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Course Schedule for FINE ARTS - Fall 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2082 AHIS-102-01 Intro Hist Art West II 1.00 LEC Gordon, Alden
Triff, Kristin
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.
2568 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.
3591 AHIS-209-01 Art/Arch. of Egypt/Mesopotamia 1.00 LEC Foster, Karen TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 5 seats for Art History majors
  Introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with special attention to new discoveries and interconnections with the rest of the Bronze Age world. For Egypt, we examine material from the Predynastic period to the end of the New Kingdom. For Mesopotamia, we consider evidence from the Uruk period to the end of the Neo-Babylonian era. No prior experience with the subject is expected.
3555 AHIS-210-01 Art of Zen in Japan 1.00 LEC Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Zen, a school of Buddhism, represents quintessential values of Japanese art and aesthetic principles. This course discusses how the ideas of Zen constitute a philosophical foundation for Japanese art, by examining major works in painting, calligraphy and garden design from the 13th to 18th centuries. We discuss how Japanese aesthetics shaped the practice of Zen rituals, especially those related to meditation and the tea ceremony. Through exploring the meanings of pictorial and literary ko'an, we learn how they form visual and textual riddles based on metaphors, allusions, and wordplay. In a contextual approach, we analyze the development of form, style, and iconography in Japanese art associated with Zen, while tracing the underpinning philosophical concepts related to enlightenment, emptiness, and beauty.
3033 AHIS-246-01 Art in the Age of Absolutism 1.00 LEC Triff, Kristin 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.
2706 AHIS-265-01 19th Cent Architecture 1.00 LEC Curran, Kathleen 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.
3514 AHIS-271-01 The Arts of America 1.00 LEC Curran, Kathleen TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
2882 AHIS-282-01 20th Cen Avant Garde 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael 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.
2182 AHIS-292-01 History of Photography 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Major developments in European and American photography from 1839 to the present.
2883 AHIS-301-01 Major Sem Art Hist Meth 1.00 SEM Curran, Kathleen 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.
2207 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.
2080 AHIS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE:
  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.