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Introduction to Art History and Visual Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro ArtHist & Visual Studies

Spring 2020

Taught By: Soyoung Yoon

Section: A

CRN: 2981

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the foundations of Art History and Visual Studies.The class familiarizes students with key terms and debates, and methods from formal analysis to theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches, which are employed in the analysis and interpretation of art works and visual culture.Through close analysis of select works of art and culture in dialogue with readings from a wide range of texts of theory or history, students will gain insight into the work of interpretation, emphasizing the importance of techniques of critical thinking and reading. In addition, the class demonstrates how the study of Art History entails the very question of what is considered “art” or “culture,” focusing attention on how concepts of form, content, medium, practice, technology, discourse, and media all possess histories. Furthermore, the course follows the recent expansion of the historicization and theorization of art and visual culture under the aegis of Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:00pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020

Intro ArtHist & Visual Studies

Fall 2019

Taught By: Soyoung Yoon

Section: A

CRN: 2793

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of art history and the related field of Visual Studies. Based upon close looking at artistic objects, as well other visual and material objects (taken from, for example, film and performance, advertising and design), the class familiarizes students with key terms and debates, and those methods (from formal analysis to interdisciplinary theoretical approaches) that are employed in the interpretation of cultural objects. Through close visual analysis of diverse objects in tandem with a range of readings (drawn from literature and literary criticism; social theory and gender studies; postcolonial and global studies, to name a few), students will gain insight into how one builds an interpretation, stressing the centrality of skills of critical thinking and reading as objects are brought into dialogue with texts. In addition, the class demonstrates how the study of art history entails the very question of what is considered “art,” emphasizing that medium, form, and discourse all possess a history. Further elucidating the historical dimensions of the discipline, the course follows its recent expansion under the aegis of Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:05pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 713

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019