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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4343 AHIS-101-01 Intro Hist of Art West I 1.00 LEC Triff, Kristin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  A survey of the history of art and architecture from the Paleolithic period to the Middle Ages, examining objects in their cultural, historical, and artistic contexts.
4656 AHIS-103-01 Intro to Asian Art 1.00 LEC Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course introduces major artistic traditions in Asia, with a focus on China, India and Japan. We will discuss the visual features of these complex traditions and their related social and political issues by analyzing important examples of art and architecture. From the Terracotta Warriors, to Taj Mahal, to Ukiyo-e prints, we will examine art and architecture from the beginning of these Asian traditions to their early modern periods in the nineteenth century.
4812 AHIS-105-01 History of World Cinema 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  A survey of the art of the cinema examining different national schools with special attention to major commercial and avant-garde filmmakers such as Coppola, Hitchcock, Fellini, Bergman, Godard, Eisenstein, Welles, and Renoir. In order to address individual films in a broad cultural context, one film will be screened and analyzed each week. (Note: Replaces "Film as a Visual Art.")
5281 AHIS-209-01 The Arts of China 20th Century 1.00 LEC Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  In this course, we will examine the development of art in China during the long 20th century, starting with the 1911 Revolution which concluded China's imperial past and ending with the post-Mao economic policies which culminated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We will study major works of various formats and genres which define and redefine Chinese art. We will explore issues related to the tension between Chinese nationalism and Westernization, the adaptation of modern aesthetics and visual technologies, the conflict between state sponsorship and censorship, the changing perception of gender and self-image, the emergence of urban space and consumer culture, and the connection between art and the global economy.
4815 AHIS-244-01 Arch&Urbanism in Span America 1.00 LEC Triff, Kristin TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Following the overthrow of the Aztec and Incan Empires, the Spanish Empire instituted programs of political, religious, and social control throughout Central and South America that permanently altered the cultural and artistic landscape of this region. Beginning with the foundation of the city of Santo Domingo in 1502 and ending with the "mission trail" of churches established by Junipero Serra in 18th-century Spanish California, this course will examine the art, architecture, and urbanism that projected the image of Spain onto the "New World." Other issues to be discussed include the interaction between Spanish and local traditions, symbolic map-making, the emergence of a "Spanish Colonial" sensibility, and the transformations of form and meaning at individual sites over time.
4817 AHIS-283-01 Contemporary Art 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Following the Second World War, artists transformed the avant-garde tradition of their European predecessors to establish a dialogue with the mass media and consumer culture that has resulted in a wide array of artistic movements. Issues ranging from multiculturalism and gender to modernism and postmodernism will be addressed through the movements of abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism, neo-expressionism and appropriation in the diverse media of video, performance, and photography, as well as painting and sculpture. Current exhibitions and criticism are integral to the course.
4213 AHIS-286-01 Modrn Architectur:1900-Present 1.00 LEC Curran, Kathleen TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course surveys broad developments in Western European and American architecture and urbanism from 1900 to the present. Topics include Viennese Modernism, the legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Bauhaus, the International Style and the birth of Modernism, and reactions of the past 25 years. Close attention will be paid to such major figures as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry.
4217 AHIS-294-01 The Arts of Africa 1.00 LEC Gilbert, Michelle R: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  An examination of the art and architecture of sub-Saharan Africa as modes of symbolic communication: the ritual context of art, the concept of the artist, the notion of popular art, and the decorated body.
4949 AHIS-301-01 Major Sem Art Hist Meth 1.00 SEM FitzGerald, Michael W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4950 AHIS-306-01 Arts of Song-Ming Dynasties 1.00 SEM Sena, Yunchiahn W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  In this seminar, we will trace the development of visual and conceptual underpinnings of Chinese art and aestheticism from the Song to Ming dynasties (11th-16th centuries) by juxtaposing important works of painting and calligraphy with critical theories in Chinese literati art. Important issues for this seminar include the iconology of formlessness, the notions of self-cultivation, exile and eremitism, the allegorization of nature and antiquity, and the historicity of art history.
4951 AHIS-382-01 Hist. Art Museum, 1750-Present 1.00 SEM Curran, Kathleen M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course will examine the art museum from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Focus will be on art museums in Europe and the United States. Topics will include the history of collecting, display methods, and the evolution of museum architecture. The course will involve field trips to local museums.
4279 AHIS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4280 AHIS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4281 AHIS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An individual tutorial to prepare an extended paper on a topic in art history. An oral presentation of a summary of the paper will be delivered in the spring term. 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 in this single-semester thesis. (1 course credit to be completed in one semester.)