ARTH 350: History of Photography

ARTH 350-DL1: History of Photography
(Fall 2021)


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Section Information for Fall 2021

This class surveys the history of photography beginning with its nineteenth century origins and continuing into the present. We will consider how the photograph has been alternately employed as a scientific document, an aesthetic object, and a mass cultural icon. Due attention will be given to the technical, historical and artistic contexts under which this distinctive medium has evolved over time. Students will develop their analytical and critical thinking skills through online discussions, essay exams and assignments.


ARTH 350 DL1 is a distance education section that meets asynchronously.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Development of photography from origins in France in the 19th century to the present. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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