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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.)


ARTS 1000. Art Convocation (0-3-0) A laboratory experience to include student exhibitions, presentations, guest artists, master classes, lectures, field trips and administration of entrance evaluation for Visual arts majors. May be repeated. Attendance by non-majors is encouraged. (Course fee required.)


ARTS 1010. Art Foundation: Explorations of Drawing (0-6-3) This cross-disciplinary studio foundation course explores the visual language of drawing. Through observational investigations, students will discover the mechanisms of visual perception and how individual components of a design relate to the organization of a composition. Drawing will be examined as a process, technical skill, and method for communicating visual ideas connected to a contemporary practice in the visual arts. (Course fee required.)