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Women Artists: Renaissance to 20th Century

EDUC 600

This course has been designed to introduce teachers to women artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Examine recent research showing positive gains in student achievement when art history and personalities are studied.


As a result of participation in this course, participants will:

  1. Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the theoretical base, and underlying basic concepts and principles as well as related research.
  2. Develop a knowledge and understanding of the lives and art of noted women artists.
  3. Learn to appreciate and recognize the art of these women artists
  4. Learn to distinguish the difference between the styles and subjects of each woman artist.
  5. Know how to plan and implement lesson plans for the teacher’s classroom.
  6. Know how to promote a love and understanding of the works of these women artists.
  7. Know how to relate methodologies recommended to student achievement.


Borzello, Frances. (2000). A World of Our Own. New York, NY, Watson-Guptill.

Vigué, Jordi. (2002). Great Women Masters of Art. New York, NY, Watson-Guptill.