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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2017
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Dist Qtr
2136 AHIS-102-01 Intro Hist Art West II 1.00 LEC Cadogan,Jean
FitzGerald,Michael C.
TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  A survey of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day.
2696 AHIS-103-01 Intro to Asian Art 1.00 LEC Sena,Yunchiahn C. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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)
3179 AHIS-208-01 The Arts of Japan 1.00 LEC Sena,Yunchiahn C. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course will focus on the arts of Japan from the Jomon period through the Edo period (circa 10,500 BCE - 1868 CE). Pre-Buddhist art will concentrate on pottery and bronze as well as Shinto architecture. Buddhist art will include architecture, sculpture, and painting. Secular art will explore the tradition of the narrative hand scroll as well as portraits and landscapes. Castle architecture and woodblock prints are other important topics. The art will be placed within its historical context, especially considering what makes it uniquely Japanese and whether or not it incorporates Chinese influence. (May be counted toward International Studies/Asian Studies)
3437 AHIS-223-01 Medieval Art and Architecture 1.00 LEC Cadogan,Jean TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
3438 AHIS-246-01 Art in the Age of Absolutism 1.00 LEC Triff,Kristin A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  During the seventeenth century, Europe underwent a series of civil, religious, and economic upheavals which paradoxically resulted in a period of extraordinarily innovative art. This course begins with the rise of the Roman Baroque, from the disturbing realism of Caravaggio to the multi-media theatricality of Bernini, examining artistic patronage and production in the highly charged political, social, and cultural contexts of Europe during and after the Thirty Years' War. It continues with a study of the broad range of artistic response to these developments in both Southern and Northern Europe, from the elaborate state pageantry of Rubens to the intensely personal portraiture of Rembrandt. Other artists to be studied include Poussin, Le Brun, Zurbaran, Velazquez, Van Dyck, and Vermeer.
3439 AHIS-247-01 Renaissance&Baroque Arch&Urban 1.00 LEC Triff,Kristin A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course explores major trends in Western architecture and urbanism from the emergence of Italian Renaissance architecture and planning to the extensive Baroque palaces at Versailles and elsewhere in absolutist Europe. Topics to be examined include the classical tradition, the influence of patronage, the rise of architecture as a profession, and the legacy of European theory and practice in North and South America during the colonial period. In addition to exploring the relationship between architectural and urban theory and form, this course will examine buildings and cities in the evolving social, political, and religious contexts of the period.
3440 AHIS-252-01 18 Cent Art & Architecture 1.00 LEC Lewis,Mary TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA 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.
3182 AHIS-261-01 19th-Cent Painting & Sculpture 1.00 LEC Lewis,Mary TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  A study of European painting and sculpture from the Romanticism of the late 18th century to the emergence of new directions at the end of the 19th century. The course is adapted each year to take advantage of major exhibitions. Museum visits and extensive readings will be integral to the makeup of the course.
2878 AHIS-265-01 19th Cent Architecture 1.00 LEC Curran,Kathleen A. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Broad developments in Western European and American architecture and urbanism from the period 1750 to 1900. Specific developments include international Neoclassicism, the crisis of historicism and the search for style, the rise of new building types and technologies, and the emergence of the architectural profession and modern city planning.
3183 AHIS-282-01 20th Cen Avant Garde 1.00 LEC FitzGerald,Michael C. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA 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.
2252 AHIS-292-01 History of Photography 1.00 LEC FitzGerald,Michael C. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Major developments in European and American photography from 1839 to the present.
3184 AHIS-301-01 Major Sem Art Hist Meth 1.00 SEM Triff,Kristin A. 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.
3441 AHIS-334-01 Patrons&Artists in Ital Rena 1.00 SEM Cadogan,Jean M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  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.
2279 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.
2133 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.