ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Art History (ARS)

ARS 100 Introduction to Art. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Understanding of art and its relationship to everyday life through painting, sculpture, architecture, and design. No credit for Art majors or students who have completed ARS 101 or 102 or 300.
General Studies: HU

ARS 101 Art of the Western World I. (3)
fall, spring, summer
History of Western art from the Paleolithic period through the Middle Ages.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 102 Art of the Western World II. (3)
fall, spring, summer
History of Western art from the Renaissance to the present.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 201 Art of Asia. (3)
once a year
History of the art of the Asian cultures, with emphasis on China, Japan, and India. Meets non-Western art history requirement.
General Studies: HU, G, H

ARS 202 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. (3)
spring
History of art of Africa, Oceania, and the New World. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Credit is allowed for only ARS 202 or 302. Cross-listed as AFH 202. Credit is allowed for only AFH 202 or ARS 202.
General Studies: HU, G, H

ARS 250 History of Photography. (3)
once a year
History of photography from the 19th century to the present.
General Studies: HU

ARS 300 Introduction to Art. (3)
fall and spring
Course content same as ARS 100 but requires a higher level of accomplishment and comprehension. No credit for students who have completed ARS 100 or used as art history credit by Art majors.
General Studies: HU

ARS 302 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. (3)
once a year
History of art of Africa, Oceania, and the New World. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Credit is allowed for only ARS 302 or 202. Prerequisites: ARS 101, 102.
General Studies: HU, G, H

ARS 310 The Renaissance in Tuscany. (3)
summer
Course taught in Florence, Italy. History of arts in Tuscany with focus on city of Florence from 14th through 16th centuries. Completion of ARS 101 and 102 suggested. Lecture, tours.

ARS 340 Art in America. (3)
once a year
American art from colonial times through the Second World War. Not available to students who have completed ARS 444, 542, or 543. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 384 Art History Internships. (3)
once a year
Institutionally based practicum within an art museum or professional visual arts organization. Internship.

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

ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt. (3)
not regularly offered
Aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural basis of Egyptian art from pre-Dynastic period through New Kingdom. Emphasis on sculpture and architectural monuments. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 404 Greek Art. (3)
once a year
History of art, architecture of Aegean civilizations (Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean) and of Greece to end of Hellenistic period. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 406 Roman Art. (3)
once a year
Art and architecture of Etruria, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

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

ARS 412 Early Medieval Art. (3)
not regularly offered
Painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from Migration, Carolingian, and Ottonian periods considered within religious, social, and economic contexts. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 414 Romanesque Art. (3)
once a year
Sculpture, painting, architecture, and minor arts in western Europe, ca. 1030 – 1200, considered within religious, economic, and social contexts. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 416 Gothic Art. (3)
once a year
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in western Europe during the Gothic period. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 417 Late Gothic Art in Central Europe. (3)
not regularly offered
Sculpture, painting, and architecture of the late-Gothic style, ca. 1350 – 1525, considered within religious, social, economic, and political contexts. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.

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

ARS 420 Early Renaissance Art in Italy. (3)
not regularly offered
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1300 to 1500. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 422 Italian High Renaissance Art and Mannerism. (3)
once a year
History of Italian art during the 16th century, including the achievements and influence of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

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

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

ARS 428 Art of the 18th Century. (3)
once a year
History of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, and the decorative arts from 1700 to the French Revolution (1789). Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 430 Art of Spain and Its Colonies. (3)
once a year
Architecture, painting, and sculpture from 1500 to 1800. Colonial focus on central Mexico and the American Southwest. Prerequisite: ARS 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 432 19th-Century French Art and Culture. (3)
fall
History of painting, graphic arts, sculpture, and architecture, 1800 to 1900 in France in its political, social, and economic contexts. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 434 From Courbet to Cézanne: History of European Art 1860 – WWI. (3)
spring
Aesthetic, political, and social forces affecting the visual arts in the late 19th century. Concentration on cubism, expressionism, impressionism, and postimpressionism. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

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

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

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

ARS 442 Critical Issues in American Painting I. (3)
once a year
Explores themes and social issues in American art with a critical study of American painting from the 18th century to 1850. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 443 Critical Issues in American Painting II. (3)
once a year
Explores themes and social issues in American art with a critical study of American painting from 1850 to 1900. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 444 Modern American Art, 1900 – 1945. (3)
once a year
American painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture, 1900 – 1945. Covers major monuments, including the Eight, modernism, precisionism, regionalism, and the WPA. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 458 Critical Theories in the Visual Arts. (3)
not regularly offered
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: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 459 Writing Art Criticism. (3)
not regularly offered
Traditional and contemporary approaches to the criticism of art. Students write critical essays. Latter half of the semester stresses the criticism of contemporary art in various media. Prerequisite: ARS 458 or instructor approval.

ARS 462 Pre-Columbian Art I. (3)
once a year
Architecture, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and other arts of Mesoamerica before European contact. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 463 Pre-Columbian Art II. (3)
once a year
Architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and other art of South America before European contact with focus on the Central Andes. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

ARS 465 Native North American Art. (3)
once a year
Native American art forms of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU, H

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

ARS 468 Art of the Arctic and Northwest Coast. (3)
not regularly offered
Art associated with ceremony, shamanism, and daily life in the Arctic and on the Northwest Coast. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

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

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

ARS 473 Art of Japan. (3)
once a year
Japanese art from the Joman period to the present. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 475 Chinese Painting. (3)
once a year
From Ku K’ai-chin to Ch’i Pai-shih. Major artists, styles, and movements in Chinese painting. Meets non-Western art history requirement. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: HU

ARS 480 Research Methods. (3)
fall and spring
Methodology and resource material for art historical research. Techniques of scholarly and critical writing and evaluation of bibliographic sources. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L

ARS 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Museum

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

ARS 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)History of Photography. (3)
(b)Introduction to Museums. (3)

ARS 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
once a year
Undergraduate seminar. Problems or criticism in possible topics:

(a)American Art. (3 – 6)
(b)American Indian Art. (3 – 6)
(c)Ancient Art. (3 – 6)
(d)Art History. (3 – 6)
(e)Baroque Art. (3 – 6)
(f)Chinese Art. (3 – 6)
(g)Medieval Art. (3 – 6)
(h)Modern Art. (3 – 6)
(i)Photographic History. (3 – 6)
(j)Pre-Columbian Art. (3 – 6)
(k)Renaissance Art. (3 – 6)
Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ARS 501 Methodologies and Art History. (3)
fall
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)
not regularly offered
Egyptian art from pre-Dynastic to New Kingdom periods. Focus on aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural contexts. Requires research paper and readings.

ARS 504 Critical Approaches to Greek Art. (3)
once a year
Art and architecture of Aegean civilizations (Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean) and of Greece to end of Hellenistic period. Requires research paper and readings.

ARS 506 Critical Studies in Roman Art. (3)
once a year
Art and architecture of Etruria, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. Requires research paper and/or supplemental readings.

ARS 514 Critical Approaches to Romanesque Art. (3)
not regularly offered
Sculpture, painting, architecture, and the minor arts in western Europe, ca. 1030 – 1200, considered within religious, economic, and social contexts. Requires research paper.

ARS 516 Critical Approaches to Gothic Art. (3)
not regularly offered
Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in western Europe, ca. 1150 – 1350, considered within religious, social, and economic contexts. Requires research paper.

ARS 517 Critical Approaches to Late Gothic Art. (3)
not regularly offered
Art of the late-Gothic style, ca. 1350 – 1525, considered within religious, social, economic, and political contexts. Requires research or reading project.

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

ARS 528 18th-Century Art in Europe. (3)
once a year
Critical study of European art from the late Baroque to the early years of Neoclassicism.

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

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

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

ARS 542 Critical Issues in American Painting I. (3)
once a year
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, 102.

ARS 543 Critical Issues in American Painting II. (3)
once a year
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)
once a year
Critical study of the social, political, and artistic changes in American art during the first half of the 20th century. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only ARS 340.

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

ARS 565 Native Art of North America. (3)
once a year
Critical examination of Native American art within culture, prehistory to the present. Prerequisites: both ARS 101 and 102 or only instructor approval.

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

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

ARS 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
once a year
Graduate seminar. Problems or criticism in possible topics:

(a)American Art. (3 – 6)
(b)American Indian Art. (3 – 6)
(c)Ancient Art. (3 – 6)
(d)Baroque Art. (3 – 6)
(e)Chinese Art. (3 – 6)
(f)Critical Theories in the Visual Arts. (3 – 6)
(g)Medieval Art. (3 – 6)
(h)Modern Art. (3 – 6)
(i)Native American Art. (3 – 6)
(j)Photographic History. (3 – 6)
(k)Pre-Columbian Art. (3 – 6)
(l)Renaissance Art. (3 – 6)
Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ARS 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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