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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 society. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3127. Modernist Art (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ARTH 2126. 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. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3128. Post-Modern and Contemporary Art (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ARTH 2126. This course is a survey of art historical movements evolved since the apex of the Modern movement in the mid-1960's. 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. (Course fee required.)


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 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. (Course fee required.)


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. (Course fee required.)


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. (Course fee required.)