Undergraduate Art History
Art 10000 is a prerequisite and Art 21000 (or equivalent) is a pre- or corequisite to all elective art history courses.
Group I: Ancient Art
21012: Egyptian Art and Architecture
Painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts of Egypt from predynastic times through the Ptolemaic period. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21014: Greek and Roman Art
Art of the Classical civilizations: Greece from the Geometric period through the Hellenistic era; the Etruscan contribution: Rome from the Republican period through late Imperial times. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Group II: European Medieval,
Renaissance, and Baroque Art
21022: Romanesque and Gothic Art
Art of the later Middle Ages: architecture, sculpture, manuscripts, stained glass; emphasis on French cathedrals, regional schools in emerging national states, and Byzantine influence on the West. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21024: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
An overview of the painting, sculpture, and architecture created in Italy during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Discussion will focus on the needs and ambitions of private, civic, and ecclesiastical patrons as well as the creative responses of individual artists from Giotto to Michelangelo. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21025: Northern Renaissance Art
An overview of painting, sculpture, and printmaking created in Northern Europe during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Trace the development of naturalism and humanism in France, Germany, and the Netherlands as well as the dialogue between Northern Europe and Italy during the Renaissance. Discussion will explore the needs and ambitions of private, civic, and ecclesiastical patrons as well as the creative responses of individual artists from Van Eyck to Bruegel. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21026: Baroque and Rococo Art in Europe
Seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Italy, France, Spain, and Holland. Artists include Bernini, Poussin, Caravaggio, Artemisia, Gentileschi, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Group III: Modern and Contemporary Art
21030: Nineteenth Century Art in Europe
The art of western Europe, primarily France, including Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21032: American Art 1776-1900
Art of the United States from colonial times to the late 19th century; consideration of European influences and regional contributions in the development of American architecture, sculpture and painting. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21036: Early Modern Art in Europe and the U.S.
The development of early modern art styles in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the U.S. including Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21038: Postwar Art in the U.S. and Europe
Art from 1945 through 1980 in the U.S. and Europe, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Minimal art, Conceptual art, the development of earthworks and public art, feminist and other issue-based art. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
31030: Modern Art in Latin America
An overview of the various currents of modernism that developed in Latin America from 1900 to 1945. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic production of certain countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Uruguay. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
31032: Contemporary Art in Latin America
Artistic manifestations in post-World War II Latin America, including the work of diaspora artists and Latino/a artists in the United States. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
31034: History of Photography
The aesthetic, historical and technical development of still photography viewed as a major medium of artistic expression in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
31038: Art Since 1980
This course explores art since 1980 both in a historical context and in terms of contemporary criticism. Frequent gallery visits and conversations with artists, curators, gallery assistants. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Group IV: Art of Africa and the Americas
21043: Ancient Art of Meso-America, the Andes, and the Caribbean
A survey of sculpture, architecture, the town plan, and crafts in select pre-European cultures of the Caribbean Basin, the Andes and Meso-America, including the Taino, the Inca, and the Aztec. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21044: Art of Native North America
A survey of select artistic traditions of native North American Indian art including Aleut and Inuit. Emphasis on artistic context as a synthesis of regional and cultural-historical phenomena. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21046: Art of West Africa: From the Bissagos to the Cameroon Grasslands
A survey of traditions that generate the interface of visual and performance arts, place and architecture among the Akan, Bamana, Bamilike, Baule, Dan, Dogon, Edo, Fon, Moshi, Senufo, Yoruba, and their neighbors. The archaeology of the valleys of the Niger is included. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21047: Art of Central Africa: Central, East and Southern Africa from Gabon to Mozambique
Arts of chiefdoms and kingdoms of the equatorial forests and savannas from Equatorial Guinea to Mozambique. An interdisciplinary survey of traditions that generate the interface of visual and performance arts, place and architecture. Arts of the Chokwe, Fan, Konde, Kongo, Kuba, Kwele, Luba/Hemba, Nyamwezi, Mangbetu, Ndebele, Pende, Saremo, Songye, Tabwa, Zulu, and their neighbors. The archaeology of Zimbabwe and the East African coast. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Group V: Art of Asia
21052: Islamic Art
Architecture and decorative arts of the Islamic world, including Syria, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, Spain and northern India. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21053: Art of India and Southeast Asia
Art of India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia, Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Art in India; Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia and Indonesia. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21054: Art of China, Japan, and Korea
The art and architecture of China, Japan, and Korea from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Group VI: Trans-historical Studies
21062: History of Art I: Ancient through Medieval
A chronological survey of world art and architecture from prehistoric times through the early Renaissance. Analysis of visual expression in terms of style and content in historical and cultural context. Prereq.: Eng 11000, Art 10000 and Art 21000. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21064: History of Art II: Renaissance through Modern
A chronological survey of world art and architecture from the early Renaissance to the present. Analysis of visual expression in terms of style and content in historical and cultural context. Prereq.: Eng 11000 and Art 10000 and Art 21000. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21066: Women in World Art
Survey of imagery of women in world art, including such topics as woman as object of veneration, mother, ruler, creator, worker, educator, patron, sexual object and victim. History of work by and status of women artists, including issues of biology, education, training, and social, economic and political pressures in a variety of times and cultures. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21067: History of Design
Historical and cultural influences and technical developments in the design of objects for use. Required for the BFA in Electronic Design & Multimedia. (Choice of either History of Design or History of Graphic Design.) Prereq.: Art 10000 + 1/20000-level writing course. (W) 3hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21068: History of Graphic Design
The study of graphic design as a tool for communicating, reinforcing and shaping socially constructed ideals by tracing the role of communication arts from pre-historic to contemporary postmodern aesthetics. Required for the BFA in Electronic Design & Multimedia. (Choice of either History of Design or History of Graphic Design.) Prereq.: Art 10000 + 1/20000-level writing course. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21069: Art Criticism
A study of historical and contemporary theories and methodology. Critical analysis and evaluation of original works of art. Student reports, papers and discussion. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21090: Research Methods in Art History
Techniques of art historical scholarship; use of bibliographical materials, iconographic and stylistic analyses; oral presentations; writing of a research paper. Required for all students concentrating in art history. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Advanced Courses in Art History
31098: Internship in Art History
Credit is available to art history students for internships and fieldwork in cooperation with commercial and industrial firms, museums, galleries, and governmental agencies.
31099: Independent Study in Art History
Individual research in selected problems under faculty guidance. Advance application and permission of instructor and Chair required for admission. 3 cr. May not be taken more than 3 times.
31011-31020: Selected Topics in Art History
Advanced study in selected subjects outside of the regular curriculum. Course announcements will be made in the preceding semester.
31094-31096: Honors I-III in Art History
Approval of Dean and Department Honors Supervisor required. Apply in NA 5/225 no later than December 10 in the fall term or May 1 in the spring term. Usually 3 cr./sem.