CRE201H1: Introduction to Creativity and Society


A course that explores the relationship between creativity and the social, political, and economic worlds in which it functions. Students acquire theoretical and methodological frameworks in Creativity Studies, historicize the conditions of creative possibility across disciplines, and explore case studies. Topics include the advent of creativity as a concept, a comparative understanding of creativity across non-western and historically marginalized cultures, analyses of how the business of innovation and professionalization of “creatives” affect the way arts and ideas develop, and a self-examination of how students’ own creative goals are shaped by the standards, structures, and practices that precede them.

Creative and Cultural Representations (1)