May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 312 Women Artists

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

In this course, students will interrogate the ideological factors that led to the effacement of women artists in art history. The groundbreaking work of feminist art historians will show students how gendered assessments of art have caused the neglect of women artists. We may touch on some familiar favorites, like Artemisia Gentileschi or Berthe Morisot, to learn about the obstacles women artists faced. In addition, we will come to understand why, despite significant accomplishments in their respective lifetimes, historical accounts of them pale in comparison to their male counterparts. The course will also engage in invigorating discussions about some of the leading artists of our time, such as Judy Chicago, Shirin Neshat, or Amy Sherald.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

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