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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS

Art History (ARTH)

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2551 ART HISTORY SURVEY I (4 credits) An overview of the art and architecture of world cultures from pre-historic times to ca. 1400 C.E. (i.e., through the late Middle Ages in Europe). Liberal Education Goal Areas 6 & 8

2552 ART HISTORY SURVEY II (4 credits) The art and architecture of world cultures from ca 1400 C.E. to the present (i.e., from the Renaissance and Baroque eras in Europe onward). Prerequisite: ARTH 2551 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Areas 6 & 8

2557 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3 credits) The major aesthetic and technical trends in photography from 1839 to the present. Prerequisite: ARTH 2552 or consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)

2559 SEMINAR IN ART HISTORY (2 credits) An introduction to the current methods and interpretive approaches of the discipline of Art History. Taught in combination with VSAR 2552, and intended for students with a special interest in Art History (minors, concentrations, and allied majors). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Corequisite: ARTH 2552. (Might not be offered every year)

3550 NINETEENTH CENTURY VISUAL CULTURE (4 credits) An advanced level survey of developments in the visual arts and wider material culture in Europe and America between 1775 and 1900. Prerequisite: ARTH 2552. (Might not be offered every year)

3557 TWENTIETH CENTURY ART (4 credits) An advanced level survey of significant movements in European and American art between 1900 and 1970. Prerequisite: ARTH 2552. (Might not be offered every year)

3558 STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (2 credits) Advanced level study of a selected cultural tradition, historical period, or cross cultural topic in the building and design arts. (Might not be offered every year)

3559 HISTORY OF MODERN DESIGN (3 credits) An advanced level survey of major movements and tendencies, and key figures in the development of graphic, craft, and industrial design between the mid-nineteenth century and the present day.

3566 ART IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS (4 credits) An advanced level survey of the art and architecture of Mesoamerica, the Andean region and selected other cultural areas from earliest times to the European encounter. Prerequisite: ARTH 2551 or consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)

3567 CONTEMPORARY ART: THEORY, PRACTICE AND CRITICISM (4 credits) Advanced level study of recent discourse in the visual arts, including post-modern theory, significant movements and artists, and critical/interpretive writing. Prerequisite: ARTH 2552.

4550 STUDIES IN ART HISTORY (2 credits) A close examination of selected period, national tradition, or movement in the history of visual arts. See instructor for current subject area. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)

4808 SPECIAL READINGS (2 credits) Reading assignments related to historical research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

4809 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (2 credits) Upper level reading course in art history. Prerequisites: Enrolled in Honors Program and consent of art history faculty member before registering.


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