History of Photography

MET AH 315

  • Aesthetic Exploration
  • Historical Consciousness

The primary goal of this course is to promote critical thinking about photographic images, their meaning and impact on society. This course offers an introduction to the study of photography from it's invention in 1839 to the present. We will engage the following questions: how does photography function as an art form? a social document? and a powerful tool for communication and exploration? Photographic images deeply influence our experiences, decisions, and memories. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Haines COM 111 M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

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