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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 23 Art and Aesthetics

What is art, and what’s the point of it? Does it help us understand the world better or enjoy it more? Does art distract us from what is really important? What is beauty, and ought the arts aim at producing it? What are representation, expression, and realism, and how do they figure in different art forms? The course addresses combinations of these questions through both reading philosophy and engaging with artwork.


One Philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.