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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 375 - Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in American Art

This course provides an introduction to the diversity of twentieth century visual culture of the United States, within the historical, social, and cultural contexts in which it is created. It will analyze the intersection and the social dynamics of race and ethnicity, along with gender and class, and how these shaped the experience of American artists and their audiences at various historical moments during the last century. Studying the work of Native American, African-American, Asian-American, and Latino-American artists in response to the mainstream US art and culture, will provide students with broad and complext understanding of concepts of race, ethnicity, class, and gender as reflected in artistic production of this marginalized artists and art groups. Prerequisite(s): At least one course in Art History, WGSS or AMST or permission of the instructor. Offered in the fall every two years. (4 Credits)