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AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art of the Western world from prehistory through the Middle Ages.

AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Art of the Western world from the fourteenth century to the present.

AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of the arts of the indigenous cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Anthropological and multidisciplinary approach.

AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Overview of modern and contemporary art practices.

AH 3000 Introduction to Art Historical Methodology-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Two 1000-level art history courses (AH 1700, AH 1750, or AH 1850) with grades of C- or higher
Description

Introduction to art historical methodology and historiography. Examination of the primary contributors, concerns, controversies and assumptions of the discipline (AH majors are encouraged to take AH 3000 as the first course among their upper-division selections.). Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all art history majors.

AH 3690 Honors Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

AH 4000 African Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher
Description

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. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4010 African Painting, Sculpture and Textiles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher
Description

This class explores three areas of artistic production painting, sculpture, and textiles associated with the African continent and from abroad. The course emphasizes change over time with regard to material, technique, audience, and gendered art forms.

AH 4020 African Female Artists and Art Forms Prerequisite: AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This class explores the theme of gender in relation to African art. The course explores “traditionally” female art forms, transitions and modern interpretations, and the work of specific artists.

AH 4025 Art & Architecture of Ancient Egypt & the Near East
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with a grade of C- or higher
Description

This course covers art and architecture in ancient Egypt and, to a lesser degree, the ancient Near East. It surveys the primary monuments and objects from these areas and periods. It is aimed at undergraduate Art History, Studio, and Art Ed students.

AH 4030 Contemporary African Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher
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. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4110 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with grade of C- or higher
Description

Aegean and ancient Greek art from 3000-31 BC. Examination of archaeological methods, development of style, and the social, religious, and political contexts of artistic production. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4120 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with grade of C- or higher
Description

Roman artistic traditions and building techniques from the time of the Etruscans through the fall of the Roman empire; examination of the Romans’ cultural heritage and influences on socioeconomic and political structures to modern times. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4200 Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with grade of C- or higher
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. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4310 Art of Northern Europe in the Renaissance Era
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

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

AH 4320 Italian Renaissance Art: The Age of Humanism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

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

AH 4400 Baroque Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

Art of seventeenth-century Europe during the age of kings, papal princes, and a new Protestant bourgeoisie in the North. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4450 Eighteenth-Century European Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

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

AH 4500 Nineteenth-Century European Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

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

AH 4600 Modern Architecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher
Description

Critical history of Western architecture from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries. Cities Perspectives Course. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4610 Twentieth-Century European and American Modernism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisite AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher, or AH 2000 with a grade of C or higher. Emphasizes analysis of social, economic, and political forces as they influence art in diverse media. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4620 African-American Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 or AH 2000 with grade of C- or higher
Description

(Same as AAS 4320.) Aesthetic expressions 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 4630 Pre-Columbian Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

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

AH 4650 American Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

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

AH 4660 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. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4685 Memory and Identity in Latin American Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1850 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

This course covers diverse art and architecture from the pre-colonial period to the 20th century with a focus on the themes of memory and national identity.

AH 4690 Asian Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course gives an overview of the major currents and trends of the arts of Asia across periods and geographical areas.

AH 4700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1750 with grade of C or higher, or AH 2000 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Study of art since 1960. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4720 Feminist Issues in Contemporary Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One 1000- or 2000-level AH course with a grade C- or better
Description

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

AH 4750 Women Artists
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as WGSS 4740.)
A survey of women artists from prehistory to the present. Global Perspectives Course.

AH 4800 Art History Topics
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 4850 Visiting Scholar Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites B.A. or B.F.A. status, or permission of area coordinator
Description

Specialized undergraduate 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 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AH 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites AH 4870 with a C- or higher, good standing with the Honors College, and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AH 4900 Special Studies Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One 4000-level art history course with grade of C- or higher
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 4930 Art History Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Open to any Art History major. 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. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AH 4950 Curatorial Practicum in Ancient Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One 4000-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. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AH 4980 Special Problems
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor and school director
Description

Independent studies initiated by the student.