Explores environmental sustainability through the portal of art. Students examine the dynamic interaction and balance of natural systems, in contrast to human domination and manipulation of the physical world for consumption and comfort. Self-directed and collaborative projects promoting ecological awareness and social responsibility are the matrix of this class. Critical inquiry reveals strategies in environmental education and activism that help define the cultural significance of environmental or `Eco-Art.? Following analysis and interpretation of selected environmental artists and their works, students give voice to environmental issues, problems, and concerns. The integrative approach intends to bridge science and the arts to raise consciousness and initiate action for a just and sustainable future for all species on the planet earth. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (INCO)
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.