Photography in North America

6 credits

This course looks at the history of photography in North America from its inception to the turn of the new millennium.  Lectures are chronologically and thematically arranged to highlight how photography has been variously used as a tool for scientific observation, social documentary and aesthetic engagement.  As we move through the course, students will be introduced to key figures in both the history and theory of photography so that they may critically assess the role of photography as a medium of expression.

100% coursework




“The course covered rich materials and was well structured.”

ARTH2092 student, 2018-2019

“This course encourages individual deep thinking.”

ARTH2092 student, 2018-2019