Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Art and Social Justice
GEND 2306 Art and Social Justice
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed.
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:How have art and representation been used both to marginalize groups and, conversely, to galvanize protest and resistance? Beginning with the ideological role that images and representation played in colonization, this course looks at how social injustice is often created and supported through traditional and modern visual arts. Paradoxically, art and representation have also been central to many social justice movements, forming a vital medium for imagining and instigating action for social change. This course may be credited towards a Major in Fine Arts (Art History and Visual Studies stream) and Social Welfare and Social Development.