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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Spring 2016
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No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4333 AHIS-101-01 Intro Hist of Art West I 1.00 LEC Triff,Kristin A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM CT - 105 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.
5202 AHIS-103-01 Intro to Asian Art 1.00 LEC Wang,Chung-Lan TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM HL - 121 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)
5100 AHIS-236-01 High Renaissan Art Italy 1.00 LEC Cadogan,Jean TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM CT - 105 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture from the end of the 15th century through the 16th century. Examines the work of the creators of the High Renaissance style, including Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian. The emergence of mannerism in central Italy and its influences on North Italian and Venetian painters will also be explored.
4621 AHIS-246-01 Art in the Age of Absolutism 1.00 LEC Triff,Kristin A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM HHN - 105 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.
5101 AHIS-252-01 18 Cent Art & Architecture 1.00 LEC Gordon,Alden R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM HHN - 105 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.
4580 AHIS-261-01 19th-Cent Painting & Sculpture 1.00 LEC Lewis,Mary TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM AAC - 320 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.
5102 AHIS-271-01 The Arts of America 1.00 LEC Curran,Kathleen A. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM AAC - 320 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course examines major trends in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1900. Emphasis will be placed on how the arts in the United States reflect the social and cultural history of the 18th and 19th centuries.
5103 AHIS-282-01 20th Cen Avant Garde 1.00 LEC Lewis,Mary TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM HL - 121 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.
4187 AHIS-286-01 Modrn Architectur:1900-Present 1.00 LEC Curran,Kathleen A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM AAC - 320 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.
4192 AHIS-294-01 The Arts of Africa 1.00 LEC Gilbert,Michelle V. R: 6:30PM-9:30PM HHN - 105 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.
4137 AHIS-301-01 Major Sem Art Hist Meth 1.00 SEM Cadogan,Jean M: 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.
4581 AHIS-381-01 Seminar: Museum Issues 1.00 SEM Cancelled Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The art museum in the United States is a unique social institution because of its blend of public and private support and its intricate involvement with artists, art historians, collectors, the art market, and the government. This course will study the art museum's history and status in our society today. Special consideration will be given to financial, legal, and ethical issues that face art museums in our time. The emphasis will be on American institutions and particularly on the Wadsworth Atheneum. Short papers, oral reports, and visits with directors, curators, and other museum officials in nearby museums will be included along with a detailed study of a topic of one's choice.
5082 AHIS-397-01 Hartford Outdoor Sculpture 1.00 SEM Gordon,Alden R. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM HHN - 105 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  upper-level seminar will study the history of large scale bronze sculpture and students will curate an exhibition on sculpture in public places in and near Hartford. The student will do research, write entries, document the sculpture photographically, and create a catalog that may become an online source and a smart device app. This course will fulfill the requirement for an upper-level intensive writing seminar for art history majors.
4259 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.
4260 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.
4261 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.)