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Art History Courses

ART 1300. Introduction to Art - AAI* (for non-majors only)  Critical analysis of selected examples of architecture, painting, and sculpture (for non-art majors only). (Applicable toward fine arts humanities requirements for Bachelor of Arts degree.)

ART 2302. History of Art I Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in relation to styles and culture patterns from prehistoric times to ca. 1400 CE.

ART 2303. History of Art II Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in relation to styles and culture patterns from 1400 CE to the present time.

I. Ancient and Medieval Art History

ART 3352. Greek Art (Cross-listed as CLA 3352)

A survey of Greek art from its beginnings through the first century BCE with emphasis on stylistic developments, the contributions of known artists, and the relationship between art and various aspects of Greek life and thought.

ART 3353. Roman Art (Cross-listed as CLA 3353)

A study of Roman art from the Republic to around 330 CE with special consideration given to an analysis of its artistic forms and their social and political meaning.

ART 3354. Medieval Art

Architecture, sculpture, and painting from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries with emphasis on artistic forms as expressions of and influences upon the intellectual, spiritual, social, and political  aspects of medieval life.

ART 3360. Greek Painted Pottery (Cross-listed as CLA 3360)

Techniques and stylistic development of Greek painted pottery from the Late Aegean Bronze Age through the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic periods.

ART 3361. Roman Sculpture (Cross-listed as CLA 3361)

Roman sculpture from the Republic to Constantine (ca. 313 CE) focusing on style and technique with political and social contexts.

ART 4368. Special Topics in Greek and Roman Art (Cross-listed as CLA 4368)

A research seminar on Greek or Roman Art and Architecture. May be repeated once with a change of content.

ART 4369. Greek and Roman Sport and Spectacle (Cross-listed as CLA 4369)

History, origins, and political and social functions of sport and spectacle in Greece and Rome viewed through art, architecture, and material culture.

II. Renaissance and Baroque Art History

ART 3357. Baroque Art

Art of Italy, France, Flanders, Holland, and Spain in the seventeenth century.

ART 3359. Northern Renaissance Art

Art of northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special attention will be given to the painters Van Eyck, Dürer, and Bruegel.

ART 4365. Italian Renaissance Art

The major arts in Italy from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries with emphasis on sculpture and painting.

ART 4366. Mannerism

A seminar on the Mannerist style (c.1520-85) of painting as a transition between the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy. Emphasis on the cities of Florence and Rome.

ART 4367. Special Topics in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art

A research seminar on a selected major artist(s) or topic of Italian Renaissance or Baroque art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change of content.

ART 4370. The Art of Michelangelo

Sources, development, style, and meaning within the historical context of Michelangelo’s art.

III. 18th and 19th-Century European and American Art History

ART 3356. Nineteenth Century European Art - AAI*

Art of nineteenth century Europe with emphasis on developments in France, Germany, and England from Romanticism through Post-Impressionism.

ART 3358. History of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism - AAI*

Evolution of European Impressionism and Post-Impressionist reactions.

ART 3369. Eighteenth-Century European Art - AAI*

Art of eighteenth-century Europe focusing on technique and style with political and social context.

ART 4354. Special Topics in 18th- and 19-Century Art - AAI*

A research seminar on a selected topic of 18th- or 19th-century art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change in content.

ART 4357. American Art - AAI*

Artistic expression in the United States from the Colonial Period to 1900.

ART 4363. Neoclassicism and Romanticism - AAI*

Art of the Neoclassicism and Romanticism movements, 1750-1850, focusing on technique and style with social and political contexts.

IV. Modern and Contemporary European and American Art History

ART 4355. Special Topics in Early Modern Art - AAI*

A research seminar on a selected major artist or topic of early modern European art. Subject varies year to year. May be repeated once with a change in content.

ART 4356. Modern American Art - AAI*

Artistic expression in the United States from 1900 to 1945.

ART 4358. Contemporary Art - AAI*

American and European painting and sculpture from 1945 to the present.

ART 4362. Modern European Art - AAI*

Modern art in Europe from Post-Impressionism to 1945.

V. Other Courses in Art History

ART 3370. Key Monuments in European Art

Selected examples of art studies in situ in art centers of Europe, supplemented by readings, lectures, and collected illustrations and catalogs.

ART 3390. Philosophy and the Arts (Cross-listed as PHI 3322)

A survey of the major contemporary sources in aesthetics. Problems discussed are concerned with the aesthetic experience, the interpretation of art (including the definition of art, the nature of metaphor, the relation of art to knowledge, meaning in art), and criticism in literature and other art forms.

 ART 4100. Field Studies in Art History - AAI*

Students with established success in art history research and report on special areas or topics in art history relevant to group destination. Requires concurrent enrollment in one of the courses listed and group travel to designated destination. May repeat for a maximum of four hours with a change in content. Course will not apply on a major or minor.

ART 4359. Special Topics in Art History

Topics not covered in other courses. Topic announced for semester or session; may emphasize a particular artist, movement, genre, theme, or problem. May be repeated once.

ART 4396. Internship in Art History

A field experience under the supervision of qualified museum or gallery personnel, which will make it possible for the student to receive on-the-job training in an area of art history.

ART 4399. Senior Thesis in Art History

Thesis preparing qualified seniors for graduate work in art history

43C1. Aesthetic Perception and Experience (Cross-listed as ENG 43C1 and MUS 43C1)

Aesthetic Perception and Experience (ART/ENG/MUS 43C1) presents specific analytical approaches to visual art, literature, and music, leading students to learn analytical skills in those three areas. The professors then lead students to arrive at, then apply, general principles for aesthetic experience for all artistic fields.

ART 4V91. Special Problems in Art History

1 to 9 sem. hrs.  Qualified students with established success in art history may research and report on special areas or topics in art history. May be repeated once with a change in content

 
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