Art 380: Studies in Art: Women Artists

Mary Ann Sullivan

Office hours: MWF 1-2 and MWF 4-4:30
and by appointment; office: Old Ropp 205
e-mail:
masbc@bright.net (home) and sullivanm@bluffton.edu

 


 

FROM Hildegarde TO MAYA LIN

Course Description

This course is a survey of women artists from the medieval period to the present. The course will attempt to view these artists in their historical/sociological contexts and will consider not only traditional "high art" media but women working in the craft traditions as well.

Text and Website

Whitney Chadwick, Women, Art, and Society, revised edition, 1997

Website: http://www.bluffton.edu/womenartists/contents.html This site is a catalog of links keyed to the text so that you will be able to review images as well as see them in color. In addition, this site has extensive links to artists—in addition to the artists and works discussed in the text. You are expected to review these web pages regularly. (The password-protected part will be "in process" all term.) Some of the links are password-protected—indicated by a small stop sign icon. Once you click on these images, in order to view them, you will need to fill out the menu which appears on the screen. For user name, type womenartists (lower case without a space); for password, type bcwa (for Bluffton College Women Artists).

Course Expectations/Requirements

 

Grade Distribution

Midterm exam 20%
Slide quizzes 20%
Slide lecture 10%
Paper/website 20%
Comprehensive final 30%

Syllabus

WEEK ONE (Jan. 10-14)

M: Introduction

W: due Introduction and Chapter 1

F: due Chapter 2

WEEK TWO (Jan. 17-21—Jan 17: Martin Luther King day—no class)

W: Chapter 2

F: due Chapter 3

WEEK THREE (Jan. 24-28)

M: Chapter 3

W: due Chapter 4

F: Chapter 4

WEEK FOUR (Jan. 31-Feb. 4)

M: due Chapter 5

W: Chapter 5

F: due Chapter 6

WEEK FIVE (Feb. 7-11)

M: Chapter 6

W: Chapter 6

F: due Chapter 7

WEEK SIX (Feb. 14-18)

M: Chapter 7

W: due Chapter 8

F: Chapter 8

WEEK SEVEN (Feb. 21-25)

M: due Chapter 9

W: Chapter 9

F: Chapter 9

WEEK EIGHT (Feb. 28-March 3)

M: MIDTERM EXAM

W: due Chapter 10

F: Chapter 10 DUE OUT-OF-CLASS MIDTERM ESSAY

oooooooSPRING BREAK (March 6-10)ooooooo

WEEK NINE (March 13-17)

M: Chapter 10

W: Chapter 10

F: Chapter 10

WEEK TEN (March 20-24)

M: Chapter 10

W: due Chapter 11

F: Chapter 11

WEEK ELEVEN (March 27-31)

M: Chapter 11

W: Chapter 11

F: Chapter 11

WEEK TWELVE (April 3-7)

M: Chapter 11

W: due Chapter 12

F: Chapter 12

WEEK THIRTEEN (April 10-14)

M: Chapter 12

W: Chapter 12

F: due Chapter 13

WEEK FOURTEEN (April 17-20; April 21, 24; April 25, 26—MWF schedule)

M: Chapter 13

W: Chapter 13; DUE PAPER OR WEBSITE

T: Chapter 13

W: Chapter 13

WEEK FIFTEEN

COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM