Topics in Art and Society
CAS AH 527
May be repeated for credit as topics change. Two topics are offered Spring 2011. Students may take one or both for credit. Section A1: Impressionism through Symbolism. Major currents in nineteenth- century European art are examined in light of contemporary developments in politics, science, religion, literature, music, and the history of ideas. Section B1: Photography and Africa: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation. The role colonial-era photography played in determining how the world views Africa. Examines images by contemporary African photographers and looks at how they have confronted stereotypes in order to create their own self image.