Oct 01, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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AH 5610 - History of Photography


Approaches photography as a set of problems and concepts rather than as a unified medium with a linear history. Photography is marked by multiple, often contradictory practices at the nexus of differing discursive and contextual parameters. As a result, the main interest is not only with the photograph as an object of study, but as a modality of thinking and a way of producing new models of visibility. We will investigate the criteria used to identify and discuss photographic images and practices over the century and a half since the inception of processes resulting in photographic material. At the same time, we will ask after the ways in which photographic practices elucidate aspects of the historical context from which they are drawn.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to critically assess and comment on own writing and writing of others.
  • Demonstrate advanced interpretative skills through oral presentations and written works.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of criteria used to identify and discuss photographic images.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of scholarly resources appropriate to research topic, including printed and electronic sources.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with ways in which photographic practices elucidate aspects of the historical context from which they are drawn.
  • Develop focused research projects and be able to apply strategies of revision.



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