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ART 171 Visual Theory and Practice: B/W Photography

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Course Description

Introduction to the history, culture and technologies of the art of film-based photography. Integrating social and art histories with the theories of visual literacy, students will engage in analysis and critique of photographs. Through practices of contemporary b/w film photography, students will create images which simulate or recontextualize historic examples of photographic art. The images will demonstrate the communicative abilities of photographic images to present personal perceptions, cultural values and understandings of their world.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)