2022-2023 Courses - Winter

(tentative; updated 6/21/2022)

Undergraduate

5B   Introduction to Museum Studies - Sorkin
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque - Paul
6DL   Survey: Landscape in China - Sturman
6J   Survey: Contemporary Architecture - White

103G   Ancient Spectacle - Moser
107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums - Meadow
132J   Modern Art of the Arab World - Khoury
134K   Chinese Calligraphy: History and Aesthetics - Sturman   [cross-listed with CHIN 134K]
136W   Introduction to 2D/3D Visualizations in Architecture - White   [cross-listed with ART 106W]
137GA   Architecture and Theory in Germany and Austria (1770 - 1870) - Wittman
141G   The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present - Welter
142A   Architecture and Planning in Seventeenth-Century Europe - Wittman
186B   Seminar in Ancient Greek & Roman Art/Architecture - Moser
186D   Seminar in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture - Badamo

Graduate

263   Topics in Contemporary Art - Sorkin
275B   Topics in Islamic Art & Architecture - Khoury
297   Getty Graduate Consortium


5B   Introduction to Museum Studies     Sorkin

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

top


6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque     Paul

A survey of Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

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

top


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.

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

top


6J   Survey: Contemporary Architecture     White

Global survey of architectural production in the twenty-first century. Emphasis on form and technology, as well as economic, sociopolitical context. Explores built form at a variety of scales (buildings, cities, virtual spaces) as well as the concept of a "contemporary."

GE: AREA F
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

top


103G    Ancient Spectacle     Moser

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Explores the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome through the participants in and observers of a variety of spectacles in the ancient world. Examines public spectacles such as bull‐leaping, Olympic games, theatrical performances, gladiatorial combats, naval battles, religious rituals, and military triumphs, as well as other more private spectacles such as dinner parties with the gods.

top


107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums     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.

top


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.

top


134K   Chinese Calligraphy: History and Aesthetics     Sturman
     [cross-listed with CHIN 134K]

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen. Students need to have been introduced to the Chinese writing system, whether through heritage or language instruction (Chinese or Japanese).

Examines the different scripts in historical context, surveys significant movements and artists, and considers the ideas, theories and aesthetic principles that have enriched the art of writing to elite status in China.

top


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

top


137GA   Architecture and Theory in Germany and Austria (1770 - 1870)     Wittman

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

In 1770, the German speaking lands of Europe were still fragmented into hundreds of feudal states; by 1871, these had consolidated into a unified German Empire on one side, and the Austrian Empire on the other. In between these two dates this region experienced an astounding cultural and intellectual rebirth (Kant, Hegel, Goethe, Beethoven, Schiller, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Marx, Nietzsche... ). This blossoming extended to architecture as well, as the region transformed itself into one of Europe's most vibrant laboratories for theory and design. Massive urban transformations occurred in Berlin, Vienna, and Munich. This course will consider this remarkable period of change by examining both architectural practice and theory in their larger cultural and political contexts.

top


141G   The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present     Welter

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

The course discusses museums as distinct building types by analyzing their architectural development from approximately 1800 to the present. Beside architectural design issues, the course considers museums as sites of memory, their intersections with the modern city, and their roles in cultural and societal debates. The course focuses on both the museum’s origin in Europe and its contemporary universal presence.

GE: AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING

top


142A   Architecture and Planning in Seventeenth-Century Europe     Wittman

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

How did major changes in politics, science, and religion (absolutism, Scientific Revolution, Counter Reformation) manifest themselves in contemporary architecture and town planning? Architects include Bernini, Borromini, Wren, Mansart. Focus on Rome, Turin, Paris, and London.

top


186B   Seminar in Ancient Greek & Roman Art/Architecture     Moser

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

Advanced studies in Ancient Greek and Roman archaeology and architecture. Emphasis on classical heritage of Asia Minor (Turkey). Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

top


186D   Seminar in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture     Badamo

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. 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

top


263   Topics in Contemporary Art     Sorkin

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in contemporary art.

top


275B   Topics in Islamic Art & Architecture     Khoury

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in Islamic art and architecture.

top


297   Getty Graduate Consortium Seminar     F   1000-500   The Getty Research Institute
     Topic: Art and Migration

     Consortium Scholar: TBA

Prerequisite: graduate standing; by application only.

Special graduate seminar offered at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, involving faculty and graduate students from the five graduate programs in Art History or Visual Studies located in southern California (UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSB, and USC). For more information about the theme, visit the Getty Scholars ProgramLink opens an external site site.

F   1000-500   The Getty Research Institute
     Seminar dates: TBA

top