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Readings: Theories and Perspective on Art
READINGS
CLASS CODE: ART 400 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A reading survey and discussion of principal aesthetic, religious, and artistic theories with an emphasis on reading artists' written sources from antiquity until the twenty-first century.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: -- Survey a sample of principal contributors to aesthetic theory.
-- Readings from LDS perspectives on the arts.
-- Read and discuss artists' statements from antiquity into the twenty-first century.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -- Survey a sample of principal contributors to aesthethic theory and practice, especially Plato and Aristotle.
-- Read from LDS perspectives on the arts, including sermons by Spencer W. Kimball and Boyd K. Packer.
-- Read and discuss artist's statements or manifestos, theories, journals, notebooks, sketchbook entries, and documents, surveying artists from antiquity into the twenty-first century.
-- Read from artists, theorists, writers, critics, and intellectuals that form the student's artistic discipline, broadening their awareness of the ideas that form artistic theory and practice.
-- Read 700-1000 pages from the above categories.
REQUIREMENTS: Junior or senior level Art major
PREREQUISITES: Enrolled as an Art major
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002