32:367 Issues in Contemporary Art [Mattes]

Prerequisites: 32:264.

32:267 or 32:268.

The role of this course is to introduce and critically examine the relationship between culture, society, politics and visual art in the last century from Late Modernism to Postmodernism perspectives. This includes issues and concepts from psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural theory, postmodernism, feminism, Queer theory, gender studies, and narrative theory. This examination will roughly parallel a survey of art historical developments but will concentrate on providing the student with a clear guide for understanding ideas of critical theory through the visual.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 32:367 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Cathy Mattes