Department of Art

Faculty

Professors Emeritae/i

Dennis Byng, M.S.
University of Wisconsin

Richard Callner, M.F.A.
Columbia University

Edward P. Cowley, M.A.
Columbia University

Mojmir S. Frinta, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

William H. Wilson, M.F.A.
Cranbrook Academy

Professors

Robert Cartmell, M.F.A.
University of Iowa

Phyllis J. Galembo, M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin

Edward A. Mayer, M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin

Thom O’Connor, M.F.A.
Cranbrook Academy

Associate Professors

Roberta M. Bernstein, Ph.D.
Columbia University

David Carbone, M.F.A.
Brooklyn College, CUNY

JoAnne Carson, M.F.A.
University of Chicago

Sarah R. Cohen, Ph.D.
Yale University

Mark A. Greenwold, M.F.A.
Indiana University

Arthur G. Lennig, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin

Marja Vallila, M.F.A.
Cornell University

Assistant Professors

Rachel Dressler, Ph.D.
Columbia University

Sculpture Technician

Roger Bisbing, M.F.A.
Syracuse University

Adjuncts (estimated): 2
Teaching Assistants (estimated): 18

The Department of Art offers a 36 credit major in art, a departmental art major of 60 credits, and a 36 credit Faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in art history. In addition students can minor in art or art history. The foundation of the studio art majors is a core curriculum in drawing, two- and three- dimensional design, and art history; areas of concentration are painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. The interdisciplinary major in art history offers a range of courses drawn from offerings in art history with the art department, and from other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, including classics, history, and East Asian studies. The University Art Museum offers a wide variety of exhibitions which enhance and extend the art department’s offerings.

Careers

In addition to the traditional careers in fine art, commercial art, art history and criticism, students who immerse themselves in our art curriculum emerge with an understanding of visual literacy at a time when our culture as a whole is becoming increasingly dependent upon visual communication. Career paths include various positions in art museums and galleries, art conservation, art therapy, furniture design, industrial design, interior design, stage and costume design, graphic design, film production, TV production, medical and anthropological illustration, and animation.

Degree Requirements for the Major in Art

General Program: B.A.: 36 credits, including at least 12 credits at the 300 level or above, to be distributed as follows: 18 credits are core requirements: A Art 105, 110, 115, 205 and A Arh 170L and 171L; 18 credits are from electives with an Art prefix; 3 of these credits may be from any course that applies to the art history major (see below).

Degree Requirements for the Departmental Major in Art

B.A.: 60 credits including a 27-credit core requirement consisting of A Art 105, 110, 115, 205, 220, 230, 240 or 242, 244 and 305; 12 credits in art history consisting of A Arh170L and 17lL and 6 credits from courses that apply to the art history major (see below); 6 credits in studio art electives; and a 15-credit concentration in either painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking, or photography.

Admission to Departmental Major in Art
The 60-credit art major is aimed at encouraging students who demonstrate both an unusual degree of accomplishment and potential. In the second semester of their sophomore year, or thereafter, students should submit from 12 to 20 works of art, in a portfolio or sheet of slides, to the Art Department for review. The portfolio should reflect a student’s intended area of focus: painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking or photography. The portfolio review is intended to give students an opportunity to demonstrate a maturing level of visual culture and the emergence of an artistic voice. Ultimately, an exemplary portfolio will display a high level of visual literacy and technical ability at the service of individual expression. This orientation will lead a student to further study at art school or at graduate school. Portfolios should be submitted to the art department secretary during the seventh week of the semester.

If a student is accepted as a 60-credit art major, the student should seek advisement from the undergraduate adviser and the faculty member they work with most to determine a set of personal goals within their remaining course of study.

Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major with a Concentration in Art History

The purpose of the interdisciplinary major in Art History is to introduce students to the principles and methods of art history, and to encourage their intellectual exploration of art and architecture in historical culture.

B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits: Within the requirements for the major, a student must take a minimum of 6 credits in courses with an A Cla prefix.

Required core courses (9 credits): A Arh 170L, A Arh 17IL, A Arh 499.

Lower Division Electives 9 credits from: A Arh 260, 273, 274, 280L, 298; A Ant 268L; A Cas 240; A Cla 207L, 207E, 208L, 209L; A His 263E, 264E; A Rel 200L.

Upper Division Electives 18 credits, of which no more than 6 credits can be from A Cla courses, from: A Arh 331, 332 or 332Z, 341, 342 or 342Z, 350 or 350Z, 351 or 351Z, 352 or 352Z, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365 or 365Z, 366 or 366Z, 432, 442, 450 or 450Z, 460, 467Z, 468 or 468Z, 475 or 475Z, 490, 497, 498; A Cla 301, 302, 303 or 303Z, 307, 310, 311, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 490, 497; A His 364; A Thr 380L.

Courses in Art

A Art 105 (formerly A Art 105A) Beginning Drawing (3)
Drawing encompasses all the visual disciplines; it will be taught as a way of thinking and planning for other fields of creative endeavor. Drawing is a way of seeing, thinking, and feeling through making marks. Students will be exposed to objective drawing techniques with an emphasis on two-dimensional design.

A Art 110 (formerly A Art 110A) Two-Dimensional Design (3)
The principles of two-dimensional design and composition intended primarily as a preparatory course for all other courses concerned with the two-dimensional approach.

A Art 115 (formerly A Art 110B) Three-Dimensional Design (3)
A problem-solving introduction to the principles and elements of three-dimensional design. Demonstrations and implementations of equipment, methods and materials encourage students to develop their interpretive and technical facility, while solving problems that deal with form, space, structure, scale and volume.

A Art 205 (formerly A Art 105B) Life Drawing (3)
A studio course for students with one semester of drawing experience. This course offers extended opportunities to draw the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying conceptual structures of perceptual relationships. Students will be asked to master the description of bodily forms deployed in a coherent pictorial space. Prerequisite(s): A Art 105.

A Art 220 Beginning Sculpture (3)
Modeling in clay from the figure. Projects include building armatures, modeling portrait heads, doing full figure studies and making a waste mold. Prerequisite(s): A Art 115 or permission of instructor.

A Art 230 (formerly A Art 230A) Beginning Painting (3)
An introduction to the language of painting through studio practice. Students will work toward mastering the skills of color mixing as they apply to painting from life. This course stresses the discipline of perceiving the optical effects of light and color in nature and translating them into a pictorial space. Prerequisite(s): A Art 105.

A Art 240 (formerly A Art 240A) Beginning Etching (3)
Studio course using processes of graphic reproduction with concentration on etching, both linear and tonal. Prerequisite(s): A Art 105 or permission of instructor.

A Art 242 (formerly A Art 242A) Beginning Lithography (3)
Introduction to the materials and the process of lithography. Emphasis is on plate printing. Prerequisite(s): A Art 105 or permission of instructor.

A Art 244 (formerly A Art 244A) Beginning Photography (3)
Photography as fine art; covers basic black and white processing techniques and darkroom skills. Principles of photographic composition and introduction of important work by photographers. Prerequisite(s): one studio art class and permission of instructor.

A Art 300 Art and Psychology (3)
This course explores the influence of 20th Century psychological thought on the contemporary creative process. We will investigate the works of art and explore creative processes that are directly related to the mapping of the modern psyche. Readings will include writings by both artists and psychologists, including texts by Freud, Lacan, Jung, Breton, Miro, etc. Students will be expected to make class presentations and produce visual projects. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L, 171L and A Art 205.

A Art 305 (formerly A Art 305A) Intermediate Drawing (3)
A studio course for students with two semesters of drawing experience. This course offers extended opportunities to draw from life combined with an awareness of various pictorial traditions and procedures. The development of a personal direction is strongly encouraged through challenging projects. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 205.

A Art 310 (formerly A Art 310A) Studio Experiments in Visual Thinking (3)
An idea-oriented course designed to help students solve visual and artistic problems through invention and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on imagination and experimentation with alternative and traditional materials, and students will work toward developing an expanded, personal, visual vocabulary. May be repeated once for credit.

A Art 320 (formerly A Art 321) Intermediate Sculpture (3)
An exploration of traditional and nontraditional materials, processes and concepts of sculpture with an emphasis on fabrication, assemblage and installation ideas and actualization of finished sculptural pieces. Prerequisite(s): A Art 115.

A Art 321 (formerly A Art 320A) Welding and Foundry (3)
Exploration of metalworking sculpture processes. Fall semester course concentrates on bronze and aluminum casting and finishing using ceramic shell and classic investment mold methods. Spring semester focuses on metal fabrication: cutting, bending, forming and MIG, TIG, arc and oxyacetylene welding techniques. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 115 or permission of instructor.

A Art 330 (formerly A Art 230B) Intermediate Painting (3)
A studio course for students with one semester of oil painting experience. This course offers extended opportunities to paint from life combined with an awareness of various pictorial traditions and procedures. The development of a personal direction is strongly encouraged through challenging projects. Prerequisite(s): A Art 205 and A Art 230.

A Art 331 (formerly A Art 330A) Painting in Water-Based Media (3)
A studio course for students with two semesters of drawing experience. An introduction to the language of painting through the use of a variety of water-based media (ink, gouache, watercolor, egg tempera). Students will be asked to master several media-related procedures and develop coherent pictorial constructions. Prerequisite(s): A Art 205.

A Art 335 Color Theory and Pictorial Tradition (3)
In this combined studio/lecture course, students will examine a range of color theories and their application to specific works of art. Emphasis will be on the expressive role of color in various pictorial traditions. Students will be given an extensive vocabulary of color concepts and related studio exercises. Prerequisite(s): A Art 110. A Art 340 Intermediate Etching (3)
Studio course with concentration on color etching collagraphs and other advanced techniques. Prerequisite(s): A Art 240.

A Art 342 Intermediate Lithography (3)
Emphasis on combining ideas with the medium of lithography both on plates and stones. Prerequisite(s): A Art 242.

A Art 344 (formerly A Art 244B) Intermediate Photography (3)
Advanced darkroom skills and introduction to non- silver techniques and analysis of important work by representative studio and photographic artists. Prerequisite(s): A Art 244.

A Art 345 (formerly A Art 345A) The Monotype (3)
Studio experience in most processes in the making of monotypes. Emphasis is on water-based, nontoxic materials. Prerequisite(s): A Art 105 or permission of instructor.

A Art 346 Introductory Film Production (3)
Seeing and thinking in cinematic terms, with an introduction to the process and equipment with which the filmmaker works. Cameras, lenses, film emulsions and editing procedures are studied in the making of short silent films. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260, or A Com 238 and permission of instructor.

A Art 347 (formerly A Art 246) Non-silver Photography (3)
Exploration of the various methods of applying light-sensitive emulsions to materials (cloth, paper) and printing from them rather than from the traditional silver-based photographic paper. This method enables the student to work in a more painterly-printmaking manner. Prerequisite(s): A Art 344.

A Art 348 Color Photography (3)
Utilization of transparency and negative materials in color photography with emphasis on color printing. Prerequisite(s): A Art 344 and permission of instructor. A Art 110 recommended.

A Art 390 Topics in Printmaking (3)
Special projects in print processes ranging from relief printing to color viscosity etching. May be repeated for credit when topic varies (up to 12 credits). Prerequisite(s): A Art 240 or 242.

A Art 405 Advanced Drawing (3)
A studio course for students with two or three semesters of drawing experience. Individual attention is combined with technical and formal criticism in the development of a personal visual idiom. In this course, stress will be placed on how the history of drawing helps to reveal a student’s potential. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 305.

A Art 420 (formerly A Art 420A) Advanced Sculpture (3)
A focus on contemporary concerns and attitudes in three-dimensional work and media requiring an application of concepts and experience learned and acquired in prerequisite courses and through research, which results in finished sculptures. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 320 and A Art 321 or permission of instructor.

A Art 421 (formerly A Art 421A) Topics in Sculpture (3)
Further exploration of sculptural concepts with a focus on individual problems, covering a wide range of media, methods and techniques. An emphasis is on the development, interpretation, realization and presentation of one’s ideas. May be repeated for credit when topic varies (up to 12 credits). Prerequisite(s): A Art 320 and A Art 321 or permission of instructor.

A Art 430 (formerly A Art 430A) Advanced Painting (3)
A studio course for students with two or three semesters of oil painting experience. Individual attention is combined with technical and formal criticism in the development of a personal visual idiom. In this course, stress will be placed on how the history of painting helps to reveal a student’s potential. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 330.

A Art 434 Topics in Drawing (3)
A studio course for students with at least two semesters of drawing experience. In depth study of selected topics in drawing not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Students will be guided through several pictorial models and procedures, seeking both mastery and a pictorial persona. May be repeated for credit when topic varies (up to 12 credits). Prerequisite(s): A Art 205.

A Art 435 (formerly A Art 435A) Topics in Painting (3)
A studio course for students with two or three semesters of oil painting experience. In-depth study of selected topics in painting not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Students will be guided through a variety of pictorial paradigms, seeking both mastery and a pictorial persona. May be repeated for credit when topic varies (up to 12 credits). Prerequisite(s): A Art 330.

A Art 440 (formerly A Art 440A) Advanced Etching (3)
Studio course with concentration on advanced etching techniques including photo work. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 340.

A Art 442 (formerly A Art 442A) Advanced Lithography (3)
Advanced course in lithography. Emphasis on color and stone process. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 342.

A Art 444 (formerly A Art 444A) Advanced Photography (3)
Emphasis on aesthetics and archival processing for exhibition-quality work. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Art 344.

A Art 445 Advanced Monotype (3)
Continuation of A Art 345. Emphasis will be on individual approaches to ideas and various print techniques. Prerequisite(s): A Art 345. A Art 446 (formerly A Art 444B) Topics in Photography (3)
Expansion of camera skills and photographic techniques. Individual interests and abilities play a major role in established course content. May be repeated for credit when topic varies (up to 12 credits). Prerequisite(s): A Art 344.

A Art 447 Advanced Film Production (3)
This course builds on filmmaking skills acquired in Introductory Film Production. Students explore cinematic narrative structures, styles of editing, and setting the mise en scène. Students will make a fictional work on film or videotape that focuses on their own life experience. Prerequisite(s): A Art 346.

A Art 492 Internship in Art Museum Management and Operation (3–4)
Designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in Arts Management or the Gallery/Museum administrative field. Projects may include computer database, archival records retrieval and storage, media relations skills, collections management, and exhibition organization and documentation. A final project will be assigned. Prerequisite(s): interview by gallery administrative staff and permission of Art Department Chair. S/U graded.

A Art 497 Independent Study (1–4)
Studio project in a selected art area. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing and permission of instructor and department chair.

Courses in Art History

A Arh 170L (formerly A Arh 150L) Survey of Art in the Western World I (3)
Meets General Education: HA
Survey of art from prehistoric times through the 14th century focusing on architecture, sculpture and painting of the ancient Near East and Europe.

A Arh 171L (formerly A Arh 151L) Survey of Art in the Western World II (3)
Meets General Education: HA
Survey of art from the 14th century to the present focusing on painting, sculpture and architecture of Europe and the Americas.

A Arh 260 (formerly A Art 290) Introduction to Cinema (3)
Survey of the silent and sound classics of the cinema with emphasis on the changing conceptions of cinematographic form and content. Screenings of selected European and American films.

A Arh 265 History of Photography (3)
A survey of photography from its invention in 1839 to recent trends. Emphasizes why it was developed, the major19th century documentary and artistic uses, and the extraordinary range of 20th century explorations. An integrated approach tied to parallel social and artistic events.

A Arh 273 History of Printmaking (3)
History of fine art techniques for reproducing images from the 14th century to the present, including woodcut, engraving, etching, lithography, photography. May not be offered during 1998-99.

A Arh 274 Islamic Art and Architecture (3)
This course focuses on the art and architecture of the Islamic peoples in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa from the seventh through the sixteenth century. We will consider the philosophical, political, religious and social context of Islamic visual culture. May not be offered during 1998-99.

A Arh 280L (same as A Eac 280L) Chinese Painting (3)
Meets General Education: CHP & HA
Introduces students to the major works of traditional Chinese painting and analyzes those works to arrive at an understanding of life in traditional China. The major class activity will be viewing, discussing and analyzing slides of Chinese paintings. Only one of A Arh 280L and A Eac 280L may be taken for credit.

A Arh 298 Topics in Art History (3)
Introductory study of a special topic in Art History not otherwise covered in the curriculum. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. A Arh 303 (same as A Cla 303)

Early Christian Art and Architecture (3)
An examination of early Christian art and architecture from their beginnings in the third century to the death of Justinian in 565. Architecture, painting, mosaic and the minor arts are examined in their historical setting. A Arh 303Z & A Cla 303Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 303 & A Cla 303; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 209, or A Clc 134, or A Arh 170L.

A Arh 303Z (same as A Cla 303Z) Early Christian Art and Architecture (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 303Z & A Cla 303Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 303 & A Cla 303; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 209, or A Clc 134, or A Arh 170L.

A Arh 331 (formerly A Arh 361L) Early Medieval And Romanesque Art (3)
An examination of European architecture, painting, sculpture and minor arts from the 6th to the 12th century. Course covers early Germanic and Celtic art, Carolingian and Ottonian periods. French. English, German, Italian Romanesque architecture and sculpture of the Pilgrimage route of Santiago, Monastic manuscript illumination, mural painting, objects in bronze and precious metals. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L or permission of instructor. May not be offered during 1998-99.

A Arh 332 (formerly A Arh 362L) Gothic Art and Architecture (3)
Examines Gothic Art of the 13th and 14th Centuries in France and its spread throughout Europe. Includes a study of religious and lay architecture (cathedrals, castles, town halls); cathedral sculpture; stained glass, murals and mosaics; manuscript illumination, painted altarpieces and art of precious metals. Prerequisite(s): A Art 170L or 331 or permission of instructor. May not be offered during 1998-99.

A Arh 332Z (formerly A Arh 362L) Gothic Art and Architecture (3)
A Arh 332Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 332; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L or permission of instructor. May not be offered during 1998-99.

A Arh 341 (formerly A Arh 371L) Renaissance Art of the 15th Century (3)
An examination of art and architecture produced in Italy and Northern Europe during the 1400’s. Italian art will concentrate on major architects, sculptors and painters, chiefly in Florence and including Umbria, Marches and North Italy. Art in Northern Europe will concentrate on the Netherlands and Germany, and will cover primarily panel painting and graphic art. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L or 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 342 (formerly A Arh 372L) Renaissance Art of the 16th Century (3)
An examination of art and architecture produced in Italy and Northern Europe during the period known generally as the High Renaissance. Emphasis will be placed on the work of individual artists such as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Dürer, and Bruegel, as well as on specific artistic themes and their relation to social, religious and theoretical concerns. A Arh 342Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 342; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 342Z (formerly A Arh 372L) Renaissance Art of the 16th Century (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 342Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 342; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 350 Southern Baroque Art (3)
A study of the painting, sculpture and architecture produced in Italy, France and Spain during the 17th Century. Attention will focus on the religious, political and ceremonial demands of the Catholic Church and the royal courts, as well as on the careers of individual artists such as Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Poussin and Velasquez. A Arh 350Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 350; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 350Z Southern Baroque Art (3)
Meets General Education: WI A Arh 350Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 350; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 351 Northern Baroque Art (3)
An examination of the painting and graphic art produced in the Netherlands in the 17th Century. Flemish art in the service of the English court will also be featured. In addition to studying artistic trends and individual artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt, students will explore the social needs and values of Dutch, Flemish and English audiences. A Arh 351Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 351; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 351Z Northern Baroque Art (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 351Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 351; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 352 (formerly A Arh 382) 18th Century Art in Europe (3)
A study of painting, sculpture, architecture, garden design, graphic and decorative arts produced in Europe during the 18th century. Special emphasis will be placed on the original context, use and significance of different types of art. A Arh 352Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 352; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 352Z (formerly A Arh 382) 18th Century Art in Europe (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 352Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 352; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 361 (formerly A Art 387) European Screen Masters (3)
Study of selected films of Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Sergei Eisenstein, V. I. Pudovkin, and Carl Dreyer. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260.

A Arh 362 (formerly A Art 388) Great Cinema Directors: D. W. Griffith and Erich Von Stroheim (3)
Analysis of the aesthetic principles, writings, influences and films of D. W. Griffith and Erich Von Stroheim. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260.

A Arh 363 (formerly A Art 395) Art of American Silent Films (3)
Development of the silent film in America, ranging from 1903 to 1930. Examines the works of directors Chaplin, Keaton, Mal St. Clair, Lubitsch, King Vidor, and others. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260.

A Arh 364 (formerly A Art 396) Cinema of the 30s (3)
Examination of the techniques, devices and style of the sound film in Europe and America during the 1930s. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260.

A Arh 365 (formerly A Arh 491) Modern Art I (3)
Survey of the first phase of Modernism, focusing on painting and sculpture in Europe and the USA from circa 1780–1880. Movements covered include Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism; artists include David, Goya, Manet, Cassatt. A Arh 365Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 365; only one of the two courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 365Z (formerly A Arh 491) Modern Art I (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 365Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 365; only one of the two courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 366 (formerly A Arh 492 ) Modern Art II (3)
Survey of Modern art from circa 1880–1945, focusing on painting and sculpture of Europe and the Americas. Movements covered include Post-impressionism, Cubism, German Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism; artists include Van Gogh, Picasso, Kollwitz, Duchamp, O’Keeffe, Douglas, Kahlo. A Arh 366Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 366; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 366Z (formerly A Arh 492Z) Modern Art II (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 366Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 366; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 432 (formerly A Arh 462) Gothic Painting (3)
Study of the style and technique of stained glass, manuscript illumination, wall and panel painting in the 13th and 14th centuries, with emphasis on France and Italy. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L and junior or senior class standing, or permission of instructor.

A Arh 442 (formerly A Arh 472) Early Painting of the Netherlands (3)
Study of northern Renaissance panel and manuscript painting from Jan van Eyck to Bruegel. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L or A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 450 (formerly A Arh 482) Rococo Art and Society (3)
Examination of the use and significance of the art produced in France and England in the style known as Rococo. Special attention will be given to the nature of Rococo art and to its association with social, political and aesthetic concerns of 18th-century artists and audiences. Local and regional collections of Rococo art will be used. A Arh 450Z is the writing intensive version of 450; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 450Z (formerly 482Z) Rococo Art and Society (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 450Z is the writing intensive version of 450; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 460 (formerly A Art 490) Special Topics in Cinema (3)
Can be repeated under special subject title. Explores various facets of the development of film as art. Offered in alternate years with such subjects as the German film (1913–1932), the British film (1925–1975), the classic French cinema (1920– 1940), the Scandinavian cinema (1915–1975), Italian cinema (1913–present), and American films of the 1940s. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 260.

A Arh 467Z Art Criticism (3)
Meets General Education: WI
Investigation of practice and theory of art criticism. In writing about works of art, students will practice basic critical skills of description, formal analysis, interpretation, evaluation and articulation of personal response. Writings by twentieth century critics and theorists will be read and discussed. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L.

A Arh 468 (formerly A Arh 490) Art Since 1945 (3)
Survey and critical analysis of art from circa 1945 to the present. The course will cover directions in late Modernism and Post-modernism, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Feminist Art, Graffiti Art and Political Art. A Arh 468Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 468; only one can be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 468Z (formerly A Arh 490Z) Art Since 1945 (3)
A Arh 468Z is the writing intensive version of A Arh 468; only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 475 (formerly A Arh 455; same as A Wss 475) Women in Art (3)
Survey of women artists from 1550 to the present, including Artemesia Gentileschi, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Mary Cassatt, Alice Neel. The course also includes a feminist analysis of images of women since the Renaissance. A Arh 475Z & A Wss 475Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 475 & A Wss 475Z; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L and junior or senior class standing, or permission of instructor.

A Arh 475Z (formerly A Arh 455; same as A Wss 475Z) Women in Art (3)
Meets General Education: WI
A Arh 475Z & A Wss 475Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 475 & A Wss 475Z; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 171L and junior or senior class standing, or permission of instructor.

A Arh 490 Internship in Art History (3)
Supervised placement in an institution devoted to the collection, exhibition and/or conservation of works of art, such as the Albany Institute of History and Art or the State Conservation Laboratory. Provides practical experience in working with original works of art and includes research and writing projects. Art History majors may use 3 credits toward course requirements above the 300 level. May be repeated for credit, with permission of supervising instructor. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L and A Arh 171L. S/U Graded.

A Arh 497 Independent Study (1–4)
Directed reading and/or research in a selected area. May be repeated with approval of department chair. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing, and permission of instructor and department chair.

A Arh 498 Topics in Art History (3)
In-depth study of selected topics in art history not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Can be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite(s): A Arh 170L or A Arh 171L or permission of instructor.

A Arh 499 Senior Seminar in Art History (3)
An examination of the methodology and research skills of art history. The course will include discussions of readings and student seminar presentations. Prerequisite(s): Art History major and senior class standing. Offered spring semester only.


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