Using illustrated lectures, discussions, field trips and assignments, participants in this course will be introduced to the means of visual communication that have served the expressive, ritual and commercial needs of diverse cultures and individuals throughout history. We will define the basic terminology of art and visual media, examining the interaction of form and content. We will investigate the many purposes of art through an examination of its past and present roles within different societal and political contexts.

Course Notes

AHIS 104 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

AHIS 104 is an approved Self and Society 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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