Art History department course offerings

 

ARTH 171 : F/Hist West Art:Prehist-Gothic
A survey of the history of architecture, painting and sculpture within the Western tradition from the prehistoric through the gothic periods and an introduction to the process of art historical analysis. Offered once per year   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 172 : F/HisWstArt:Renaissance-Rococo
A survey of the history of architecture, painting and sculpture within the Western tradition from the Renaissance through the Rococo Period and an introduction to the process of art historical analysis. Offered once per year   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 173 : F/His West Art:Neoclassic-Cont
A survey of the history of architecture, painting, and sculpture within the Western tradition from the later eighteenth century to the present and an introduction to the process of art historical analysis. Offered once per year   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 180 : F/M/Arts-Afr,Oceania,Amer,Asia
An introduction to architecture, painting, sculpture, and other art forms in non-Western cultures with emphasis on social, historical, and religious contexts. Offered every other semester   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 188 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

 

ARTH 189 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

 

ARTH 199 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-12

 

ARTH 201 : F/Ancient-ByzantineArt:Rel&Phl
A survey of the art and culture of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium and Western Europe which links the history of ideas flowing from these societies with the formation of Western European and American culture. Style will be explored as a carrier of societal values related to religious, philosophical and cultural practices. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 202 : F/Crusader,St&SinnerArt&Spirit
The course presents Medieval art within the context of the development of Christianity and its clashes with Islam, which provided the catalyst for the Crusades. Works of art will be studies within the context of the theological, ritual and liturgical developments that defined Medieval Christianity. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 203 : F/Renaissance Eur:ClassiclCult
This course surveys Western European art in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands from the beginning of the Renaissance at the papal Court in Avignon to its fruition in Fifteenth Century Florentine humanism. Connections between art and the changing role of the family, the development of nation-states, the increased importance and power of women in society and the new educational curriculum will be explored. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 204 : The History of Photography
An examination of photographic ideas and pictures, and their creators, from prephotographic times to the present. Offered when demand is sufficient   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 213 : F/High Renaissance &Eur Manner
A survey of the age of the High Renaissance of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Giorgione and Durer, which gave way to the Mannerism of Pontormo, Bronzino, Rosso, el Greco and the School of Fontainebleau. Emphasis will be placed on artistic issues concerning technique, style, artistic originality and invention, theory and the role of the artist in society. Offered spring, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 278 : F/19th Cen Eur Art:Fr Rev-Post
A study of how artists responded to social, cultural, and religious upheavals that led to the industrial revolution and the development of the modern city. Movements include: neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism and post-impressionism, with special attention to the rise of new media like photography, new techniques like painting outdoors directly from nature, and the increasing presence of women artists. Offered spring, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 280 : F/History of Art in U. S.
A historical survey of the art and architecture of the United States from the Colonial period to the present.   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 281 : F/M/Pre-Columbian&Latin Am Art
A survey of Latin American art viewed within social, cultural and religious contexts. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 284 : F/M/Asian Art:SpiritualTradtns
A study of the religions and philosophies of Asia through visual imagery in pottery, sculpture, painting and architecture. Topics include: the art of the Indus Valley, Buddhist Art, Hindu Art, Indian manuscript painting, Shang bronzes, Confucian figure paintings, Daoist landscapes, Shinto shrines, Zen gardens, and Japanese decorative screen paintings. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 285 : F/Issues in Contemporary Art
This course will explore movements, artists, and issues in American and European art from World War II to the present. Offered when demand is sufficient   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 287 : F/Avant-Garde Modernism
The study of artistic responses to modernism's utopian visions and the devastation of two world wars. Major art movements include: Primitivism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism; artists include: Matisse, Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, Magritte, Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Pollock. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 288 : Experimental:
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTH 299 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-12

 

ARTH 300 : Major Artists & Issues:
This course will study an artist or artists or major issues in the history of art. Typical offerings are Michelangelo, Picasso and Matisse, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and Women and Art. Prerequisites: One 100- or 200-level art history course or permission of the instructor. Offered spring, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 305 : Italian&NorthrnRenaissance Art
An upper level survey of the artistic traditions that visually defined the personae of Jesus and the Virgin. Prayers, hymn, liturgical texts, legends, the Gospels, the Apocalypse and Patristic writing will be used to explain the content of works of art that defined Jesus and the Virgin as co-redeemers; father/mother; role models, aristocrats; divine persons; and human beings. Prerequisites: One 100- or 200-level art history course or permission of the instructor. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 310 : Women and Art
This course will look at women as images and image makers in the history of western art from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the modern period. We will examine the works and lives of women artists and the social conditions that have affected their creativity and careers. In addition, we will explore the challenges that the gender question has posed to the subject matter of western art and the methodologies of art history. Prerequisites: One 100- or 200- level art history course or permission of the instructor. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 378 : Museum St I:Hist&Thry-Museums
An analysis of the rapidly growing body of scholarship that takes museums and exhibition practices as objects of critical study. Starting from a historical perspective, this course examines the development of the museum as an institution from the 16th century through the present; it then considers various contemporary positions and debates concerning the role(s) of museums, galleries, collections, exhibitions, and the relationship of these to broader cultural issues. Prerequisites: Two Art History courses (at least one at the 200 level) or permission of instructor. Offered every other year   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 379 : MuseumSt II:Pr&Th Gallery Mgmt
This course aims to build upon the historical and theoretical foundations of Museum Studies I by introducing students to many of the practical issues facing curators and other museum/gallery professionals. When possible, the course will meet in the McClellan House, where students will have access to the Lockhart Gallery's workshop, storage, and exhibition spaces, with opportunities to participate in all stages of exhibition planning and collection management. Additionally, students will write polished papers analyzing a series of readings on such issues as the changing role of, the curator, the rise of the "blockbuster" exhibition. Prerequisites: ARTH 378 or permission of the instructor. Offered every other year   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 384 : Baroque Art-Italy,Spain,Fr,NL
A seminar on the art of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. The Baroque was an era of artisitic diversity and religious change that ushered in the Modern Era. Here, Baroque art will be explored within the societal and religious controversies that gave it aesthetic and ideological purpose. Prerequisites: One 100- or 200-level art history course or permission of instructor. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 386 : Theories of Art History
This course is designed to prepare students for graduate study in art history. It traces the development of the history of art history as an academic discipline and examines the theoretical premises of foundational texts by the most influential thinkers in the field. Topics include art history's relationships to biography, history, aesthetics, iconology, social history, Marxism, feminism, structuralism and poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and multiculturalism. Knowledge of these theoretical systems will apply to an analysis of twelve essays interpreting Edouard Manet's painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere (1881) from diverse perspectives. Prerequisites: One 100- or 200- level art history course or permission of instructor. Offered spring semester when demand is sufficient   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 387 : Research Methods in Art Hist
A study of the history of art history as a discipline and an analysis of diverse art, historical methodologies and theories. Intensive reading and writing, with stress on research skills, writing techniques, oral presentations and class discussion. Graduate school and career options will be explored. Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to art history majors or students with significant art history background who have received permission from the instructor. Offered every fall   Credits: 3

 

ARTH 388 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-6

 

ARTH 395 : Internship
  Credits: 1-6

 

ARTH 399 : Independent Study
An opportunity for motivated students to conduct independent research in an area of interest while working with a faculty member on an individual basis. (1 to 3 semester hours). Prerequisites: Enrollment by advisement and by written permission of instructor and department chairperson. Offered by individual arrangement   Credits: 1-6

 

ARTH 479 : Workshop:
  Credits: 0-3

 

ARTH TRE : Art History Elective
  Credits: 0-6