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Winter Quarter, 2018

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AHI 001B: Medieval to Renaissance Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Christian, Barbarian, Moslem, and Classical traditions in European Art from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries.

GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 001D: Arts of Asia (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1DV.

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

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AHI 120A: Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (4)

Lecture/discussion–4 hours.  Study of human rights as they relate to art, architecture, and cultural heritage.  Examines museums, art collections, and cultural-heritage management, their relation to the cultural prerogatives of communities and indigenous groups, and protection of cultural heritage during war and conflict. 

GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci|AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.

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AHI 154: Hindu Temple (4)

Lecture/discussion–4 hours. Comparative history of architecture and symbolism of the Hindu Temple in India, Southeast Asia and the United States. Attention to the temple as expression of religious knowledge, political authority, and cultural heritage through the lens of colonialism and postcolonialism.   

GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE

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AHI 186: Contemporary Art (4)
1960–Present

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Development of new media and aesthetics in the context of such cultural and political phenomena as the New Left, feminism, and globalization; investigation of the critical-theoretical questions of neoavantgardism, postmodernism, and postmodernity.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | ACGH, 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 189: Photography in History (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: one course in art history, or upper division standing and a major or minor in the arts or humanities recommended. Social, cultural, aesthetic and technical developments in the history of photography including patronage and reception, commercial, scientific, political and artistic applications, and a critical-theoretical inquiry into photography’s impact on the social category “art” and the history of subjectivity. Offered in alternate years.

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

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AHI 190F/290: Seminar in Chinese 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.

Instructors: Katharine Burnett

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

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AHI 190J/290: Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture (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.

Instructor: Heghnar Watenpaugh

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

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AHI 200B: Research and Writing Methods in Art History (4)

Discussion–3 hours; term paper.  Development of research, writing, and editing skills necessary for producing publishable work.

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AHI 200C: Thesis Writing Colloquium (4)

Discussion–1.5 hours.  Meeting concurrently with 200B.  Forum for technological discussions, discussion of writing/editing procedures, and peer review of writing in progress.

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