Get naked or you won’t pass the class! This is the statement that a mother claims her daughter was told in school, as professor made her get naked in front of him is she wanted to pass the exam.
A mother of a college student from the University of California from San Diego claimed that her daughter has been given an ultimatum when she had to take her exam. Apparently the professor told her that the only way she would pass the class was to get naked in front of him. However, the professor stated that she failed to understand the demands and requirements of the exam.
The enraged mother who wanted to remain anonymous, expressed her feelings and situation trough a news statement. The woman said that her daughter could pass the exam called “Visual Arts 104A:Performing the Self” only if she would get completely naked for the teacher to see her.
The woman stated that for a student to be put in this kind of situation by a college professor is something disgusting and that she didn’t want her child to do something like this in school.
The idea of the exam, was for students to show their creative side and were assigned to deliver a gesture that would outline their erotic self as in the syllabus it was stated that the students have to portray their representation in the nude.
One of the students taking part in that class, stated that being naked is part of the creative act and every single student taking the exam has to be naked.The daughter of the enraged mother was not the only one who had to do that, and there was not the case of any type of sexual abuse.
Ricardo Dominguez, the professor who has been teaching this course for 11 years, has expressed himself trough an email sent to students. He said that nudity was not a must and students should find a way to bring out their emotions by letting out the most fragile part of their being.He added that nudity represents a very important part of the history of body art and that if any of the students didn’t feel comfortable about the class, they were not obliged to take it.
The nude scene would be portrayed in darkness and each student will present their idea with only one slight source of light trough out their performance.
A representative of the Visual Art Department has explained that the university doesn’t demand this particular class for students to graduate and that every student is announced at the beginning of the class about what it involves.
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