ART 208H - Honors History of American Art
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1 or eligibility for ENGL 1A or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, is an introductory survey of American Art and visual culture from its pre-colonial past to the contemporary era with a focus on the social, political, economic, and philosophical conditions that have constructed the visualization of diverse American identities. American Art will be examined in relation to issues of representation and marginalization. Both art and artists will be studied within contexts that consider constructions of race, class, hybridity, gender, and sexuality and how these identifications factor into the construction of the canon, or mainstream, of the art world and the (in)visibility of diverse artists within art history.
This course is enriched through extensive, rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.
Note: Students may take either ART 208 or Art 208H. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for ART 208 and Art 208H.
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