Jul 07, 2022
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
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify key 20th and 21st century female-identified artists, using the 1970s North American feminist movement as a benchmark.
- Define and utilize art historical terminology as it relates to the art produced by female-identified artists.
- Analyze the relationship between art created by female-identified artists and the social, cultural and historical contexts, including hetero-patriarchy and Eurocentrism.
- Identify and define various feminist theories, and practice a feminist approach to analyzing art.
- 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.
- Demonstrate competency in research and visual analysis skills through written and oral forms of communication.
- Develop collaboration and presentation skills.
- Create artistic expressions (painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, performance) in response to various feminist theories.
- Demonstrate the elements and principles of visual arts.
- Demonstrate responsibility by class attendance and completion of assignments and projects.
- 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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