|Spirituality in the Arts|
|SPIRIT IN ART|
|CLASS CODE:||HUM 333||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||LANGUAGE & LETTERS|
|DEPARTMENT:||HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||This course explores spiritual themes and concepts in art, architecture and music. Topics may include the nature of worship, art as an approach to the Divine, or religious symbolism.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||Students develop the ability to analyze works of religious art from a symbolic perspective, thematically, and in the context of function. Areas of emphasis include: Nature of Worship: how does one approach divinity?; Art as worship: Visual arts and music arts. Creation, Mortal and Divine: Art as a means of approaching the divine; Religious architecture. Art as Religious Instruction. Symbols and Symbolism: Nature of symbols; History of religious symbolism. Readings include: Theology and the Arts; Education for Eternity; The Meaning of Meaning; Voicing Creations Praise: Towards a Theology of the arts; Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste; Mythology; Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art; Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present; Egyptian Book of the Dead; Signs and Symbols in Christian Art; The Hero with 1000 Faces|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||Develop the ability to analyze works of religious art from a symbolic perspective, thematically, and in the context of function.
Identify commonalities of Religious architecture from a wide cross section of belief systems
Explore the range of function within religious music.
|PREREQUISITES:||Humanities 201 & 202 or Art 201 & 202|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|