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Diplomacy & the Arts Concentration

“Musicians can perform diplomatic functions. Beyond the official responsibilities, they disseminate models of relationships to others that diplomatic practice can draw on or even adopt.”
- Frédéric Ramel and Cécile Prévost-Thomas, International Relations, Music and Diplomacy, 2018

The Diplomacy and the Arts concentration provides a foundation for those interested in putting art and an understanding of aesthetics into the service of community formation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Likely vocations could include work in museums, galleries or as a studio artist, among others. Students selecting this concentration will place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of literary studies, studio art, the history of art and architecture, peace studies, religion, and writing, rhetoric and discourse.

Students in the Diplomacy and the Arts concentration are advised to take APD 2xx: Diplomacy and the Arts, before choosing five additional courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.

  • ABD 235 Harlem Renaissance and Negritude
  • ABD 244 African Women Writers
  • ABD 249 Jazz and The Diasporic Imagination
  • ABD 261 Radical Aesthetics of Hip Hop
  • ABD 345 The Literature of Identity
  • ABD 374 The Black Arts Movement
  • ART 101 Digital Foundations
  • ART 104 Creating Art
  • ART 105 Two-dimensional Art
  • ART 106 Beginning Drawing
  • ART 113 Three-dimensional Art
  • ART 200 Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture
  • ART 220 Thinking Photography
  • ART 224 Digital Photography
  • ART 226 Video Art
  • ART 291 Mural Painting
  • GEO 334 Urban/City Design
  • HAA 101 Introduction to African Art
  • HAA 115 Introduction to Asian Art (Crosslist with AAS 210)
  • HAA 130 Introduction to European Art
  • HAA 145 Introduction to Arts of the Americas
  • HAA 145 Introduction to Arts of the Americas
  • HAA 200 Special Topics on the Art Institute
  • HAA 203 Post-Colonial African Art
  • HAA 220 Buddhist Art (Crosslist with AAS 221)
  • HAA 247 Modern Latin American Art
  • HAA 248 Mexican Art
  • HAA 272 Anime and Manga (Crosslist with AAS 273)
  • HAA 281 Modern Architecture
  • HAA 291 Museum Profession and Practice: Chicago Museums as Case Study
  • HAA 365 Art Since 1975
  • HAA 366 Topics on Women and Art
  • HAA 391 Evolving Museum
  • HAA 394 Museum Studies Internship (Summer only)
  • LST 249 Modern Latin American Art
  • LST 336 Experiencing Mexican Art
  • PAX 240 Voices of War and Peace: Art, Literature and Film
  • PAX 242 Pictures of Injustice: Narrative Arts in Social Justice Movements
  • PAX 244 Archeology of Power: Testimonies from Film, Literature, and Narratives
  • PAX 372 Trauma, Art, and Resilience
  • REL 225 Religion and the Arts
  • WRD 263 Reading between the Grooves: The Rhetorical Power of Popular Music
  • WRD 265 Social Movement, Social Media, and American Identities
  • WRD 288 Digital Storytelling
  • WRD 363 Visual Rhetoric
  • WRD 371 Mentoring Your in Community Writing Groups
  • WRD 376 Fieldwork in Arts Writing
  • WRD 377 Writing and Social Engagement