Art History (ARS)

ARS 400 History of Printmaking. (3) A
History of the print as an art form and its relation to other modes and forms of artistic expression. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 410 Early Christian and Byzantine Art. (3) A
Art and architecture of the early church and the Byzantine Empire from the 4th to the 15th century. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 412 Early Medieval Art. (3) N
Painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from Migration, Carolingian, and Ottonian periods considered within religious, social, and economic contexts. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 417 Late Gothic Art in Central Europe. (3) N
Sculpture, painting, and architecture of the late-Gothic style (ca. 1350–1525), considered within religious, social, economic, and political contexts. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval.

ARS 418 Renaissance Art in Northern Europe. (3) A
Graphics, painting, sculpture, and architecture ca. 1450–1550. Reformation themes and Renaissance style considered within religious, political, social, and economic contexts. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 420 Early Renaissance Art in Italy. (3) N
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1300 to 1500. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 424 Italian Baroque Art. (3) A
Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 17th century. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 426 Art of the 17th Century in Northern Europe. (3) A
Baroque painting, sculpture, and architecture in Flanders, the Netherlands, France, and England. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 434 Realism and Impressionism: European Art 1840–1880. (3) N
Social, political, aesthetic forces affecting art. Concentration on Courbet, Daumier, Manet, Monet, Degas, and tensions between avant-garde and Academic art. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 436 Art at the Turn-of-the-Century: 1885–1914. (3) A
History of European avant-garde movements. Concentration on post-impressionism, symbolism, expressionism, and cubism. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 438 Art of the 20th Century I. (3) A
Developments and directions in art between 1900 and World War II. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 439 Art of the 20th Century II. (3) A
Art since World War II, with consideration of new concepts and experimentation with media and modes of presentation. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 and 438 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 452 Facets of Modernism. (3) A
The origins of modern art, photography between 1915–1920, and the influence of these ideas on contemporary imagemakers. Lecture, discussion, papers. Prerequisites: ARS 350, 351.

ARS 453 Issues in Contemporary Photography. (3) A
A discussion seminar identifying, defining, and researching the issues and ideas that influence the appearance and criticism of contemporary images. Seminars, lectures, presentations, papers. Prerequisites: ARS 350, 351.

ARS 454 Research and Writing in Photography. (3) A
Principles and practice of research and writing in the history and criticism of photography. Papers required. Prerequisites: ARS 450 and 451 or instructor approval; ENG 101 and 102 or equivalents.

ARS 455 Photo Studies. (3) A
A seminar comprising lectures, presentations, and discussions on issues in education, history, gallery management, writing criticism, and the medium's future. Seminar, lectures, presentations, papers.

ARS 457 History of Art Criticism. (3) N
Theories of criticism of the visual arts from late 18th century to present. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: H.

ARS 458 Critical Theories in the Visual Arts. (3) N
Examines current critical theories through their application to all visual arts. May include new historicism, Marxism, deconstruction, post-structuralism, semiotics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, feminism, postmodernism. Lecture, discussion, student presentations. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 459 Writing Art Criticism. (3) N
Traditional and contemporary approaches to the criticism of art. Students will write critical essays. The latter half of the semester will stress the criticism of contemporary art in various media. Prerequisite: ARS 458 or instructor approval.

ARS 463 Precolumbian Art II. (3) A
Architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and other art of South America prior to European contact with focus on the Central Andes. Satisfies non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 466 Native American Art of the Southwest. (3) A
American Indian art in the southwestern states from its origins to the present day. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, C/H.

ARS 468 Art of the Arctic and Northwest Coast. (3) N
Art associated with ceremony, shamanism, and daily life in the Arctic and on the Northwest Coast. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 469 Mexican Art. (3) A
Art of Mexico and related Central American cultures from the prehistoric to the contemporary schools. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU, H.

ARS 472 Art of China. (3) A
Study of major forms in Chinese art: ritual bronze, sculpture, ceramic, calligraphy, painting, and architecture. Satisfies non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ARS 485 Women in the Visual Arts. (3) S
Historical study of art by women in various media; related social, political, educational issues; representation of women in art. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ARS 101 or 102 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

ARS 501 Methodologies and Art History. (3) F
The history of the discipline and an exploration of various methodologies, critical theory, and bibliographies used by art historians. Seminar.

ARS 502 Critical Studies in Egyptian Art. (3) N
Egyptian art from pre-Dynastic to New Kingdom periods. Focus on aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural context. Research paper and readings required.

ARS 504 Critical Approaches to Greek Art. (3) A
Art and architecture of Aegean civilizations (Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean) and of Greece to end of Hellenistic period. Research paper and readings required.

ARS 506 Critical Studies in Roman Art. (3) A
Art and architecture of Etruria, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. Research paper and/or supplemental readings required.

ARS 514 Critical Approaches to Romanesque Art. (3) N
Sculpture, painting, architecture, and the minor arts in western Europe, ca. 1030–1200, considered within religious, economic, and social contexts. Research paper required.

ARS 516 Critical Approaches to Gothic Art. (3) N
Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in western Europe, ca. 1150–1350, considered within religious, social, and economic contexts. Research paper required.

ARS 517 Critical Approaches to Late Gothic Art. (3) N
Art of the late-Gothic style (ca. 1350–1525) considered within religious, social, economic, and political contexts. Research or reading project required.

ARS 522 Sixteenth Century Italian Art. (3) A
Critical study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in 16th century Italy in its religious and historical context.

ARS 528 Eighteenth Century Art in Europe. (3) A
Critical study of European art from the late Baroque to the early years of Neoclassicism.

ARS 530 Art of Spain and New Spain. (3) A
Critical study of architecture, painting, and sculpture from 1500 to 1800. Lecture, conference.

ARS 532 Art, Politics, and Patronage 1770–1850. (3) F
Critical analyses of political events in Europe. Issues of patronage, art as propaganda examined. Impact of war and revolution on visual arts.

ARS 534 Studies in Modern European Art, 1850–1914. (3) A
Critical study of visual arts using primary source material from mid-19th century to WWI within philosophical, socio/economic contexts. Lecture, tutorial. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ARS 542 Critical Issues in American Painting I. (3) A
Explores themes and social issues in American art with a critical study of American painting from the 18th century to 1850. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102.

ARS 543 Critical Issues in American Painting II. (3) A
Explores themes and social issues in American art with a critical study of American painting from 1850 to 1900. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ARS 544 American Modernism and Realism, 1900–1945. (3) A
Critical study of the social, political, and artistic changes in American art during the first half of the twentieth century. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or 340.

ARS 549 Gender and Representation in Photography. (3) N
An examination of gender issues in photography. Research paper. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval.

ARS 562 Art of Ancient Mesoamerica. (3) F
Critical study of art and architecture of Mexico and Maya area before Spanish contact. Lecture, conference.

ARS 565 Native Art of North America. (3) A
A critical examination of Native American art within culture, prehistory to the present. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval.

ARS 574 Studies in Japanese Art. (3) A
A critical examination of the nature and history of Japanese art, its rich heritage and its indebtedness to foreign sources. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval.

ARS 575 Approaches to Chinese Painting. (3) F
A critical history of Chinese painting from Eastern Chou to 1911. Emphasis on masters, regional developments, and conceptual underpinnings. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: ARS 101 and 102 or instructor approval.

ARS 591 Seminar. (36) A
Graduate seminar in topics selected from the following. Problems or criticism in:
(a) Chinese Art
(b) Ancient Art
(c) Medieval Art
(d) Renaissance Art
(e) Baroque Art
(f) Modern Art
(g) American Indian Art
(h) Pre-Columbian Art
(i) Photographic History
(j) American Art
Prerequisite: instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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