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AHGR620 - Critical Theory: Discourse and Aesthetic
This online course surveys significant critical theories that have shaped the production and reception of contemporary art, including: feminism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, post-structuralism, and political theory. Course readings, online discussions, and writing assignments are designed to encourage candidates' own critical thinking as they explore how theory has been taken up and applied by art historians, artists, critics, and curators. Candidates also are asked to consider the limits of theory, not just how critical theories might shape our thinking about images, but also how images inform critical theory. Emphasis is placed on helping candidates apply what they are learning to their studio practice and research.

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Description This online course surveys significant critical theories that have shaped the production and reception of contemporary art, including: feminism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, post-structuralism, and political theory. Course readings, online discussions, and writing assignments are designed to encourage candidates' own critical thinking as they explore how theory has been taken up and applied by art historians, artists, critics, and curators. Candidates also are asked to consider the limits of theory, not just how critical theories might shape our thinking about images, but also how images inform critical theory. Emphasis is placed on helping candidates apply what they are learning to their studio practice and research.
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit, Grad Credit

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