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Howard Hsu
B CUSP 117
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core II: Visual, Literary, and Performing 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: W.

Class description

This course examines photography as a contemporary art form and its influences from other mediums. Students will develop technical photographic skills, learn about contemporary photographers, research influences from art history, and build a photographic portfolio.

Student learning goals

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

Engage in undergraduate research utilizing campus, library, community, and online resources

Explore contemporary photography and photographers

Effectively describe and convey two-dimensional art work in written form

Organize, develop and synthesize a research paper

Create a personal photographic portfolio

General method of instruction

Lectures, Hands-on shooting sessions, Digital Labs

Recommended preparation

DC I Course. Photographic background helpful, but not necessary

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 Monica Y Lamontagne
Date: 10/09/2013