May 24, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

AHST 309 Queer(ing) Art History

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

In this course we will explore the history of queer art across time and geographies. We will consider what constitutes “queer art” by examining the most ancient depictions of non-conformative genders and sexualities to the most contemporary. Working within and against the traditional art historical canon, this course will use a queer lens to study a vast array of artworks-from Archaic Greek pottery, to Modern Japanese Ukioy-e prints, to contemporary American self-portraiture-in order to shine a light onto the queer narrative that is already threaded throughout human (art) history.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.