Photo 50B History and Aesthetics of Photography Since 1945 Online, two sections-one regular schedule and one late start.
Photography DepartmentTeaching Schedule Fall 2016
Summer Classes begin June 13th!
Photography 50B. History and Aesthetics of Photography Since 1945
June 13 to July 31, 2016
Please be sure to log in on Insight and complete the assignments asked of you by June 20th, 2016 at 11:00 pm in order to avoid being dropped from the class!
This course examines various aspects of photography, including photographers, photographs, and technical innovations, within their historical, social and cultural contexts. Although students will study photography as it has been applied to journalism, science, fashion, advertising, et cetera, emphasis will be on photography as art.
Recommended Prerequisites: ESL 140 or placement in 150 or completion of concurrent enrollment in ENGL90.
Credit: 4.0 units. Credit earned in Photo 50B is accepted for transfer to the State Universities AND the University of California.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the history of photography from 1945 to the present.
2. Identify characteristics of works, movements, and chronological periods relevant to photography.
3. Identify important inventions and processes that contributed to the creation and evolution of photography.
4. Explain the connections between works of art and their social, cultural, philosophical, and historical contexts.
5. Analyze and discuss the ideas presented in the readings and lectures as part of the participation component of the course.
6. Synthesize information about works of art and convey it in written and oral form throughout the semester.
Textbooks for Photo 50B
RequiredPhotography: A Cultural History (fourth edition) by Mary Warner Marien
Criticizing Photographs (fifth edition) by Terry Barrett
Please make an appointment to visit Pier 24 before the end of June. Make a reservation at http://www.pier24.org/visit/index.php. If you live out of the area, you can visit another gallery or museum with an exhibition of photography.
You can also visit one of the photography exhibits at a gallery. No online galleries for the assignment.
Are you ready to take an online course?
Most students find that online courses are as challenging as on-campus courses. Online courses are not self-paced. Course assignments, quizzes and exams have deadlines.