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2021-2022 Catalog 
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ART 240 - History of Art and Feminism

Credits: 5
Explores how artistic images shape our understanding of gender roles, morality, and power in relation to the hetero-patriarchy and Eurocentricsm. We will discuss contemporary female-identified artists from various global regions, including artists of color and queer-identified artists; examine the male gaze as it pertains to the visual arts; and investigate how various feminist theories have impacted the art world.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify key 20th and 21st century female-identified artists, using the 1970s North American feminist movement as a benchmark.
  2. Define and utilize art historical terminology as it relates to the art produced by female-identified artists.
  3. Analyze the relationship between art created by female-identified artists and the social, cultural and historical contexts, including hetero-patriarchy and Eurocentrism.
  4. Identify and define various feminist theories, and practice a feminist approach to analyzing art. 
  5. Explain how artistic images shape our understanding of gender roles, morality, and power with an emphasis on an intersectional approach, including attention to race, sexuality, class, and disability.
  6. Demonstrate competency in research and visual analysis skills through written and oral forms of communication.
  7. Develop collaboration and presentation skills.
  8. Create artistic expressions (painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, performance) in response to various feminist theories.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the elements and principles of visual arts.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by class attendance and completion of assignments and projects.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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