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Graduate Art History (ARTH)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

52025 The Art of West Africa (3)
Arts, crafts and architecture of the western Sudanic and Guinea Coast areas of West Africa from prehistoric times to the present. Special fee: $45

52026 Art of Nigeria (3)
Study of the arts, crafts and architecture of Nigeria from prehistoric times to present. Special fee: $45

52027 Art of Central Africa (3)
Study of the arts, crafts and architecture of Central Africa from prehistoric times to present. Special fee: $45

52031 Greek Art and Archaeology (3)
Greek art and architecture from earliest times through the Hellenistic period with special attention given to recent archaeological discoveries.

52032 Roman Art and Archaeology (3)
Introduction to archaeology of the Roman world. Emphasis on discoveries and impact on the study of Italic, Etruscan and Roman art, architecture and sculpture through Imperial period.

52036 Medieval Art (3)
Emphasis on major periods of Medieval art (Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic), treating icono-graphic themes and styles in a variety of media.

52039 Gothic Art: 12th to 15th Centuries (3)
An examination of the development of European Gothic art from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Students will research specific works of art. The course will put emphasis on contemporary, historical, philosophical and literary figures.

52041 Italian Renaissance Art (3)
Study of development of major themes in Italian art from 1400 until about 1550, emphasizing achievements of the masters and analyzing major ideas and theories of the period. Special fee: $45

52042 Northern Renaissance Art (3)
Study of stylistic and iconographic questions and technique in northern panel painting as well as other arts in northern Europe.

52046 Baroque Art of the 17th Century (3)
A study of the origins of baroque art in Italy and its spread throughout Flanders, the Netherlands, France and Spain. Special fee: $45

52047 Rococo Art of the 18th Century (3)
A study of 18th-century art in France and subsequent spread and development throughout continental Europe.

52051 European Art: 1750-1900 (3)
Selected studies in late-18th-century and 19th-century painting, sculpture, architecture and allied arts of England, France, Germany and Spain. Special fee: $45

52058 American Film, Photography, Art and Ideas (3)
Key examples of photography from the 19th century to present day.

52061 Early 20th Century Art (3)
A study of painting, sculpture, architecture and allied arts in Europe from 1880 to 1940. Special fee: $45

52066 Late Modern Art Since 1940 (3)
A study of painting, sculpture and allied arts in the United States and Europe from 1940 to the present. Special fee: $45

52070 History of Graphic Design (3)
This course traces the arts of visual communication from their origins to current trends and practices with an emphasis on theory and aesthetics.

52078 Histoy of Decorative and Applied Arts (3)
Historical and critical examination of decorative and applied arts and their relationship to Western societies that produced them.

52095 Special Topics: Art History (1-3)
Discussion and lecture course whose topic changes in accordance with the interest and competence of the faculty. Precise title will be inserted in Schedule of Classes.

62056 American Art: 1600-1860 (3)
Intensive survey of the major forms of art, styles, personalities, patrons, institutions and esthetic theories in the United States from its beginnings to the Civil War.

62057 American Art: 1860-1940 (3)
In-depth study of American painting, sculpture, graphics and allied arts from 1860 to 1940.

62071 History of Prints (3)
A chronological survey of printmaking (engraving, etching, lithography, etc.) from 1400 to the present, emphasizing its technical and stylistic evolution.

62072 Introduction to Museology (3)
Art elective course providing insights into the history of collecting, growth of museums and the scope of the museum field and specialized professional areas involved.

62075 Film and Photography in Western Art and Ideas (3)
Selected studies of film and photography within the broader context of Western realism and ideas.

62091 Art History Seminar (3)
Open format course with topics announced in advance. Designed to allow in-depth examination of selected topics. May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours.

62095 Special Topics: Art History (3)
Discussion and lecture course whose topic changes in accordance with the interest and competence of the faculty. Special focus on problems and issues in the different areas of the discipline.

62096 Selected Problems— Art History (3)
The course content changes each semester according to the topic, entailing discussion and lectures on specific problems, issues and areas in art history. Repeatable for a total of 9 hours. Prerequisite: special approval.

62098 Research (1-15)
Independent research open only to art history graduate students who have completed course requirements for the Master of Arts degree.