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Rome, Italy

Topics in Women's Studies: Women and Art

Global Temple Conference

Course Number: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Semester(s) Offered: 
Fall 2023
Credit Hours: 

Specific cultural or social studies in gender issues with an emphasis on interdisciplinary analyses. The topic of this course at Temple Rome is "Women and Art."

In Rome, the course assumes some previous knowledge in theories and practices of art history, but no particular familiarity with sociology or anthropology. The course outlines how the portrayal of the female body, idealized or realistic, has changed through history and has changed, in turn, art, culture and history itself. The idea of “woman” is investigated through its many representations, in art and in media, outlining the way these inform communication of content in different times and different cultures. 

Special Notes: 

The cross-listed course, Art History 3302: Women and Art, was titled "Images of Women" prior to Spring 2017.


In Rome, this course is cross-listed with Art History 3302 and English 3020.