VSAR 123 - Visual Culture II

A continuation of Visual Culture 1 with an introduction to major currents in modern and contemporary art theory and criticism.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15



VSAR 113 Visual Culture I


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Feminism: first, second and third wave
- Psychoanalysis: Freud, Lacan and Klein
- Saussure: signifier, signified
- Icon and index
- Social History: Marxism and Critical theory
- Subculture and the meaning of style
- 'Post'-colonialism

- Art and activism


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and discuss key historical and cultural theories used in the history of art from the late 19th Century to the present.

- Describe and explain how images articulate and/or repress such themes and constructs such as gender, politics, ethnicity, and modernity. 


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 90


Percentage of Group Work: 10 


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.