Art, Creativity and Beauty
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Art History, Philosophy
Taught In English
Lower level art history, aesthetics/philosophy course, or permission of instructor.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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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