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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 101: Understanding Museum Practices (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Museum theory and practice. Mission of the museum to collect, preserve and educate. Museum administrative structure and the role of the curator. Visitor engagement, ethics of display, interpretation and content production. Effective: 2020 Fall Quarter.

GE credit: AH. 

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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|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.  (Same course as RST 154).

GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE

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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 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 188C: American Art to 1910 (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Major movements in American art from the 17th-century English-speaking colonies to the onset of World War I.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | ACGH, AH, VL, WE.

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AHI 190A/290: Seminar in Mediterranean Antiquity (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. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

Instructor: Alexandra Sofroniew

GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WE.—Sofroniew

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