[ARTH 231] History of Photography

This course addresses the evolution of the photographic image from its introduction in 1839 to the present. Within a loose chronological organization, broader themes and social and historical contexts are emphasized. The course also introduces critical approaches to photographs as art. A substantial portion is devoted to contemporary photographic activity. Field trips supplement regular class meetings.

Course Title

History of Photography

Course Code

ARTH 231



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: one unit of 100-level art history or consent of instructor.


Offered occasionally.

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