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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

PHOT-188 History of Photography

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
The course is a survey of photographys origins and development as a scientific tool as well as a medium of communication documentation and personal expression. It considers the technical evolution historical context and social contribution of photography and includes hands-on exercises in historical photographic techniques.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe the scientific origins, social needs and personal endeavors leading to the invention of photography 2. Visually identify and describe the various early photographic processes including their strengths and weaknesses 3. Describe the various influences on the photographic style including contemporary artistic trends, equipment, and process capabilities 4. Describe photography’s influence on journalism, communication and fine art movement 5. Identify a significant number of essential images, including the image maker, process, style, relative date of creation and contextual importance