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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 309 Queer(ing) Art History

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

In this course, students will explore the history of queer art across time and geographies. They will consider what constitutes “queer art” by examining the most ancient depictions of non-conformative genders and sexualities to the most contemporary. Working within and against the traditional art historical canon, this course will use a queer lens to study a vast array of artworks, from Archaic Greek pottery, to Modern Japanese Ukioy-e prints, to contemporary American self-portraiture, in order to shine a light onto the queer narrative that is already threaded throughout human (art) history.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.