May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 376 - History of Photography

3 Cr. Hrs.
This course is an introduction to the history of the photographic medium, from its invention in the early nineteenth century through the present day.  We will survey major artists and makers as well as important developments in aesthetics, theory, and the role of photography in culture.  Some of the major recurringtopicsof the course include the ongoing debates about photography and its relation to art, the role of technology in shaping photographic imagery, and the various social and cultural manifestations of the medium in journalism, science, politics, advertising, art, etc. The goals of the course are to develop an understanding and appreciation of the medium of photography in art and culture and to develop visual and critical thinking skills relevant beyond the scope of this class. 
Prerequisite(s): ART 375 : Documentary Photography



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