HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Instagram and/as Art
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Is Instagram changing the way we make and view images? With nearly a billion users and forty billion posts, Instagram has placed a remarkable number of pictures in the palm of many people’s hands. But are we just looking at more of the same old thing? This class will investigate the ways the platform and its users continue and “disrupt” traditional genres (self-portraits, landscapes), ideas of artistic creation—are influencers artists?—and contexts for viewing. In the process we will question how contemporary culture visualizes gender, travel, eating, and culture.

Bring your phones and your willingness to think critically because we are going to take a serious look at Instagram.

HISTART category for concentration distribution categories: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the US.

Textbooks/Other Materials: Available through Canvas.

 

Course Requirements:

Discussion Participation 30%
Minilecture and Note Keeping 20%
Instagram Project 10%
Final Paper 40%
 

Intended Audience:

All are welcome.

Class Format:

Two one-and-a-half-hour seminars per week.

Schedule

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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