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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LAMS401 BioAesthetics and the Human Animal 3cr


This course explores aesthetics in nature and the
evolutionary processes of sensory drive and
natural and sexual selection. The course will
critically examine both anthropocentric and
ecological schemes on the aesthetic diversity of
nature, focusing on the creative agency of
non-human organisms and objective and subjective
models of inquiry. The course evaluates and
challenges historical,contemporary and emerging
perspectives on what is art, who/what can create
it, and on interactions between the science and
art. Through a combination of discussion, guest
lectures and collaborative projects students will
explore various topics focused around the
biological and evolutionary bases of creativity,
art and design.

Prerequisites: FRSM-100

Seminar
Spring