Art and the Environment

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ENV 390 – SPECIAL TOPICS: ART AND THE ENVIRONMENT
MLS 409 – ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
SPRING QUARTER 2016
MONDAYS, 6:00-9:15, LINCOLN PARK CAMPUS

 

Randall Honold, PhD
Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Adjunct in Philosophy and Environmental Science & Studies
773-325-4928
rhonold@depaul.edu

 

Course Description
We will examine how contemporary artists are responding to environmental challenges. Through a critical look at select visual art, place-based art, architecture, film, literature, and music, we will discover how artists are grappling with issues that are, on one hand, enduring, and on the other hand, new to the Anthropocene. The course will be run as a seminar with active contributions by every student expected. Requirements will include regular attendance and participation, leading a discussion, weekly reflective papers, a book report, and a final summative paper or creative piece.