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.
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.
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
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).
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/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.
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.