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Courses - Spring 2019
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
ARTH200
Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Examines the material culture and visual expressions of Mediterranean and European societies from early times until ca. 1300 CE, emphasizing the political, social, and religious context of the works studied, the relationships of the works to the societies that created them, and the interrelationship of these societies.
ARTH201
Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Examines representative European and American works of art from the later Middle Ages to the present, highlighting the dynamic exchange between artistic and cultural traditions both within periods and across time.
ARTH255
Art and Society in the Modern American World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores the origins and evolution of art in the modern American world, from the late colonial era to the present, comparing major artistic movements and their historical contexts. Considers the diversity of art across Latin America and the United States, and the ways in which artworks mediate social, ethnic, political, and national identities.
ARTH300
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of ancient Egypt from earliest times through the Roman conquest. Emphasis on the pharaonic period.
ARTH301
Aegean Art and Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of Crete, the Cycladic islands, and the Greek mainland from the earliest times to the downfall of the Mycenaean empire.
ARTH320
Fourteenth and Fifteenth-Century Northern European Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The art of northern Europe with an emphasis on painting in the Netherlands and France.
ARTH335
Seventeenth-Century Art in the Netherlands
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Painting, sculpture and architecture in seventeenth-century Netherlands
ARTH359W
Film as Art; The Screwball Comedy Film: Interrogating Gender, Class and Rationality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The Screwball Comedy was a variation on the classic form of romantic comedy that emerged during the Depression and offered timely reflections of American culture in the 1930s and 1940s.
ARTH386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art History & Archaeology department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Supervised internship experience in diverse areas of art historical, archaeological, and museological work.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH389A
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; The Art of Drawing: A Left and Right Brain Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389B
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; The Art of Color: A Left and Right Brain Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389K
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Curating Change: Latin American Art at the Inter-American Development Bank
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course considers the relationship between art and development - social and economic - through the IDB's Art Collection. Our focus falls on the historical development of modern Latin American art through the twentieth century, from Mexican Muralism and indigenismo to Surrealism and Neo-figuration.
ARTH389Q
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Classic Foreign Films
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM359X. Credit only granted for ARTH389Q and FILM359X.

Students will explore classic foreign films from India, Japan, China, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and other countries. This course is designed to enable students to examine historically and artistically significant films made since 1945 by some of the most important directors in world cinema.
ARTH389T
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Renaissance Venice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389W
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Professional Writing in Art History: Museum Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Through weekly colloquia and workshops, students will hone their skills in professional writing, with particular attention paid to clarity and effectiveness in articulating an argument or point of view. Additonally, they will learn from museum and heritage professionals about crafting grant proposals, press releases, social media and marketing plans, and exhibition wall texts and labels.
ARTH488G
Colloquium in Art History; Art and the Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Not open to those who have already taken ARTH465 (fall 17, spring 15, spring 12)
ARTH488J
Colloquium in Art History; Japanese Art in the 20th Century: Empire War & Occupation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Learn how art played a role in building the Japanese empire, supporting the war effort, and rebuilding the nation after defeat. Discover the relation between art, power and politics. See how contemporary Japanese artists incorporate modern history into their art. Handle archival materials and artworks with your own hands.
ARTH488N
Colloquium in Art History; Dead or Alive? Still Life Painting, 1870-Today
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH489J
Special Topics in Art History; Death in the Biblical World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Death, burial and concepts of the afterlife in the ancient Mediterranean cultures with a particular focus on ancient Israel and early Judiasm. Source material, both texts and artifacts, will be examined within the contexts of the ancient Near East (Egypt and Mesopotamia) and the Classical World (Greece and Rome).

Also offered as JWST409F. Credit granted for ARTH489J or JWST409F.
ARTH489Q
Special Topics in Art History; Global Art Cinemas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Global art cinemas often challenge their audiences and demand more active engagement because of their unconventional modes of story-telling and their emphases on the directors' personal expressions. Students will critically examine some of the most talked-about and engaging art films, with special attention to the influence of art history on the films of Wong Kar-Wai, Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, Kurosawa, Ozu. Visconti, Resnais, Greenaway, Tarkovsky, del Toro, Potter, Varda, Tarantino, Scorsese, and others.

Also offered as FILM429G. Credit granted for ARTH489Q or FILM429G.
ARTH496
Methods of Art History and Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art History & Archaeology department.
Restriction: Must be in Art History program.
Methods of research and criticism applied to typical art-historical/ archaeological problems, familiarizing the student with bibliography and other research tools. Introduction to the historiography of art history and archaeology, surveying the principal theories, encouraging methodological debates within the discipline. Course for majors who intend to go on to graduate school.
ARTH498
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Art History I
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH738E
Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Southern European Art; Proportion, Distortion and Visual Experience in Art-Early Modernity to Neoclassicism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Proportion is a structuring concept not only of Western art but also of Western culture from antiquity through the Enlightenment and beyond.
ARTH759J
Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art; Photography Since Conceptual Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course offers a scholarly overview of the many artistic uses of photography since the late 1960s. Students will read criticism, theory, and history and will closely study individual works of art. Students will be encouraged to write essays on artworks they can visit in person.
ARTH759K
Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art; Avant-Gardes in "East" And "West"
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARTH798
(Perm Req)
Directed Graduate Studies in Art History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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ARTH898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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ARTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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