This course considers the social, cultural, economic, political, and art historical influences that define and re-define contemporary art and artists in the twenty-first century. First-year B.F.A. students will be introduced to art as a dynamic aesthetic, analytical, subjective and social form of expression, communication, thought and material production. A wide range of works and ideas and approaches will be explored taking a non- hierarchal approach. Enrollment limited to B.F.A. students.