Art, Religion, and Society

Instructor: 
Lillian Goudas
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 12:30-1:45 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2010
Prefix: 
US
Course Number: 
1150
Section-2: 
105

This course will explore the role of art and the artist in our world. From ancient times to the present day, humans have used a visual language to communicate their ideas. Long before alphabets were systematized, humans communicated their thoughts through abstract and realistic portrayals of animals, people, and the world around them. Issues as banal as the next meal to cosmic ideologies concerning the nature of God were and continue to be expressed through the visual
language of art.

Throughout this semester we will evaluate how and why art has impacted society. We will discuss the relationship between art, religion and society to see how this multivalent visual language is used, exploited, even censored, but never ignored. Using a topical rather than chronological approach, we seek to understand the meaning of this language for our own lives and society so that we may interpret and use this language more effectively.

Note: Priority enrollment is given to residents of the Art Haus residential learning community.

Transfer students?: 
yes

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima
klimare@appstate.edu

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