University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 737 - Theory and Criticism

(3 units)
Aspects of art criticism and theory, and their influence on art making in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply basic methodological approaches to analyzing art and cultural production.
2. demonstrate advanced competency in critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.
3. apply useful aspects of art history, contemporary art, critical theory, and art criticism to their own work and practice and demonstrate critical awareness of one’s own works within the larger context of these fields. Reflected in writing and speaking.
4. evaluate and synthesize theories and writings of some of the key philosophers, theorists, historians, critics, and artists of the last two centuries.
5. critically evaluate art criticism and the role that press culture plays in shaping the contemporary art world/market.
6. use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to compare and contrast the agendas of a wide range of scholarly journals.

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