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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 216

Women in Art (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course explores the role of women in the history of Western art with emphasis on art forms including painting, sculpture and architecture. Special consideration is given to women as patrons, artists and subjects and their impact in each of these realms.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic design elements of painting, sculpture and other art forms.
  • Explain the materials used to create a specific art work.
  • Explain the elements of line and color used to create a specific work of art.
  • Explain the elements of form and focus in a specific work of art.
  • Analyze how women have influenced visual culture.
  • Compare works of art using stylistic terminology.
  • Compare works of art using concepts of gender differentiation.
  • Examine the concept of male-domination throughout the history of fine arts prior to the 20th century.
  • Analyze art as a result of its time and place in terms of its depiction of women.
  • Explain how gender influenced how the artists created their works.
  • Explain how gender influenced why the artists created their works.
  • Interpret art at a content level based on social constructs during time periods.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.