Lecture—3 hours; discussion-1 hour. Development of
architecture and urban design; how form, space, order are
conceived and used across eras and cultures. Examines the
function and organization of space, technological problems of
construction, visual qualities of architecture, and social issues
connected to architecture.
Extensive Writing/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term
Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of two
upper-division Art History (AHI) courses
recommended. Methods of art historical research and
analysis, and general issues in critical thought. Writing skills
appropriate to a range of art-historical
exposition. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
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. Relationship between space and
sexuality. Sexual metaphors in art and architecture, gender
identity formation via images and space. Diverse intersections of
sexuality and art history.
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 hour(s). Term paper or gallery studies and review.
Painting, sculpture and architecture of the early Christian era
and Byzantine Empire: through the later Roman Empire in the West
and to the final capture of Constantinople in the
East. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1C
recommended. Innovations of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists,
and Symbolists in relation to social changes. Assessment of role
of dealers and critics, myth of the artist-genius, and gender
relations in French art and culture of the late 1800s.
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,