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Cornell University    
  Feb 25, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FSAD 1250 - Art, Design, and Visual Thinking

Fall. 3 credits.

D. Green.

Introduction to the visual arts and design that explores aesthetic and cross-cultural dimensions of visual experience. Augmented by slide presentations, artifacts, video, and an Internet-based electronic textbook, lectures emphasize the varieties of visual expression seen in works of art and design. Discusses social, cultural, and historic interpretations of visual expression.

Outcome 1: Enhance their ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways.

Outcome 2: Become familiar with the components of design and fine arts, and be able to use design language to discuss and evaluate designed objects.

Outcome 3: Understand major developments in fine arts, decorative arts, and design as they have
occurred since the beginnings of modern design in the later 19th century.

Outcome 4: Become familiar with the most important media of fine arts and design, and understand the
limitations and opportunities offered to the designer by various materials and techniques.

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