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Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 120 - Introduction to American Art and Design


An introduction to American art and design from the colonial period through the midtwentieth century, this course examines the role visual culture has played in the formation of national identity. Students will consider a wide range of media, seeking to understand how artists, architects, and designers negotiated the rise of urban culture, industrial prosperity, sectional conflict, and the changing politics of race and gender.

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Division
Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars