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Spring Quarter, 2021

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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 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 153: Hindu Gods & Hindu Symbols (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): RST 068: Hinduism or RST 069: Hindu Mythology recommended, but not required. A historical survey of the development of the language of symbolism and iconography in Hinduism. (Same course as RST 181.) Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.

GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. 

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AHI 157: Buddhist Art (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). A historical survey of Buddhist art in relation to the development of Buddhist doctrine and philosophy. (Same course as RST 171.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. 

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AHI 163D: Art from China 1900 to the Present (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours.  Prerequisite: course 163B or consent of instructor.  Forms of modern and avant-garde expression form China’s industrialization to the 21st century.  Interactions of art and politics, individual and state, art for the free market versus art for the state, expressions of modernity; China on the world stage.  Offered in alternate years.

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

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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 183A: Art in the Age of Revolution (4)
1750–1850

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: prior completion of course 1C recommended. Emergence of modernism in Europe from the late 18th century to the middle of the 19th century. Major artistic events viewed against a revolutionary backdrop of changing attitudes toward identity, race, and gender.

GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC, WE. 

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AHI 187: Contemporary Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 and/or course 184 recommended.  Introduction to world architecture and urban design since circa 1966.  Relation of influential styles, buildings, and architects to postmodern debates and to cultural, economic, technological and environmental change.  Offered in alternate years.

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

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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 198: Directed Group Study (1-5)

Variable. Directed group Study. May be taught abroad. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

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