A critical exposition of the main classical and contemporary theories of art: Expressionist, Formalist, and Representationalist. Each theory is considered in terms of its definition of art, of aesthetic judgment, of art criticism, and of aesthetic value. Examples are drawn from painting, literature, music, and movies.

Prerequisite: All 300-level philosophy courses have a prerequisite of 3 hours of philosophy, or permission of the instructor.

Frequency: Philosophy 327 is offered irregularly.

Achievement-Centered Education (ACE): Philosophy 327 fulfills Student Learning Outcomes 5 and 7.

Comprehensive Education Program: Philosophy 327 meets the Humanities ES requirement, and is also an IS course.