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.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Evolution of museums in the western world from the “cabinet of curiosities” of sixteenth-century Europe to the modern “art center.” The changing motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects. Attention to museums’ historical legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas. Offered in alternate years.
GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.
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.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Examination of the origin and development of the major monuments of Greek art and architecture from the eighth century to the mid-fifth century B.C. (Same course as Classics 172A). Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 recommended. Major movements in architecture of the twentieth century in Europe and America. Formal innovations are examined within the social, political, and economic circumstances in which they emerged.
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.
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.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or English 3 or the equivalent. Style, language, and structure in the essay. Analyzing style, developing a voice in writing, revising sentences, developing effective paragraphs and arguments, and writing with force and clarity. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)