242(A) 19th Century History of Photography

4 credits (core, levels 1,2)

This is a lecture course introducing the discovery of photography and influences in visual culture in the 19th century up to approximately 1935. Lectures and discussions along with extensive readings guide the students to understanding the advent of technology and visual images related to photography. Essays and exams are components of this course. As we are inundated with images in the technological era – this course provides perspectives on origins and cultural influences.