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ART 188 Art as a Vehicle of Social Commentary and Political Progress

New Core: Fulfills 3-credits in Humanistic and Creative Expression (Area of Knowledge IV).
Course Description: Political art has entered into mainstream discourse as an integral part of a new, more theoretically grounded and socially contextualized historical practice. Students will examine selected works of contemporary art conceived as social commentary and/or political protest. Class discussions will focus on the political relevance of current art, for example, Public Art and the controversy surrounding the World Trade Center memorial, Feminist Art, and media Technology and its uses as an interactive vehicle to advance social change.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, PLV: Fall.


3 credits