|(3 cr.) What is beauty? What does it mean to experience
something--perhaps art or nature--aesthetically?
What is art? What is the nature of artistic
inspiration? What is--or what should be--the
purpose of art? How does one determine the value
of art? Is some art worthless? What is the
relationship between art and truth? Should
artistic expression ever be censored? How have
racism, sexism and consumerism impacted the art
world? These are some of the questions to be
discussed as we consider aesthetic experience and
artistic expression--in the visual arts, but also
in music, dance, film, drama and other forms.
Prerequisite: PL 101, FYS 101 or QU 101; Every Other Year, Spring|