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Fall Quarter, 2020

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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 005: Understanding Visual Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Development of visual literacy for an increasingly visual world. Critical analyses focus on a wide variety of visual media: the fine arts across media and eras of world culture, television, film, advertising.  Intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences.

GE credit: ArtHum, AHI, VL, WC.

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AHI 123: The Museum in the Age of Spectacle (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The institution of the museum in the context of modernity, nationalism, (post)colonialism, and the society of spectacle. Designed to bring art objects of the Manetti Shrem collection, global art history, and foundational critical theory together in a meaningful and experimental way. 

GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.

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AHI 158: Popular Religious Art in India

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Survey of Indian popular religious art in prints, trade labels, comics and photographs. (Same course as RST 180.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.

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AHI 185: Avant-Gardism and Its Aftermath (4)
1917–1960

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 theoretical development for artists and their audiences in the context of larger issues like the Mexican, Russian and German revolutions, WWI, the Depression, WWII, etc., and a critical-theoretical inquiry into questions of modernism, modernity, and avant-gardism. 

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—IV. (IV.)

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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 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.

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 200A: Visual Theory and Interpretive Methods (4)

Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Close study of 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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