VS 101 - Introduction to Visual Studies - Historical Context
This lecture course provides an historical survey of global visual practices from the Renaissance to the 20th century, fostering a deeper understanding of key works including traditional objects, rituals, drawings, prints, paintings, manuscripts, sculptures and buildings. Lectures present issue-based themes, periods, and locations--such as geography, colonialism, science and technology, religion, trade, philosophy, and politics--within their historical contexts. Attention is given to the canon of art history, marginal voices and the geographical site of the course, and
students are introduced to a research methodology appropriate to artists and designers.