0 to 400-Level ART H Courses

ART H

001S GA) FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: An introduction to the field of art history through an examination of a selected issue in a seminar setting. (various faculty)

100 (GA; IL) INTRODUCTION TO ART: An approach to the understanding of art through a critical analysis of selected works of architecture, painting, and sculpture. (Dr. Rich or Dr. Tan)

105 (GA)  PICTURES AND POWER:  An introduction to strategies for analyzing the political effects, uses and interpretation of popular imagery.  (Dr. Rich)

111 (GA; IL) ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL ART: Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of art from prehistory through the late Gothic period.   (Dr. Thomas)

111U (GA; IL) ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL ART:  Honors Section—Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of art from prehistory through the late Gothic period. (Dr. Curran, Dr. Smith or Dr. Walters)

112 (GA; IL) RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART:  Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of art from the Renaissance to the modern era. ( Dr. Locke)

112U (GA; IL) RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART:  Honors Section—Survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of art from the Renaissance to the modern era. (Dr. Curran, Dr. Locke)

120 (GA; IL) ASIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE: A selective overview of the art and architecture of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. (Dr. Desai or Dr. Tan)

130 (GA; US; IL) ART OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND THE AMERICAS: A selective overview of the history of African, Oceanic, and Native American art.  (Dr. Dewey)

140 (GA; IL) INTRODUCTION TO THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE MAYAS, AZTECS, AND INCAS:  This course examines the artistic and architectural production of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes. (Dr. Solari)

201 (GA; IL) ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE: A survey of Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture. (Dr. Smith or Dr. Walters)

202 (GA; US; IL) RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ARCHITECTURE: A survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary architecture in Europe and America. (Dr. Thomas or Dr. Zabel)

225 (GA; GH) SEXUALITY AND MODERN VISUAL CULTURE: An examination of the visual expression of gender and sexual identities in English-speaking cultures since the late nineteenth century. This course is cross-listed with English (ENGL 225) and Women’s Studies (WMNST 225).  (Dr. Christopher Reed, Department of English)

226 (GA) THE COMIC BOOK:  A HISTORY OF SEQUENTIAL ART: An overview and examination of the history of sequential art with a focus on comic books and graphic novels.

250 A CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:  A survey of photography's place and influence in a social, cultural, and historical context. (cross-listed as PHOTO 250)

297 SPECIAL TOPICS recent example:

PERFORMING ACTIVISM:  ART, MEDIA, AFFECT AND SOCIAL CHANGE

299 (IL) FOREIGN STUDY—ART HISTORY (1-12 credits):  Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction [e.g. summer study abroad in Todi, Italy]. 

301 (GA; IL) EGYPTIAN AND MESOPOTAMIAN ART: Art of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Mesopotamia, and neighboring civilizations. (Dr. Walters)

302 (GA; IL) ART OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: A survey of the art of Western Europe from the Early Christian era through the Ottonian Empire. (Dr. Smith)

303 (GA; IL) ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART: The major arts in Italy from the thirteenth century A.D. through the Renaissance; emphasis on sculpture and painting. (Dr. Curran)

304 (GA; IL) ITALIAN, SPANISH AND SPANISH COLONIAL BAROQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE: A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy, Spain, and the Spanish Americas from 1600-1750. (Dr. Thomas)

305 (GA; IL) ROMANTICISM AND REVOLUTION:  A survey of painting and sculpture in Europe ca. 1780–1860, from the origins of Neoclassicism through Romanticism and Realism. (Dr. Locke)

307 (GA; US) (AM ST 307) AMERICAN ART: History of art in the English colonies and the United States from the seventeenth century to the present.

308 (GA;US) (AM ST 308) AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE: History of the architecture of the United States, as well as its Native American and colonial antecedents. (Dr. Zabel)

311 (GA; IL) GREEK AND ROMAN ART: Greek and Roman art, with emphasis on painting and sculpture. (Dr. Walters)

312 (GA; IL) ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC ART: Survey of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Christian church in western Europe from 1000 to 1500. (Dr. Smith)

313 (GA; IL) NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART: Art in northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, emphasizing painters such as Van Eyck, Dürer, and Bruegel. 

314 (GA; IL) ART IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT: Dutch and Flemish painting in the seventeenth century. 

315 (GA; IL) ARCHITECTURE AND ART OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: Survey of the architecture/art of South/Southeast Asia (emphasis on India) from the Bronze Age to a globalizing present. This course is cross-listed with Asian Studies (ASIA 315). (Dr Desai)

320 (GA; IL) CHINESE ART: A general survey of the great periods of Chinese art from the Shang dynasty until the modern period. (Dr. Tan)

325 (GA; IL) IMPRESSIONISM TO SURREALISM: A survey of European painting and sculpture from ca. 1850 to ca. 1940. (Dr. Locke)

326 (GA; US; IL) ART SINCE 1940:  An international survey of painting, sculpture, photography and other media since 1940. (Dr. Rich)

330 GA; IL) ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE AND ART: Survey of the art and architecture of Islamic lands from the late seventh century until the eighteenth century. (Dr. Desai)

335 (GA; IL) AFRICAN ART: Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa. This course is cross-listed with African and African American Studies (A AAS).   (Dr. Dewey)

350W UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF ART (3–6 credits): An introduction to original research, methodology, analysis, and writing on a scholarly level. Prerequisites: fifth-semester standing; 6 credits in art history at the 300 level or above. (various faculty)

397 SPECIAL TOPICS 

401 (IL) GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Developments in Greek art and architecture, tenth century B.C. to first century B.C.; emphasis on the importance of Greek sanctuaries.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 311 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different]. 

Recent topic:

     GREEK SANCTUARIES (Dr. Walters)

402 (IL) THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.  Specific stylistic periods in manuscript painting from A.D. 500 to 1500 in Western Europe and Byzantium.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 302 or 312.  (Dr. Smith)

405 (US;IL) PIONEERS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE. Selected period or theme in the development of modern architecture during the nineteenth and/or early twentieth centuries.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 307  [may be taken twice, if topic is different].

Recent topics:

     FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES (Dr. Zabel)

     GERMAN ARCHITECTURE: 1789 TO PRESENT (Dr. Zabel)

    ARTS AND CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN IN BRITAIN & AMERICA (Dr. Zabel)

409 MUSEUM STUDIES.  An introduction to the professional activities that occur in art museums .  Prerequisite:  6 credits of ART H, ART, and/or A ED [cross-listed as ART 409].  (Dr. Kletchka)

410 TASTE AND CRITICISM IN ART. History and literature of art criticism demonstrating the varied philosophic, cultural, iconographic, technical, and visual approaches.  Prerequisite:  6 credits of ART H . (Dr. Rich)

411 (IL) ROMAN ART. Roman sculpture and painting from Augustus to Constantine. Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 311 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topic:

     ANCIENT VILLAS (Dr. Walters)

     ORIENTALISM AND THE ROMANS (Dr. Walters)

412 (IL) THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL. Specific aspects of Romanesque and Gothic church architecture of western Europe, especially France and England, between 1000 and 1500. Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302 or 312.  (Dr. Smith)

413 (IL) ARCHITECTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY.  This course will examine design, construction, function and symbolism in the monastic architecture of Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H.  (Dr. Smith)

415 (US) THE SKYSCRAPER. Origin and evolution of the skyscraper as seen against the background of cultural conditions and technological factors.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 307.

Recent topic:

     NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 1870s to 1960s  (Dr. Zabel)

416 STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART. Selected time periods and/or issues in the art of the United States.

Recent topics:

     AFRICAN AMERICAN ART SINCE 1900 (Dr. Robinson)

     1893-1939  (Dr. Robinson)

420 (IL) RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE. Russian architecture from the first Orthodox churches of the late tenth century to the end of the Soviet Union.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 112 or 201 or 202.  (Dr. Zabel)

422 (IL) STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE. Specific studies of western European sculpture, 300–1500, with attention to sources, styles, type, and iconography.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302 or 312 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topics:

     ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE (Dr. Smith)

     GOTHIC SCULPTURE (Dr. Smith)

     MEDIEVAL TREASURY (Dr. Bruhn)

423 (IL) STUDIES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART. Specific studies of Italian Renaissance art, including the work of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 303 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topic:

     AROUND (AND ABOUT) MICHELANGELO (Dr. Curran)

424 (IL) MASTERS OF NORTHERN BAROQUE ART. Seventeenth-century painters in Flanders and Holland, including the works of artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 314.

Recent topic:

     GENRE AND SOCIETY IN NETHERLANDISH ART 

425 TOPICS IN NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART. Focuses on a topic of interest in Netherlandish and/or German art between 1300 and 1600. 

426 (US;IL) ICONOCLASM: POWERFUL IMAGES AND THEIR DESTRUCTION. Iconoclasm: exploring the political, religious, and social motivations behind the destruction of powerful imagery throughout history.  3 credits of ART H .

427 TOPICS IN GLOBAL ARTISTIC COMMUNICATION. Explores a specific time period in art history cross-culturally in Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or the Americas. 

432 PROBLEMS IN ICONOLOGY. The investigation of content and meaning in major monuments of the history of art (Dr. Cutler).

435 (IL) STUDIES IN MODERN ART. Lectures focusing on a selected movement of nineteenth- or twentieth-century art.   Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 305 or 307 or 325 [may be taken twice, if the topic is different].

Recent topics:

     GOYA (Dr. Schulz)

     THE RISE OF THE AVANT - GARDE(Dr. Locke)

     CEZANNE / PICASSO / MATISSE (Dr. Locke)

     MANET AND REALISM (Dr. Locke)

     MOMENTS OF CHANGE, 1889–1914:  PICASSO, STRAVINSKY, AND THE BALLETS RUSSES IN BELLE ÉPOQUE PARIS (Dr. Locke)

     PARIS IN THE 19TH CENTURY (Dr. Locke)

     THE ALLURE OF MODERNITY (Dr. Locke)

     KANDINSKY AND DER BLAUE REITER (Dr. McGrady)

     EUROPEAN MODERNISM, 1900–1914 (Dr. McGrady)

     ABSTRACTION (Dr. Rich)

     MODERNITY & ASIAN ART (Dr. Tan)

440 (IL) MONUMENTS OF ASIA. An exploration of major Asian sites and monuments through a focus on their historical and cultural significance.  Prerequisite:  ART H     100 or 120 or 315 or 320 or 330 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topic:

     MODERN ARCHITECTURE (Dr. Desai)

     THE TEMPLE IN SOUTH ASIA  (Dr. Desai)

442 (IL) LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART. Survey of the architecture, painting, and minor arts of Christian society from its beginning to the mid-sixth century.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302 (Dr. Cutler).

445 (IL) OCEANIC ART.  Survey of the arts of Oceania (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia), including masks, sculpture, textiles, architecture and other art forms.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H (Dr. Dewey)

446 (IL) TOPICS IN AFRICAN ART.  Topics vary from “Arts of Eastern and Southern Africa” to “Arts of West Africa.”  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topics:

     EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA (Dr. Dewey)

     ARTS & ARCHAEOLOGY IN ANCIENT AFRICA (Dr. Dewey)

447 (IL) TOPICS IN THE ART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA.  Selected topics in arts of the African Diaspora (South America, Caribbean, USA) including masquerades, textiles, architecture and other art forms.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H [may be taken twice, if the topic is different].  (Dr. Dewey).

450 (US;IL) THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. The history of photography from 1839, with particular emphasis on the relationship to the plastic arts.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 305 or 307 or 325.  (Dr. Locke)

452 (IL) BYZANTINE ART. Monumental and minor arts of Byzantium and related areas from the reign of Justinian to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople.   Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302.  (Dr. Cutler)

456 (IL) RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE PALACES. This course examines palace architecture and decoration in Italy, France, England, and Germany from 1450-1700.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 303 or 304.  (Dr. Thomas)

458 (IL) BAROQUE CAPITALS OF EUROPE. This course examines the architecture and urbanism of European capital cities from 1600 to 1800.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 304 or 314.  (Dr. Thomas)

460 ART AND EMPIRE:  AZTEC, INCA, AND SPANISH.  This course is a comparative study of the artistic production used in Aztec, Inca and Spanish empires.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H.  (Dr. Solari)

462 STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN ART.  Specific studies of the visual and material culture created in Latin America from the colonial through the modern era.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H [may be taken twice, if the topic is different].  (Dr. Solari)

     Recent topic

     MAYA ART & ARCHITECTURE (Dr. Solari)

464 (IL) FRENCH ART & ARCHITECTURE, 1590-1789  This course examines painting, sculpture, and architecture in France from the Wars of Religion through the French Revolution. (Dr. Locke & Dr. Thomas) Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 304.

467 MATTER, MATERIALITY AND MEDIUMS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ARTISTIC STUFF.  Considers the physical challenges and long traditions of use of artistic media from both studio and historical points of view [cross-listed as ART 467].  (Dr. Rich)

470 TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART. A focused investigation of a special topic relating to art made after 1940.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different]. (Dr. Rich or Dr. Tan)

Recent topics:

      STRATEGIES OF ABSTRACTION (Dr. Rich)

     ART FROM 1949-1968 (Dr. Rich).

     ART MADE SINCE YOU WERE BORN  (Dr. Rich)

475 (US) CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS. An interdisciplinary course that investigates women artists who are integral to the production of contemporary art primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  Prerequisite: Fifth semester standing, ART H 111 and 112, and enrollment in ART BA, ART BFA, Art Education, or Integrative Arts degree program [cross-listed as ART 401].  (Dr. Simone Osthoff, School of Visual Arts).

476 HISTORY AND THEORY OF DIGITAL ART. History and theories of contemporary digital art, emphasizing humanistic approaches to technology.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or ART H 112 or ART H 307 or ART H 325 or ART H 326 or ART 211 [cross-listed as ART 476]. (Dr. Eduardo Navas, School of Visual Arts)

495 INTERNSHIP (1-18 credits).  Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or interships. Written or oral critique of activity required.

496 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1-18 credits).  Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

497 SPECIAL TOPICS recent examples:

         ANDEAN ART IN THE PALMER MUSEUM (Dr. Solari)

         HISTORY OF PRINTS AND PRINTMAKING (Dr. McGrady)

         PROBLEMS IN CONNOISSEURSHIP (Dr. McGrady)

         ASIAN CITIES/FILM (Dr. Desai)

         ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SANCTUARIES:  MYTH, RITUAL, PLACE (Dr. Walters)

          ANCIENT RULERSHIP IN EGYPT (Dr. Walters)   

          ANCIENT VILLAS:  EGYPTIAN, GREEK, ROMAN (Dr. Walters)   

          MEDIEVAL ART & ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN ITALY & SICILY (Dr. Smith)

          ISSUES AND EXPLORATIONS OF ITALIAN SCULPTURE:  FROM ANTIQUITY TO PRESENT DAY (Dr. Curran)

          ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE (Dr. Thomas)

          ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE

          ROME, A CITY ON FILM:  A CENTURY OF HISTORY, FANTASY AND REALISM (Dr. Curran)

          ART HISTORY AND THEORY (Dr. Cutler)

499  FOREIGN STUDY-ART HISTORY (1-12 credits). Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

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