2020-2021 Courses - Summer

Undergraduate

5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment (Session B) - Jameson-Ellsmore
5B   Introduction to Museum Studies (Session A) - Morris
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session B) - Good
6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (Session A) - Mirzaei
6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (Session B) - von Mirbach
6E   Survey: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America (Session B) - Ogbechie
6K   Survey: Islamic Art and Architecture (Session A) - Fathi
6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (Session A) - White

107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (Session B) - Meadow
117F   Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Session B) - Garfinkle
136I   The City in History (Session A) - Chattopadhyay


5A   Introduction to Architecture & Environment (Session B)     MTWR    1230-150   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS    Jameson-Ellsmore

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 - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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5B   Introduction to Museum Studies (Session A)     MTWR   800-920   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS     Morris

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 - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (Session B)     MTWR   1100-1220   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS    Good

Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT ASYNCHRONOUSLY

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6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (Session A)     MTWR   1230-150   SYNCHRONOUS    Mirzaei

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

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (Session B)     MTWR   330-450   SYNCHRONOUS     von Mirbach

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
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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6E   Survey: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America (Session B)     MTWR   930-1050   SYNCHRONOUS     Ogbechie

This course provides a general introduction to the indigenous and contemporary arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America. In these vast locales of human culture, we will study how art provides concrete conceptual and visual structures around which social, political, cultural aesthetic and ritual institutions are constructed. The art object, imbued with several meanings, is essential to the human lifecycle, charged with political, economic and spiritual connotations and instrumental to rituals of birth, death and all the stages of transition in between. In such contexts, art operates within spaces of performance and individual art objects are imbued with multiple meanings. We will investigate the historical nature of different art traditions in these cultures and evaluate specific art forms like painting, sculpture, mural painting, textiles and decorative arts, body adornment, masquerade performances, royal/leadership arts, and sacred, secular and vernacular architecture.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT ASYNCHRONOUSLY

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6K   Survey: Islamic Art & Architecture (Session A)     MTWR   200-320   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS    Fathi

This survey examines the art and architecture of the lands under Islamic rule from the 7th to 17th centuries. This course covers various geographies stretching from Spain to India and begins with the emergence of early Islamic art and continues chronologically to include the establishment of three early modern Islamic empires. In this course, students will examine various forms of artistic productions and cultural heritage including the built environment, everyday and ritualistic objects, architectural monuments, paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics. Students will get acquainted with the major artworks and material culture of each historical period. Emphasis will be placed on the contextualization of each artwork in its political, geographical, economic, social, aesthetic, religious, and practical context. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with a variety of art forms and artistic styles that emerged from various geographies and cultural milieus under the overarching category of Islamic art. Students will observe the continuity and mutability of artistic forms through social, political, and cultural perspectives, moving beyond the religious connotations.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION- NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (Session A)     MTWR   1100-1220   ASYNCHRONOUS     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 - NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT SYNCHRONOUSLY

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107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (Session B)     MTWR   200-320   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS     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.


117F   Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Session B)     MTWR  1100-1220   ASYNCHRONOUS     Garfinkle

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movement in France from 1863 through the first decade of the twentieth century and the advent of Cubism. Includes the work of Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Seurat.

GE: AREA F

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136I   The City in History (Session A)      MTWR   930-1050   SYNCHRONOUS & ASYNCHRONOUS     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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