Art, Creativity and Beauty

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Art, Creativity and Beauty

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Lower level art history, aesthetics/philosophy course, or permission of instructor.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores the concepts of art, creativity and beauty, and their mutual relations, and their genesis in the history of Western philosophy. Students will learn about major theories of art, creativity and beauty, and how the meaning of these concepts changed from ancient Greek and Roman philosophy to the modern and post-modern theoretical discourses. The course enables students to critically analyze these concepts, and to understand their role in the broader cultural, ideological and social context. Please note that this is a reading-intensive course. Students are expected to be prepared for class discussions, based on the assigned readings for each class.

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