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Introduction to Visual Studies 101 : Historical Context

Course Description

This lecture course provides a historical survey of global visual art practices and fosters a deeper understanding of key works that include drawings, prints, paintings, traditional objects, rituals, sculptures, and architectural structures. Lectures contextualize historical art works in relation to issues such as geography, colonialism, science and technology, religion, trade, philosophy, and politics. Attention is given to the canon of art history, marginal voices, and the geographical site of the course, and students are introduced to a research methodology appropriate to art practitioners.


Prerequisite(s): Admission to Yukon School of Visual Arts Foundation Year Program or permission of the instructor.

Equivalency & Transferability

This course is accredited by Yukon College. At the time of writing this document transfer agreements are in place with Emily Carr University, Alberta College of Art and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, and University of the Fraser Valley.

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