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CMS 573 B: Aesthetics

Meeting Time: 
Th 3:30pm - 6:50pm
Location: 
SMI 102
SLN: 
23657
Instructor:
In class
Stephen Groening

Syllabus Description:

This course considers aesthetics as sensory experience. Taking our lead from the Ancient Greek ασθησις (sense perception, sensation, perception), we will consider how media technology – digital images, music, television, video, film – affect sensory perception and are affected by sensory perception.  The emphasis will be on key terms in contemporary scholarship of media aesthetics – affect, embodiment, attention – as well as concepts once considered peripheral to the study of aesthetics – banality, atmosphere, cuteness. 

 

Course Policies

Catalog Description: 
Inquiry into such areas as the sensory perception, cultural valuation, or close analysis of cinema and media. Formal, theoretical, and philosophical approaches. Content varies. Offered: AWSp.
Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 6, 2020 - 3:43pm
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