Art, Politics, and Power

Instructor: 
Lillian Goudas
Day/Time Taught: 
151: MWF 11:00; 159: MWF 12:00
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
151
Section-2: 
159

 

TENTATIVE DESCRIPTION:

Would you kill for art?  Would you die for it?  Many have in the past, and one day you might, too! This course will look at the the power of art and why people and nations have paid for, stolen, enshrined, collected, or destroyed it.  What can we learn from art and how do we protect it?  From the Persian sack of Athens in 480BC to the so-called "rape of Europa" in which Hitler stole the greatest artworks in Europe during WWII, we will discuss the desire to steal and destroy another culture's art for political gain.  (Did you know that over $100 Million dollars worth of art was destroyed on 9/11?)  We will also discuss the role of art and the artist in conveying the ethos of a culture and introduce the concept of "culture care."  Various readings, film screenings, field trips to the Turchin Center on campus, sculpture walks and collaborative assignments will enliven our class discussions.  The culminating project will be a short documentary film in which you will create an artifact for our own "virtual
museum" to preserve what art YOU think is important.

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:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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