Creativity and the Humanities Online

Develop new perspectives and generate ideas which will benefit every aspect of your creative and professional experience.

Grant Writing for Artists will begin to build your professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. The course will look at the specifics of requests for proposal; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist voice is critical to this process; the artist/student will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 27 - Nov 1
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Master Critique is a unique online opportunity to work with photographer and book artist Ricardo Bloch who lives in Paris. For Ricardo, books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, and materials. He sees artists' books as a medium that allows for pushing boundaries and expanding the definition of what a book is–whether it be graphic or conceptual, handmade or printed, narrative or stream -of consciousness, photocopied or collaged, political or autobiographical, analog or digital.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
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This course examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms. Individuals in this course will engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and will explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
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For generations, the transformative and magical powers of traditional folktales and fairytales have defined and shaped identities and character. Indeed, these literary forms have become part of everyday culture. During the semester, students in this course examine why these tales have had such staying power, the controversies that have surrounded them, and how they relate to the historical, political, and social issues of their times.

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Aug 24 - Dec 11
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Can a particular form or set of stimuli always or reliably bring about a particular result? While there is still divided opinion as to how far an understanding of neurological functions can go in explaining how art “works” on the viewer or reader, scientists and artists alike have turned to neuroaesthetics to explain the aesthetic experience through a science of the mind.

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Aug 24 - Dec 11
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In this course, students critically examine the cultural meanings of representations of the body in art and visual culture. Organized in roughly chronological order, the course comprises a series of case studies in the history of representation of the body in art, science, and popular culture. Some of the topics that may be addressed are: the classical nude found in Greek sculpture, female saints, mystical visions of the body, photographic pornography and fetish fashion designs, aesthetic dismemberment of the body in modern and contemporary art, the transgendered body, and cyber bodies.

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Jun 1 - Aug 7
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This course concerns itself with the great variety and the interdependence of species that live on this planet. Students discuss just how species evolve and grow and how they die and become extinct. Change over time in living organisms is a major theme of this course. Class sessions are primarily lecture-based with some discussion. Assignments include examinations and short essays. In addition, a biodiversity field trip gives students practical experience in observing the living and the interactive cycle of one species. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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