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Art History (ARH)

Chairperson: Professor Pagh

120 Introduction to Art (3)

Fundamental principles of the visual arts, evolution of styles and conceptions through the ages in different forms of creative expression. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

251 Introduction to Art History: Ancient-Medieval (3)

The development of architecture, sculpture, and painting from prehistory through the Middle Ages. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

252 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance-Modern (3)

The development of architecture, sculpture, and painting from the early Renaissance to the present. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

284 Introductory Topics in Architectural History (3)

Consideration of the history of architecture and city planning through surveys of selected periods and themes. (Lec. 3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor

285 Women in Art (3)

Survey of images of women throughout the history of art in Europe and America; investigation of the roles of women as patrons and artists in art history. (Lec. 3)

300 Art History Internship (3-6)

Internship in an approved professional organization (such as museum, gallery, preservation society, auction house). Specific details determined in consultation with faculty supervisor and off-campus liaison, and approved by chairperson. (Practicum) May be taken in one semester or repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. S/U only.

330 African-American Art in Context: A Cultural and Historical Survey I

See African and African-American Studies 330. Next offered spring 2009.

331 The African-American Artist in Context: A Cultural and Historical Survey II

See African and African American Studies 331.

354 The Art of Greece and Rome (3)

Developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Greece and Rome from 800 B.C. to 400 A.D. Brief analysis of the art of the Aegean from 2500 to 1500 B.C. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or permission of chairperson.

356 Medieval Art (3)

Painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts of the Middle Ages from 500 to 1400 in Western Europe. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or permission of chairperson.

359 Baroque Art (3)

Developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy and northern Europe from 1600 to 1750. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or 252 or permission of instructor.

363 Modern Art: 19th and 20th Centuries (3)

A survey of trends in the visual arts over the last two centuries with emphasis on defining a “modern” aesthetic. Painting, sculpture, performance, conceptual, and related arts will be discussed. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or 252 or permission of instructor.

364 American Art (3)

Painting, sculpture, and architecture from their origins in the 17th century to the present; emphasis on the 19th century. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or 252.

365 Renaissance Art (3)

Painting, sculpture, and architecture of Italy and northern Europe from 1400 to 1600. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or 252 or permission of instructor.

371, 372 Projects in Art History I, II (3 each)

Directed study in art history under guidance of instructor selected by student. The student may select a different instructor for 371 and 372. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson and instructor.

374 Topics in Film (3)

Explores the social, historical, and aesthetic development of the cinema from 1895 to the present. Lectures (3 hours) and required film screenings. (Lec. 3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor.

375 Topics in the History of Photography (3)

Explores the social, historical, and aesthetic development of photography from 1826 to the present. (Lec. 3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor.

376 History of Animation (3)

Traces the development of animation from the pre-history of animation to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251, 252, or permission of instructor.

377 The History of Experimental Film (3)

Traces the development of experimental cinema in the context of modern art. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251, 252, or permission of instructor. Next offered fall 2008.

380 Topics in Art and Architectural History (3)

Selected topics, themes, and issues in the history of the visual arts. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251 or 252 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a different topic for maximum of 6 credits.

461 Topics in Methods, Theory, and Criticism (3)

Art history methods or selected topics in the theory and criticism of art. (Lec. 3) Pre: permission of chairperson. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

462 Contemporary Art Seminar (3)

Analysis of contemporary work and its relation to earlier movements. (Seminar) Pre: 363. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor. Next offered fall 2008.

465 (or APG 465) Seminar in Cultural Heritage (3)

Investigates how global development, commercialization, and conflicts affect humankind’s cultural heritage. Examines some ethical issues and legal strategies for protecting cultural sites, artifacts, and traditional folkways. (Lec. 3) Pre: at least 3 credits at the 300-level in anthropology, art history, or history; or permission of the instructor.

469, 470 Art History: Senior Projects (3-6 each)

Intensive, independent work on a project determined by consultation with the student’s project advisor. (469, Independent Study; 470, Tutorial) Pre: senior standing, art history major, permission of chairperson.

475 Classical Archaeology: Critical Approaches to the Greek and Roman Past (3)

Study of material remains of ancient Greek and Roman (and related) cultures. Critical analysis of art, artifacts, and architecture with attention to changing approaches to interpreting antiquity. (Seminar) Pre: at least 3 credits at the 300-level in art history, history, or anthropology; or permission of instructor.

480 Advanced Topics in European and American Art (3)

Consideration of the history of European and American art through analysis of selected periods or themes. (Seminar) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. Spring 2008: The Architectural Heritage of the University Campus.

565 (or APG 565) Seminar in Cultural Heritage (3)

Investigates how global development, commercialization, and conflicts affect humankind’s cultural heritage. Examines some ethical issues and legal strategies for protecting cultural sites, artifacts, and traditional folkways. (Lec.) Pre: 300-level coursework in anthropology, art history, or history; or permission of instructor.

575 Classical Archaeology: Critical Approaches to the Greek and Roman Past (3)

Study of material remains of ancient Greek and Roman (and related) cultures. Critical analysis of art, artifacts, and architecture with attention to changing approaches to interpreting antiquity. (Seminar) Pre: coursework at the 300-level in art history, history, or anthropology, or permission of instructor.


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