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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Art History (Art H)

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Art H 181. History of Design. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Study of issues and artifacts, their relation to the traditional and changing role of the creators, and to Western European and American culture.

Art H 280. History of Art I. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Development of the visual arts of western civilization including painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts; from prehistoric through Gothic.
H. Honors. Cr. 4.

Art H 281. History of Art II. (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Development of the visual arts of western civilization including painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts; from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Art H 378. Popes and Caesars: 2000 Years of Art History in Rome. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Survey of Italian art and architecture from the Etruscans to Bernini, including lectures and tours of museums and historical sites. Study abroad course taught in Rome, with travel to other Italian cities. Tour and travel expenses to be paid by student.

Art H 382. Art and Architecture of Asia. (Dual-listed with 582). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. A selective history of visual imagery from a variety of major Asian traditions, chiefly India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 383. Greek and Roman Art. (Dual-listed with 583). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Greek art from Neolithic and Hellenistic periods. Roman art from the traditional founding to the end of the empire in the West. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 384. Art of Islam. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Historical survey of the painting, sculpture, crafts, and architecture of the various civilizations of the Islamic world.

Art H 385. Renaissance Art. (Dual-listed with 585). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. European art including painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts; thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 394. Women/Gender in Art. (Dual-listed with 594). (Cross-listed with Dsn S, W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Issues of gender related to cultural environments from the Middle Ages to comtemporary times in Europe and America. Feminist movement beginning in the 1970s and specifically gender issues in art that are becoming widespread in the artistic culture. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 481. Art and Architecture of India. (Dual-listed with 581). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. South Asian art and architecture from earliest times to the present day. Development of style, social uses and symbolism that give imagery its meaning. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 484. Traditional Indian Culture. (Dual-listed with 584). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Historical survey of traditional cultures of India. Study abroad course taught in Kamataka, India, with travel to various sites. Tour and travel expenses to be paid by student.

Art H 487. Nineteenth Century Art. (Dual-listed with 587). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. European and American art and architecture from 1780 to 1900 focusing on the major movements of western Europe: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 488. Modernism and Modern Art: 1880-1945. (Dual-listed with 588). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Painting, sculpture, crafts, architecture, photography, and cinema from Post-Impressionism to Surrealism. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment. Student must have completed art history coursework appropriate to planned independent study. Offered on a graded basis or a satisfactory-fail basis.
H. Honors

Art H 495. Art and Theory Since 1945. (Dual-listed with 595). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Visual arts and critical theory from 1945 to the present. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 496. History of Photography. (Dual-listed with 596). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Survey of the evolution of photography and photojournalism from the 1830s to the present, seen from an art historical perspective, emphasizing causative factors, cultural influences, and major masters and schools. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Art H 498. Selected Topics in Art History. (Dual-listed with 598). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Specialized study in the history or criticism of art and design. Course primarily for graduate students open to qualified undergraduate students.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Art H 581. Art and Architecture of India. (Dual-listed with 481). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. South Asian art and architecture from earliest times to the present day. Development of style, social uses and symbolism that give imagery its meaning.

Art H 582. Art and Architecture of Asia. (Dual-listed with 382). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Selective history of visual imagery from a variety of major Asian traditions, chiefly India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

Art H 583. Greek and Roman Art. (Dual-listed with 383). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Greek art from Neolithic and Hellenistic periods. Roman art from the traditional founding to the end of the empire in the West.

Art H 584. Traditional Indian Culture. (Dual-listed with 484). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Historical survey of traditional cultures of India. Study abroad course taught in Kamataka, India, with travel to various sites. Tour and travel expenses to be paid by student.

Art H 585. Renaissance Art. (Dual-listed with 385). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. European art including painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts; thirteenth through sixteenth centuries.

Art H 587. Nineteenth Century Art. (Dual-listed with 487). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. European and American art and architecture from 1780 to 1900, focusing on the major movements of western Europe: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.

Art H 588. Modernism and Modern Art: 1880-1945. (Dual-listed with 488). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Painting, sculpture, crafts, architecture, photography, and cinema from Post-Impressionism to Surrealism.

Art H 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr. Prereq: Bachelor degree in art and/or design, or evidence of satisfactory equivalency in specialized area. Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form in advance of semester of enrollment.

Art H 594. Women/Gender in Art. (Dual-listed with 394). (Cross-listed with Dsn S, W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Issues of gender related to cultural environments from the Middle Ages to contemporary times in Europe and America. Feminist movement beginning in the 1970s and specifically gender issues in art that are becoming widespread in the artistic culture.

Art H 595. Art and Theory Since 1945. (Dual-listed with 495). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Visual arts and critical theory from 1945 to the present.

Art H 596. History of Photography. (Dual-listed with 496). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Survey of the evolution of photography and photojournalism from the 1830s to the present, seen from an art historical perspective, emphasizing causative factors, cultural influences, and major masters and schools.

Art H 598. Selected Topics in Art History. (Dual-listed with 498). (Cross-listed with Dsn S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of instructor. Specialized study in the history or criticism of art and/or design.