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PDA 136

Race, Class and Gender in American Art (cross-listed with ART 136)


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PDA 136  Race, Class and Gender in American Art

(cross-listed with ART 136)


This course will examine the history of American art from Colonial times to the present examined through the lens of art. The course will consider how art functions to perpetuate societal values and to stimulate innovation and change. Emphasis will be placed on American art as an expression of ideas about race, ethnicity, religion, society, gender, class and power. The course addresses the basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity and understanding America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world.


  • Gen Ed: Humanities
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Hours: 3
  • Credits: 3


This course fulfills the graduation requirement of 3 credits in an approved course on Pluralism and Diversity in America.


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