Graduate 400 - 600 Level Courses

401 GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Developments in Greek art and architecture, tenth century B.C. to first century B.C.; emphasis on the importance of Greek sanctuaries.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 311 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different]. 

Recent topic:

     GREEK SANCTUARIES (Dr. Walters)

402 THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.  Specific stylistic periods in manuscript painting from A.D. 500 to 1500 in Western Europe and Byzantium.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 302 or 312.  (Dr. Smith)

405 PIONEERS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE. Selected period or theme in the development of modern architecture during the nineteenth and/or early twentieth centuries.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 307  [may be taken twice, if topic is different].

Recent topics:

     FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES (Dr. Zabel)

     GERMAN ARCHITECTURE: 1789 TO PRESENT (Dr. Zabel)     

     ARTS AND CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN IN BRITAIN & AMERICA ( Dr. Zabel)     

409 MUSEUM STUDIES.  An introduction to the professional activities that occur in art museums .  Prerequisite:  6 credits of ART H, ART, and/or A ED [cross-listed as ART 409].  (Dr. Kletchka)

410 TASTE AND CRITICISM IN ART. History and literature of art criticism demonstrating the varied philosophic, cultural, iconographic, technical, and visual approaches.  Prerequisite:  6 credits of ART H . (Dr. Rich)

411 ROMAN ART. Roman sculpture and painting from Augustus to Constantine. Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 311 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topic:

     ANCIENT VILLAS (Dr. Walters)

     ORIENTALISM AND THE ROMANS (Dr. Walters)

412 THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL. Specific aspects of Romanesque and Gothic church architecture of western Europe, especially France and England, between 1000 and 1500. Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302 or 312.  (Dr. Smith)

413 ARCHITECTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY.  This course will examine design, construction, function and symbolism in the monastic architecture of Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  Prerequisite:  3 credits of ART H.  (Dr. Smith)

415 THE SKYSCRAPER. Origin and evolution of the skyscraper as seen against the background of cultural conditions and technological factors.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 307.

Recent topic:

     NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 1870s to 1960s  (Dr. Zabel)

416 STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART. Selected time periods and/or issues in the art of the United States.

Recent topics:

     AFRICAN AMERICAN ART SINCE 1900 (Dr. Robinson)

     1893-1939  (Dr. Robinson)

420 RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE. Russian architecture from the first Orthodox churches of the late tenth century to the end of the Soviet Union.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 112 or 201 or 202.  (Dr. Zabel)

422 STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE. Specific studies of western European sculpture, 300–1500, with attention to sources, styles, type, and iconography.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 111 or 201 or 302 or 312 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topics:

     ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE (Dr. Smith)

     GOTHIC SCULPTURE (Dr. Smith)

     MEDIEVAL TREASURY (Dr. Bruhn)

423 STUDIES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART. Specific studies of Italian Renaissance art, including the work of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 202 or 303 [may be taken up to 3 times, if the topic is different].

Recent topic:

     AROUND (AND ABOUT) MICHELANGELO 

424 MASTERS OF NORTHERN BAROQUE ART. Seventeenth-century painters in Flanders and Holland, including the works of artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.  Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 314.

425 TOPICS IN NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART. Focuses on a topic of interest in Netherlandish and/or German art between 1300 and 1600. 

426 ICONOCLASM: POWERFUL IMAGES AND THEIR DESTRUCTION. Iconoclasm: exploring the political, religious, and social motivations behind the destruction of powerful imagery throughout history.  3 credits of ART H 

427 TOPICS IN GLOBAL ARTISTIC COMMUNICATION. Explores a specific time period in art history cross-culturally in Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or the Americas. 

435 STUDIES IN MODERN ART. Lectures focusing on a selected movement of nineteenth- or twentieth-century art.   Prerequisite:  ART H 100 or 112 or 305 or 307 or 325 [may be taken twice, if the topic is different].

Recent topics:

     GOYA (Dr. Schulz)

     CEZANNE / PICASSO / MATISSE (Dr. Locke)

     MANET AND REALISM (Dr. Locke)

     MOMENTS OF CHANGE, 1889–1914:  PICASSO, STRAVINSKY, AND THE BALLETS RUSSES IN BELLE ÉPOQUE PARIS (Dr. Locke)

     PARIS IN THE 19TH CENTURY (Dr. Locke)

     THE ALLURE OF MODERNITY (Dr. Locke)

     KANDINSKY AND DER BLAUE REITER (Dr. McGrady)

     EUROPEAN MODERNISM, 1900–1914 (Dr. McGrady)

     ABSTRACTION (Dr. Rich)

440 MONUMENTS OF ASIA. An exploration of major Asian sites and monuments through a focus on their historical and cultural significance.  (Dr. Desai or Dr. Tan)

Recent topic:

     THE TEMPLE IN SOUTH ASIA  (Dr. Desai)

442 LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART. Survey of the architecture, painting, and minor arts of Christian society from its beginning to the mid-sixth century. (Dr. Cutler).

445 OCEANIC ART.  Survey of the arts of Oceania (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia), including masks, sculpture, textiles, architecture and other art forms. (Dr. Dewey)

446 TOPICS IN AFRICAN ART.  Topics vary from “Arts of Eastern and Southern Africa” to “Arts of West Africa.” 

Recent Topics:

     ARTS & ARCHAEOLOGY IN ANCIENT AFRICA (Dr. Dewey)

447 TOPICS IN THE ART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA.  Selected topics in arts of the African Diaspora (South America, Caribbean, USA) including masquerades, textiles, architecture and other art forms. (Dr. Dewey).

450 THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. The history of photography from 1839, with particular emphasis on the relationship to the plastic arts. (Dr. Locke)

452 BYZANTINE ART. Monumental and minor arts of Byzantium and related areas from the reign of Justinian to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. (Dr. Cutler)

456 RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE PALACES. This course examines palace architecture and decoration in Italy, France, England, and Germany from 1450-1700. (Dr. Thomas)

458 BAROQUE CAPITALS OF EUROPE. This course examines the architecture and urbanism of European capital cities from 1600 to 1800. (Dr. Thomas)

460 ART AND EMPIRE:  AZTEC, INCA, AND SPANISH.  This course is a comparative study of the artistic production used in Aztec, Inca and Spanish empires. (Dr. Solari)

462 STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN ART.  Specific studies of the visual and material culture created in Latin America from the colonial through the modern era. (Dr. Solari)

464  FRENCH ART & ARCHITECTURE, 1589-1789. This course examines painting, sculpture, and architecture in France from the Wars of Religion through the French Revolution.  (Dr. Locke & Dr. Thomas)

467 MATTER, MATERIALITY AND MEDIUMS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ARTISTIC STUFF.  Considers the physical challenges and long traditions of use of artistic media from both studio and historical points of view [cross-listed as ART 467].  (Dr. Rich)

470 TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART. A focused investigation of a special topic relating to art made after 1940. (Dr. Rich or Dr. Tan)

Recent topics:

     ART & MONEY (Dr. Rich)

     ART MADE SINCE YOU WERE BORN  (Dr. Rich)

     STRATEGIES OF ABSTRACTION (Dr. Rich)

     ART FROM 1949-1968 (Dr. Rich)

475 CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS. An interdisciplinary course that investigates women artists who are integral to the production of contemporary art primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  Prerequisite: Fifth semester standing, ART H 111 and 112, and enrollment in ART BA, ART BFA, Art Education, or Integrative Arts degree program [cross-listed as ART 401].  (Dr. Simone Osthoff, School of Visual Arts).

476 HISTORY AND THEORY OF DIGITAL ART. History and theories of contemporary digital art, emphasizing humanistic approaches to technology. [cross-listed as ART 476].

495 INTERNSHIP (1-18 credits).  Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or interships. Written or oral critique of activity required.

496 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1-18 credits).  Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

497 SPECIAL TOPICS recent examples:

     ANDEAN ART IN THE PALMER MUSEUM(Dr. Solari)

    HISTORY OF PRINTS AND PRINTMAKING (Dr. McGrady)

     PROBLEMS IN CONNOISSEURSHIP (Dr. McGrady)

     ASIAN CITIES/FILM (Dr. Desai)

     ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SANCTUARIES: MYTH, RITUAL, PLACE (Dr. Walters)

     ANCIENT RULERSHIP IN EGYPT (Dr. Walters)

     ANCIENT VILLAS: EGYPTIAN, GREEK, ROMAN (Dr. Walters)

     MEDIEVAL ART & ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN ITALY & SICILY (Dr. Smith)

     ISSUES AND EXPLORATIONS OF ITALIAN SCULPTURE:  FROM ANTIQUITY TO PRESENT DAY 

     ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE (Dr. R.Thomas)

     ROME: A CITY ON FILM: A CENTURY OF HISTORY, FANTASY, AND REALISM 

     ART HISTORY AND THEORY (Dr. Cutler)

499  FOREIGN STUDY-ART HISTORY (1-12 credits). Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

511 SEMINAR IN ANCIENT ART. Selected topics from the history of Greek and Roman art.

Recent topics:

     THE COSMIC ORIGIN AND FUNCTION OF ANCIENT TEMPLES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  (Dr. Walters)

     WOMEN, QUEENS, AND GODDESSES OF EGYPT, GREECE, AND ROME (Dr. Walters)

     MARMI COLORATI–OPULENCE IN STONE, ANCIENT LEGACY PROMOTED BY MANY SUCCESSORS (Dr. Walters)

     ALLURE OF THE ORIENT, DEADLY TO ROMANS? (Dr. Walters)

     FANTASY AND REALITY IN THE ARTS TIED TO COURTS OR CENTERS OF MAJOR EMPIRES (Dr. Walters)

512 SEMINAR IN MEDIEVAL ART. Original research into problems dealing with the art of the Middle Ages.

Recent topics:

     CONSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE AND DESIGN IN MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE:  AN EXAMINATION OF THEIR INTERRELATIONS (Dr. Smith)

     RECONSTRUCTING THE ARTISTIC PROCESS IN THE MIDDLE AGES (Dr. Smith)

     LITURGY AND ART IN THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH (Dr. Smith)

     ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE CISTERCIAN ORDER (Dr. Smith)

     THE CASE FOR GOTHIC IN ITALY (Dr. Smith)

     TEXT AND IMAGE IN MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (Dr. Smith)

     THE MODEL IN MEDIEVAL ART (Dr. Smith)

513 SEMINAR IN RENAISSANCE ART. Investigations in the area of Renaissance art, centering around major masters and monuments.

Recent topics:

     THE PAPACY AND BEYOND (

     THE REVIVAL OF ANTIQUITY—RENAISSANCE AND THE ANCIENT WORLD 

     MANNERISM: STYLE AND MEANING IN CINQUECENTO ART 

     RENAISSANCE ROME BETWEEN THE IDEAL AND THE “REAL” 

514 SEMINAR IN BAROQUE ART. Investigations in the area of Baroque art, centering around major masters and monuments.

Recent topics:

     THE ARCHITECT IN THR LIBRARY(Dr. R..THOMAS)

     ARCHITECTURE & BAROQUE THEATER 1600-1800 (Dr. R.Thomas)

     ARTISTIC IDENTITY IN ITALY, 1600–1750 (Dr. R.Thomas)

515 SEMINAR IN MODERN ART. Lectures, readings, reports, and discussions in the field of modern art

Recent topics:

     RETHINKING MANET AND IMPRESSIONISM (Dr. Locke)

     PARIS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Dr. Locke)

     THEORIES OF ARTISTIC INFLUENCE (Dr. Locke)

     COLOR (Dr. Rich)

FAILURE AS AN ARTISTIC AND ART HISTORICAL CATEGORY (Dr. Rich)

     DUBUFFET (Dr. Rich)

     POST-STRUCTURALIST APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY (Dr. Rich)

     FRENCH ART OF THE COLD WAR (Dr. Rich)

     CONTEMPORARY / QUEER / ART / THEORY (Dr. Rich)

     THROUGH THE LABYRINTH: TOPICS IN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM (Dr. Rich)

525 SEMINAR IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE. Investigation into the works and problems of modern architecture as they relate to the culture of our times.

Recent topics:

     SKYSCRAPERS OF NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, 1870s to 1960s (Dr. Zabel)

     ICONIC ARCHITECTURE: 1950 TO THE PRESENT (Dr. Zabel)

     FROM FUTURAMA TO THE ATOMIC AGE IN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE (Dr. Zabel)

     ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN REFORM IN VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN BRITAIN: THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT AND ITS INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS (Dr. Zabel)

551 HISTORIOGRAPHY OF ART HISTORY. The relationship between the definition of and approach to art-historical problems from Vasari to the present (Dr. Locke)

560 METHODS OF RESEARCH. Preparation of graduate students for professional careers in academia and museum work, involving grant writing and creation of publishable articles (Dr. Cutler)

596 INDIVIDUAL STUDIES (1 to 9 credits)

597 GRADUATE SEMINAR—SPECIAL TOPICS

Recent examples:

     SEMINAR IN PRIMITIVISM (Dr. Dewey)

     DIGITAL ART HISTORY (Dr. Schulz)

     SEMINAR IN SACRED SPACE: ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND THE HOLY FROM LATE ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Dr. Cutler)

    CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY OF THINGS: THE LIVES (AND AFTERLIVES) OF OBJECTS IN THE (GLOBAL) HISTORY OF ART

    IDOLATROUS WORLDS: ANALYZING MATERIALIZED SACRALITY IN THE EARLY MODERN ATLANTIC CONTEXT (Dr. Solari)

     AMERICAS SEMINAR: SACRED SPACES IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION (Dr. Solari)

     COLONIAL URBANISM IN SOUTH ASIA:  BRITISH COLONIALISM AND SOUTH ASIAN CITIES (Dr. Desai)

     RELIGION AND ART IN SOUTH ASIA (Dr. Desai)

     A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND ART IN ASIA (Dr. Desai)

     PRIMITIVISM (Dr. Dewey)

600 THESIS RESEARCH (1 to 15 credits)

601 PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME (0 credit)

602 SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1-3 credits per semester / maximum of 6).  Supervised experience for teaching assistants in art history.

603 FOREIGN ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE  (1 to 12 credits).  Foreign study and/or research approved by the graduate program for students enrolled in a foreign university constituting progress toward the degree.

610 THESIS RESEARCH OFF CAMPUS  (1 to 15 credits)

611 Ph.D. DISSERTATION PART-TIME  (0 credit)

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