Courses

NOTE: All History of Art & Architecture courses use the prefix ARTHI


Crashing a History of Art & Architecture Course

The Department of History of Art & Architecture recognizes the difficulties that students face in adding courses.
The department recommends the following when trying to add a closed or full course:

  1. Do not email the instructor to determine if a wait list exists
  2. Instead, attend the first class meeting and first section meeting if applicable
  3. Let the instructor know your name, major/minor, class year (junior, senior)
  4. Sign up on the waiting list
  5. Continue to attend the lecture and discussion section if applicable
  6. Priority of enrollment and distribution of add codes are at the discretion of the instructor

If you are unable to attend the first class meeting due to religious observance, illness, or other unavoidable conflict, do contact the instructor via email. Add codes will not be distributed prior to completing this procedure.


Summer 2020 Courses     (updated 8/3/2020)

SUMMER SESSION A: June 22 - July 31
SUMMER SESSION B: August 3 - September 11


Undergraduate

5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment (Session B) - Van Doorne
5B   Introduction to Museum Studies (Session B) - Winter
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session A) - Kagan-Moore
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session B) - Kagan-Moore
6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (Session A) - Grego March
6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (Session B) - Lu
6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (Session B) - White

107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (Session A) - Meadow
121D   African American Art and the African Legacy (Session A) - Ogbechie
136I   The City in History (Session B) - Chattopadhyay


5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment (Session B)     MTWR   200-320   REMOTE    Van Doorne

Architecture is the primeval act through which human beings carve out for themselves a place in nature. Initially a means of survival, place-making has developed throughout history into technically advanced and artistically sophisticated architectural designs that intertwine ever closer the man-made world with the natural one. This course introduces basic architectural construction methods, design strategies, and subject specific terminology, discusses various interpretative concepts, and poses questions after universal fundamentals of the multi-faceted and multi-sensory relationships between man, architecture, and nature.

GE: AREA F, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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5B   Introduction to Museum Studies (Session B)    MTWR   330-450   REMOTE    Winter

Designed to introduce students to various aspects of Museum Studies — historical, theoretical, and practical — by examining a range of issues and topics with which the field is engaged.

GE: AREA F
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session A)     MTWR   1230-150   REMOTE     Kagan-Moore

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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6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session B)    MTWR   930-1050   REMOTE     Kagan-Moore

Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
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6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (Session A)     MTWR   330-450   REMOTE     Grego March

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

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
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6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (Session B)     MTWR   1230-150   REMOTE     Lu

The History of Art in China is a survey course that introduces the major traditions and monuments of Chinese art from Neolithic times to the modern (20th-21st centuries). The course generally follows a chronological trajectory but with a thematic matrix. The first part of the course, from Neolithic to Han (ca. 5000 BC - AD 220) concerns the formation of culture and civilization and covers early pottery and bronze traditions as well as the beginnings of pictorial art. Objects and pictures are placed into their historical, philosophical, and social contexts. The second part of the course focuses on the importation and development of Buddhist art, from ca. AD 200 - 1000. The third part of the course interweaves the painting, calligraphy, and ceramic traditions of imperial China, from the Song dynasty to the near contemporary. Garden design and imperial architecture are also introduced. One of the aspects of the course that will be emphasized is regional diversity and intercultural encounters (India and Central Asia in particular). The title, History of Art in China, as opposed to something like The Arts of China, is intended to convey awareness of the fact art is a conceptual and subjective term and that objects have histories that extend beyond national borders.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
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6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (Session B)     MTWR   800-920   REMOTE     White

This course introduces students to the history of games. It is organized chronologically as a global survey. We study games and the social, political,and economic conditions that support them, as well as the interface between the human player and the imagined world of the game. Taking as its premise that games are artifacts of culture, this course focuses on the visual and spatial practice of games in social context.

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

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107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (Session A)     MTWR   200-320   REMOTE     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   930-1050   REMOTE     Ogbechie

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

This course examines the intersection of art, race, and identity in African-American arts and visual culture. It investigates the impact of an African legacy on African American identity, the role of race in the constitution of art narratives, the politics of representation in art, the constitution of social and cultural space, and notions of Diaspora identities in African-American art. It also analyzes key artists and discusses issues of gender and social class. Genres to be covered include Painting, Sculpture, Folk art, Film, Photography, Installation art, and Performance.

GE: AREA F, ETHNICITY

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136I   The City in History (Session B)      MTWR   1100-1220   REMOTE     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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