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Fall Quarter, 2019

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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 110: Cultural History of Museums (4)

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.

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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 172A: Early Greek Art and Architecture (4)

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.

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

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AHI 184: 20th Century Architecture (4)

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.

GE credit: AH, VL, WE.

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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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