A Natural HIstory of the Senses
Course: WBIS 188
Instructor: Gemin, Pam
We learn early how important sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing are to humans, but we often take for granted how the five senses enrich our emotional lives and inspire our creativity. In this course we will rediscover the five senses, talk about how and why they have evolved, and explore the ways in which visual artists, musicians, and other creative people have employed the senses in their work. In addition, we will explore the creative process and its logical and illogical components. Texts will include books, articles and essays as well as poetry and film.
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