2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ART 222 Body Politics

3 hours 

Body Politics examines images of the human body in art across time and global space. As the most ubiquitous image in much of visual culture, both the past and present, images of the body reveal the unique sensibilities of their creators, patrons, cultures, and eras. Pivotal works of painting, sculpture, photography, video and film from Asia, Africa, Europe and America will be critically assessed to reveal how representation of the body in art reflects and challenges gender roles, race construction, political hegemony, and ideals of beauty. Primary source and scholarly readings will augment the course. The methodologies of art theory and criticism will be tapped as vehicles for visual critique and analysis. Classes will incorporate slide presentations and gallery visits.




ENG 101 and any 100-level art course


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the Gen Ed Program.