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Elective Courses in Studio Art

B1100: Individual Projects in Painting

Intensive work under faculty supervision. Individual and group critiques. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1200: Individual Projects in Sculpture

Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1300: Individual Projects in Printmaking

Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1400: Individual Projects in Electronic Design and Multimedia

Intensive work under faculty supervision, of which a part shall be scheduled class hours. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B1500: Individual Projects in Photography

Intensive work under faculty supervision. This course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

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B1600: Individual Projects in Ceramic Design

Intensive work under faculty supervision. his course may be taken five times for credit.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B8051-8099: Selected Topics in Studio Art

Advanced study in selected subjects outside of the regular curriculum. Course announcements will be made in the preceding semester.
4 hours per week | 3 credits each

B8400-B8700: Independent Study in Studio Art

Enrollment with permission of the graduate advisor.
hours to be arranged | 3 credits each

Elective Courses in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art

These courses may be taken by M.F.A. and Graduate Art Education students:

A1000: Research Methods of Art History

Working methods of the art historian. Techniques for obtaining primary and secondary source material, including use of traditional archival bibliographical materials, electronic information systems, interviewing techniques, and photographic documentation. Introduction to different approaches to objects and their contexts. Development of a variety of writing modes. Field trips; class reports.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6000: Egyptian Art and Architecture

Painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts of Egypt from pre-dynastic times through the Ptolemaic period.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6020: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6100: Romanesque and Gothic Art of Medieval Europe

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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6200: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6220: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6300: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6400: Nineteenth Century Art in Europe

The art of western Europe, primarily France, including Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6410: American Art: 1776-1900

Art of the United States from colonial times to the late nineteenth century; consideration of European influences and regional contributions in the development of American architecture, sculpture and painting.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6420: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6430: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6440: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6450: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6500: Art Since 1980

Art since 1980 taught from a global perspective. Includes visits to galleries, conversations with artists. Prereq.: A6440
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6510: 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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6600: 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 Aztecs.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6610: North American Indian Art

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.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6700: 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 archeology of the “Valleys of the Niger” is included.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6710: 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, Zula, and their neighbors. The archeology of Zimbabwe and the East African coast.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6800: Islamic Art

Architecture and decorative arts of the Islamic world including Syria, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, Spain, and northern India.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6810: Art of India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia

Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art in India; Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6820: Art of China, Japan, and Korea

The art and architecture of China, Japan, and Korea from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

A6900: Art Criticism

Problems of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of the art object as an aesthetic and cultural phenomenon in the context of historical approaches and styles; various systems and premises of critical analysis that have emerged from ancient to contemporary times.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

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