University of Southern California

Roski School of Art and Design

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Critical Studies (FACS)

FACS 150 Visual Culture and Literacy I (4, FaSp) Introduction to modern and contemporary visual culture with emphasis on the major aesthetic theories and practices of the past 150 years. (Duplicates credit in former FA 150.)

FACS 250 Visual Culture and Literacy II (4, FaSp) Critical examination of the key developments and theoretical discourses of 20th century visual culture. (Duplicates credit in former FA 250.) Recommended preparation: FACS 150.

FACS 350 Art Theory and Criticism (4, FaSp) An intellectual framework for the practice of art making; the historical context for current ideas. (Duplicates credit in former FA 350.)

FACS 450x Senior Seminar (4, FaSp) Contemporary professional issues facing the studio artist; current directions in the visual arts; forces and attitudes affecting the practicing artist in our society. Available for credit to art and fine arts majors only. (Duplicates credit in former FA 450x.)