Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ART                                     Course Number: 230                                    
Course Title: Issues in Art and Crime
Subject: Art
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will cover the major current and historic issues dealing with art and crime. After a discussion of the value of art in our world, the course will cover five main topics: theft, repatriation (including issues of national ownership and cultural property), vandalism and restoration, fakes and forgeries, and censorship and freedom of expression. Through lectures, slide presentations, documentaries, classroom discussion and student presentations, the course will study these main issues by using a wide variety of specific case studies in order to frame the current issues facing the preservation and continued enjoyment of art in our world today. The critical issue of who controls art and how it is displayed and protected will also be addressed. The class is intended to make students critically assess the issues facing artists, collectors, museums, and nations in reducing crime and conserving the artistic heritage of everyone, today and in the future.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
Start Date:    01/26/2012                         End Date: