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Spring Quarter, 2020

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AHI 001C: Baroque to Modern Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to visual analysis through study of western art 1600-present, examining major artists and movements from Europe to North America.  Study of the relationship of art and artists to political,religious, social change, and to changes in ideology, patronage, audience.  May be repeated for credit.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 001D: Arts of Asia (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1DV.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, WC, WE.  

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AHI 157: Buddhist Art

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. This survey of Buddhist art examines overall patterns of regional development using case studies of noteworthy Buddhist sites in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The course traces the development of both Buddhist doctrine and artistic representation chronologically as it spreads through Asia.

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AHI 172B: Later Greek Art and Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Study of the art and architecture of later Classical and Hellenistic Greece, from the mid-fifth century to the first century B.C. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 154B. (Same course as Classics 172B.) Offered in alternate years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 181: Latin American Art and Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; Discussion- 1 hour; Art and architecture of Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting, sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from North and South America. How art and architecture shape and define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of nationalism and globalism.

GE credit: AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 189: Photography in History (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hours. Social, cultural, aesthetic and technical developments in the history of photography including patronage and reception, commercial, scientific, political and artistic applications, and a critical-theoretical inquiry into photography’s impact on the social category “art” and the history of subjectivity.

GE credit: AH, VL.

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AHI 190C/290: Seminar in Renaissance (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 190H/290: Seminar in Modern-Contemporary Art (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 402: Museum Training – Exhibition Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hour(s). Approved for graduate degree credit. History of exhibition methods in private and public collections. Comparisons of different types of museums and their exhibition problems. Lighting and techniques of display with emphasis on actual design. Experimentation with unusual presentation forms. 

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