Artistic Understanding

In the core curriculum, students will analyze, interpret and critique works of art, considering the role of formal methods and techniques, and historical contexts. In addition to intellectual engagement with the arts, students will also creatively engage with the arts through practice.

Artistic Understanding: The analysis, interpretation and critique of the products resulting from human creative expression. 
Requirement: Two courses in Artistic Analysis. At least .25cr in Creative Practice.

Artistic Analysis (AA): 

Art 1: Studio Foundations 1 (also CP)
Art 4: Beginning Photography (also CP)
Art 55: Digital Foundations 1: Photo, Video and Sound (also CP)
Art 65: Digital Foundations 2: Web Design and Interactive Art (also CP)
Art 70: Print Making (also CP)
Art History 1: Survey of World Art: Europe and the United States
Art History 2: Survey of World Art: Africa, Asia and the Americas (also GP)
Art History 144: Issues in Non-Western Art 
Art History 145: Issues in Renaissance Art 
Art History 165: Issues in American Art
Art History 166: Issues in Ninteenth Century Art
Art Theory and Criticism 80: Art Theory (also CP)
Art Theory and Criticism 180: Seminar in Theory & Practice of Art
Communication 2: Communication and Social Understanding (also CP)
Communication 125: Introduction to Media, Technology & Culture (also CP)
Communication 158: Film (also CP)
English 19: Introduction to Literary Analysis 
English 23: American Voices (also AD)
English 25: Creative Writing: Multi-Genre Studies(also CP)
English 102: Creative Writing (also CP)
English 105: Children's Literature 
English 115: Chaucer 
English 118: 20th-Century Literature 
English 125: Introduction to Film 
English 126: Film 
English 138: Short Fiction
English 140: Studies in Literary Genre
English 153: American Ethnic Writers and Oral Traditions (also AD)
English 154: Studies in African-American Literature (also AD)
English 163: The Other English Literatures 
English 173: Women Writers 
English 175: Shakespeare
English 184: Contemporary Drama
French 11: Introduction to Literature 
French 130: Thematic and Stylistic Study of a Single French Author or Genre 
Modern Languages 126: Italian Film 
Modern Languages 186: Culture and Civilization of Italy (also TCG)
Performing Arts 1: Perceiving the Performing Arts
Performing Arts 10: Rock to Bach: Introduction to Music
Performing Arts 14: World Music and Dance (also CP)
Performing Arts 33: Acting I: Principles of Performance (also CP)
Performing Arts 50: Interactive Theatre (also CP,CE, TCG)
Performing Arts 61: World Theater (also GP)
Performing Arts 111: Symphonic Music
Performing Arts 113: Jazz and Blues in America  (also AD)
Performing Arts 118: Twentieth-Century Composers 
Performing Arts 133: Acting II: Characterization and Scene Study (also CP)
Performing Arts 135: Theatre in Performance: Bay Area Theatre 
Performing Arts 181: Asian Dance  (also GP) 
Performing Arts 184: Dance in Performance  (also AD)
Philosophy 111: Philosophy of Art
Spanish 11: Introduction to Literature (also GP)
Spanish 120: Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to Eighteenth Century 
Spanish 121: Spanish Literature: Eighteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Creative Practice (CP):  
Art 1: Studio Foundations 1: Drawing, Painting, Photography (also AA)
Art 4: Beginning Photography (also AA)
Art 55: Digital Foundations 1: Photo, Video and Sound (also AA)
Art 65: Digital Foundations 2: Web Design and Interactive Art (also AA)
Art 70: Printmaking (also AA)
Art 101: Advanced Drawing 
Art 102: Advanced Painting  
Art 155: Experimental Film/Video 
Art Theory and Criticism 80: Art Theory (also AA)
Communication 2: Communication and Social Understanding  (also AA)
Communication 125: Introduction to Media, Technology & Culture  (also AA)
Communication 158: Film (also AA)
English 25: Creative Writing: Multi-Genre Studies(also AA)
English 102: Creative Writing (also AA)
Ethnic Studies 150: Creating Community Through Advanced Interactive Theater (also CE, TCG)
Performing Arts 12: Applied Music
Performing Arts 14: World Music and Dance  (also AA)
Performing Arts 19: Performing Ensembles 
Performing Arts 33: Acting I: Principles of Performance (also AA)
Performing Arts 37: Theatre Performance Lab 
Performing Arts 47: Technical Theatre Design Lab 
Performing Arts 50: Interactive Theatre (also AA, CE, TCG)
Performing Arts 70, 72, 76, 77: Dance Courses 
Performing Arts 75: Dance Company 
Performing Arts 90: Choreography
Performing Arts 132: Play in Production
Performing Arts 133: Acting II: Characterization and Scene Study (also AA)
Performing Arts 142: The Production Practicum
Performing Arts 152: Making Theater: One-Act Play
Performing Arts 175: Dance Company
Performing Arts 177: Dance Technique Lab