Art 201 | Introduction to Art History

Dana E. Katz
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1pm
Office: Library 321
Office Phone: (503) 517-7416


Course Description
Theories of visuality are central to debates in the humanities. Interdisciplinary approaches to art have prompted reconsiderations of representation and reality, changing the parameters of our objects of study.  This has resulted in new relationships of words to images and objects, as well as innovative conceptual tools available to interpret all three.  In this course we will examine the phenomena of cultural production and consumption of a range of media, asking how images and objects function, and how they mediate what we see and experience.  Through shared readings, student presentations, and written projects, we will consider issues of form, representation, and knowledge, and the politics of ascribing meaning and value.

Fall 2017
9:00-10:20am & 10:30-11:50am
Library 41