MPS 301 History of Photography I

This course provides a chronological overview of developments in analogue photography from 1839 through the 1970s. The course treats photography broadly as a cultural activity with emphasis on its historical, documentary, and social value as well as its own aesthetic developments during this period. Attention is given to the relationship of photography to other media and to the development of photographic theory. (Formerly first half of MPS21AB). Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MPC 203 or MPC 13A/B Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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