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1000 Level Courses

1301. [ARTS 1303] Art History Survey I (3). A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the fourteenth century. AP waiver possible. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

2000 Level Courses

2302. [ARTS 1304] Art History Survey II (3). A survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries. AP waiver possible. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement

3000 Level Courses

3303. Art History Survey III (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 or consent of instructor. Introduction to artistic movements, events, innovations, and debates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as examined in an international cultural frame. (Writing Intensive)

3320. Medieval Art of Europe (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 3303 or consent of instructor. Examines the artistic achievements of the medieval era, focusing on art and architecture of the Christian faith and culture. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

3333. Native American Arts (3). An examination of Native American cultures of the United States as revealed in ancient and contemporary architecture, arts, and crafts. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

3345. Baroque Art (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. A view of European art of the Counter Reformation and a consideration of the prevailing pressures that produced this art. Analysis of the devices, effects, and dynamics of the age of change. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

3350. Latin American Art (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302, 3303, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

3364. Art of the United States (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. A survey of North American art and architecture during specified eras. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

3366. 18th and 19th Century Art (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. Principal developments focusing on European painting, sculpture, and architecture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.(Writing Intensive)

3380. Photographic Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 or consent of the instructor. An examination of the development of photography and its relation to the other visual arts. (Writing Intensive)Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4304. Advanced Problems (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced problems in an area of art history in which the student has achieved competence. May be repeated for credit.

4307. History of the Book as Art (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 1301 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. Historical investigations of books that have been regarded as visual art. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4308. Seminar in Art History (3). Prerequisite: 6 hours of ARTH 3000-4999 or consent of instructor. Extensive exploration of a particular period in art history. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4309. Senior Thesis in Art History (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An individual course of intensive study requiring in-depth reading and a substantial written projects. (Writing Intensive)

4313. Art of the Ancient Mediterranean (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 1301 or consent of instructor. Upper-level course focusing on architecture, sculpture, and monuments of the ancient Mediterranean region. (Writing Intensive)

4320. Topics in Medieval Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Senior-level course focusing on the art, architecture, and culture of the European Middle Ages. (Writing Intensive)

4335. The Arts of Pre-Columbian America (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 1301 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. An examination of the ideologies and cultures of Meso, Central, and South America as expressed in their arts, cities, iconography, and writing. Critical evaluation of contemporary approaches to these topics. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4340. The Art of the Renaissance (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 2302 (or ART 1309) or consent of instructor. A study of aesthetic and intellectual directions in the Age of Humanism. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4389. Topics in 20th and 21st Century Art (3). Prerequisite: ARTH 3303 or consent of instructor. Major movements in modern and contemporary art, including aesthetic and critical theories. May be repeated when topic differs. (Writing Intensive)Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5305. Topics in Art History (3) .Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Topics or issues in art historical research that present current disciplinary developments, areas of expertise, new directions of study, etc. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

5308. Methods and Theories in Art History (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Graduate seminar course that exposes students to main methodology and theory of history of art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century.

5309. Theories of Contemporary Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced survey of contemporary art theory and critical methods, with emphasis on the impact of the post-structuralist critique of representation.

5313. Arts of the Ancient World (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An examination of major developments and historical approaches to the art and architecture of the Ancient Mediterranean.

5320. Arts of Medieval Europe (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Multiple critical, theoretical, and historical approaches to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe. May be repeated with change of topic up to 9 hours.

5335. Arts of the Pre-Columbian and Native Americas (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examines art, culture, and architecture of North, Central, or South American Indians. May be repeated for credit.

5340. Renaissance and Baroque Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination focusing upon major developments in Renaissance or Baroque painting, sculpture, architecture, and art criticism. May be repeated for credit.

5363. 18th and 19th Century Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Principal developments in eighteenth and nineteenth century painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasis on Europe and the United States. May be repeated for credit.

5382. Modern and Contemporary Art (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An examination of major developments in modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, graphic, and ceramic art. May be repeated for credit.

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Research contributing toward the master’s thesis.

7000 Level Courses

7000. Research (V1-12). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Research in an area of art history in which the student has achieved competence. May be repeated for credit.