RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Fall 2019, Section 005 - Art & Resistance: Global Responses to Oppression
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

How can art be a means of resistance? Is the sheer production of art under systems of oppression an act of resistance in and of itself? How does art manage to thrive under systems of oppression? How do we judge the aesthetic and activist aspects of a work of art? This course looks at how art has been used as a form of resistance against oppression and subjugation in the broadest sense: including governmental, societal, and domestic oppression. We will examine contemporary artists and works on a global scale including artist responses to the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., May ’68 in France, Palestinian resistance since 1948, Mexican muralism, international responses to recent wars in the Middle East and other global neo-colonial interventions, global feminist and queer rights movements, and socially-engaged art practices around the world. Additionally, we will also look at attempts by hegemonic powers to censor art deemed subversive. Students will develop skills in visual analysis, critical thinking, and academic writing. These skills will be demonstrated through in-class work, reading responses, an in-class presentation, and a final research paper on an artist, work, or resistance movement of the student’s choice.

Schedule

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
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28433
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
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28434
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
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22231
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
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28436
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
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28444
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (SEM)
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32704
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (SEM)
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
012 (SEM)
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27337
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM

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