WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 The Female Figure in the Visual Arts
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course studies representations of the female figure in the visual arts throughout history, concentrating on the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. We will consider feminist theories about the production and reception of works of art in relation to issues of authorship, subject matter, social environment, and the actual processes of representation. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of looking at works of art, paying particular attention to the capacity of a work of art to gender spectatorship. In conjunction with the LS&A’s Fall 2009 theme semester, “Meaningful Objects: Museums in the Academy,” the seminar will emphasize first-hand study of original works of art in the University of Michigan Museum of Art and other university collections. A field trip may be organized to the Detroit Institute of Arts or the Toledo Museum of Arts (a student co-pay is included in the estimated total cost of course materials).

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WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with History 197-001
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