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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2014
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Dist Qtr
2154 AHIS-102-01 Intro Hist Art West II 1.00 LEC Cadogan,Jean
Gordon,Alden R.
TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  A survey of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day.
3181 AHIS-103-01 Intro to Asian Art 1.00 LEC Hyland,Alice R. M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  An introductory survey of the art of India, China, and Japan with reference to the cultural and religious contexts that gave rise to the architecture, sculpture, and painting of each civilization. (May be counted towards International Studies/Asian Studies)
3182 AHIS-202-01 Closer Look at Art & Arch 0.50 LEC Cadogan,Jean
Gordon,Alden R.
F: 1:15PM-3:55PM HHN - 105 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: concurrent or previous enrollment in Art History 102
  In this course we will examine original works of art and discuss major art and architectural materials, techniques and artistic processes. We will focus on works of art from the collections of Trinity College and the Watkinson Library, and we will visit the Wadsworth Atheneum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The course offers one-half credit to be taken conjunction with Art History 102 for students who seek greater depth in the field of art history, for prospective majors, for majors in art history, and for students engaged in internships at art museums.
3183 AHIS-207-01 The Arts of China 1.00 LEC Hyland,Alice R. M. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - N215 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course will focus on the arts of China from the Neolithic period through the Qing Dynasty (ca. 6000 B.C.E.-1850 C.E.) We will study art produced for burial, Buddhist temples, the imperial court, and the scholar elite. We will consider architecture, sculpture, painting, bronze, jade lacquer, and ceramics, placing the art within its historical context and identifying what makes it uniquely Chinese. This 200-level lecture survey course will require a paper, a mid-term, and a final examination. (May be counted towards International Studies/Asian Studies)
3184 AHIS-223-01 Medieval Art and Architecture 1.00 LEC Cadogan,Jean TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM CT - 105 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The art and architecture of the Middle Ages beginning with the emergence in the 4th century of distinct styles, subjects and forms from the Christian and pagan art of the late Roman empire to the works of the Greek East and Latin West. The course also surveys the monuments of the Carolingian Renaissance and of the Romanesque and Gothic periods in Western Europe.
3185 AHIS-252-01 18 Cent Art & Architecture 1.00 LEC Gordon,Alden R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course will examine the major artists, patrons, critics, and art movements of Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment, with emphasis on the reflections in the arts of the political, social, and technological changes that marked this early modern era. In early 18th-century France, we will trace the significance of the Academie Royale in Paris, of the French academy in Rome, and of state patronage and critical support for royal portraiture, secular and religious painting and the theatrical landscapes. As well as the more liberal climate that fostered the French Rococo, naturalists genre and still life painting. In Italy, we will focus on Venice and the Grand Tour. After a brief look at Goya's early career and seminal student trip to Italy, we will consider the rise of satire, history painting, and portraiture in the 18th-century England. In conclusion, we will return to Paris to trace in its art, political, and social history the waning years of the ancient regime and the onset of the French Revolution.
2426 AHIS-258-01 History of the Decorative Arts 1.00 LEC Gordon,Alden R. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM AAC - 320  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  NOTE: This course fulfills the Art History major requirement for the 17th-18th C.
  This course examines the history of interior architecture and the many types of moveable objects that filled these spaces for both ceremonial and daily use in urban European cultures. While there will be some consideration of the 19th-20th centuries, the main emphasis will be on the 17th and 18th centuries in France, Italy, Germay and Britain. The course will fall into three parts: the study of interior architecture and the uses of interior spaces in palaces and private residences; the history of styles; the history of indivudual crafts, materials, and makers. The course will consider textile and tapestry, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and sculpture, crystal and glass.
2416 AHIS-282-01 20th Cen Avant Garde 1.00 LEC FitzGerald,Michael C. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course addresses the position of art in European and American society from 1890 to 1945 when the concept of the artist as a rebel and visionary leader defined art's relation to contemporary social, political, and aesthetic issues. The movements of symbolism, expressionism, cubism, dada, and surrealism are discussed. Current exhibitions and the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum are used whenever appropriate.
2302 AHIS-292-01 History of Photography 1.00 LEC FitzGerald,Michael C. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Major developments in European and American photography from 1839 to the present.
1003 AHIS-301-01 Major Sem Art Hist Meth 1.00 SEM Triff,Kristin A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM HHN - 105 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Required of and limited to art history majors, as one of the first courses they take after declaring their major. Studies in the tradition and methodology of art historical research. Readings in classics of the literature of art history; discussions of major issues and meeting with scholars and museum professionals; students will pursue an active research project and present both oral reports and formal written research papers.
3186 AHIS-334-01 Patrons&Artists in Ital Rena 1.00 SEM Cadogan,Jean M: 1:15PM-3:55PM HHN - 105  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Readings and discussion will center on the collaboration between patrons and artists, focusing on the tangible and intangible goals and results for both parties. Case studies of civic, ecclesiastic and family commissions will be drawn from the period 1300-1500 in central Italy.
3187 AHIS-385-01 Sem: Picasso & Contemp. Art 1.00 SEM FitzGerald,Michael C. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM HL - 123  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This seminar will examine the central role of Pablo Picasso in 20th century art during his lifetime (1881-1973) and the global impact of his art and reputation on art in the nearly four decades since his death. The seminar will be linked to an exhibition Professor FitzGerald is organizing for Museu Picasso in Barcelona, and the process of curating an exhibition will be an integral part of the discussions. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects on artists internationally (including France and Spain in the Europe, as well as in Asia and Africa) and museological and commercial systems of the art world.
2335 AHIS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for enrollment.
2402 AHIS-460-01 Tutorial 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Individual research and reading under the guidance of a department member. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (Hours by arrangement)
2151 AHIS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Requires completion of the Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for enrollment.