History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 389: Topics in US. History.

HIST 389-009: History of Photography
(Fall 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Fall 2017

This survey examines the technical, aesthetic, and political histories of photography from pre-photographic technologies to the present. Considering photography’s complex role as a reproductive medium, this course will address its relationship with other visual arts, its deployment in scientific, factual, and social inquiry, and the ways in which its technological limitations and developments drove photographers’ aesthetic experimentation. Understanding photography’s role as not merely an art but also a tool for shaping knowledge, this course will also explore the collection, organization, and display of photographic materials in historical context.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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