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WST 124
Women in Art


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
An exploration of women artists, both historical and contemporary, and the issues, themes, and media that pertain to their experiences as women in art. Women as art patrons, writers, and as subject matter are also considered. Student may not earn credit for both WST 124 and ART 124. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate effects of social, cultural, and historical contexts on the lives and works of women artists.
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to art.
  • Apply research tools in exploring the life, work, influences, and themes of a particular woman artist or group of artists.
  • Explain the significance of the life and work of a woman artist or group of artists.
  • Extrapolate issues faced by women artists to a broader awareness of the human condition and tolerance for differences.
  • Articulate challenges faced by women artists and discuss how they overcame them.
  • Demonstrate ethical and responsible use of media and information.

  • Course Topics
  • Ideas of discrimination, limitation of opportunity, authority, and cultural norms. Focus on gender issues in the art world and "the male gaze," both historical and current.
  • Historic overview of women artists from medieval times to the present. Focus is on western European and American artists due to time constraints. Students are encouraged to go beyond the scope of the class and explore additional cultures in their individual projects.
  • Basic art vocabulary and its application to works studied.
  • Art media as used by women artists and how the medium affects the message.
  • Themes such as politics, race, spirituality, self, and nature, and their importance to women artists (themes may vary from quarter to quarter).
  • Ethical and responsible use of media and information.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WST 124
    Spring 2015
    1527
    Margaret Jamison
    WST 124
    Spring 2014
    1527
    Elizabeth Harris
    WST 124
    Spring 2014
    8004
    Rachel Smith
    WST 124
    Fall 2006
    1170
    Elizabeth Harris


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.