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Aesthetics Syllabi
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Now I am looking at different syllabi for courses in aesthetics.

Georgia Tech's Optics and Aesthetics by Ron Broglio
· How to read and think critically about images, texts, and physical space 
· How to write engaging, thoughtful essays incorporating literary theory
· How to construct digital landscapes that reflect the concerns of the course by 
  using Dreamweaver and Photoshop 

Aesthetics and History of New Media by Katrien Jacobs at Emerson College

Aesthetics Richard Field's syllabus with lots of readings in one source: Melvin Rader, A Modern Book of Esthetics, 5th ed. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979).

Suzanne Carbonneau Aesthetic Awareness Instructor watching for aesthetic paradigm shifting. she starts with some provocative quotations from Duchamp, Nabokov & John Cage.
...examining a broad range of contemporary art and culture to engage an expansive,
amplified, and subversive experience of the aesthetic....the current cultural wars being waged over the forms, content, and aims of contemporary art will be examined for their suggestions of a shift in the governing aesthetic paradigms.

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I googled the quote and found that it was abstract painter Barnett Newman who said it. thanks! I'll put the quote in my syllabus.

what would your syllabus say?

If you were going to teach a course in aesthetics, what are the main topics you'd cover?

I NEVER thought of teaching aesthetics before because I'm an artist bird:-) But it's on the list of courses for one of the jobs I'm applying to, so I'm trying to see through my feathers to get a better peek at ornithology.

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