Undergraduate Department of
College of Fine Arts
Chair: Adam Jolles; Professors: Freiberg, Neuman, Weingarden; Associate Professors: Bearor, Carrasco, Dowell, Jolles, Jones, Leitch, Neill; Assistant Professors: Bauer, Bick, Killian; Instructional Support Specialist III: Hudson; Professors Emeriti: Draper, Gerson, Nasgaard, Rose; Courtesy Professors: Berry, de Grummond, Emmerson, Lee, McLane, Pfaff, Pullen
The Department of Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the history and criticism of art, the Master of Arts (MA) in the history and criticism of art, the Master of Arts (MA) in museum and cultural heritage studies, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the history and criticism of art. The objective is to prepare the student for a professional career either in academic art history or in a related profession, including work in museums and archives, commercial galleries, and publishing.
The faculty includes specialists in Islamic art, Pre-Columbian art, Spanish Colonial and Caribbean art, Early Medieval and Byzantine art, Romanesque and Gothic art, Italian and Northern European Renaissance art and architecture, Baroque and 18th-century art and architecture, modern architecture, 19th- and 20th-century art and criticism, American art, contemporary art and critical theory, history of prints and photography, word-image studies, and museum studies. Members of the Department of Classics faculty trained in archaeology and art history offer courses in Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, and Egyptian art.
The Department of Art History is supported by a rich array of resources, including classrooms, seminar rooms, a teaching lab fully equipped for multimedia presentations, and a media center under the direction of a full-time curator. The media center houses a comprehensive collection of digital resources, including a database of more than 45,000 images. Additionally, the School of Art and Design Library includes over 6,500 art-related books. The University library holdings are extensive and include a rare book and facsimile collection. The library supports many electronic resources and an excellent interlibrary loan division. The resources of the Ringling Museum Library as well as those held by other state universities in Florida are also available.
The University Museum of Fine Arts houses several permanent collections and is used for temporary exhibitions. The University administers the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, with its internationally known collection of European and Asian art. Internships are available at each of the Florida State University's museums.
Students have the opportunity to pursue independent research at the Florida State University Study Centers in Florence, London, Panama, Paris, and Valencia. The Florence program is used extensively by students of the history of art for the study of the Italian language and arts and for archival work. The London Study Center offers opportunities for teaching assistantships and for internships at major London museums. The Paris program hosts a specialized program in art history taught by the Department of Art History faculty. Archaeological experience is available at the Etruscan and Roman sites of Cetamura del Chianti and Poggio delle Civitelle at San Venanzo, the University's field school excavations in Italy.
The department sponsors an annual Art History Graduate Symposium for graduate students attending universities nationwide. Students are chosen to present papers during a two-day series of meetings, and these papers may be submitted for publication in Athanor, a journal for graduate students in art history sponsored by the Art History Department and the College of Fine Arts. Each year a distinguished art historian is invited to participate in the symposium and to deliver the keynote address.
Computer Skills Competency
All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer skills competency prior to graduation. As necessary computer competency skills vary from discipline to discipline, each major determines the courses needed to satisfy this requirement. In art history, undergraduate majors must satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C" or higher in ARH 2814 Information Technology for the Art Historian.
Oral Communication Competency
All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate the ability to transmit clearly ideas and information orally in a way that is appropriate to the topic, purpose, and audience. Undergraduates must also demonstrate the ability to discuss ideas clearly with others, to listen and respond to questions, and to assess critical responses appropriately. The need for specific oral communication skills, such as formal lectures/presentations, interviewing skills, or group dynamics varies from discipline to discipline. In art history, undergraduate majors must satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C" or higher in SPC 2067, Communication for Arts and Design, offered through the Department of Art History.
State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites
The state of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.
At the time this document was published, some common program prerequisites were being reviewed by the state of Florida and may have been revised. Please visit https://dlss.flvc.org/admin-tools/common-prerequisites-manuals for a current list of state-approved prerequisites.
The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions, necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:
Art History & Appreciation
- ART X201 (Design I, basic design) or ART X202 (Design II, 3D, methods and concepts) or ART X203 (Design II, 3D, concepts and practices) or ART X205 (Color, color and composition, color design, color theory)
- ART X300 (Drawing I, drawing foundations) or ART X301 (Drawing II) or ART X310 (Intermediate drawing)
- ARH X050
- ARH X051
- XXX XXXX: coursework in a single foreign language for nine to twelve credit hours to satisfy the foreign language competency requirement
Note: All courses except the foreign language coursework require a "C" or higher.
Major in Art History
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in the history and criticism of art requires a total of forty-eight semester hours of which forty-two will be in art history and six in studio art. The foundation courses (ARH 2050, ARH 2051, and ARH 3XXX World Arts Survey) provide a broad view of major artists and monuments from Western and World Art history and are to be taken as early as possible. Majors are required to take an additional nine upper-level courses, one of which must be in World Arts. Two of the nine courses must be seminars in art history (ARH 4800), prior to which fifteen credit hours in art history must be completed. Only a grade of "C" or better is acceptable for courses in Art History to be credited toward the major. Students must also satisfy the University language requirement for the BA degree. Art History majors satisfy the University Oral Competency and Computer Skills Competency with SPC 2067 and ARH 2814, respectively.
Honors in the Major
The Department of Art History offers honors in the major to those who wish to pursue an extended independent research project. For requirements and other information, see the "University Honors Office and Honor Societies" chapter of this General Bulletin.
Minor in Art History
A minor in art history requires fifteen semester hours of coursework in the department. The student may choose any five art history courses in completing this requirement.
Minor in Medieval Studies
The undergraduate minor in medieval studies provides students with focused, interdisciplinary training in the culture of the pre-modern era in the lands of Europe, both West and East, as well as the cultures of the Middle East. The minor will consist of fifteen semester hours beyond the liberal studies and major requirements. The selection of a pair of courses in one of the following fields of concentration provides a focus for the minor: medieval art history (two ARH courses from an approved list); medieval history (two EUH courses from an approved list); and medieval texts and cultures (one ENL and one modern languages course from an approved list). Having established a concentration in one medieval field, the student then chooses three more courses from an approved list. These courses are to be distributed over two or three departments other than that of his/her concentration. Additional courses are certified on a semester-by-semester basis. Qualified students also may enroll in certified graduate-level courses for minor credit, with permission of the instructor.
Minor in Museum Studies
A minor in museum studies requires fifteen semester hours. Of these, six semester hours are in museum studies courses, three hours are in a related elective, and the remaining six hours are taken in supervised internship. Students with a minor in museum studies may not apply any internship hours toward the major in Art History.
Definition of Prefix
IDH— Interdisciplinary Honors
ARH 2000. Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3). This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
ARH 2050. History and Criticism of Art I (3). This course is an introductory survey from prehistoric through late-Medieval art history.
ARH 2051. History and Criticism of Art II (3). This course is an introductory survey from early Renaissance through modern art history including developments in American art.
ARH 2581. Survey of "Tribal Arts" Past and Present (3). This course studies the non-Western arts as tools for interacting with other people, or with environmental or universal forces.
ARH 2814. Information Technology for the Art Historian (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the Art History major. This course introduces students to computer-based research, writing, and presentation tools essential in art history.
ARH 3130. Survey of Greek Art and Archaeology (3). This course reviews the major accomplishments in Greek art from early times through the Hellenistic period through a survey of principal monuments, works, and archaeological evidence.
ARH 3150. Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy (3). This course is a survey of Italian art and archaeology including early Italy, the Etruscans, and Rome with reference to the major monuments, works, and archaeological evidence.
ARH 3405. Contemporary Art in Public Spaces (3). Prerequisites: ART 1000, ART 1201C, ART 1203, ART 1300C, ART 1602C, and ART 2204C. This undergraduate survey course addresses key conceptual issues regarding the functions and siting of contemporary public art, providing students with a working knowledge of the relevant critical literature. Students also learn the basic components of writing a public art project proposal.
ARH 3515. History of African Art (3). This course surveys the history of African art, covering numerous regions of the vast continent. Students examine artistic expressions and visual traditions in the Sahara; along the Nile, Congo, and Niger rivers; in the Central and Western Sudan; the Atlantic Forests; the Cameroon grasslands; and eastern and southern Africa, among others. The course covers a range of visual and material expressions, including painting, sculpture, architecture, costuming, ritual implements, cultural landscapes, and ephemera.
ARH 3530. The Arts of Asia (3). This course is a general introduction to the visual arts of Asia, covering primarily India, central Asia, China, and Japan. The course is organized along thematic lines, with topics such as the ancient world, Buddhism, Chinese aesthetic theory and painting, and native and foreign currents in Japanese art.
ARH 3572. History of Islamic Art (3). This course surveys the history of Islamic Art, covering numerous cultures on several continents. Students examine the development of artistic expressions and visual traditions in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Spain.
ARH 3612. Visual Cultures of the Americas (3). This course in an introductory survey of the visual and material culture of the Americas from the archaic period to the present.
ARH 3794. Museum Basics: History and Theory (3). This course introduces students to the history and theory of museums and museum practices, museum administration, exhibition planning, museum education, and museum careers.
ARH 3854. The Museum Object (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3794. The course covers the philosophy and practice of acquiring, processing, preserving, displaying, and interpreting museum objects. Material culture and the museum objects are addressed from the perspective of various disciplines, such as art history, archaeology, anthropology, history, and the natural sciences. Hands-on experience is gained in designing and executing an exhibition of the students' conception.
ARH 3930r. Special Topics (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
ARH 4067. History of Modern Architecture (3). This course traces the major shifts in architectural thinking and design from the 19th to 21st centuries. While focused on European and American debates and movements, the course makes links to the architectural implications of Western territorial ambitions in the colonies such as the Indian subcontinent, the Muslim heartland, and North Africa.
ARH 4110. Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age in the Aegean (3). This course studies the major archaeological evidence related to the Bronze Age in Crete and Greece; the major sites, monuments, and artistic works.
ARH 4118. Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (3). This course surveys the archaeology and art of ancient Egypt from the Pre-dynastic to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. An emphasis is placed on the art, architecture, and culture of the Old and New Kingdoms.
ARH 4120. Etruscan Art and Archaeology (3). This course is a study of Etruscan culture, art, and archaeology.
ARH 4131. Greek Art and Archaeology of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C. (3). This course surveys the accomplishments of classical Greek art through an examination of the monuments, works, and archaeological evidence.
ARH 4151. Art and Archaeology of the Early Roman Empire (3). This course examines Roman art and archaeology from Augustus through the Antonines with a survey of the major artistic accomplishments and the archaeological remains.
ARH 4154. Archaeology of the Late Roman Empire (3). This course comprises a study of Roman art and archaeology from the second to sixth century CE with emphasis on important sites and monuments.
ARH 4173r. Studies in Classical Archaeology and Art (3–9). This course studies specific aspects of the archaeology and art of Greece and Italy. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARH 4210. Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3). This course explores Byzantine art and architecture from the rise of Christianity in the second and third centuries to the end of the sixth century. Emphasis is placed on how imperial rulers used art to further their political and religious agendas.
ARH 4211. Early Medieval Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3056 or instructor permission. This course explores the development of the uses of art in the European Middle Ages, from Barbarian metal work to the acceptance of the classical tradition, to the first mature pan-European art of Romanesque architecture and sculpture. Topics of special interest include pilgrimage, imperial imagery, manuscripts, and monasteries.
ARH 4212. Late Antique and Early Christian Art (3). This course focuses on the art and architecture produced in Late Antiquity, a time of transition from the Roman and Medieval periods. Emphasis is on the processes of transmission, adoption, and adaptation of established iconographies and architectural forms from Jewish and pagan arts to serve the needs of the newly established Christian religion.
ARH 4230. Later Medieval Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3056 or instructor permission. This course covers what is generally called Gothic art, including the cathedrals and their sculpture built by bishops and towns, as well as the castles, sumptuous arts, and manuscripts commissioned by princes and lords. Topics of special interest include the Black Death, devotional art, civic expression, and the arts of the courts.
ARH 4301. Cosmopolitan Renaissance (3). Prerequisite: ARH 2050 or ARH 2051. This course examines artistic exchange in painting, sculpture, and printmaking in continental Europe during the Renaissance.
ARH 4304. History of Renaissance Architecture (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course is a survey of 15th- and 16th-century architecture in Italy with emphasis on works by Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Michelangelo, and Palladio. Discussion centers on how the major architectural types developed and why, including: churches, city palaces, public piazzas, and country villas. Particular attention is paid to the impact of antiquity and the emergence of urban planning.
ARH 4310. Early Italian Renaissance Art: 15th Century (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course examines how social and historical issues influenced the arts during the first great cultural flowering of the Renaissance in Florence, Rome, and Venice. Discussion centers on how the requirements of the patron, the vitality of local traditions, and the interaction among the arts all contributed to the creation of the new Renaissance vocabulary.
ARH 4312. Later Italian Renaissance Art: 16th Century (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course examines works by the great masters of the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian, against the backdrop of the social and political realities of the day. Discussion includes the rise of the artist-hero, the sources and meaning of Mannerism, and the impact of the religious controversies of the age.
ARH 4331. Northern European Renaissance Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course focuses on developments in northern European 15th- and 16th-century art with emphasis on painting and printmaking: Flemish, French, German, and Dutch artists.
ARH 4352. Southern Baroque Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course investigates painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy and Spain during the 17th century, stressing the theatrical, ecstatic, and virtuoso character of works produced for royalty, the Church, and the rising middle class by such masters as Caravaggio, Bernini, and Velázquez.
ARH 4353. Northern Baroque Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course examines the Golden Age of painting, sculpture, and architecture in France, England, and the Netherlands, showing how such figures as Rembrandt and Vermeer encoded meaning in works of detailed realism and contributed to the rise of new subjects in art, including still life, landscape, and portraiture.
ARH 4355. 18th-Century Art (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course studies painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Western Europe during the Enlightenment, with emphasis on the luxurious, sensual art of the Rococo, the rational classicism of the Palladian Revival, the new moral and philosophical image of women, and the rise of the decorative arts.
ARH 4372. Spanish Colonial Art: The Hapsburg Period, 1492/1506–1700 (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course surveys the art, architecture, and visual culture of Spain's overseas colonies during the period of early exploration and Austrian Hapsburg rule in Spain (1506–1700). It examines a wide array of visual expressions, including painting, sculpture, architecture, urban space, prints, ephemera, ceramics, furniture, and clothing. In the course of this survey, the relationship between art and such issues as colonialism, race, gender, and social hierarchy are considered.
ARH 4413. Spanish Colonial Art: The Bourbon Period, 1700–1821/1898 (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course surveys the art, architecture, and visual culture of Spain's overseas colonies during the period of Bourbon imperial rule (1700–1821/1898). It examines a wide array of visual expressions, including painting, sculpture, architecture, urban space, prints, ephemera, ceramics, furniture, and clothing. In the course of this survey, the relationship between art and issues such as colonialism, race, gender, and social hierarchy are considered.
ARH 4414. Modern European Art: Neoclassicism through Impressionism (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course treats European art from 1780–1880, concentrating on the evolving dialogue between academic and anti-academic practices through an investigation of the relationship between theory, criticism, and techniques of representation. Topics of inquiry include: David and Neo-classicism; British landscape painting; Delacroix and French Romanticism; Courbet's Realism and Manet's Naturalism; and French Impressionism.
ARH 4416. Paris Avant-Garde (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057. This course examines the art of the avant-garde in France from 1800 through the middle of the twentieth century. The course focuses on select themes related to the urban culture and intellectual currents that shaped contemporary art and its public reception in the modern era. All classes are taught in museums and at historical sites.
ARH 4450. Modern European Art: Post-Impressionism through Surrealism (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course covers the development of art from 1880 to 1940. Topics of discussion include abstraction, Symbolism, Surrealism, as well as the relationship between the techniques and forms of abstract representation and contemporary philosophical, social, scientific, and political events. The writing of artists and critics provides the basis for this inquiry.
ARH 4540. Arts of India (3). This course offers an introduction to the visual culture of South and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on the Indian Subcontinent. The course examines the role that artistic production has played in the transmission of religious beliefs and the development of cultural systems from the Indus Valley to the present day. Students are encouraged to explore the forms and functions of art in a variety of media, including but not limited to architecture, urban form, sculpture, painting, and performance.
ARH 4551. Arts of China (3). This course introduces the visual arts of China, covering the Neolithic to the modern period. The framework for the course is both chronological and thematic, with special emphasis on how the Chinese have viewed themselves and the world in different periods, and how this has been expressed in their arts. Topics include ancient China, the introduction of Buddhism, aesthetic theory and painting, and masters of landscape.
ARH 4554. Arts of Japan (3). This course introduces the visual arts of Japan, covering the ancient to the modern period. The framework for the course is both chronological and thematic, with particular focus on the relationship between culture and the visual arts. Among the topics covered are ancient Japan, Japanese aesthetics, Buddhist art, the rise of the samurai, garden architecture and tea ceremony, castle decoration, and the world of ukiyo-e.
ARH 4571. Islamic Art and Architecture, 7th - 21st Centuries (3). This course surveys the art and architecture of the Islamic world from its early days in the mid-seventh century to the present day. While the concept "Islamic world" is both vague and vast, stretching from Spain to Indonesia and beyond, the course focuses on several geographic areas to explore the visual culture produced by Muslims.
ARH 4620. U.S. Art: Centennial through Late Modernism (3). Prerequisites: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course surveys painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and material culture from 1876 to the 1950s, reflecting regional and multicultural responses to questions of subjectivity and modernity such as "What is 'American' about our country and its art?" The course also explores how developing a national identity in this culture was a central concern during this period.
ARH 4621. U.S. Art: Colonial Era to the Centennial (3). Prerequisites: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course examines an emerging national identity as reflected and developed in the arts and material culture from the Colonial period to 1876 using concepts from European images of "discovery" to conceptions of national culture presented to visitors at the Philadelphia Centennial. The course content is multicultural and includes discussions of women's contributions.
ARH 4642. Art after 1940 (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course covers American and European art from Abstract Expressionism to the present. The course examines the reactions against Abstract Expressionism and investigates late-modernist practices (e.g., Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Performance Art). Topics discussed include contemporary artistic practices and the relationship between "modernism" and "postmodernism".
ARH 4653. Great Traditions in Mesoamerican Art and Culture (3). This course introduces the art and architecture of Mesoamerica from the rise of the Olmec (1500 BC) to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Focus is placed on how changes in visual culture reflect larger religious and political transformations.
ARH 4675. The Art and Culture of the Maya (3). This course examines the art and culture of the Maya from approximately 350 BC to the present, focusing primarily on the Classic period (AD 250–900). This course highlights the role of art in Maya religion, politics, and ritual, addressing both the Maya conception of time and their hieroglyphic script. The class examines a range of media in which the Maya worked, including architecture, sculpture, ceramic painting, calligraphic monuments, and primary texts in translation, such as the Popol Vuh.
ARH 4710. History of Photography (3). This course surveys the history of photography from its invention in the 1830s up to the present. It addresses the historical development of the medium both topically and chronologically, focusing on photography's global reach and its diverse array of social functions. Topics include historical debates about photography's status as art; commercial and scientific applications; advertising and fashion photography; photojournalism and propaganda; the rise of amateur photography; and contemporary trends and practices. Prior experience in photography is not required.
ARH 4720. History of Graphics (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course surveys artists and processes in Western printmaking from the 15th century through the 20th century.
ARH 4772. Japanese Animation (3). This course follows the history of Japanese animation from the early 20th century to the present time, with special focus on the contemporary period. The course investigates not only the richness of what is commonly referred to as anime, but also anime's various origins in Japan and abroad.
ARH 4800r. Methods of Art History and Criticism (3). Prerequisites: ARH 2051, ARH 3056, ARH 3057, and twelve prior credit hours in upper-level art history. This course is an undergraduate seminar in art history with changing topics. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ARH 4810. Art History Methods and Media (3). Prerequisites: ARH 3056, ARH 3057, twelve prior credit hours in upper-level art history, and instructor permission. This seminar is designed for undergraduate art-history majors who plan to continue at the graduate level. The seminar introduces art media and research methods.
ARH 4815r. Honors Work in Art History (1–6). This course requires a written thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours, subject to approval of faculty advisor.
ARH 4846. Museums of Paris (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057. This course introduces students to the history of museums and to debates on the philosophical nature of museums. The course surveys the history of the French nation, from antiquity to the present, from the perspectives of its museums and monuments.
ARH 4876. Global Women's Art (3). This course covers global women's art in the 20th and 21st centuries, with investigations into women's painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, film, and multimedia, often challenging conventional perceptions of gendered roles to reshape possibilities for themselves and their communities. The course also includes coverage of immigrant and exiled women's contributions to the arts in the United States.
ARH 4882. Visual Cultures of the African Diaspora (3). Prerequisite: ARH 3057 or instructor permission. This course engages the visual cultures of the African Diaspora with geographic attention to the contemporary nations of Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. After background on the visual cultures of West Africa, particularly those of Yoruba origin, we discuss the transformative impact of Atlantic World slavery and colonial institutions on African traditions. We consider the material and visual landscapes of new African ethnic formations in the Americas in relation to slavery, religious institutions, such as confraternities, ritual life, and the formation of symbolic economies. We then investigate how various religious traditions and their attendant visual cultures were remade in the post-slavery era.
ARH 4884. Walt Disney and the American Century (3). This course considers Disney and his company in relation to art, society, and politics during the twentieth century. Special attention is paid to Disney's contributions in the realms of film, architecture, and theme park. Through assigned readings and visual material such as cartoons, slides, and documentaries, the course assesses the relationship between high art and popular art and evaluates Disney's impact on the production and consumption of leisure.
ARH 4905r. Directed Individual Study (3).
ARH 4933r. Special Topics in Art History (3). This course is an undergraduate, upper-level lecture course in art history with changing topics. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ARH 4941r. Internship in Museum Studies (3–12). This course is an internship in a collaborative museum to provide students with firsthand knowledge of, and practical experience in, museums. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours, only three of which may be applied toward the major in art history. May be repeated within the same semester.
IDH 2103. Museums: Three Promises for Humanity (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program. This course provides an in-depth view of museums and their commitment to learning, equality, and social advancement. The seminar traces the development of museums from early traditions through the paradigm shift of the past two decades that has produced uniquely humanistic and socially responsible institutions. Through investigations of museum environments and interaction with museum professionals, the class examines how museums can build a healthy, safe, and meaningful future for diverse regional and global communities.
IDS 2678. Apocalypse: The End of the World in the Arts (3). This course studies how the end of the world represented in the arts from the Early Christian and medieval periods to the present. Students analyze book and manuscript illustrations, films, paintings, plays, religious texts, and visionary poems to determine why and how people think the world will end and how they express these expectations in powerful works of art.
IDS 3168. Walt Disney's America (3). This course posits the questions "Who was Walt Disney, and how did he create an empire that continues to affect us profoundly today?" To answer these questions, students critically examine the two principal media in which Disney pioneered: the animated film and the theme park.
SPC 2067. Communication for Arts and Design (3). This course provides majors in the College of Fine Arts with a course designed to fulfill the university's oral communication requirement using examples drawn from a diverse range of artistic contexts.
ARH 5068. History of Modern Architecture (3).
ARH 5076. Word and Image Studies (3).
ARH 5111. Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age in the Aegean (3).
ARH 5119. Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (3).
ARH 5125. Etruscan Art and Archaeology (3).
ARH 5140. Greek Art and Archaeology of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C. (3).
ARH 5160. Art and Archaeology of the Early Roman Empire (3).
ARH 5174r. Studies in Classical Art and Archaeology (3).
ARH 5220. Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3).
ARH 5221. Early Medieval Art (3).
ARH 5222. Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts (3).
ARH 5223. Late Antique and Early Christian Art (3).
ARH 5240. Later Medieval Art (3).
ARH 5321. Early Italian Renaissance Art: 15th Century (3).
ARH 5322. Later Italian Renaissance Art: 16th Century (3).
ARH 5340. Northern European Renaissance Art (3).
ARH 5360. Southern Baroque Art (3).
ARH 5361. Northern Baroque Art (3).
ARH 5363. 18th-Century Art (3).
ARH 5420. Modern European Art: Neoclassicism through Impressionism (3).
ARH 5445. Modern European Art: Post-Impressionism through Surrealism (3).
ARH 5556. Arts of Japan (3).
ARH 5558. Arts of China (3).
ARH 5575 Islamic Art and Architecture, 7th - 21st Centuries (3).
ARH 5605. Native American Arts and Architecture of the Southwest (3).
ARH 5625. American Art before 1940 (3).
ARH 5648. Art after 1940 (3).
ARH 5659. Great Traditions in Mesoamerican Art and Culture (3).
ARH 5715. History of Photography (3).
ARH 5725. History of Graphics (3).
ARH 5797. Seminar in Museum Studies (3).
ARH 5799. Cultural Heritage Theory and Practice (3).
ARH 5806r. Seminar in the History and Criticism of Art (3).
ARH 5813. Seminar in the Methods of Art History (3).
ARH 5838. The Museum Object (3).
ARH 5864. Methods and Theory for the Study of World Arts (3).
ARH 5885. Introduction to Appraising Personal Property (4).
ARH 5886. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) (4).
ARH 5887. Walt Disney and the American Century (3).
ARH 5907r. Directed Individual Study (1–5).
ARH 5913r. Supervised Research (1–15). (S/U grade only.)
ARH 5940r. Supervised Teaching (1–15). (S/U grade only.)
ARH 5942r. Internship in Museum Studies (1–6).
ARH 6292r. Topics in Medieval Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6394r. Topics in Renaissance Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6398r. Topics in Baroque Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6592r. Topics in Eastern Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6694r. Topics in 19th-Century Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6695r. Topics in 20th-Century Art: Seminar (3).
ARH 6718. Documentary Photography and Film (3).
ARH 6904r. Readings for Examinations (1–12). (S/U grade only.)
ARH 6920r. Teaching Colloquium in Art History (1–12). (S/U grade only.)
ARH 6936. Topics in World Arts: Seminar (3).
ARH 6937r. Doctoral Seminar in Classical Archaeology (3).
For listings relating to graduate coursework for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.
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