Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

HART 352 001 (CRN: 14354)

BLACK CONTEMPORARY ART

Long Title: BLACK CONTEMPORARY ART
Department: Art History
Instructor: Young, Olivia K.
Meeting: 4:25PM - 5:40PM MW MCA 237 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 25-OCT-2021 1:43AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
10-DEC-2021  
7:00PM - 10:00PM F TBA TBA
 
Description: This course introduces students to the speculative and dynamic field of black contemporary visual and performance art by joining visual analysis with the critical application of race, gender, sexuality, and disability theory. This class centers application over memorization. By the end of the semester, students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of contemporary trends in black art production and circulation, be able to identify the work of formative black modern and contemporary artists and contextualize art objects across theories of blackness and the social process of representation. This course occasionally meets at an area museum during the semester. By the end of the semester, students will be equipped with a set of skills--reading, writing, and analysis--that will set a foundation for the creative development of a 10-to-12-page analytical essay on an art object of their choice. This assignment is methodically organized over the course of the semester to encourage each student to develop an argument that arises from their own close reading, application of theory, and lived experiences. Distribution 1 credit effective Fall 2021.