Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog
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ART 360 - Aesthetics (3)

Aesthetics is the study of how certain sensory experiences come to be considered distinctly “artistic”, beautiful, musical, poetic or sublime. An understanding of aesthetics enlarges the way we think about human flourishing in general and the ways in which we think about the fine and performing arts in particular. This course will explore the aesthetic theory of influential philosophers from classical Greece to the present (such as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Adorno) along with theologians who have addressed the intersection of theology and aesthetic experience. The course will consist of readings and class discussion; evaluative looking and listening assignments; presentations; and a book review.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status and at least one completed course in the visual and/or performing arts (e.g. music, art, theatre) or philosophy
Corequisite(s): None
Contract Course: No
Pass/Fail Grading: No
Fee: Yes
Term Typically Offered: Every other Spring-odd years



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