But is it Art? Questions and Criticism

Course Description

A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary introduction to aesthetics - theories about what art is, its functions and value, and the ways we experience it. Examines historical and contemporary views on visual and performing arts. Explores distinctions between "fine" and popular art, and varieties of deviant or shocking art. Primary focus will be on the visual arts and how they enrich our lives.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
13444 HUMI 2 01A ······· TBA-TBA Sal Breiter PARIS

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-06-27 to 2022-08-05.

Footnote Information

HUMI-002.01A: Open to all students who meet normal course prerequisites and who have been accepted by formal application to the Study Abroad Paris program and who have paid a program fee of $2,400 (which may include Financial Aid) plus airfare. All classes require permission of the instructor, Mr. Sal Breiter, Course work takes place in PARIS.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


(See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.) Advisory: EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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