2016-2017 Courses - Summer

(updated 9/15/2017)

Undergraduate

6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (session B) - Travers
6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session B) - McLemore
6F   Survey: Architecture and Planning (session A) - White
6H   Survey: The Arts of Precolumbian America (session B) - Engel
6K   Survey: Islamic Art & Architecture (session A) - Overton

107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (session B) - Meadow
121D   African American Art and the African Legacy (session A) - Alexander
130C   The Arts of Spain and New Spain (session B) - Buono   [CANCELLED]
136C   Architecture of the United States (session A) - White
136I   The City in History (session A) - Chattopadhyay


6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (session B)     MTWR   200-320   ARTS 1341     Travers

Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session B)     MTWR   1230-150   ARTS 1341     McLemore

History of Western art from the eighteenth century to the present.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6F   Survey: Architecture and Planning (session A)     MTWR   930-1050   ARTS 1341     White

This course offers a wide-ranging introduction to architecture and urban design from the earliest human constructions to the middle of the 20th century. The focus is decidedly global in the first half of the course, and more European in the second half. Students will encounter a variety of buildings and cities, but also different ways of understanding and studying them. Student writing assignments will involve the analysis of local architecture and town planning.

GE: AREA F, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6H   Survey: The Arts of Precolumbian America (session B)     MTWR   930-1050   ARTS 1341     Engel

Visual Culture or "Art," that is to say architecture, sculpture and mural painting as well as textiles, metalurgy and ceramics, played a central and powerful role within the Precolumbian civilizations that produced them. Visual messages were encoded in the ways cities were built, stone and wood were carved, and leaders had themselves ornamented and buried. Using interdisciplinary methods, our goal will be to reconstruct (to the degree that is possible), the meaning and function of the visual arts in multiple, interlocking economic, political and sacred spheres. As an introduction to the ancient Americas, this course will focus on seven major cultures in Mesoamerica (Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec) and Andean South America (Chavín, Moche, and Inka).

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6K     Survey: Islamic Art & Architecture (session A)     MTWR   1230-150   ARTS 1341     Overton

A survey of Islamic art and architecture.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (session B)     MTWR   1100-1220   ARTS 1341     Meadow

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

In the sixteenth century, wealthy merchants and powerful princes in Europe began assembling vast collections that aspired to contain all possible knowledge of all possible things. From these remarkably diverse collections — called Kunst- and Wunderkammern (German), studioli (Italian), and curiosity cabinets (English) — arose our modern museums of art, science, history and technology, as well as modern research collections in universities. This course explores these fascinating collections, the purposes that they served and the circumstances in which they were created.

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121D   African American Art and the African Legacy (session A)      MTWR   330-450   ARTS 1341     Alexander

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Examination of the three centuries of African-American art in North America, the Carribean, and Brazil, stressing the African legacy. Colonial metalwork and pottery, folk or outsider genres, and mainstream nineteenth-and twentieth-century work are among traditions studied.

GE: AREA F, ETHNICITY

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130C   The Arts of Spain and New Spain (session B)    Buono

[CANCELLED]

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136C   Architecture of the United States (session A)     MTWR   1100-1220   ARTS 1341     White

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

This course examines the history of architecture and urban planning in North America, focusing primarily on the geography of the United States. It is a study of architects and builders, patrons and occupants, as well as the historical forces and events that have transformed the landscape. Art, design, engineering, economics, and politics are the subjects of this course, with special emphasis on the way these interact to create an outlook or world view. This course is as much about culture as it is about the space of culture.

GE: AREA F

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136I   The City in History (session A)      MTWR   200-320   ARTS 1341     Chattopadhyay

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

An historical introduction to the ideas and forms of cities with emphasis on modern urbanism. Examination of social theory to understand the role of industrial capitalism and colonialism in shaping the culture of modern cities, the relationship between the city and the country, the phenomena of class, race and ethnic separation.

GE: AREA E, AREA F

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