PHI 1801 Philosophy of Art

This course provides an introduction to aesthetics. Students study a variety of historically significant contemporary philosophies of art, including these central issues: the definition of art, beauty, aesthetic experience, meaning and interpretation, creativity, art and other values, and critical judgment. The course employs a case-based approach in which students consider real and fictional puzzles that present theoretical and practical challenges to the views discussed. Students demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments.

Gordon Rule course - must achieve a grade of "C" or higher for the A.A. Degree.


3 credits


student must score into college-level English and reading on placement test.