AH 6000 African Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 6060.) Survey of the sculpture, architecture, textiles, body ornament, and performance arts of Africa in terms of form, meaning, and function within society. Objects reintegrated into cultural contexts and examined in light of “tradition” and social and political change.

AH 6010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 6063.) Survey of the painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts in ancient Egypt and Nubia with reference to their chronological development and underlying historical, religious, and cultural meanings.

AH 6011 Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I: 4000-1600 BC
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 or consent of instructor
Description

An examination of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the Predynastic Period to the Middle Kingdom with reference to stylistic development and historical, religious, and cultural contexts.

AH 6012 Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II: 1600-31 BC
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1700 or consent of instructor
Description

An examination of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Ptolemaic Period with reference to stylistic development and historical, religious, and cultural contexts.

AH 6020 Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

An investigation of art and society from the Neolithic period to Alexander the Great, using archaeological data and art historical methods to analyze ancient objects and monuments.

AH 6030 Contemporary African Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1850 or AH 4000/6000
Description

Arts and artists of Africa during the colonial and post-colonial eras. Social, political, economic, and cultural frameworks explore shifting notions of tradition, authenticity, and identity as they relate to art, artists, and audiences.

AH 6110 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Aegean and ancient Greek art from 3000-31 B.C. Examination of archaeological methods; development of style; and the social, religious, and political contexts of artistic production.

AH 6120 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Roman artistic traditions and building techniques from the time of the Etruscans to the fall of the Roman Empire; examination of the Roman’s cultural heritage and influence on socioeconomic and political structures to modern times.

AH 6200 Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art and architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean basin from the Early Christian period to the Gothic, with special emphasis on the church arts of Italy, Byzantium, France, England, and Germany.

AH 6310 Art of Northern Europe in the Renaissance Era
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Miniaturistic traditions incorporated into monumental artistic production in Northern Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

AH 6320 Italian Renaissance Art: The Age of Humanism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art from the late fourteenth to the sixteenth century. Focus on philosophical and religious underpinnings.

AH 6400 Baroque Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art of seventeenth-century Europe during the age of kings, papal princes, and a new bourgeoisie in the north.

AH 6450 Eighteenth-Century European Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Critical history of the major developments in European art and architecture of the eighteenth century.

AH 6500 Nineteenth-Century European Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Critical history of the major developments in European art and architecture of the nineteenth century.

AH 6600 Modern Architecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Critical history of Western architecture from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries.

AH 6610 Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

European and American painting and sculpture since 1900. Study of painting emphasizes analysis of style and content; study of sculpture emphasizes conceptual and technological innovations.

AH 6620 African-American Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 6082.) Aesthetic expression of African-American artists from colonial times to present. Social, cultural, and creative history of Black America. Diverse contributions made by artists of African descent to the development of American culture. Artists, art movements, the relationship of art to politics, and the formation of racial/cultural identity.

AH 6630 Pre-Colombian Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the visual culture of the Andes and Mesoamerica before Columbus.

AH 6650 American Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

American painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture from the Revolutionary War to World War II.

AH 6660 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art in Latin America
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

The work of leading visual artists, architects, and photographers in Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Discussion of historical, political, social, and cultural contexts as well as issues of colonialism, gender relations, ethnicity, and representation.

AH 6670 Art of Japan
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the visual arts of Japan, including painting, sculpture, calligraphy, architecture, gardens, prints, ceramics, and other arts, from prehistory to the nineteenth century.

AH 6680 Art of Korea
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art and visual culture of Korea from the nineteenth century to the contemporary age, treated within a transnational framework, and in relation to the larger domain of modernity, modernism, and postmodernism.

AH 6700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 4610 or AH 6610 with grade of C or higher
Description

Linguistic bases of description, analysis, and evaluation of contemporary art.

AH 6720 Feminist Issues in Contemporary Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Emphasis on feminist analyses of contemporary art and visual culture. 3.000 credit hours.

AH 6750 Women Artists
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A survey of women artists from prehistory to the present.

AH 6800 Special Studies Lecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one 1000-level art history course with grade of C or higher
Description

Course topic to be determined by instructor and may include arts of the Renaissance, Asia, the Islamic world, contemporary issues, and others. Course may be repeated for credit when addressing substantively different topic areas.

AH 6850 Visiting Scholar Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MA status, or permission of area coordinator
Description

Specialized graduate course devoted to topics related to the Ernest G. Welch Visiting Scholar. The Visiting Scholar will be distinguished in his or her area of expertise and will teach on campus during his or her semester of residency.

AH 6900 Special Studies Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may include African diaspora, German expressionism, Renaissance urban planning, signs and symbols in Christian art, and American identity as shaped by the domestic interior. May be repeated for credit if topics are different.

AH 6930 Art History Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Open to graduate students in Art History. Internship in a museum, gallery, business or institution providing experience in a career related to the history of art. Internship must be approved by Art History Internship Coordinator in semester before internship begins. May be taken only once.

AH 6950 Curatorial Practicum in Ancient Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one 6000-level art history course with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Description

A seminar that examines the basics of exhibition theory, design and implementation with a focus on ancient art.

AH 6980 Special Problems
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor and School director
Description

Independent study.

AH 8000 Seminar in Art History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may include: Picasso, the Bauhaus, romanticism, impressionism, abstract expressionism, and surrealism.

AH 8010 Methodology and Historiography of Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Research skills; methods of art historical investigation, and the history of literature on art.

AH 8500 Directed Study
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

For the M.A. student majoring in art history.

AH 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 9.0
Prerequisites consent of thesis advisor
Description

Preparation of thesis and graduate exhibition.