Aug 03, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 362 - The “Art” of War (3)

Using an interdisciplinary methodology drawing upon the expertise from the disciplines of English and visual design, this course develops students’ ability to see beyond the surface meaning of works of art in order to develop an understanding of the ways in which art is used to both clarify and confuse the issues behind war in modern America. Students will explore several rhetorical theories and apply them to a variety of genres including art, film, literature, and posters. Key components of this course are a reconsideration of what should be properly considered “propaganda” and a focus on the moral and ethical implications inherent in creating art in service to a political/national cause. Prerequisite: EN 111  or EN 112 . PRE-2015 CORE: Level III. 2015 CORE: Creativity & Culture, Transform, Interdisciplinary Studies.