MUSA 1701 Aesthetic Exercises: Engagement,Empathy, Ethics (Spring: 3 )
In this course you will hone your perceptual and critical faculties on a range of artworks and performances traversing media and frames, from ancient sculpture to contemporary sports. You will explore how differences between media and art forms affect representation, meaning, and reception. You will define and redefine “art.” You will read aesthetic theorists from Plato to YouTube users. Most importantly, you will lavish attention on your own embodied experience to understand what constitutes aesthetic engagement, with whom or what you empathize in aesthetic experience, and how, if at all, aesthetic exercises better your life and the lives of others.
Instructor(s): Daniel Callahan
Last Updated: 19-Apr-16