HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 005 - Art and Resistance: Global Responses to Oppression
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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.

Intended Audience:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: Weekly content, including lectures, readings, and some media content will be made available asynchronously. We will have weekly discussion sessions that will require synchronous participation.

Course Testing/Assessment: Course assessment will take place through essays submitted through Canvas rather than exams.

Schedule

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 Online
33332
Open
5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 Online
23240
Open
11
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 Online
25169
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
23244
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
106 (SEM)
 Online
41350
Open
5
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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