A professor at the University of California San Diego is under fire after parents complain about his final exam requirement where the students need to get naked with him in a room lit only by candles. The associate professor Ricardo Dominguez who teaches advanced visual arts class said that if his students isn’t comfortable with their own bodies then they shouldn’t take his class.
The professor has taught Visual Arts 104a for over 11 years and he said that the elective class focuses on the History of Body Art and Performance Art. The professor even gave and explain another option to the students that they can either be figuratively or emotionally naked rather than physically getting nude for their final examinations.
Nudity has been considered as a form of art even by the early civilizations. The Greeks and Romans has been known to be the most expressive people when it comes to nudity. Sex during the early times is also considered as a performing art like singing and dancing. The syllabi of the course explains everything clearly and is available for reading to anyone, you can look it up on the internet.
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Posted by NewsBeat Social on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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