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ARTH 1220 - The Visual Arts Today F (3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to contemporary visual culture, its current controversies and its historical roots. The avant-grade movements of the modern period and the impact of new technologies and media will be examined within a rich historical context. Topics will include international exhibitions, selling art, art and popular culture, censorship, and the relation between words and images.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 28, 2011

Comment :
Extremely difficult for a first year class, especially if you have no experience or knowledge of the art world since 1950s- today. Douglas is very confusing in lectures. But once understood extremely interesting theories. I would not recommend to take this in first year. If you dislike your TA after the first week, switch tutorials immediately. I did not find my TA knowledgeable at all, switched after the 2nd week and my new TA helped alot.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 28, 2011

Comment :
Also a ton of confusing reading, text books are hard to read and difficult to understand.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 3, 2011

Comment :
Worst course ever. Took it in fourth year with Douglas (it was a requirement for my minor). I have never been treated so much like a first year. Insane amount of material to memorize. Wasn't allowed to take notes on my laptop. Ended up not caring if I got a decent mark, just wanted to pass.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 13, 2011

Comment :
Only took it because it was required - confusing textbook, confusing material and usually a confusing prof.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 9, 2011

Comment :
The text books for this course are insane. The amount of material one is responsible to know is unjust for it being a first year course. I took it in second year and STILL couldn't believe the course load. The class I took also had an extremely unorganized prof who was very unclear up until the last minute about what she expected us to know which make attending her lectures and taking her seriously as a prof very difficult.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 5, 2011

Comment :
I have taken this course twice. It truly depends on who you get as a teacher. The first time I failed the course (barely) and the second time I did much better. Its an okay course, but its not my forte.