Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Art and War

first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. The casualties of war go beyond human lives. Both of the world wars in Europe led to innumerable art and architectural losses. Recent conflicts in the Middle East have obliterated priceless and irreplaceable ancient monuments. Drawing on perspectives form visual arts, literature, and history, this course will address the destruction of our shared cultural heritage, as well as ways in which visual artists and writers have used their creative energy to deal with war trauma. Students will be introduced to key works of art and literature - lost in wars or inspired by war-time experience - ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of this aspect of human civilization, they will engage in creative projects - including the development of interactive web features on this theme.

Sister Courses: ARHU158A, ARHU158B, ARHU158C, ARHU158D, ARHU158E, ARHU158F, ARHU158G, ARHU158I, ARHU158J, ARHU158K, ARHU158L, ARHU158N, ARHU158O, ARHU158P, ARHU158Q, ARHU158R, ARHU158T, ARHU158U, ARHU158V, ARHU158W, ARHU158Y, ARHU158Z

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