ART 4705 History of Photography 1.5/3/3
Prerequisite: ART 3701 with a minimum grade of C and ART 3702 with a minimum grade of C and ART 3703 with a minimum grade of C
This course is designed to give advanced students a comprehensive investigation of the history of photography. Photography is a medium that has a fundamental impact on our daily lives and culture because it is an integral part of communication. This course explores the technical innovations, cultural implications and the major figures in its history. Students will learn about the subject through lectures, readings and exams but they will also learn through hands-on projects using 19th Century processes to make their own work note: this course can fulfill advanced coursework for photography majors, or an art elective for non-photo majors. It does not fulfill a 3000 or above art history requirement, nor is it a WAC certified course.