Art History (ARTHIST)

Courses

ARTHIST 111   ART APPRECIATION (GA)   2 Units

This course is designed to relate art to the culture in which it was created, thereby giving the student the understanding necessary to see art as both a part of life and an expression of that life. Sections offering special emphasis will be identified in current timetables. For non-art majors only.

ARTHIST 201   SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL (GA)   3 Units

An investigation of major works of art in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor related arts from prehistoric times to the late middle ages. Emphasis on the relationship between art and culture. Students develop skills in artistic analysis. Slide illustrated.

ARTHIST 202   SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - RENAISSANCE TO 1900 (GA)   3 Units

An investigation of major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts from the early Italian Renaissance to 1900. Students develop skills in artistic analysis and an understanding of the discipline of art history. Slide illustrated.

ARTHIST 203   INTRODUCTION TO MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the study of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Course material will explore the art, artists, and theory related to modern and contemporary art.

ARTHIST 291   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

ARTHIST 311   GREEK AND ROMAN ART (GA)   3 Units

This course treats Greek and Roman art and architecture through the exploration of specific themes. The concepts of classical archaeology, technology, style, and iconography are addressed, and media such as vase painting, architecture, sculpture, mural painting and mosaics are considered in the context of these themes.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 201

ARTHIST 312   MEDIEVAL ART (GA)   3 Units

This course takes a thematic approach to the art and architecture of important institutions of the Middle Ages. Students are introduced to sculpture, painting, manuscript illumination, architecture, mosaics, and other decorative arts, as well as cultural issues and Christian symbolism.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 201

ARTHIST 313   ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in Italy from ca. 1250 to 1550. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the study of Italian Renaissance art.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 202

ARTHIST 314   NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in the Lowlands, France, Germany and Spain during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the study of Northern Reniassance art.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 202

ARTHIST 315   BAROQUE ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands from the late sixteenth century through the early eithteenth century. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the study of Baroque art.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 202

ARTHIST 316   ART OF THE 19TH CENTURY (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the unique art and art historical circumstances which existed in Europe and America from the mid-eighteenth century through the end of the nineteenth century. Course material may focus on particular topics and issues specific to the time period and various art historical movements, such as the rococo, the Enlightenment, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203

ARTHIST 317   MODERN ARCHITECTURE (GA)   3 Units

This course explores the tensions between historicism and modernism in domestic, commerical in domestic, commercial and civic architectural solutions from the mid-19th century to 1960. Emphasis is placed on 'master architects' in Europe and the United States, urban planning and architectural utopias.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203

ARTHIST 318   MODERN ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the study of art in the first half of the twentieth century. Course material will explore the art, artists, and theory related to modern art.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203

ARTHIST 319   CONTEMPORARY ART (GA)   3 Units

This course is designed to allow for a thematic approach to the study of art in the second half or the twentieth century into the twenty-first century. Course material will explore the art, artists, and theory related to contemporary art.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203

ARTHIST 320   GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY   3 Units

This is a lecture course that covers the History of Graphic Design from the invention of writing through the digital revolution. Topics include such areas as Postmodern Design, Multicultural Design, Corporate Design Systems.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203

ARTHIST 420   ART THEORY   3 Units

An advanced course dealing with the theoretical concerns of the visual arts. The course treats art in its relation to current philosophical thought, and also discusses aesthetics and the nature of art. For Art Department majors and minors. Offered spring term only.
PREREQ: ARTHIST 203 AND SENIOR STANDING

ARTHIST 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

ARTHIST 494   UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR   Repeatable   3 Units

A course emphasizing art historical methodology and writing. Topic and prerequisites will vary each time course is offered. Satisfies writing requirement for Art and Art History majors. Repeatable

ARTHIST 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable. Prereq: To be announced at the time the course is offered.

ARTHIST 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics. Repeatable

ARTHIST 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor

ARTHIST 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDIES - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of Instructor