ARE 470 TEACHING VISUAL CULTURE
Catalogue Description: exploration of issues and applications of everyday aesthetics that contain powerful technological, social and economic factors. Prerequisite: ARE 440 or instructor approval.
ARE 470 PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES Students will:
Conceptions of art are changing and expanding. The boundaries that inform our understanding of art institutions, form, practices, and values are in flux. Recent theoretical and philosophical shifts have emerged in and across various domains of knowledge. Those shifts have been informed by critical theories, such as postmodernism and feminism, and shape analyses of art and culture. New self-conscious trans-disciplinary fields of study have emerged to challenge conceptual dichotomies, such as fine/popular arts. As a result of these changes, it has become necessary to expand the concept and practice of art education to the realm of visual culture. The term visual culture reflects the recent global explosion of prolific pervasive visual images and artifacts and their importance to social life. (Boughton, et al., 2002).
WHAT IS VISUAL CULTURE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE OPEN CONCEPT OF ART
REVIEW OF STUDENTS' EARLY FORMATIVE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES
REVIEW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PHOTO CRITICISM
REPRESENTATION THEORIES [ART AS IMITATION OR MIMESIS]
AESTHETICS OF THE GHOULISH AND FOOLISH
DICKIE'S INSTITUTIONAL THEORY OF ART
CLASH OF INSTITUTIONS: Christo and Running Fence Video
CONDUCT ART CRITICISM OF A PUBLIC ART WORK
DISCUSSION OF FINAL PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
PART II: MULTICULTURAL AESTHETICS & ART CRITICISM
TOURIST and ETHNIC ARTS
MULTICULTURAL ART CRITICISM [CONGDON]: THE FISHING SHOW AND THE FLOWER PARADE
WHAT US ART FOR? [FUNCTIONALIST THEORIES] Dissanayake
PART III: APPLICATION IN THE CLASSROOM
ISSUES IN TEACHING VISUAL CULTURE: POPULAR CULTURE & POLITICAL PEDAGOGY
HOLIDAY AESTHETICS: DAY OF THE DEAD: VIDEO
UNDERSTANDING POPULAR CULTURE: THE USES AND ABUSES OF FASHION ADVERTISEMENT.
POST MODERNISM AND ARCHITECTURE
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Freedman, K. (1999). Aesthetics and the problem of meaning in curriculum. Paper presented at the New Zealand Art Educators's Conference. Christ church, New Zealand.
Stokrocki, M. (2000). Go to the Mall and Get it All:
Adolescents' Aesthetic Values in the Shopping Mall. Art Education, 54 (2), 18-23
Stokrocki, M. (1988). Understanding popular culture: The uses and abuses of fashion advertisement. Journal of the Caucus of Social Theory and Art Education, 8, 69-77.