the social functions of the arts; the use of art for advocacy and patronage over the world; and the impact of art on society and economic development. The geographic focus of this course is global and will compare art, including commercial entertainment and the media, and cultural practices and impacts from various cultures around the world, including Indigenous art. In addition to exploring these issues in a larger context, this course also provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own lived experiences and the role and significance of art in their own lives through creative assignments and arts-informed inquiry approaches.

Course Notes

AEM 101 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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