Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ART                                     Course Number: 222                                    
Course Title: Body Politics and Art in Global & Historical Perspective
Subject: Art
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


: Body Politics examines images of the human body in art across time and global space. As the most ubiquitous image in much of visual culture, both the past and present, images of the body reveal the unique sensibilities of their creators, patrons, cultures, and eras. Pivotal works of painting, sculpture, photography, video and film from Asia, Africa, Europe and America will be critically assessed to reveal how representation of the body in art reflect and challenge gender roles, race construction, political hegemony, and ideals of beauty. Primary source and scholarly readings will augment the course. The methodologies of art theory and criticism will be tapped as vehicles for visual critique and analysis. Classes will incorporate slide presentations and gallery visits.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and any 100-level art course.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: