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
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(s): Prior completion of
AHI 025 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.
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.