- Art History
|ARTH 1100. Art Appreciation (3-0-3)
A survey of art throughout the ages. Students develop abilities to comprehend and evaluate concepts and issues pertaining to cultural heritage as embodied in the visual arts.
ARTH 2125. Introduction to the History of Art 1 (3-0-3)
Introduction to the formal and symbolic structure of the artwork and its
development from prehistory through the Middle Ages.
ARTH 2126. Introduction to the History of Art 2 (3-0-3)
Introduction to themes and problems in the history of western art from the
Renaissance through the 20th century.
ARTH 2127. Introduction to Non-Western Art (3-0-3) This course is a survey of
non-western art, including Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, Asian, and
Islamic art, that aims to increase understanding of the formal and
iconographic properties of these arts and their differences from western
art. Special consideration will be given to the cultural contexts of
non-western art and to its influence on modern and contemporary art.
ARTH 3115. Medieval Art and Architecture (3-0-3) This course examines
developments in the art and architecture of the European High Middle
Ages, especially the Romanesque and Gothic periods (ca. 1000-1500 CE).
Special attention is given to the historical, cultural, and religious
contexts of medieval art and, in particular, to the diverse of roles of
art in the Church in structuring religious experience in medieval
ARTH 3127. Modern Art 1800-1945 (3-0-3) This course is a general survey
of the art historical movements that introduced and established
Modernism as the dominating spirit of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Consideration will be given within the context of the political and
social events of the time, but it will also take into consideration the
literature, music, theater and popular arts of the period.
ARTH 3128. Contemporary Art 1945 to the Present (3-0-3) This course is a
survey of art historical movements evolved since WWII. Consideration
will be given to the art of the last fifty years, within the context of
the political and social events of the time, but it will also take into
consideration the literature, music, theater, and popular arts. The rise
of new media and techniques will be considered as part of an ever
expanding definition of the visual arts.
ARTH 3555. Selected Topics in Art History (3-0-3) A study of various art
history topics including a range of cultures and continents. This course
may be taken twice for credit if the topic is different.
ARTH 5125. Research and Seminar in Art History (3-0-3) Emphasis is given to defining problems for research and study and the acquisition and presentation of written evidence. Oral, written and visual presentation required.
ARTH 6185. Graduate Problem: Art History (3-0-3) Research problem based on student's background and performance in other advanced courses. May be taken twice for credit.