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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 058 Icons: Art, Magic, Ritual, and Technology

This seminar examines the power of images in different historical periods and diverse cultures. What is it about icons that make people cry, pray, and believe? While the development, meaning, and impact of icons in general is the topic of lectures, students have the opportunity to study a wide range of popular images- from favorite stars, such as Madonna and Elvis, and computer-designed images, to Egyptian pyramids and Greek temples.