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This study will be based on Beaumont Newhall’s seminal text, The History of Photography. We will look at the art history of photography as well as other histories, particularly those approaches that have emerged since Newhall first wrote on the subject. Students will participate in on-going discussions, learn to analyze specific photographs of their choice, explore the topics and questions posed by the instructor as well as by other students in the course, and develop a final project.
Prerequisites: the ability to think critically and to complete upper-level college work. This may be demonstrated by previous study in the humanities.
Important Note: this course was renamed effective the September 2014 term and was formerly offered as Special Topics: History of Photography. Students who have successfully completed 223654 should not enroll in this course.
This course fully meets the General Education requirements in The Arts.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: The Arts-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Fall 1.
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