FYS*101*31 Description

First-Year Seminar

Through the lens of contemporary visual art, this course will look at the experience of the magical or wondrous and ask critical questions about the nature of such experiences. What role does wonder play, in life, in curiosity, and in interdisciplinary research? What value lies in experiencing wonder through the visual arts? And, how have our society's expectations for art's role shifted, in an interdisciplinary era? Students will encounter a variety of contemporary art works through research, presentation and field trips. Coursework will include both written assignments and creative (studio) projects.