INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Provocations and Other Acts: Arts and Humanities as Social Practice
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Institute for the Humanities (INSTHUM)
Department: LSA Humanities Institute
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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In this one-credit mini-course, we will explore how arts and exhibitions activate research within the humanities, establishing a space for informed and inclusive public engagement. This will include discussions about art, exhibition, and the institution during the Pandemic, and how this moment offers a pivot point for new ways of thinking and responding through the arts. Together, we will consider the mechanism of “gallery” as a portal for an outward gaze, addressing the challenges of our global community through creativity, collaboration, and outreach.

Using the IH Gallery as a springboard, this seminar class will discuss visual artworks, exhibitions, performances, and assigned readings, examining the intent and impact of a wide range of socially driven creative projects. Students will have the opportunity to meet virtually or in-person depending on availability with the Institute for the Humanities current visiting artist  for a behind-the-scenes look at the installation and the process of creating it. The class may also attend several virtual or in-person art-related events as a group, extending our experiences with the arts on campus, in the community, and beyond.


INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Meets 2nd 7 Weeks: Class will meet on October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Dec 6

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