Course Description

Environmental Art in the Expanded Field, ART 80E

Examines the ways artists engage, interact, and comment upon ecology and nature in their artworks by examining environmental art from the 1960s through the present. Offers students a foundational introduction to art and artists working in the field of environmental and ecological art/activism.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Art

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, VL.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Visual and Performing Arts

UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle Fine Arts; TMC - Fine Arts GE or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; ERC - fine arts; Warren - May be used depending on major/PofC/AS, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Arts

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-E

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Course Creator

Elizabeth Stephens
Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D. has been a filmmaker, performance artist, activist and educator for over three decades. Stephens is the Founding Director of the E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Department Chair and Professor of Art. Since 2015 she has earned a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC Davis. She has produced two new feature documentary films with her collaborator Annie Sprinkle. She received a Rydell Visual Artist Fellowship, a Eureka Fellowship, and participated in documenta 14. Stephens and Sprinkle exhibit art work and screen films nationally and internationally. Most recently she and Sprinkle have performed for MOMA's Modern Monday and screened their film, Water Makes Us Wet at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D. has been a filmmaker, performance artist, activist and educator for over three decades. Stephens is the Founding Director of the E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Department Chair and Professor of Art. Since 2015 she has earned a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC Davis. She has produced two new feature documentary films with her collaborator Annie ...

Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D. has been a filmmaker, performance artist, activist and educator for over three decades. Stephens is the Founding Director of the E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Department Chair and Professor of Art. Since 2015 she has earned a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC Davis. She has produced two new feature documentary films with her collaborator Annie Sprinkle. She received a Rydell Visual Artist Fellowship, a Eureka Fellowship, and participated in documenta 14. Stephens and Sprinkle exhibit art work and screen films nationally and internationally. Most recently she and Sprinkle have performed for MOMA's Modern Monday and screened their film, Water Makes Us Wet at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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