DESPH 379

History of Photography

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Origin and development of photographic aesthetics.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

6

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Design majors only or instructor consent.

Title

Scope

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to understand the history of photography from the nineteenth-century to the present.

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Style

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to articulate the characteristics of the period styles, processes, techniques, cultural uses, and philosophies of key photographers in Europe and the Western Hemisphere. Students will be able to analyze and identify important photographs and collections in terms of style, patronage, reception, and meaning.

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Research Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply art historical research skills in conducting advanced research focused on a single photographer or photograph.

Title

State of Research

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to situate their informed, original ideas within the best publications and reviews of period photography.

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Sources

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with advanced research skills and best research practices as taught by the course professor and supported the by the HBLL Art History and Photography research guides. Students will also be able to use acceptable style guides.