Jun 14, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Thinking About Seeing - 20089

This creative arts-humanities connection examines our visual world through a very simple assertion: the way things look matters. THEA 210 - Introduction to Design  and THEA 310 - Intermediate Stage Design  both examine the practical applications involved in approaching visual culture through the elements of design and principles of composition. PHIL 236 - Aesthetics  is grounded in the main historical and contemporary theories and problems in aesthetics.

Each course addresses our reactions to visual culture, but in very different ways. Aesthetics seeks to examine existing visual elements of our world in a logical, critical way, while Introduction to Design explores the practical creation of visual imagery through specific contexts and through assigned texts from various genres.

Each approach demands that students engage in self-reflection and discourse to achieve a conscious awareness of their own reactions to our visual world, the reactions of those around them, and the implications of those reactions.

Students may complete the two course connection by successfully completing PHIL 236  and either THEA 210  or THEA 310 .