An exploration of the relationship of the creative artist and the arts (i.e., visual arts, theatre, and music) to society is addressed. The changing role of the arts will be considered within the context of the socioeconomic, historical, political, and cultural forces that shape them. Particular attention will be given to the societal values that mold and are expressed by the arts in a range of cultures, both East and West. The role of the artist as a force in cultural change also will be studied. Summers.
*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.