The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

BLS 342: Painting on the Page

Painting on the Page

An opportunity to consider in depth some of the outstanding masterpieces in Western art while reading narratives, essays, poems, and plays inspired by them. You may already be familiar with some of the painters: Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Vermeer, Diego de Velazquez, Francisco de Goya. By the end of this course you will be talking knowledgeably about these and other painters and writers, the historical and cultural contexts in which they worked, the relationship between visual images and literary imagery, notions of truth and beauty, and the principles of aesthetics. No particular background in art and literature is expected or required, but curiosity and a willingness to look, to think, to analyze, and to appreciate are essential.

The course emphasizes online class discussion, critical reading of original literature (rather than textbooks), and practice in writing and argument. Students must interact with each other as well as with the instructor. Lecture material will appear in text and image; additional activities will include exploration of links, puzzles, self-tests, and written responses. Through a series of assignments, students will create online journals and then critique them, challenging and encouraging each other on the discussion board. Three tests and a final exam will evaluate student progress through the topical units.

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Summer 2014 Class Dates
BLS Session 1 (POT 7)
• 12 May: Session Begins
• 13 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 30 May: W Deadline
• 20 Jun: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT 8)
• 23 Jun: Session Begins
• 24 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 15 Jul: W Deadline
• 05 Aug: Session Ends
1st Summer Session (POT 2)
• 15 May: Session Begins
• 16 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 02 Jun: W Deadline
• 18 Jun: Session Ends
2nd Summer Session (POT 3)
• 19 Jun: Session Begins
• 20 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Jul: W Deadline
• 25 Jul: Session Ends

Congratulations to our May 2014 Graduates!
Sarah Bailey * $
Hamilton Barber °
Letricia Best
Risha Bigelow
Terrance Caldwell
Kevin Calloway
Kristina Carpenter ***
Karelsie Davila Lopez ***
Brian Davis
Likesha Davis
Keith Dillon
Frances Edmunds
Andrea Friend
Doris Gardner
Julia Guyton °
Kelley Harrington
Jamie Harris
Holly Hassen
Leslie Jones
Kara Lukehart *
Dawanda McNeal *** $ ΦΒΚ
Jon Schwaiger ***
Felicia Shaw
Carey Terhune **
Barbara Watkins
Jimalie Watkins °

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