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Art History (ART H)

ART H 001S (GA) First-Year Seminar (3) An introduction to the field of art history, through an examination of a selected issue in a seminar setting.
Effective: Fall 2000
 

ART H 100 (GA;IL) Introduction to Art (3) An approach to the understanding of art through a critical analysis of selected works of architecture, painting, and sculpture. Students who have passed ART H 110 may not schedule this course.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 105 (GA) Pictures and Power (3) An introduction to strategies for analyzing the political effects, uses and interpretation of popular imagery.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ART H 111 (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval Art (3) Survey of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art, with an emphasis on sculpture and painting.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 111U (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval Art Honors (3) Honors Survey of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art, with an emphasis on sculpture and painting.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ART H 112 (GA;IL) Renaissance to Modern Art (3) Survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary art, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and graphic arts.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 112U (GA;IL) Renaissance to Modern Art Honors (3) Honors Survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary art, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and graphic arts.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ART H 120 (GA;IL) Asian Art and Architecture (3) A selective overview of the art and architecture of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART H 130 (GA;US;IL) Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3) A selective overview of the indigenous art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ART H 140 (GA;IL) Introduction to the Art and Architecture of the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas (3) This course examines the artistic and architectural production of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ART H 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 199 (IL) Foreign Study--Art History (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART H 201 (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval Architecture (3) A survey of Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 202 (GA;US;IL) Renaissance to Modern Architecture (3) A survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary architecture in Europe and America.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 225 (GA;GH) (ENGL 225, WMNST 225) Sexuality and Modern Visual Culture (3) An examination of the visual expression of gender and sexual identities in English-speaking cultures since the late nineteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

ART H 226 (GA) The Comic Book: A History of Sequential Art (3) An overview and examination of the history of sequential art with a focus on comic books and graphic novels.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ART H 250 (PHOTO 201) A Chronological Survey of Photography (3) A survey of photography's place and influence in a social, cultural, and historical context.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART H 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART H 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 299 (IL) Foreign Study--Art History (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART H 301 (GA;IL) Egyptian and Mesopotamian Art (3) Art of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Mesopotamia, and neighboring civilizations.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 302 (GA;IL) Art of the Early Middle Ages (3) A survey of the art of Western Europe from the Early Christian era through the Ottonian Empire, c.300-1050 A.D.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 303 (GA;IL) Italian Renaissance Art (3) The major arts in Italy from the thirteenth century A.D. through the Renaissance; emphasis on sculpture and painting.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 304 (GA;IL) Italian, Spanish, and Spanish Colonial Baroque Art and Architecture (3) A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy, Spain, and the Spanish Americas from 1600-1750.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

ART H 305 (GA;IL) Romanticism and Revolution (3) A survey of painting and sculpture in Europe 1780-1860, from the origins of Neoclassicism through Romanticism and Realism.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ART H 307 (GA;US) (AM ST 307) American Art (3) History of art in the English colonies and the United States from the seventeenth century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

ART H 308 (GA;US) (AM ST 308) American Architecture (3) History of the architecture of the United States, as well as its Native American and colonial antecedents.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

ART H 311 (GA;IL) Greek and Roman Art (3) Greek and Roman art, with emphasis on painting and sculpture.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 312 (GA;IL) Romanesque and Gothic Art (3) Survey of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Christian church in western Europe from 1000 to 1500.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 313 (GA;IL) Northern Renaissance Art (3) Art in northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, emphasizing painters such as Van Eyck, Durer, and Bruegel.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 314 (GA;IL) Art in the Age of Rembrandt (3) Dutch and Flemish painting in the seventeenth century.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 315 (GA;IL) (ASIA 315) Architecture and Art of South and Southeast Asia (3) Survey of the architecture/art of South/Southeast Asia (emphasis on India) from the Bronze Age to a globalizing present.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ART H 320 (GA;IL) Chinese Art (3) A general survey of the great periods of Chinese art from the Shang dynasty until the modern period.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART H 325 (GA;IL) Impressionism to Surrealism (3) A survey of European painting and sculpture from ca. 1850 to ca. 1940.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ART H 326 (GA;US;IL) Art Since 1940 (3) An international survey of painting, sculpture, photography and other media since 1940.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ART H 330 (GA;IL) Islamic Architecture and Art (3) Survey of the art and architecture of Islamic lands from the late seventh century until the eighteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ART H 335 (GA;IL) (AFR 335) African Art (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

ART H 350W Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (3-6) An introduction to original research, methodology, analysis, and writing on a scholarly level.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing 6 credits in art history at the 300 level or above  

ART H 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 399 (IL) Foreign Study--Art History (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 110 orART H 111 orART H 112  

ART H 401 (IL) Greek Art and Architecture (3-9) Developments in Greek art and architecture, tenth century B.C. to first century B.C.; emphasis on the importance of Greek sanctuaries.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201 orART H 311  

ART H 402 (IL) The Illuminated Manuscript (3) Specific stylistic periods in manuscript painting from A.D. 500-1500 in Western Europe and Byzantium.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 302 orART H 312  

ART H 405 (US;IL) Pioneers of Modern Architecture (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected period or theme in the development of modern architecture during the nineteenth and/or early twentieth centuries.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112, ART H 202 orART H 307  

ART H 409 (ART 409) Museum Studies (3) An introduction to the professional activities that occur in art museums.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ART H ART and/or A ED  

ART H 410 Taste and Criticism in Art (3) History and literature of art criticism demonstrating the varied philosophic, cultural, iconographic, technical, and visual approaches.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: 6 credits of art history  

ART H 411 (IL) Roman Art (3-9) Roman sculpture and painting from Augustus to Constantine.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201 orART H 311  

ART H 412 (IL) The Gothic Cathedral (3) Specific aspects of Romanesque and Gothic church architecture of western Europe, especially France and England, between 1000-1500.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201, ART H 302 orART H 312  

ART H 413 Architecture of the Medieval Monastery (3) This course will examine design, construction, function and symbolism in the monastic architecture of Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 415 (US) The Skyscraper (3) Origin and evolution of the skyscraper as seen against the background of cultural conditions and technological factors.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112, ART H 202 orART H 307  

ART H 416 (US) Studies in American Art (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected time periods and/or issues in the art of the United States.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits of ART H  

ART H 420 (IL) Russian Architecture (3) Russian architecture from the first Orthodox churches of the late tenth century to the end of the Soviet Union.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 112, ART H 201 orART H 202  

ART H 422 (IL) Studies in Medieval Sculpture (3-9) Specific studies of western European sculpture, 300-1500, with attention to sources, styles, type, and iconography.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201, ART H 302 orART H 312  

ART H 423 (IL) Studies in Italian Renaissance Art (3-9) Specific studies of Italian Renaissance art, including the work of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112, ART H 202 orART H 303  

ART H 424 (IL) Masters of Northern Baroque Art (3) Seventeenth-century painters in Flanders and Holland, including the works of artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112 orART H 314  

ART H 425 (IL) Topics in Northern Renaissance Art (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Focuses on a topic of interest in Netherlandish and/or German art between 1300 and 1600.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 426 (US;IL) Iconoclasm: Powerful Images and their Destruction (3) Iconoclasm: exploring the political, religious, and social motivations behind the destruction of powerful imagery throughout history.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History in any area  

ART H 427 (IL) Topics in Global Artistic Communication (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Explores a specific time period in art history cross-culturally in Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or the Americas.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Art History  

ART H 429 (IL) Studies in Baroque Art (3) Selected topics in the painting, sculpture, and architecture of seventeenth-century Italy, France, Flanders, Holland, and Spain.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: 6 credits in art history (ART H)  

ART H 435 (IL) Studies in Modern Art (3-6) Lectures focusing on a selected movement of nineteenth- or twentieth-century art.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112, ART H 305, ART H 307 orART H 325  

ART H 440 (IL) (ASIA 440) Monuments of Asia (3-9 per semester/maximum of 9) An exploration of major Asian sites and monuments through a focus on their historical and cultural significance.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 120 orART H 315 orART H 320 orART H 330  

ART H 442 (IL) Late Antique and Early Christian Art (3) Survey of the architecture, painting, and minor arts of Christian society from the beginning to the mid-sixth century.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201 orART H 302  

ART H 445 (IL) Oceanic Art (3) Survey of the arts of Oceania (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia), including masks, sculpture, textiles, architecture and other art forms.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 446 (IL) (AFR 446) Topics in African Art (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Topics vary from "Arts of Eastern and Southern Africa" to "Arts of West Africa."
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 447 (IL) (AFR 447) Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected topics in arts of the African Diaspora (South America, Caribbean, USA) including masquerades, textiles, architecture and other art forms.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 450 (US;IL) The History of Photography (3) The history of photography from 1839, with particular emphasis on the relationship with the plastic arts.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112, ART H 305, ART H 307 orART H 325  

ART H 452 (IL) Byzantine Art (3) Monumental and minor arts of Byzantium and related areas from the reign of Justinian to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 111, ART H 201 orART H 302  

ART H 456 (IL) Renaissance and Baroque Palaces (3) This course examines palace architecture and decoration in Italy, France, England, and Germany from 1450-1700.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 112 orART H 202 orART H 303 orART H 304  

ART H 458 (IL) Baroque Capitals of Europe (3) This course examines the architecture and urbanism of European capital cities from 1600-1800.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 112 orART H 202 orART H 304 orART H 314  

ART H 460 (IL) Art and Empire: Aztec, Inca and Spanish (3) This course is a comparative study of the artistic production used in Aztec, Inca and Spanish empires.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits of ART H  

ART H 462 (IL) Studies in Latin American Art (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Specific studies of the visual and material culture created in Latin America from the colonial through the modern era.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

ART H 464 (IL) French Baroque Painting (3) Examination of seventeenth-century French painting, including Italian influences; the provincial, Classical, and official styles in France.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ART H 100, ART H 112 orART H 304  

ART H 467 (ART 467) Matter, Materiality and Mediums: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Artistic Stuff (3) Considers the physical challenges and long traditions of use of artistic media from both studio and historical points of view.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in ART or 3 credits in ART H  

ART H 470 Contemporary Art (3 per semester/maximum of 9) A focused investigation of a special topic relating to art made after 1940.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits of ART H  

ART H 475 (US) (ART 475) Contemporary Women Artists (3) An interdisciplinary course that investigates women artists who are integral to the production of contemporary art primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: Fifth semester standingART H 111, ART H 112 and enrollment in the ART BA ART BFA Art Education or Integrative Arts degree program  

ART H 476 (ART 476) History and Theory of Digital Art (3) History and theories of contemporary digital art emphasizing humanistic approaches to technology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 112 orART H 307 orART H 325 orART H 326 orART 211  

ART H 494H Research Projects - Honors (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ART H 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written or oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ART H 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART H 496H Independent Studies - Honors (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ART H 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ART H 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ART H 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Art History (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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