20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.2. AES - AESTHETICS

The Creativity and Social Influences series of classes (AES 2003, AES 2013, and AES 2023) constitute an exploration and discussion of the ways in which society influences how we think about, feel toward, and perceive beauty and creativity, as reflected through the arts. These classes are not designed to turn students into artists. By definition, all artists are creative--but because creativity is as human as opposable thumbs, not all creative persons are artistic. Instead, these classes provide a way to explore the student's own creativity by encouraging the regular practice of this important process in development as an educated person.

 

AES 2003

Aesthetics

3 Hours

The Creativity and Social Influences classes' primary purpose is to explore the social influences on students' attitudes and beliefs about the nature of creativity and lead students individually to rediscover the spirit of art within themselves through a series of guided creativity exercises. The secondary purpose is for students to learn basic information about the arts--what they are, why they are important, and how they intersect with daily life. Arts covered in this class include painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Each student will develop a personal philosophy of creativity based on his or her experiences in this course. BACONE CORE

 

AES 2013

Creativity: Improvisation

3 Hours

This course teaches students the fundamental process of one specific style of acting called Improvisation. Additionally, students will explore the social influences on their attitudes and beliefs about the nature of creativity and lead them individually to rediscover the spirit of art within themselves through a series of guided creativity exercises. All students will take part in a public performance of "Survivor: Whose Line Is It Anyway?" at the end of the semester. Each student will also develop a personal philosophy of creativity based on her or his experiences in this course. BACONE CORE

 

AES 2023

Creativity: Treasuring the Performing Arts

3 Hours

The Creativity and Social Influences classes' primary purpose is to explore the social influences on students' attitudes and beliefs about the nature of creativity and lead students individually to rediscover the spirit of art within themselves through a series of guided creativity exercises. The secondary purpose is for students to learn basic information about the arts--what they are, why they are important, and how they intersect with daily life. Arts covered in this class include music, dance, theatre, and film. Each student will develop a personal philosophy of creativity based on his or her experiences in this course. BACONE CORE

 

AES 2033

Humanities Through the Arts

3 Hours

This course explores the humanities with an emphasis upon the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values, examining the relationship of the humanities to important human values, objects and events. Students will begin by learning basic information about the arts--what they are, why they are important, how value is determined, and how they intersect with modern life. The course then takes a wide-ranging look at painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. In addition to developing critical thinking skills related to subject matter and content, it helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art.  BACONE CORE