HUMN 311 F001: Visual Art Seminar

These seminars are taught from the viewpoint of a practicing artist, and focus on historical and/or contemporary issues relevant to particular disciplines or subjects. Seminars develop student critical awareness of the content and context of cultural production in relation to a wide range of practices and theories. Students attend lectures and discussion groups; in addition they are required to undertake research, give presentations, complete visual projects, and write papers. Descriptions of specific seminar topics are available by clicking the section hotlink on myEC or through

Priority is given to CRCP, PHOT, ILUS, and VIAR students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

Course content: 

Topic: Ideas of Culture and Cultural Practice
This seminar will look at ideas of both culture and cultural practices as they have intersected with the understanding and production of art. Of particular importance will be the intersection of surrealism, the historical avant-garde movement, and anthropology, the study of human societies and cultures. The concepts of otherness and alterity will be looked at in terms of cultural cross pollination through intercultural communication to centre our questioning of our understandings of our own positions in the world as it impacts the work we make and our relations to one another.


Completion of 51 credits

Additional comments: 
TOPIC: Ideas of Culture and Cultural Practice. Course Details: this course is LINKED and students must enroll in either PHOT 306 F001G or VAST 310 F001G. Scheduling note - keep in same classroom as PHOT-306/VAST-310.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 9-Dec 17