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Survey of the history of art from the earliest times to the end of the Medieval period.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 311, AHIS 313, AHIS 318, IDES 340, TMFD 407, TMFD 408
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 7
Survey of the history of art from the Renaissance period to the present.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 321, AHIS 322, AHIS 346, AHIS 446, AHIS 448
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 7
AHIS 121
On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Italy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 216
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Introduction to the art of the Middle Ages from the Early Christian to Gothic periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Development of Italian art and architecture in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 476
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Introduction to the art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Northern Europe. Major artists studied include Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and Albrecht Dürer.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 231
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Art and architecture in Europe from 1550 to 1700.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 246
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Intro to Art from Modern to Contemporary
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Role of the fine arts in creating national identity. How portraiture, genre, history painting, landscape, sculpture, photography, and folk art produced competing definitions of America. Growth of art institutions and patrons, the development of different audiences and how they established and changed expectations for art and artists.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 451
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
The changes in art resulting from the US's transition to an urban, industrial and cosmopolitan society. Careers and styles of individual artists, along with the impact of European art before and after the 1913 Armory Show. How the intersection of artists, patrons, and audiences supported the formation of new institutions and markets for modern art.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 452
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
From pre-Columbian through contemporary art.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Survey of the arts of India arranged according to chronological and cultural development, followed by the related arts of Ceylon and Java; similar survey of the arts of Japan down to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Survey of the arts of China arranged according to chronological and cultural development, followed by similar surveys of the arts of Korea and Southeast Asia.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Art and art history majors must register for a letter grade.
Participation in archaeological field research projects to learn basic field techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 496
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 101 or 211 or permission.
Art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 101 or 211 or permission.
Introduction of the art and archaeology of ancient Italy from the villanovans through the end of the Roman Empire.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 101 or permission.
Art in Europe from 1100 to 1500; style and iconography in Gothic art including architecture and architectural sculpture.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 418, AHIS 426
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 102 or 221 or permission.
Introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 13th century to the end of the 15th century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 102 or 221 or permission.
Introduction to the painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 15th to the mid-16th century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
From Neoclassicism through Post-impressionism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
European art from 1870 to 1945, focusing on the development of the avant-garde, and on the relationship between art and its historical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 366
African ArchitectureCrosslisted as ARCH 347/547, ETHN 347
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 388
Arts of the 20th Century: 1900-1945Crosslisted as MUNM 388, THEA 388
AHIS/MUSC/THEA 388 will not count towards the major or minor in studio art and/or art history.
Interdisciplinary approach to the enjoyment and understanding of the contemporary (first half of the twentieth century) arts.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 389
Arts of the 20th Century: 1945-PresentCrosslisted as MUNM 389, THEA 389
AHIS/MUNM/THEA 389 will not count toward the major or minor in studio art and/or art history.
Interdisciplinary approach to the enjoyment and understanding of the contemporary (1945 to the present) arts.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing and permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per semester: 9
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing and permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per semester: 9
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing and permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing and permission.
Course is offered in spring semester only.
Culminating experience in art history. A comprehensive analysis of the discipline of art history. Builds on material from previous course work. Historiographic and methodological issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AHIS 411/811
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.
History and development of architectural orders and styles from ancient Greece and Italy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 412/812
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.
Greek sculpture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Stylistic evolution and classical themes as presented in individual freestanding and architectural sculpture. Techniques, materials, and uses of sculpture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 413/813
Prereqs:
12 hrs art history or in related disciplines with permission.
Development of Roman painting from the Etruscans through the Age of Constantine.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318, or in related disciplines with permission.
Style, iconography, history, and function of painting and prints from ca. 1150 to 1475 in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Includes manuscript illumination, stained glass, panel painting, woodcuts, and engravings, stressing the development of naturalism before the "Renaissance" in Northern Europe.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, or in related disciplines with permission.
Exploration of the art and architecture of the Italian city in the late middle ages and Renaissance, with particular attention to civic projects and the role of art in defining the identity, and creating the "myths" of that city.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318 or 418, or in related disciplines with permission.
Art of the Renaissance and Reformation in Germany and the Netherlands. Stresses the influences of Italian Renaissance Art and the impact of the Protestant Reformation from ca. 1475 to 1575.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 431/831
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history or in related disciplines with permission.
Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hr in art history or in related disciplines with permission.
French Impressionism and Post-impressionism with consideration of the historical context out of which they emerged. Development of the avant-garde and the changing relationship of the artist to society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 446/846
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 and 246.
Art from 1945 to the present focusing on the development of the avant-garde, the transition from modernism to post-modernism, and the various art world institutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 448/848
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 or 246, and 446/846; or 12 hrs in related disciplines with permission.
Developments in art since 1970, exploring the various art styles and the relationship of the artists to their audience and to the institutions of the art world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs art history including AHIS 251 or 341 or permission.
19th Century American art and material culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs art history including AHIS 252 or 346 or permission.
Early 20th-century American art.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.
Emphasizing the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.
Emphasizing New Spain, the Viceroyalty of Peru, and Brazil.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 471/871
Prereqs:
Permission.
Introduction to the history of still photography with major emphasis on its development as an art form.
This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 472
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 472/872
Prereqs:
AHIS 471/871 or permission.
Movements in photography since 1960 with emphasis on the interaction with art theory and criticism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 476/876
Prereqs:
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 221, 226, or 231, or in related disciplines with permission.
Introduction to the history of prints stressing printmaking techniques, i.e., woodcut, engraving, drypoint, etching, and the makers of prints during the first 300 years of printmaking in Europe. Baldung, Goltzius, Bruegel, and Rembrandt. Major technical developments, such as the introduction of printing colored woodcuts, are included.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing and permission of department chair.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AHIS 286 or equivalent, and permission.
Art and Art History majors must register for a letter grade.
Further training in archaeological field research techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Emphasizing the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 899
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
History of the discipline, with an examination of the various art historical approaches. Development and refinement of specialized research skills appropriate to the field.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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AHIS 988
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle AgesCrosslisted as ENGL 988, HIST 988, MODL 988, MUSC 988
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AHIS 989
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the RenaissanceCrosslisted as ENGL 989, HIST 989, MODL 989, MUSC 989
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom