A list of all Undergraduate courses in History of Art.

HISTORY OF ART

Lower Division

AH 1 Survey of World Art: Europe and the United States
This course, intended for beginning students in any major, examines the evolution of art in Europe and the United States, from the prehistory until the twentieth century. The course offers students a general introduction to the history and methodology of art history in the West. Fee $20.

AH 2 Survey of World Art: Africa, Asia and the Americas
This course, intended for beginning students in any major, examines the evolution of art in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The course offers students a general introduction to the history and methodology of art history in non-western countries. Fee $20.

Upper Division

AH 144 Issues in the Art of Asia, Africa and the Americas
This course, for students who have taken at least one art history course, examines a variety of topics within the history of art in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. This course provides students with a focused study of a specific movement or time period of art within the history of art. Topics include: Self-Portraiture across Cultures and The Art of the Sacred. Fee $20.

AH 145 Issues in European Art
This course, for students who have taken at least one art history course, examines a variety of topics within the history of European art. This course provides students with a focused study of a specific movement or time period of art within the history of European art. Topics include: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art. Fee $20.

AH 165 Issues in American Art
This course, for students who have taken at least one art history course, examines a variety of topics within the history of art in the United States. This course provides students with a focused study of a specific movement or time period of art within the history of American art. Topics include: Politics and the American Artistic Landscape and Popular Culture and the American Imagination. Fee $20.

AH 166 Issues in Twentieth-Century Art
This course, for students who have taken at least one art history course, examines the history of avant-garde art movements in the 20th century. This course provides students with a focused study of specific types of innovative, modern art. Topics include: Art and Social Change and Art between the Wars. Fee $20.

AH 194 Special Topics in Art History
This course, intended primarily for departmental majors and minors, examines a specific research topic in depth. This course provides students with a focused study of a theme within the history of art. Topics include: The History of Women Artists and Art of the 19th Century. Fee $20.

THEORY AND CRITICISM 

Upper Division

AH 111 Philosophy of New Media Art
This course examines the historical, philosophical, and socio-political basis of contemporary new media art. We read theoretical and historical statements that articulate the concepts driving new media art production, coupled with studying examples of representative work, including photography, experimental film and video, installation and net art. Project assignments integrate a critical and creative exploration of concepts. Fee $20.

AH 117 Art Criticism, 1900 – the Present
This course is an exploration of the history of critical writing about art. A broad sampling of 20th-century texts from art historians, critics, philosophers, social scientists, and artists are brought together for discussion and reflection. Fee $20.

AH 118 Art since 1930
This course focuses on the major stylistic movements in Europe and the United States from the Great Depression to the Digital Age. Topics covered include existentialism, the Beat Generation, pop art, politics and postmodernism, and art in cyberspace. Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the trends and debates in contemporary art. Fee $20.

AH 193 Special Study: Museum Internship
Work-practice program conducted in an appropriate museum internship position. Normally open to junior and senior art and art history majors. Permission of instructor and departmental chair required.

AH 196 Senior Special Study
As a capstone to their studies, seniors in art history are required to work independently with a departmental faculty member in order to complete a thesis that displays their ability to think, read, and write about art as well as create works of art which express their own beliefs and interests. This course is limited to seniors in the major. Permission of the faculty member and department chair required.

AH 197 Special Study: Independent Study
An independent study or research course for students whose needs are not met by the regular course offerings of the department. Permission of the faculty member and department chair required.

AH 199 Special Study - Honors
Directed project under the supervision of a department faculty member, culminating in the production of an honors-level art project. Permission of the faculty member and department chair required.

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