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TADD 3360 History of Contemporary Art & Design: Present-1950 (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the major movements, period tendencies, and key figures in art, graphic design, craft, and industrial design that affect us today. Starting from our current (contemporary) point of view, we discuss existing influences while reviewing the precedents that have been set in the last one hundred years. Students will examine recent, current, and predicted future technologies, as well as current political and economic trends' effects on design trends. Importance will be placed on the influence of historical perspective and future predictions on our current design practice. Course material seeks to articulate a global perspective of art and design in this era, including Asian, India, African, and South American models. Liberal Education Goal Areas 6 and 8.
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