PHO 103: History of Photography

online available

In this course, students survey the history of photography as both technology and art form as well as the medium's evolution from humble camera obscura to its status as a major conduit of contemporary culture in the digital era. Students learn to identify a wide range of photographic processes and the important figures that utilized them with intention, across a variety of genre and social contexts. Participation is required in discussions of major artistic trends and the interpretive aspects of photographic content.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

2021-22 Class offerings by semester

Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Summer 2022
 offered online offered online  

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class

The 2021-22 annual schedule class offerings by semester is offered as a planning tool. Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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