Analysis of Creative Expressions

The goal of this focal study is to explore the political, cultural and/or economic structures that affect and influence of the creation art, texts and film. How are these works a reflection or a rejection of the ideological structures in which they are created? How do the uses of the same medium (film, paintings, the novel, etc) differ across cultures and political climates? The multi-disciplinary aspect of this focal studies allows students to think about art, film and literature from a variety of perspectives.


Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
ARTHI Any Art History course(s) 4-8 credits
ANTH 202 Film, Text and Culture 4 credits
DANC 261 Dance History and Appreciation I 4 credits
ENGL 220 Literature and Human Concerns 4 credits
FREN 304 French and Francophone Theater 4 credits
FREN 320 Women's Writing in the Francophone World 4 credits
HUM 200 & SCI 200 Material Science for Makers 4 credits
HUM 353/ THEA353 Traditional Japanese Theatre 4 credits
MEDA 120 Film History and Analysis 4 credits
PHIL 304 Philosophy of Art 4 credits
POLS 221 Politics in Literature and Film 2 credits
THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation 2 credits
THEA 270/370 Theatre in London 3 credits
THEA/GSS 363 Gender, Sexuality, and Performance 4 credits