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Courses Offered:

 

ARTH 110: The Visual Arts

Introduces art appreciation. Deals with the form and content of art as well as the process and products of art. Enriches the student's awareness and understanding of visual art forms.

Prerequisite: None

Offered Fall Semester for Majors and Minors, Each Semester for Non-Majors

 

ARTH 111: World Art

Surveys art and architecture from around the world in its cultural context.

Prerequisite: None

Offered Each Semester

 

ARTH 215: African Traditions in Art

Introduces traditional sculpture, masks, crafts, and other arts of selected Subsaharan African groups, and African American artists. Develops students’ understanding of the and a required museum trip.   

Prerequisite: None

Offered On Demand

 

ARTH 216: Women in Art

Explores the achievements of women artists; images of women in art; the role of women in art history, theory, and criticism; and the museum and gallery environments as they relate to women.

Prerequisite: None

Offered On Demand

 

ARTH 217: Latin American Art

An introduction to selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking western hemisphere, including ancient, medieval, and contemporary examples. Contributions of native African, European, and other cultures will be considered.

Prerequisite: None

Offered On Demand

 

ARTH 300: Special Topics in Art History

Topics of interest in various areas of art history. The instructor selects the format.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

Offered Spring Semester Every Two Years

 

ARTH 411: Modernism: Art from 1850 to 1950

Surveys art and architecture of Europe and the United Stateds between 1850 and 1950, its historical and cultural context, and its connection to concepts of modernity.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

Offered Fall Semester Every Two Years

 

ARTH 412: Changing Times: Art of the Sixties

Surveys the art of the sixties, its historical and cultural context.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

Offered Spring Semester Every Two Years

 

ARTH 414: Contemporary Art

Introduces contemporary art and theory, covering art and artists from the 1980s to the present.    Deals with the conceptual issues facing today’s artists and introduces the main currents in critical theory. The course is aimed at students who have a strong interest in contemporary art, are interested in recent critical theory and its applications in visual art, or are artists or other students in the humanities planning to attend graduate school.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

Offered Fall Semester Every Two Years