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Courses - Fall 2017
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
ARTH200
Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Examines the material culture and visual expressions of Mediterranean and European societies from early times until ca. 1300 CE, emphasizing the political, social, and religious context of the works studied, the relationships of the works to the societies that created them, and the interrelationship of these societies.
ARTH201
Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Examines representative European and American works of art from the later Middle Ages to the present, highlighting the dynamic exchange between artistic and cultural traditions both within periods and across time.
ARTH292
Discovering Japan: How the Arts Shaped a Nation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores the origins and creation of Japan from ancient to contemporary times through East Asian and European exchange. Acquaints students with painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, gardens, and other art forms in relation to the various cultural contexts within which they were produced and used.
ARTH305
Archaeological Methods and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180.
Also offered as: ANTH305, CLAS305.
Credit only granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, or CLAS305.
A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.
ARTH320
Fourteenth and Fifteenth-Century Northern European Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The art of northern Europe with an emphasis on painting in the Netherlands and France.
ARTH335
Seventeenth-Century Art in the Netherlands
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Painting, sculpture and architecture in seventeenth-century Netherlands
ARTH345
Nineteenth-Century European Art to 1850
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Major trends from Neo-Classicism to Romanticism through an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on historical context.
ARTH350
Twentieth-Century Art to 1945
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARTH201.
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and America from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II.
ARTH359M
Film as Art; The Western and the Idea of the American West
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course is a consideration of the West in American Imagination. The primary documents and focus will be Western films.
ARTH362
Twentieth-Century African-American Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ARTH362 or ARTH462.
Formerly: ARTH462.
Surveys and evaluates the art and visual culture of African Americans from 1900 to the present.
ARTH372
Modern Latin American Art to 1945
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ARTH371.
Restriction: Must not have completed ARTH389L during the following semester; Fall 2010, Fall 2011, or Fall 2012.
Credit only granted for: ARTH372 or (ARTH389L in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, or Fall 2012).
Formerly: ARTH389L in Fall semesters of 2010, 2011, 2012 only.
Painting and sculpture in Latin America, with an emphasis on avant-garde movements in Mexico City, Havana, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.
ARTH386
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art History & Archaeology department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH389A
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; The Art of Drawing: A Left and Right Brain Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389B
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; The Art of Color: A Left and Right Brain Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389N
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; The Art of Seeing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH389P
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Help for Life's Journey: Visual and Material Culture in Northern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course considers the ways in which people used art and objects to meet the challenges of life relating to health and disease, marriage and family, and social identity.
ARTH389R
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; World Science Fiction Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM359N. Credit granted for ARTH389R or FILM359N.

The course will examine important global science fiction films, with emphasis on films made by directors in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
ARTH465
The Landscape in Modern and Contemporary Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARTH201.
Credit only granted for: ARTH465 or (ARTH489B taken in Spring 2008 or Spring 2009).
Formerly: ARTH489B.
A consideration of the representations of outdoor spaces since 1850. Focuses on the ways in which artists have understood and tried to make sense of modern and postmodern cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
ARTH488B
Colloquium in Art History; Mexican Muralism: Nation, Race, Revolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH488I
Colloquium in Art History; Orientalism in Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM429I. Credit granted for ARTH488I or FILM429I.

The course will use critical insights from cultural studies, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism, genre criticism, and feminism to examine the politically charged and ideologically biased cinematic representation of the peoples and cultures of North Africa and Asia.
ARTH488V
Colloquium in Art History; Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The course will use critical insights from cultural studies, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism, genre criticism, and feminism to examine the politically charged and ideologically biased cinematic representation of the peoples and cultures of North Africa and Asia.
ARTH498
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Art History I
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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ARTH692
(Perm Req)
Methods of Art History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Methods of research and criticism applied to typical art-historical problems; bibliography and other research tools.
For all non-Art History and Archaeology majors, permission of the department is required.
ARTH708
Seminar in Ancient Art and Archaeology; The Athenian Acropolis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
High above the city, the Acropolis of Athens serves as a visual and cultural landmark in the topography of Greece. Utilizing evidence from ancient texts and modern archaeological investigations, this course traces the development and use of the site from the Neolithic through early modern periods.
ARTH738
Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Southern European Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARTH779
ARTH798
(Perm Req)
Directed Graduate Studies in Art History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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ARTH898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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ARTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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