Introduction to Comparative Arts


Introduction to Comparative Arts is an interdisciplinary, multimedia course that explores the relationship among the arts in a given period. This semester we will address connections between literature, painting, music, and theater as well as radio and film from the mid-18th century to the present, examining how different aesthetic forms and media illuminate each other through transposition, adaptation, and media combination. As we consider theories of representation and expression, we will also learn about the rise of cultural institutions such as the library, the museum, and the concert hall and the discourses that have shaped their development. Students will have the opportunity to visit art exhibits and performances in the St. Louis area and will produce a creative project at the end of the semester.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM

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Introduction to Comparative Arts
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