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Winter Quarter, 2020

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AHI 005: Understanding Visual Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Development of visual literacy for an increasingly visual world. Critical analyses focus on a wide variety of visual media: the fine arts across media and eras of world culture, television, film, advertising.  Intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences.

GE credit: ArtHum, AHI, VL, WC.

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AHI 001B: Medieval to Renaissance Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Christian, Barbarian, Moslem, and Classical traditions in European Art from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries.

GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 120A: Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (4)

Lecture/discussion–4 hours.  Study of human rights as they relate to art, architecture, and cultural heritage.  Examines museums, art collections, and cultural-heritage management, their relation to the cultural prerogatives of communities and indigenous groups, and protection of cultural heritage during war and conflict. 

GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci|AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.

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AHI 179B: Baroque Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Seventeenth-century paintings, sculpture and graphic arts, including such artists as Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velazquez in their political and social context.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, 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 186: Contemporary Art (4)
1960–Present

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Development of new media and aesthetics in the context of such cultural and political phenomena as the New Left, feminism, and globalization; investigation of the critical-theoretical questions of neoavantgardism, postmodernism, and postmodernity.

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

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AHI 188B: Architecture of the United States (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Major movements from colonial times to the present. The role of buildings in a changing American society, the interplay of styles with technologies of construction, relationship between American and European developments and evolution of the architectural and planning professions.

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

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AHI 190F/290: Seminar in Chinese 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.

Instructors: Katharine Burnett

GE credit: ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

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AHI 190J/290: Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture (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.

Instructor: Heghnar Watenpaugh

GE credit: ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.

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AHI 200B: Research and Writing Methods in Art History (4)

Discussion–3 hours; term paper.  Development of research, writing, and editing skills necessary for producing publishable work.

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AHI 200C: Thesis Writing Colloquium (4)

Discussion–1.5 hours.  Meeting concurrently with 200B.  Forum for technological discussions, discussion of writing/editing procedures, and peer review of writing in progress.

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AHI 401: Museum Training – Curatorial Principles (4)

Seminar—3 hours. Approved for graduate degree credit. Study of private and public collections. Museum personalities. Appraisal of works of art; ethics of appraisal. Auction and sales: methods and catalogues. Registration. Technical problems of the museum. Connoisseurship. Collateral reading. Visits to museums. Seminar with assigned papers.

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