Aesthetic Inquiry 1: Towards Perception
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Drama
Department: Critical Inquiry
Course Number: TDRU 2311
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Theater
  • Philosophy
  • Media & Culture
This is an introduction to Aesthetic Inquiry. In this course you will become familiar with the work of Maxine Greene and other philosophers and critics who have analyzed the role of art and art making in society. Maxine says that Aesthetic Inquiry is “an intentional undertaking designed to nurture appreciative, reflective, cultural, participatory engagements with the arts by enabling learners to notice what is there to be noticed, and to lend works of art their lives in such a way that they can achieve them as variously meaningful. When this happens, new connections are made in experience: new patterns are formed, new vistas are opened. You will learn to see, interpret and engage in critical discussion about art and artistic practice across many media (including, painting and drawing, film, poetry, music, dance and theater).
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to School of Drama students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to New York City students.


Open to Dramatic Arts students.