HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Section: 001 Instagram and/as Art
Term: WN 2019
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Is Instagram changing the way we make and view images? With nearly a billion users and forty billion posts, Instagram has placed a remarkable number of pictures in the palm of many people’s hands. But are we just looking at more of the same old thing? This class will investigate the ways the platform and its users continue and “disrupt” traditional genres (self-portraits, landscapes), ideas of artistic creation—are influencers artists?—and contexts for viewing. In the process we will question how contemporary culture visualizes gender, travel, eating, and culture.

Bring your phones and your willingness to think critically because we are going to take a serious look at Instagram.

HISTART Category for Concentration Distributions: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S.

Textbooks/Other Materials: Available through Canvas

Course Requirements:

Discussion Participation 30%

Mini lecture and Note Keeping 20%

Instagram Project 10%

Final Paper 40%

Intended Audience:

All are welcome.

Class Format:

Two one-and-a-half-hour seminars per week.

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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31327
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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25911
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10
 
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
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23585
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4
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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35115
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
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35116
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11
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
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35118
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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