This course will explore aesthetic, historical, and conceptual concerns of photography. Students may use analog (film) or digital capture to make either black-and-white or color photographs. Lectures, readings, and gallery/museum visits will present a historical framework and a theoretical structure that will form the foundation for class discussions and critiques. Use of the medium to express a personal aesthetic vision will be stressed. The focus of the class will be on developing and refining a body of work in which concept, form, content, scale, editing, and sequencing will be explored through experimentation and personal expression. Students will build upon their technical knowledge and will be challenged to acquire new skills. Students will learn and become fluent in the vernacular of looking at images by examining composition, interpreting symbolism, and deciphering the artist’s intentions.