Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

Contemporary Arts and Culture

3 Unit(s)

Provides an overview of influential art movements from Modernism to the present. Groupings of artists will be compared to discover thematic similarities, points of influence, and derivation. We will also examine modern and postmodern philosophy, as well as art criticism to gain an understanding of the philosophical motivation and cultural context of art. The goal of the course is to develop a rich understanding of contemporary art that allows students to comprehend the relevance and significance of art to contemporary cultural and to their personal lives. Corequisite: ENGL 1A.

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ARTS 198
Special Topics in Arts

13 Unit(s)

Address significant, topical and practical problems, issues and theories in the Creative Arts. Topics will be selected by the department coordinator. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same topic is not repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of the department coordinator.

Outsider Art

3 Unit(s)

This course will address the aesthetic, historical, cultural, and political aspects of art forms created by artists who do not look to the history of art as a point of reference, including the art of visionaries, eccentrics, psychotics, imprisoned and others.

ARTS 199
Directed Study in Arts

13 Unit(s)

Provides individual study of selected topics under supervision of a faculty member. Students are limited to one directed study course per trimester. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the dean.