2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 169 - Aesthetics

Explores questions concerning the value and nature of the arts, including the visual arts, music, performance, and literature. Course topics may include: Can art in general be neatly defined? fine art? particular arts? What distinguishes “good” art from “bad” art? Are there objective standards for aesthetic judgment? What is the point of artwork? What is creativity? Are appreciation and criticism creative acts? Are there ‘aesthetic experiences’ special to the arts? What is the role of taste and sensibility? What is the relationship between the artist and the work of art? between artworks and audiences? between art and history? between art and nature?

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically.