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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 025: Understanding Architecture (4)

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.

GE credit:  ArtHum, AH, DD, VL, WC

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AHI 100: Methods of Art History (4)

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.

GE credit: AH, VL. 

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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 122: Sex and Space (4)

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.

GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WE.—F. (F.)

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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 176A: Art of the Middle Ages: Early Christian & Byzantine Art (4)

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.

GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. 

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AHI 183B: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

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.

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

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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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