Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

ARHI 100
Survey of Western Art I: Ancient to Medieval

An introductory survey of the art and architecture of the ancient Near East and of Europe from the Prehistoric through the Gothic periods and an introduction to methods of viewing art in its historical and cultural context. Units: 6.

ARHI 102
Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern

An introductory survey of the art and architecture of Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the Modern era. Particular emphasis on viewing works of art and architecture within their historical and cultural context. Units: 6.

ARHI 130
Art of the Islamic World

An introduction to rich artistic traditions of the Islamic world from the 7th century to the present, looking at architecture, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, film, and more. Topics include the role of art in Islam, the relationship between art and power, and the importance of cross-cultural exchange. Units: 6.

ARHI 191
Directed Study in Art History

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 195
Internship in Art History

Applied work in art history arranged and carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Students might work for a gallery, museum, archive, auction house, a publication, or visual resource database. The academic internship is supplemented with readings, discussions, and assignments. The course grade will be based on submitted work evaluated by the supervising faculty member. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ARHI 200
Archaic and Classical Greek Art

A study of Greek art and architecture to the end of the fourth century B.C. Topics include the great sanctuaries at Olympia, Delphi, and Athens; the development of mythological narrative in sculpture and vase painting; the political and propagandistic function of Greek art; and the beginning of portraiture. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing
Also listed as Classics 340

ARHI 202
From Alexander to Kleopatra: Art of the Hellenistic Age

A study of Greek and Greek-influenced art from the time of Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest of Egypt in 31 B.C. Topics include portraiture and the royal iconography of the Hellenistic rulers, the development of regional styles in sculpture, and the influence of the Romans as patrons. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing
Also listed as Classics 345

ARHI 204
Roman Art

A study of the art and architecture of the Etruscans and the Romans to the end of the Roman empire. Topics include the funerary arts of the Etruscans, the art and archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum, developments in imperial portraiture and historical relief, technological innovations in architecture, and the beginnings of Christian art. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing
Also listed as Classics 350

ARHI 210
Early Medieval Art and Architecture

A survey of art and architecture in Europe and the eastern Mediterranean between the fourth and ninth centuries. Topics include Imperial-sponsored Christian art, the development of Byzantine art and architecture, the Celtic artistic tradition of northern Europe, and the flowering of art under the Carolingian emperors. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

ARHI 211
Splendor & Power: Byzantine Art

Surveys the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire, including mosaics, metalwork, icons, manuscripts, textiles, and other arts. Emphasizes the transition from classical Roman society, the patronage of Byzantine political figures, the profound importance of religion for the arts, and international contacts, expecially with western Europe and the Islamic world. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

ARHI 213
Gothic and Northern Renaissance Art

The arts of this period are famous for their beauty and grandeur, from soaring cathedrals to delicate paintings. We will consider these beautiful works alongside historical changes within the cultural, economic, and ideological fabric of society, as well as contemporary theories about social contruction and the nature of objects. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

ARHI 220
Art of the Italian Renaissance

A study of the art and architecture of Italy from the late 13th century until the early 16th century. Topics include patronage and the art market, the revival and influence of the antique, theories of perspective and design, and changes in the status of the artist. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102 or sophomore standing

ARHI 240
19th Century Art: From Romanticism to Post-Impressionism

A study of the development of 19th-century European art that traces the emergence of movements such as Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. Readings and class discussion consider the impact of political instability, industrialization, imperialism, and the growth of popular culture on the production, style, and presentation of painting and sculpture. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102 or sophomore standing

ARHI 242
Modern Art: 1900-1960

A study of 20th-century European and American art that traces the emergence of movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. The shifting meanings of art, artistic production, and the definition of the term “artist” are considered against the massive political and social changes of the 20th century. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102 or sophomore standing

ARHI 244
American Art

An examination of American art, 1776-1940. This course considers the growth of landscape, genre, and history painting, as well as portraiture, in the context of changing ideas about nationalism, class, race, and gender. Architecture and sculpture are also discussed in terms of how visual culture shaped early ideas about nationhood. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102 or sophomore standing

ARHI 246
19th-Century Art, Design, and Society in Britain

In the 19th century, Britain was at the height of her imperial and industrial powers, with a burgeoning middle class with increased spending power. Against this background, this course examines the painting (including Turner, Constable, the Pre-Raphaelites, the High Victorians), architecture, furniture, and interiors of the period, utilizing the wealth of examples in London’s museums, galleries, and buildings. Offered at the London Centre. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre.

ARHI 250
History of Photography

Introduction to photography’s histories, from early attempts to fix light and shadows to the diverse digital practices of the present. Topics will include: social, scientific, and artistic uses of photography; theoretical and critical writings on photography and its place in our visual culture; and major figures, movements, and images. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102 or sophomore standing

ARHI 270
Latin American Visual Art (in English)

The course introduces the cultures of Latin America through a survey of its major movements and artists from the early 19th century to the present. Image-based lectures will be accompanied by discussion of visual and thematically related texts (i.e., biographies, letters, scholarly articles) and carefully selected fragments of videos. Taught in English. Units: 6.
Also listed as Spanish 426

ARHI 272
African-American Art

Beginning with the late eighteenth century and concluding with art today, this course examines African-American history through visual culture. We will examine how race relations in the United States were and are constructed through visual culture including: painting, sculpture, public monuments, photography, advertising, and performance. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 290

ARHI 275
Latin American Visual Art

The course introduces the cultures of Latin America through a survey of its major movements and artists from the early 19th century to the present. Image-based lectures will be accompanied by discussion of visual and thematically related texts (i.e., biographies, letters, scholarly articles) and carefully selected fragments of videos. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Spanish or consent of instructor
Also listed as Spanish 425

ARHI 315
Introduction to the Art Museum: History, Issues, and Practices

Introduction to art museums and exhibitions as objects of critical inquiry, and to issues and practices in the art museum field. Topics will include: history and evolution of collecting and display; museum exhibitions and knowledge formation; collection practices and ethics; exhibition theory and design; controversies, institutional critique, and the artist-as-curator. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ARHI 320
Contemporary Art

A study of art since 1960. Students will study art works and the theories and strategies that have informed their production. Topics include: the impact of gender and ethnicity, new materials and processes, site-specific and time-based works, and alternative venues and approaches toward exhibition. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ARHI 102, ARHI 242, or consent of instructor

ARHI 325
Ethics in Archaeology: Who owns the past?

An exploration of ethical and legal concerns surrounding archaeology: the ownership and treatment of archaeological remains and relations between archaeologists and descendent communities. Topics include the ethics and legality of collecting looting, and the antiquities market; archaeology and nationalism; repatriation of skeletons and artifacts; and professional responsibilities of archaeologists. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and ANTH 120, an ARHI course (preferably ancient to Renaissance), or consent of instructor
Also listed as Anthropology 328, Classics 368

ARHI 335
Faith and Power in Mediterranean Cities

This course examines the complex histories of buildings and urban landscapes around the Mediterranean, emphasizing how religious and political structures transformed them from the Classical world, through Christian and Islamic empires, and down to modern nation states. The city of Istanbul will be a central focus, though case studies from other cities will be introduced. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Religious Studies 365

ARHI 390
Tutorial Studies in Art History

Tutorials for advanced students in art history. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with a written proposal and a preliminary bibliography. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 391
Directed Study in Art History

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 395
Internship in Art History

Applied work in art history arranged and carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Students might work for a gallery, museum, archive, auction house, a publication, or visual resource database. The academic internship is supplemented with readings, discussions, and assignments. The course grade will be based on submitted work evaluated by the supervising faculty member. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ARHI 399
Independent Study in Art History

Advanced study for students doing honors projects in art history. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 400
Topics in Ancient Art

An examination of a particular topic in ancient art history. Students are expected to carry out independent research. The topic will change periodically. Course may be repeated with the consent of the instructor. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 200- or 300-level course in art history, one course in classics, or consent of the instructor.
Also listed as Classics 540

ARHI 420
Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Art

An examination of a particular topic in medieval or Renaissance art history. The topic will change periodically. Course may be repeated when topic is different. Students are expected to carry out an independent research project that will serve as preparation for ARHI 680.

Topic for Fall 2014: Illumniated Manuscripts
Considers the tradition of illuminated manuscripts as an artistic medium and as a form of information technology, exploring how every aspect of a manuscript–script, ornament, miniatures, marginalia, and more–enriched readers’ experience of the text. Knowledge of medieval art and culture will be helpful, but is not necessary. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 200- or 300-level course in art history, or consent of the instructor

ARHI 440
Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art

An examination of a particular topic in modern or contemporary art history. Students are expected to carry out independent research. The topic will change periodically. Course may be repeated when topic is different. Students are expected to carry out an independent research project that will serve as preparation for ARHI 680.

Topic for Winter 2015: Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau is an international style of design and philosophy that emerged in the last decade of the 19th century. Through assigned readings and discussions, we will examine fin-de-siècle culture through the lens of Art Nouveau design, including Antoni Gaudí, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Alphonse Mucha, and other innovations in architecture, decorative arts and print design. Topics will include the rise of industrialization and urbanism, nationalism, new explorations in psychology, the advent of mass consumer society and the rise of the New Woman. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 200- or 300-level course in art history, or consent of instructor

ARHI 480
Topics in Art History

This upper-level seminar will explore topics in art history that do not fit the chronological format of the other 400-level topics seminars in art history. May be repeated when topic is different. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 200- or 300-level course in art history or consent of instructor

ARHI 590
Tutorial Studies in Art History

Tutorials for advanced students in art history. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with a written proposal and a preliminary bibliography. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 591
Directed Study In Art History

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 595
Internship in Art History

Applied work in art history arranged and carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Students might work for a gallery, museum, archive, auction house, a publication, or visual resource database. The academic internship is supplemented with readings, discussions, and assignments. The course grade will be based on submitted work evaluated by the supervising faculty member. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ARHI 599
Independent Study in Art History

Advanced study for students doing honors projects in art history. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 660
Methods of Art History

This course will examine the theories and methods practiced in art history. It will concentrate on key texts, from antiquity to the present, relating to the history and criticism of art and visual culture. Readings will include authors and texts that have come to define the discipline, and more recent authors who have begun to challenge those defining texts. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Junior standing and three courses in ARHI numbered 200 or above, or consent of instructor

ARHI 680
Senior Research Seminar

A senior seminar in which students will conduct research on a topic of their choice and produce a substantive original paper in which they demonstrate their ability to comprehend the scholarly literature on the topic, to subject it to appropriate methods of analysis, and to present the results in well-written and professionally documented form. Open to students who, having completed a 400-level art history course, have previously investigated a research topic that will serve as the foundation for their work in this course. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Senior standing, ARHI 660, and one 400-level art history course or consent of the instructor

ARHI 690
Tutorial Studies in Art History

Tutorials for advanced students in art history. Apply to the instructor at least one term in advance with a written proposal and a preliminary bibliography. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 691
Directed Study in Art History

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ARHI 695
Internship in Art History

Applied work in art history arranged and carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Students might work for a gallery, museum, archive, auction house, a publication, or visual resource database. The academic internship is supplemented with readings, discussions, and assignments. The course grade will be based on submitted work evaluated by the supervising faculty member. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ARHI 699
Independent Study in Art History

Advanced study for students doing honors projects in art history. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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