AMST 462
Art of California: "Sunshine or Noir"
Last Offered Spring 2007
Division I
Cross-listed ARTH 462 / AMST 462 / LATS 462
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

California has long been considered a land of “sunshine and noir,” unique in the national and international imagination as a land of physical recreation and destruction, a land of opportunity and social unrest. In this course, we will study the visual arts and culture of California from the 1960s to the present. Although we will focus on southern California, particularly Los Angeles, we will also consider movements in San Diego and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The course will approach California pop, conceptual, funk, performance, installation, public, and media arts to pursue questions of influence and interpretation concerning the relations between space, place, identity, and style in the visual arts and popular culture. Alongside analyzing California’s visual culture, we will examine the region’s cultural geography through historical and theoretical readings. Particular attention will be given to the region’s special relations to Hollywood, the automobile, beach-surf culture, and the great diversity that characterizes the state.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3784
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on two research papers and a presentation
Prerequisites: ArtH 101-102
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS or AMST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTH 462 Division I AMST 462 Division I LATS 462 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives

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