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Winter Quarter, 2019

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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 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 151: Arts of the Indians of the America (4)

Development of art in North America, emphasizing ancient Mexico. South American relationships and parallels. Recent and contemporary Indian arts and crafts from Alaska to Chile. Offered irregularly.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WE.

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AHI 168: Great Cities (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Transformation in architecture and urban form in Paris, London, and Vienna in the context of varying social, political, and economic systems as well as very different cultural traditions, concentrating on the years 1830-1914. Offered in alternate years. 

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

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AHI 179B: Baroque Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Seventeenth-century paintings, sculpture and graphic arts, including such artists as Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velazquez in their political and social context.

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

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AHI 188A: The American Home (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. American domestic architecture and its responsiveness to changes in daily life from Colonial times to the 1960s. Vernacular developments, effects of different socioeconomic conditions, and women’s role in shaping the home receive special attention.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WE.—Strazdes

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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 190K: Seminar in 19th Century (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.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.) 

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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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AHI 401: Museum Training – Curatorial Principles (4)

Seminar—3 hours. Approved for graduate degree credit. Study of private and public collections. Museum personalities. Appraisal of works of art; ethics of appraisal. Auction and sales: methods and catalogues. Registration. Technical problems of the museum. Connoisseurship. Collateral reading. Visits to museums. Seminar with assigned papers.

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