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Howard Hsu
B CUSP 104
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: The Arts

Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.

Class description

The course introduces students to the concept of light and the capture of light (photography) as an art form. During the quarter, students will be introduced to photography as a means of communication and personal expression, the physical properties of light and its effect in the natural world, historical and contemporary photographers, the recording of light on film and digital sensors, and the history behind the photographic medium.

Student learning goals

Learn about the use light and the recording of light as an art form.

Develop photographic skills in image control, composition, lighting, and digital post processing

Learn the physical properties of light in the natural world and how it relates to photography

Explore the history of photography and the photographic medium

Develop communication skills in the written and visual mediums

Start a photographic DC I portfolio as part of the overall DC e-portfolio

General method of instruction

Lectures, Hands-on shooting sessions, Digital Labs

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Howard Hsu
Date: 07/05/2013