ARTH240 Survey of Photography (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the history of photography from its beginnings through contemporary times, including its terminology and analytical skills applied to the art and practical applications of photography. The course will give the student a broad background of major photographic works and photographers from various eras in both Western and non-western arts; photographic production, tools, and techniques; ways to interpret art and apply photographic terminology; describing, comparing, contrasting, and analyzing photography within technological, social, political and historical contexts; and applying digital information literacy to the research and writing process about photography.