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Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

FALL 2019

AHS 8/Modern Western Visual Culture

CRN#: 22981
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  11:00AM – 12:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 15/Art of Asia

CRN#: 28579
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30AM – 10:50AM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS17A/Western Art: Prehistoric to Byzantine

CRN#: 10008
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00AM – 12:20PM
Place: WAT 1000

AHS 28/Art & Architecture of Latin America

CRN#: 10019
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00AM – 12:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 107/Photography Since 1960

CRN#: 28583
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00PM – 3:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 120/Berlin Metropolis

CRN#: 27871
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30PM – 4:50PM
Place: TBD

*This course is cross-listed with CPLT 111, EUR 120, GER 111, and MCS 178.

AHS 160/Renaissance Architecture

CRN#: 28584
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM – 10:50AM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 189E/Topics in Contemporary Art

CRN#: 28585
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30PM – 1:50PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 192/Junior/Senior Seminar

CRN#: 10037
Meetings: Thursdays 2:00PM – 4:50PM
Place: ARTS 333

FALL 2019 GRADUATE LEVEL

AHS 251A/Proseminar in Historiography

This class introduces students to the history and methodologies of art history. As such, it examines the historical foundations of the discipline through readings of its formative texts from Vasari to the present, covering models and approaches of different periods. Students will become familiar with some of the key methodologies within the discipline and be able to develop an awareness of their own practice as art historians.

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CRN#: 10044
Meetings: Mondays  3:00PM – 5:50PM
Place: ARTS 333

AHS 260/Seminar in Latin American Art

CRN#: 28586
Meetings: Wednesdays  2:00PM – 4:50PM
Place: ARTS 333

AHS 280/Seminar in Research

CRN#: 10045
Meetings: Wednesdays  9:00AM – 11:50AM
Place: ARTS 333

Winter 2020

AHS 7/World Art

This course is an introduction to the artistic achievements of the world’s cultures and to the ways in which they can be viewed. It provides students with a sound understanding of major art works from all ages and corners of the world, and the theoretical concepts and historical circumstances to which they owe their existence. We ask questions such as: What is art? What is an artist? How has their perception changed over time? What is an image? Why does art exist? What is ‘world art’? Why do we study art history?

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CRN#: 43030
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays  11:00AM – 12:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 10S-001/Photography and the Body

THERE ARE NO INNOCENT IMAGES OF THE BODY.
Photography, as the most widespread means of visual communication of the past 150 years, has been a central player in the shaping of selfhood and cultural difference. This course introduces students to ways of reading, writing and thinking about photographs through the theme of the body, and in turn, thinking critically about body politics, through photo- graphs Through a combination of lectures and analytical exercises, we will examine the myriad ways the human body has been represented in art, documentary, commercial and scientific photographs, historically and in the present. No prerequisites! Students of all levels and majors are welcome!

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CRN#: 48199
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays  2:00PM – 3:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 10S-002/Native American Art History

CRN#: 48200
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  12:30PM – 1:50PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 17B/Western Art: Medieval to Renaissance

By examining a wide variety of objets d’art, from illuminated manuscripts, to frescoes, to cathedrals, this course will cover formal, theoretical, material, and pragmatic aspects of European art and architecture produced between the 6th and 16th centuries CE. Overarching questions that will guide our studies include: How have humans strived to express their faith through art and architecture? What examples of change, continuity, and cross-cultural connections can be found throughout medieval and renaissance art and architecture? Through close analysis, we will be able to understand some of the functions and significance of objects of visual culture within their historical contexts. This course will emphasize several main themes, including innovation, materials and technology, the concept of beauty, and the shifting meaning of “art.”

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CRN#: 30012
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays  12:30PM – 1:50PM
Place: WAT 1000

AHS 115/Modern & Contemporary Art of Latin America

CRN#: 48201
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays  12:30PM – 1:50PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 120/Berlin Metropolis

CRN#: 47949
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  3:30PM – 4:50PM
Place: ARTS 335
Screenings: TBD

AHS 126/Sultans and Saints

This course is an introduction to the art and architecture of Muslim dynasties in South Asia from the eighth century conquest of Sindh by the Umayyads to the eighteenth century when the Mughal Empire was significantly diminished and other, smaller polities were coming to power. Moving across the Indian Subcontinent, this course maps the movement and settlement of religious, political, and intellectual elites through this vast region. The buildings they commissioned — immense forts, monumental tombs, highly ornate mosques — and the artistic objects they produced — illustrated manuscripts, metalwork, ceramics, textile — illustrate the different motivations that underpinned artistic production in South Asia.

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CRN#: 48590
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  11:00AM – 12:20PM
Place: ARTS 335

AHS 192/Junior/Senior Seminar

CRN#: 41569
Meetings: Wednesdays  9:00AM – 11:50AM
Place: ARTS 333

Winter 2020 Graduate Level

AHS 251B/Proseminar in Methodology

CRN#: 30042
Meetings: Wednesdays  2:00PM – 4:50PM
Place: ARTS 333

AHS 279/Seminar in American Art

CRN#: 48203
Meetings: Thursdays  1:00PM – 3:50PM
Place: ARTS 333

AHS 285/Getty Consortium

CRN#: 46219
Meetings: TBD
Place: TBD