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ART 1302 History of Art: Renaissance to the Present
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12:45 pm; Dr. Azar Rejaie
[Prerequisite: ENG 1301]
Course Description: This course surveys the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present and explores works of art within their political, historical, religious, and social contexts in order to see art as a product reflective of human social development. Through an examination of major monuments, artists and movements, student of this course will gain a well-balanced understanding of how the production of art relates to the development of western culture, as well as a familiarity with the basic vocabulary and methods of art analysis. In this study-abroad course, students will study movements, artists and works of art in class and be able to see objects studied in class - and many more - in person while visiting world-famous UK museums and sites.
ENG 3340/HUM 3310 Cultural Criticism: Drama and Empire
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12:45 pm; Dr. Sandra Dahlberg
[Prerequisite: 3 hours of literature and 3 hours of philosophy]
Course Description: In this course students will study the ways that empire and colonization are represented in dramatic works produced in or about England and Scotland. The course introduces students to the historical development of the English drama genre, and the interrelatedness of drama with exploration, conquest, colonization from the medieval period to the contemporary era. Since drama is an interactive performance between players and audience, text and players, text and readers, students will be provided opportunities to attend live performances and visit important theatrical and historical venues. We will conduct close analyses of plays to interpret meaning, impact, characterizations, context and staging.
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