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Courses - Spring 2018
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.
ARTH230
Symbolic Images: The Theory and Practice of Iconography in European Art, 1400-1850
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Iconographic interpretation of visual narratives, signs and symbols has long been a topic of art-historical inquiry. In early modern European art, images were often conceived with the deliberate intent of posing a 'puzzle' or 'problem' for the beholder to solve; yet in most cases we have little or no evidence of how contemporary beholders solved such enigmas. Provides students with the opportunity to take command of these research methods and source materials, addressing a genuine iconographic problem, researching the relevant literature, identifying the essential primary source evidence, making contextually appropriate assumptions, and producing a valid result.
ARTH255
Art and Society in the Modern American World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Explores the origins and evolution of art in the modern American world, from the late colonial era to the present, comparing major artistic movements and their historical contexts. Considers the diversity of art across Latin America and the United States, and the ways in which artworks mediate social, ethnic, political, and national identities.
ARTH301
Aegean Art and Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of Crete, the Cycladic islands, and the Greek mainland from the earliest times to the downfall of the Mycenaean empire.
ARTH330
Seventeenth-Century European Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Painting, sculpture and architecture concentrating on Italy, Spain, France, and England.
ARTH335
Seventeenth-Century Art in the Netherlands
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Painting, sculpture and architecture in seventeenth-century Netherlands
ARTH346
Nineteenth-Century European Art from 1850
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Major trends from Realism and Impressionism to Symbolism, exploring the historical context, in which concepts of gender, class, and race are integral to the transformation of Western art.
ARTH351
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARTH201 or ARTH350.
Visual art since 1945, with an emphasis on North America and Europe.
ARTH383
Art of Japan after 1500
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Thematically-focused topics in the painting, sculpture, architecture, gardens and decorative arts of early modern, modern and contemporary Japan, from 1500 to present.
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
ARTH389E
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Intersections between Science and Visual Culture in the Early Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARTH484
Modern Chinese Film and Visual Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: FILM426.
Credit only granted for: ARTH484; ARTH489F in F2012, F2011, F2008, or S2009; or ARTH488F in S2010, S2008, or F2009 or FILM426.
Formerly: ARTH489F in F2012, F2011, F2008, or S2009; or ARTH488F in S2010, S2008, or F2009.
Modern Chinese culture, society, and history studied through examples of art, film, and visual culture.
ARTH488A
Colloquium in Art History; Ancient Mediterranean Portraiture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This colloquium explores the appearance, production, and function of portrait sculptures in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome from roughly 3000 BC to the death of the emperor Constantine in AD 337. Coursework will center around the reading and discussion of academic articles, and incorporate projects that employ digital tools.
ARTH488T
Colloquium in Art History; Curating Art & Moving Image in the Digital Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This special hands-on course will provide students with the opportunity to curate an exhibition of contemporary art at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Students will interact with artists and curatorial staff to design the exhibition and write,design, and publish the accompanying catalog. Students can also make documentaries of artists at work.
ARTH489D
Special Topics in Art History; African Modernisms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Class meets at the Phillips Collection, University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge, Center Studio 1600 21st Street, NW. Washington, DC 20009.
ARTH489K
Special Topics in Art History; Art and the Museum World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTH739D
Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Northern European Art; King Charles 1 and the Collecting of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyck in Britain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARTH759D
Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art; Abstraction and Utopia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar will interrogate the claim that the genesis of abstract art - and much of modern art in general - was the result of a searching commitment to achieving a higher order of social, political, spiritual, or aesthetic life.
ARTH759E
Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art; Ecocriticism: A Case Study on Modern Landscape Art at the Phillips Collection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course offers a graduate-level introduction to ecocriticism in the humanities as well as an opportunity to conduct intensive research on modern landscape art, making special reference to works at the Phillips Collection.

Class meets at the Phillps Collection University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge,Center Conference Room (CCR) 1600 21st St., NW Washington, DC. 20009
ARTH768C
Seminar in Latin American Art and Archaeology; Cuban Art after 1959
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar surveys the landscape of contemporary Cuban art since the 1950s, charting its changing contexts -- Third Worldism to the Global South, the Havana Biennials and the Special Period -- and its critical historiography.
ARTH798
(Perm Req)
Directed Graduate Studies in Art History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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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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