IS 102: Comparative Arts

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Fall (odd year)
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Exploration of thematic and stylistic connections between art forms, focusing on both theory and creative application. Art forms may include painting, photography, sculpture, dance, poetry, fiction, theater, film, and music. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

  1. Identify major art forms and explain their development, their principle elements and styles, and some of the best known examples of each.
  2. Describe the thematic and stylistic connections between different art forms.
  3. Discuss the value of diversity in artistic expression.
  4. Discuss how art affects human beings, including why it occurs and how it functions in society.
  5. Explain how art enhances the understanding of what it means to be human.