2022-2023 Catalog

ARTH 201 Ways of Looking and Making

This course will enable students to learn the methods of visual and cultural analysis, critical practices of looking, varied modes of making, and the historical and theoretical frameworks that form the foundation for deeper study of visual arts, architecture, and material culture. Guest lectures from faculty in the studio art and art history program will enhance the interdisciplinary and transcultural nature of the course, and student work will include opportunities to conduct research, write about, and create visual images and objects as a means putting these foundational concepts into practice. Classes will focus on the analysis of specific objects (paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, buildings, and other objects of visual interest) and also the materials and techniques used to make those images and objects. By the end of this course, students will be equipped with the methods of analysis, research, and interpretation essential to looking at and making visual art in the twenty-first century.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts