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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 308N
Title Philosophy of Art
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1439 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TR 1:40pm - 2:55pm SB-201 Michael A Deere


This course will critically examine the philosophical theories of art and beauty as they impact artistic creation, reception, and performance. Students will explore concepts of beauty across different cultures and styles of artwork, and examine theories of art in their application to painting, music and theatre. Through these and other modalities, students explore the existential and ontological dimensions of aesthetics while learning about classical and contemporary works of art. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Music majors. Recommended for Art and English majors and minors.