Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


The lack of representation of women artists in art history can contribute to the notion that female students have nothing to contribute both historically and artistically. Female students of the arts could learn through feminist perspective art history curriculum that there is much more that counts as important contributions to art than what may be found in traditional coursework. California State University Monterey Bay has taken a leading role in providing alternative perspective curriculum to its students. This study examined a new feminist theory art history course to learn how this can best be presented and whether this can impact the female student's desire to continue her art studies and leave school with the confidence to compete in the art world.


Thesis (M.A.) Teacher Education Department