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Fall Quarter, 2018

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AHI 001A: Ancient Mediterranean Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 001E: Islamic Art and Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the art and architecture of the Islamic world including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South Asia, from the 7th century CE to the 20th.  Offered in alternatie years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.  

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AHI 187: Contemporary Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 and/or course 184 recommended.  Introduction to world architecture and urban design since circa 1966.  Relation of influential styles, buildings, and architects to postmodern debates and to cultural, economic, technological and environmental change.  Offered in alternate years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.

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AHI 188B: Architecture of the United States (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Major movements from colonial times to the present. The role of buildings in a changing American society, the interplay of styles with technologies of construction, relationship between American and European developments and evolution of the architectural and planning professions.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | ACGH, AH, VL, WE.

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AHI 190H/290: Seminar in Modern-Contemporary Art (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students.  Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing.

GE credit: ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

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AHI 198: Buddhist Art

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. This survey of Buddhist art examines overall patterns of regional development using case studies of noteworthy Buddhist sites in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The course traces the development of both Buddhist doctrine and artistic representation chronologically as it spreads through Asia.

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AHI 200A: Visual Theory and Interpretive Methods (4)

Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Close studyof selected recent developments in interpretive methodology used by art historians and other analysts of visual culture and the place of those developments within art history’s history and in the larger field of social, cultural and historical analysis. May be repeated one time for credit.

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