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Summer 2012
Apr 24, 2014
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ARTH 850 - StudyTour:Art and Architecture
A studio art or art history course taught through an extensive field trip or series of field trips, in addition to more traditional methods of teaching. Students gain direct experience of art and architecture in its historic, social, and geographic contexts. The topics/locations may vary from year to year and are announced in the course schedule bulletin. This course, in a different topic/location, may be repeated for credit.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 873 - Twentieth-Century Art
A survey of major artists and art movements from Post-Impressionism through Post-Modernism (1880's - 1980's). Issues and events of the twentieth century, such as rapidly expanding technology, world wars, utopian and civil rights movements, feminism, and multiculturalism are explored in relationship to avant-garde art movements.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 876 - Art of the Baroque Period
A survey of the arts of the 17th and early 18th centuries, which explore the achievements of Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Velazquez as well as other gifted but lesser-known figures. The course relates the artistic contributions of the period to developments in political, religious, and intellectual history and considers the ways that images were produced, collected, and displayed.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 878 - American Art
A study of the art and architecture of the United States from Colonial times through the early 20th Century. Attention is given to Native American art and the work of folk artists/craftspersons as well as that of artists nurtured in European traditions. Readings and class discussion focus on the arts as a unique expression of the American experience in relationship to history, politics, ideology, and social and technological change. Note: No credit will be given for both this course and 11.378 American Art.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 880 - From Romanticism Through Impressionism
A survey of 19th-century European art from the 1780's to the 1880's, examining the visual arts within the context of 19th-century life and culture. This course explores the major artistic movements of this period and the innovations of such outstanding figures as Goya, David, Delacroix, Manet, Monet and Van Gogh as well as their relationship to contemporary political and social developments. Readings cover such topics as myth of the modern artist, art and political revolution, the representation of modern life, and the ways in which gender, sexuality, class and modernity interrelate.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 882 - Latin American Art
A study of Prehispanic, Colonial and Modern Latin American visual culture. Emphasis is placed on social context and politics of art, including issues of race, gender, and social class. The first half of the course surveys the art of Pre-Hispanic cultures; the second half studies how the art of Colonial and Modern Latin America has engaged with its indigenous heritage. Scholarly readings, essay assignments, and a research project explore the methodologies and concerns of art history and art criticism. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both 11.882 Latin American Art and 11.389 Special Topics in Art History: Latin American Art
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 883 - Contemporary Art History
A study of artistic developments, primarily in Europe and the United States, in the postmodern era (1960 to the present). Consideration is given to the diversity of artistic expressions in this period within their cultural, theoretical, and political contexts. Particular attention is given to the impact on art of such late 20th- century cultural phenomena as feminism, identity politics, multiculturalism, environmental awareness, the AIDS epidemic, and the explosion of the media and technology, and to the ways in which these phenomena have helped to spawn new artistic media, e.g. earth art, installation, video, performance, and Web-based art.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ARTH 884 - The Art of Asia
A contextual study of the arts of India, Japan, and Southeast Asia, spanning the ancient to the post-modern worlds. The course explores major movements and schools of art such as Buddhist sculpture, Chinese landscape painting, and Japanese prints. Readings and discussions focus on the interrelationships among art and religion; identity; and political authority. The course includes study of Western influences in Asia, and of the idea of the "Orient" in Western Culture.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 885 - Seminar: Problems in Contemporary Art
An intensive investigation into aspects and topics of twentieth-century art. The course is intended to give the students the opportunity for scholarly research and presentation of seminar papers. Prerequisites: 11.272 History of Art II and 11.873 Twentieth-Century Art or permission of the instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 889 - Special Topics in Art History
A study of a special period or topic in art history. Specific topics are announced in the course schedule bulletin. The course explores the art in terms of its formal elements, iconography, and social context through extensive readings, lectures, writing and discussion. Students write a research paper. This course, in a different topic, may be repeated for credit.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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ARTH 8TR - Art History Elective

1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ARTH 990 - Directed Study in Art History
Course description varies with experience. Advisor approval required.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study

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