ART HISTORY COURSES



ARH 105. Art Appreciation (3; F)
Three hours per week. This course cannot be used to fulfill the 12 hours of art history fundamentals required of Visual Arts and art history majors in the B.A. or B.F.A. degree programs. An introduction to recognizing, appreciating and understanding the formal elements and technical aspects of painting, sculpture and architecture. Especially designed for the non-art major.

ARH 276. Special Topics in Art History (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. May be repeated for credit as content changes. Particular topics or themes in art history.

ARH 303. Ancient Through Medieval Art Survey (3; F, AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. A survey of the history of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts of the ancient and medieval world: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the feudal kingdoms of Europe of the Middle Ages.

ARH 304. Renaissance to Modern Art Survey (3; S, AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. A survey of the history, meaning, and development of the Renaissance style from 14th-century Italy through mid-19th century Romanticism, in addition to the major developments in emerging modern architecture, sculpture and painting seen in the social and cultural context of western Europe.

ARH 306. History of Photography (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. Survey of the history of photography and its evolution as a creative art. Analysis of the work of pioneering photographers.

ARH 320. American Art (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. History of the art and architecture of North America from its discovery by Columbus to the present, with particular emphasis on art of the United States.

ARH 325. Art Beyond the West (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. May be repeated for credit as content changes. The arts and architecture of one or more of the following non-western cultures: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, South Pacific, African, Islamic or pre-Columbian Americas.

ARH 360. Greek Art & Archaeology (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. Art and archaeology of Greece and the Aegean from the Bronze Age through the age of Alexander the Great with particular emphasis on the Classical style.

ARH 365. Roman Art & Archeology (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. Art and archaeology of ancient Rome throughout Italy and the provinces. Public vs. private art and Roman art as social document, with an emphasis on the city of Rome, at once metropolis and capital of the Empire.

ARH 370. Renaissance Art (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. A study of the variety of artistic expression of the Renaissance spirit in Europe from the age of Giotto through the masterpieces of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

ARH 375. Baroque Art (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. Seventeenth-century European painting, sculpture and architecture in the context of social, political and religious changes. Emphasis on patrons and careers of artists such as Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt and Velazquez.

ARH 376. Special Topics in Art History (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. May be repeated for credit as content changes. Particular topics or themes in art history.

ARH 381. 19th-Century European Art (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. A study of the major works of painting, sculpture and architecture in 19th-century Europe. Stylistic developments will be analyzed in relation to political, religious, and social changes. Among the periods included are: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

ARH 382.  20th-Century Modern to Post-Modern Art (3; S, AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. A study of the major trends in 20th-century modern painting, sculpture, and architecture. Cubism, Fauvism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism and Post-Modernism are among the topics to be considered in the context of the societies and cultural changes that produced them.

ARH 382WI.  20th-Century Modern to Post-Modern Art (3; S)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 103. Course content is the same as ARH 382, but with additional emphasis on writing for students needing writing-intensive course.

ARH 476. Special Topics in Art History (3; AR)
Three hours per week. May be repeated for credit as content changes. Particular topics or themes in art history.

ARH 480-481. Seminar in Art History (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Nine hours in art history or HUM courses or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit as content changes. Special topics in art history, theory, and criticism.

ARH 490. Art History Internship (var. 3-6; AR)
Nine to 18 hours per week. This internship for art history majors will provide the student with an opportunity to participate in the work of an art gallery or museum. The student must file an application and necessary forms with the division chair no later than one month before the semester during which the internship is to begin.