Encountering World Art

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1076 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Based on themes, e.g. body perception, belief of afterlife, personal and cultural identity, GDCV1076 will examine subject matters, symbolism, styles, media, and aesthetic choices of artworks within a variety of cultures and explore different attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts embodied by the works. This course considers how factors of context influence visual elements that give meanings and values to a work of art, and how aesthetic ideas, techniques travel across cultures. While exploring the complex and rich world of visual arts, this course discusses critical cultural issues embodied by the works, such as body politics, shaping of identities, and human existence and transcendence.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.