Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 09 2023.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am
How does art use its various media to influence politics? How does politics, in turn, try to control or influence the production of art? Through an examination of specific artists and specific works, this course will explore the when, why, and how of political expression through the arts. This is not so much a course on artistic technique as one that examines the complex relationship between art and politics.
Darren Zook teaches in political science and global studies at UC Berkeley. His areas of interest include comparative politics, human rights, international law, and cybersecurity. He has received numerous teaching awards for his creativity in the classroom, and most recently was named as one of the “Top Ten Most Inspiring Professors at UC Berkeley” by the popular online journal College Magazine. He has lectured all around the world and has traveled extensively in the course of his professional work. Zook has published six books, and is currently at work on a research project involving the politics of ice in the era of climate change.
This is a Livestreamed + Recorded Course
Classes will stream live on the scheduled day and time.
Classes will also be recorded. Videos will post the Friday of each week.
Course materials, including videos, will remain available to view and enjoy in the Member Dashboard through March 31.
Fee assistance is available if cost is a barrier. Learn more.
Course starts on Thursday, February 16 and ends on Thursday, March 9.
Classes meet for four weeks, 1.5 hours per session.