A general education should help you explore our world through the lens of human creativity in its many forms. In their shaping of materials, language, space, and sound, artists, architects, writers, and composers reinterpret the world, showing us vital ways of thinking about our present, our past, and the natural world. We will explore how their work provokes our most visceral emotional responses and invites engaged intellectual reflection and interpretation.
- Think critically about the nature of art and artistry;
- Describe and analyze aesthetic experiences and objects;
- Reflect on the historical, geographical, and cultural differences that shape human responses to aesthetic experience;
- Take stock of the moral and ethical capacities of the arts at moments of social, political, and environmental crisis.