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Undergraduate Art History

2018 Spring Term

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3 Units

SURVEY OF ART - ANCIENT TO 1400CE (GA)

Art History 201

Through illustrated lecture, students investigate major works of art in painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts from prehistoric times through the 1400CE. Emphasis on the relationship between art and culture.


3 Units

SURVEY OF ART - 1400 TO 1900CE (GA)

Art History 202

Through illustrated lecture, students investigate major works of art in painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts from 1400 to 1900CE. Students develop skills in artistic analysis and an understanding of the discipline of art history.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART (GA)

Art History 203

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the study of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Course material will explore the art, artists, and theory related to modern and contemporary art. Western and non-Western art will be considered.


3 Units

GREEK AND ROMAN ART (GA)

Art History 311

This course treats Greek and Roman art and architecture through the exploration of specific themes. The concepts of classical archaeology, technology, style, and iconography are addressed, and media such as vase painting, architecture, sculpture, mural painting and mosaics are considered in the context of these themes.


3 Units

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART (GA)

Art History 313

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in Italy from ca. 1250 to 1550. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the study of Italian Renaissance art.


3 Units

NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART (GA)

Art History 314

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in the Lowlands, France, Germany and Spain during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the study of Northern Reniassance art.


3 Units

MODERN ARCHITECTURE (GA)

Art History 317

This course explores the tensions between historicism and modernism in domestic, commerical in domestic, commercial and civic architectural solutions from the mid-19th century to 1960. Emphasis is placed on 'master architects' in Europe and the United States, urban planning and architectural utopias.


3 Units

ART THEORY

Art History 420

An advanced course dealing with the theoretical concerns of the visual arts. The course treats art in its relation to current philosophical thought, and also discusses aesthetics and the nature of art. For Art Department majors and minors. Offered spring term only.


1-6 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Art History 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

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