2021-2022 Courses - Spring

(tentative; updated 7/26/2021)

Undergraduate

5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment - Chattopadhyay
6DL   Survey: Landscape in China - Sturman
W6R  Rome: The Game - Moser

105P   Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture - Badamo
109C   Art, Science, and Technology in the Renaissance - Lumbreras
113A   Seventeenth Century Art in Southern Europe - Paul
132D   Islamic Architecture 650-1400 - Khoury
132J   Modern Art of the Arab World - Khoury
136W   Introduction to 2D/3D Visualizations in Architecture - White   [cross-listed with ART 106W]
141A   Museum Practices and Techniques - TBA
141MH   Museums and History - TBA
186D   Seminar in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture - Badamo
186E   Seminar in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Northern European Art - Meadow
186P   Seminar in Pre-Columbian/Colonial Art: The Art of the Empire - Caplan
186SR   Seminar in Architectural History - TBA

Graduate

200A   Proseminar: Introduction to Art-Historical Methods - Ogbechie
255D   Topics in 15th- & 16th-Century Art in Northern Europe - Meadow
260D   Topics in European Art of the Twentieth Century - Monahan
296A   Reading Critical Theory and the Visual Arts: Global Literature, Global Art - Spieker   [cross-listed with C LIT 252 and GER 210]


5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment     Chattopadhyay

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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6DL   Survey: Landscape in China     Sturman

A chronological survey of the evolution of landscape as subject matter in Chinese art and culture, from its origins in concepts of empire and domain, to the absorption of religious and philosophical values, to its later expression in the early modern and modern periods. The course ends with consideration of landscape's fate in contemporary society.

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W6R   Rome: The Game     Moser

This online course - presented as an adventure game - introduces students to the art and archaeology of Rome, with assignments that focus on writing and the research process. The course asks students to determine whether or not a collection of ancient objects from an American museum should remain in the US or be sent back to Italy. Throughout the course, students excavate artifacts at a digital dig site, visit museums, explore Roman monuments, and navigate the shadowy world of the tombaroli (tomb robbers) and mafia-run black market for antiquities.

ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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105P   Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture     Badamo

Prerequisite: none.

This course explores the soaring cathedrals, monstrous sculptures, and marvelous images that inspired The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Beginning with the fourth-century rise of Christian images and ending with the advent of print, it traces how images developed new roles - and reinvented old ones - over the course of the Middle Ages. Investigating architecture, sculpture, and manuscripts in their historical contexts, it asks why medieval objects look the way the do and how viewers saw them.

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109C   Art, Science, and Technology in the Renaissance     Lumbreras

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

An approach to the art of the Renaissance that focuses on intersections with scientific and technological practices that conditioned its historical development.

GE: AREA F

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113A   Seventeenth Century Art in Southern Europe     Paul

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Not open to students who have completed ARTHI 113B.

Painting and sculpture from Italy and Spain as well as France and Flanders examined in its cultural, political, and religious contexts with particular attention to relationships between regional traditions and international trends. Artists studied include Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Poussin, and Rubens.

GE: AREA F

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132D   Islamic Architecture 650-1400     Khoury

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Islamic architecture between 650 and 1400 in its historical context.

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132J   Modern Art of the Arab World     Khoury

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 6K.

Explores modern and contemporary art, artists and art movements of the Arab world from nineteenth century to the present.

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136W   Introduction to 2D/3D Visualizations in Architecture     White
     [cross-listed with ART 106W]

Prerequisite: upper-division standing; open to majors only.

Develops skills in reading, interpreting, and visualizing 3D objects and spaces by offering exercises in sketching, perspective, orthographic projections, isometric drawings, and manual rendering practices. Relevant for those interested in history of architecture, sculpture, and such spatial practices as installations and public art.

GE: AREA F

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141A   Museum Practices and Techniques     TBA

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen; consent of instructor.
Not open for credit to students who have completed ARTHI 164C.

Discussion of various aspects of museum work: management principles, the cataloging and care of art objects, exhibitions and acquisitions, administrative procedures, museum architecture. Specialist lectures and visits of museums and their facilities.

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141MH   Museums and History     TBA

Prerequisite: none; designed for majors.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5B.

Examines the 20th century museum’s engagement with history. Explores curatorial strategies for telling stories about the past through historical objects, written narratives, photography, performance, architecture, and art.

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186D   Seminar in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture     Badamo

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in Medieval architecture and sculpture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

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186E   Seminar in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Northern European Art     Meadow

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in fifteenth and sixteenth century Northern European art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

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186P   Seminar in Pre-Columbian/Colonial Art: The Art of the Empire     Caplan

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in pre-Columbian/colonial art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

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186SR   Seminar in Architectural History      TBA

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in architectural history. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

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200A   Proseminar: Introduction to Art-Historical Methods     Ogbechie

Prerequisite: graduate standing. History of Art & Architecture majors only.
Required of all first-year M.A./Ph.D. students.

Introduction to art-historical methods, with emphasis on the historical development of current practices, critical theory, debates within the field, and cross-disciplinary dialogues.

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255D   Topics in 15th- & 16th-Century Art in Northern Europe     Meadow

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in northern Renaissance figurative arts of the fifteenth and/or sixteenth centuries.

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260D   Topics in European Art of the Twentieth Century     Monahan

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in twentieth-century art.

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296A   Reading Critical Theory and the Visual Arts     Spieker
     Topic: Global Literature, Global Art
   [cross-listed with C LIT 252 and GER 210]

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Analysis of theories and critiques of modernism and modernity from Benjaminto Adorno and Derrida, with special focus on the historical avantgarde. Specifics may vary.

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