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Art History - AH Courses

Art History Courses (AH)


LOWER DIVISION


111A. Foundation Art History I (3)
Prerequisites: A General Education Foundation class.
Chronological survey of art as an integral part of Western Culture from pre-History through the Middle Ages.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 115B. (CAN ART 2)


111B. Foundation Art History II (3)
Prerequisite: A General Education Foundation class.
Chronological survey of art as an integral part of Western Culture from Proto-Renaissance to contemporary.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 115C. (CAN ART 4)

111C. Foundation Art History III (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A or AH 111B and a General Education Foundation class.
Basic theoretical considerations about art and its relation to society in both Western and non-Western cultures.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 115A.

112. Foundation Art History: Arts and Architecture of Mexico, Central America, and South America (3)
Survey of arts and architecture of Mexico, Central America, and South America from 1200 BC to the late 20th century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

113A. Survey Asian Art: Early Sacred Cultures (3)
Prerequisites or corequisite: A General Education Foundation class.
Survey of art as an integral part of Asian culture: India and SE Asia, China, and Japan from earliest times to c. 1000.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 113A.

113B. Survey Asian Art:Later Traditions (3)
Prerequisites or corequisite: A General Education Foundation class.
Survey of art as an integral part of Asian culture: India and SE Asia, China, and Japan from earliest times from c. 1000 to 1900.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 113B.

114. Foundation Art History: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America (3)
Survey of architecture, urban planning, art, and other aspects of visual culture in Africa, Oceania, and indigenous North America.
Letter grade only (A-F).

116. Foundation Art History: Arts of Islamic Regions (3)
Survey of architecture and visual culture in Islamic cultures from the 7th century to the present in North Africa, Spain, Southeast Asia, and the Islamic diaspora.
Letter grade only (A-F).

311. Issues in Art History: Theory and Practice (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A or 111B, or consent of instructor
Theoretical and practical considerations in the discipline of art history, specifically issues relating to art interpretation, classification, valuation, and circulation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*364. History of Ceramics 1900 to Present (3)
Survey of ceramic art in the United States from 1900 to the present. Consideration of American ceramic art within the context of contemporary art history, and of significant ceramic works in relation to modern and postmodern movements in art.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*365. History of Prints and Drawings (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Historical survey of prints and drawings, with emphasis on technical and stylistic developments and on the role played by these media in relation to other arts through the 20th century.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 365. Letter grade only (A-F).

366. History of Graphic Design (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Thematic approach to Graphic Design history. Survey of pioneering designers, movements, and cultural, social, political and technological influences in the evolution of graphic design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

400./500. 19th Century Photography (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of the instructor.
Examination of 19th century photography.
Letter grade only (A-F).

401./501. American Art to 1900 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor.
Survey of American art from the time of European settlement to roughly 1900 with special focus on cultural, political, and historical contexts. Combines slide lecture with discussion of primary and secondary readings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*402. The Rise of Landscape Painting (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor.
Examination of emergence and transformation of landscape painting in Europe and America between 1750 and 1850 with special focus on cultural, political, and historical contexts. Combines slide lecture with discussion of primary and secondary readings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

408./508. Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Architecture, mosaics and sculpture of Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople from the decline of the Roman Empire to the end of the Byzantine era.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 408 or 598B. Letter grade only (A-F).

409./509. Romanesque Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, or consent of instructor.
Arts of Northern Europe from Merovingian through the Romanesque periods.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 409 or 598C. Letter grade only (A-F).

410./510. Gothic Art (3)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting in western Europe from the 12th through the 14th centuries, with special attention to the construction and decoration of the great cathedrals, and to the development of new approaches to style and content in the figural art of the 14th-century Italy.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 410 or 598D. Letter grade only (A-F).

411./511. History and Criticism of Photography (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
History of photography from its origins to contemporary developments in the twentieth century. Critical and philosophical approaches to the photographic medium.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 411 or 511. Letter grade only (A-F).

416./516. Greek Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Survey of Greek Art from beginnings in Aegean period through late Hellenistic period. Key monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, vase-painting, and so-called minor arts discussed relative to contemporary theories, criticism, and history. Focus on techniques and materials of various arts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 416 or 598E. Letter grade only (A-F).

417./517. Roman Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Survey of Italian arts before the Romans, including indigenous art of the Italic peoples and the Etruscans, and Roman Art from early Republic to Age of Constantine. Discussion of major art forms of architecture, painting, sculpture and so-called minor arts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 417 or 598L. Letter grade only (A-F).

423./523. Early Renaissance Art in Italy (3)
Examination of stylistic and technical developments of fifteenth-century Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as interaction of cultural, social, and religious developments with visual arts. Special attention to the revival of classicism, and influence of private patrons.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 423 or 598F. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required.

424./524. High Renaissance Art in Italy (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of sixteenth-century Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture, emphasizing that of Florence, Venice, and Rome. Historical, cultural, religious, and theoretical framework. Special attention to works by a handful of major artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and the Mannerists).
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 424 or 598G. Letter grade only (A-F).

425./525. Northern Renaissance Painting (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of artistic developments in Northern Europe, particularly Flanders, France, and Germany, from the 14th century through 16th century. Historical, cultural, and religious and theoretical framework. Special attention to iconography, and the changing role of the artist in society.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 425 or 598H. Letter grade only (A-F).

426./526. Baroque Art in Spain, the Netherlands, and England (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of intertwined political and artistic situations in Netherlands (Flanders and Holland), England and Spain during seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Emphasis on relationship between Rubens and Velasquez, contrast between Rubens and Rembrandt, and Flemish influence in England.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 426 or 598J. Letter grade only (A-F).

427./527. Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Germany (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Explores birth of Baroque in Rome, and role of Counter-Reformation in shaping artistic genres in Italy and France in early 17th century. Covers influence of Versailles court of “Sun King,” Louis XIV, in late 17th and early 18th centuries, especially in independent Teutonic states.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 427 or 598K. Letter grade only (A-F).

430./530. Introduction to Curatorial Practices (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Study of contemporary art display theory/practice including exhibition typologies, curatorial models, and recent transformations in museums, galleries and the art market. Designed for Museum and Curatorial Studies Certificate students and others interested in studying museum practices within a broader context. Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 435B/535B.
Letter grade only (A-F).

431./531. History of Museums and Exhibitions (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or by consent of student advisor and instructor.
Study of history of art museums and how displays reflect social and cultural conditions and political ideologies. Attention to controversial exhibitions, and recent transformations in the field.
Class is required of students seeking Museum Studies Certificate and those pursuing MA with emphasis in Museum Studies. Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 435; AH 435, 435A, or 535A. Letter grade only (A-F).

436./536. Neo-Classicism to Romanticism, 1789-1850 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of Neo-Classicism, Realism, Romanticism, photography and the academic tradition in art and culture of Europe from 1789-1850.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 436 or 598M. Letter grade only (A-F).

437./537. Impressionism to Post-Impressionism,1850-1900 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Analysis of the development of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in France from 1850 to 1900.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 437 or 598N. Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Art of Early to Mid Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of key developments, trends, movements of the period including Abstraction, Non-Objective art, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 438 or 598P.

439./539. Art of Mid to Late Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of key developments, trends, movements of the period including Pop Art, Happenings, Minimal Art, Art and Technology, Environmental, Concept, Performance and Video Art.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 439 or 598Q.

441./541. Contemporary Art in Context (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
International survey focusing on developments in art from late twentieth century to present. Examination of precedents, traditions, legacies behind current art. Consideration of critical/theoretical issues and factors influencing production and reception of current art.
Letter grade only (A-F).

447./547. Historiography of Art History (3)
Prerequisites: For 447: undergraduate Art History major with senior status or consent of instructor. For 547: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
Study of the history of art history as intellectual discipline. Reading- and writing-intensive seminar designed specifically for undergraduate art history majors in final year of study and for graduate students in M.A. in Art History program.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 307 or AH 307.

448./548. Western Art Theory and Criticism to the Mid-Nineteenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: For 448: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 548: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism up to the mid-nineteenth century.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 308.

449./549. Western Art Theory and Criticism Mid-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: For 449: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 549: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 309.
Letter grade only (A-F).

450./550. Western Art Theory and Criticism Mid-Twentieth Century to Present (3)
Prerequisites: For 450: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 550: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 310.

455./555. Traditional Art of Africa: A Thematic Approach (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Exploration from a Western perspective of the conceptual, expressive, and aesthetic aspects of traditional African art as related to its cultural context and to Western concepts of art. Focus on West Africa.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 455 or 598R. Letter grade only (A-F).

456./556. American Indian Art: Western Perspectives (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Exploration from a Western perspective of the historically various and changing frames of reference surrounding perception, interpretation, and consideration of Native American art through focus on selected traditions.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 456 or 598S. Letter grade only (A-F).

457./557. Pre-Columbian Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
A survey of art and architecture in Mesoamerica and the Andean region of South America from about 1000BC to the Spanish conquest. Special attention will be focused on the social, political and economic contexts of objects and architecture from this period, as well as on the research methods and theoretical assumptions of scholars investigating this field.
Letter grade only (A-F).

458./558. Modern Latin American Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor.
Investigation of developments in visual culture in Latin America from the late-18th century to the mid-20th century, with special emphasis on artists in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Letter grade only (A-F).

459./559. Contemporary Latin American Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor.
Investigation of developments in visual culture in Latin America from the mid-20th century to the present, with special emphasis on artists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, as well as Latino/Latina artists.
Letter grade only (A-F).

465./565. Ancient Art of the Near East (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Near Eastern, Egyptian and Aegean art.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 465 or 598U. Letter grade only (A-F).

466./566. Buddhist Art of India and S.E. Asia (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Formation and development of Buddhist art in India and subsequent metamorphoses in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia examined.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 466 or 598V. Letter grade only (A-F).

467./567. Hindu and Islamic Art of India (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Formation and development of Hindu art in India and the genesis, as well as transformation, of Islamic art of India compared to pan-Islamic characteristics will be examined.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 467 or 598W. Letter grade only (A-F).

468./568. Early Chinese Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Formation and development of Chinese art from third millennium to 10th century A.D.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 468 or 598X. Letter grade only (A-F).

469./569. Later Chinese Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Development of Chinese art from the 11th century A.D. through the culmination of the tradition and its transformation in the 2oth century will be explored.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 469 or 598Y. Letter grade only (A-F).

470A./570A. Japanese Buddhist Art to 1500 (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, consent of instructor.
Survey of sacred architecture, sculpture, painting, gardens and decorative art from neolithic culture through Zen Buddhism, reading images in regard to religious, political and social values.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 470. Letter grade only (A-F).

470B./570B. Japanese Art 1500-1868 (3)
Prerequisite: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Analysis of secular painting, architecture, ceramics and garden design in the Momoyama and Edo periods, linking the wide variety of subjects and styles to the competing values of samurai, priest, aristocrat or merchant class patrons.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 470. Letter grade only (A-F).

471A./571A. Modern Japanese Graphic Art (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Examination of painting, prints, photography and graphic design in regard to the issues of individual and national identity in an era when being modern was often linked to being Western. We also consider manga in regard to earlier modern adaptations of traditional design.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 471. Letter grade only (A-F).

471B./571B. Modern Japanese Plastic Art (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Investigation of architecture, gardens, sculpture and ceramics in light of debates over internationalism or nationalism, modernity or tradition. The political and economic implications of design choices will be highlighted.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 471. Letter grade only (A-F).

471C./571C. Modern Japanese Architecture (3)
Prerequisites: AH113A or AH113B or AH111A. AH111B or AH111C
Analysis of “Japaneseness” and “foreign-ness” in Japan between 1868 and 1970. Examination of Japanese creations of and reactions to “modernity” in regard to national identity as expressed in architecture and gardens. Related consideration of urbanism and nationalism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Independent Study In Art History (1-6)
Independent research conducted under supervision of faculty member. Student and instructor must have on file in Art Department office signed written agreement, established at beginning of course, outlining description of work, specific tasks required, nature of final report, and basis for determining final grade.
Letter grade only (A-F).

496. Special Studies in Art History (3)
Prerequisite: AH 447 or consent of instructor.
Opportunity for extensive work with faculty supervision on individual problems in art history.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units. Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 496. Letter grade only (A-F).

497./597. Seminar in Art History (3)
Prerequisite: AH 307 or consent of instructor.
Directed individual research and group discussion concerning a topic in art history.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester and 9 units in different semesters. Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 497 or 611 beyond combined maximum units. Letter grade only (A-F).

498. Special Topics in Art History (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics from selected areas of Art History. Content may vary each semester.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester and a total of 12 units in different semesters.

499Q. Special Studies in Museum Studies (3)
Prerequisites: AH 431 or consent of instructor.
Opportunity for extensive individual work with faculty supervision on problems in museum studies, including utilizing the resources of The Center for Southern California Studies in the Visual Arts.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in the same semester and 9 units in different semesters. (6 hrs. lab.) Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 499Q. Letter grade only (A-F).

500./400. 19th Century Photography (3)
Prerequisites: AH or ART graduate student, or consent of the instructor.
Examination of 19th century photography.
Letter grade only (A-F).

Art History Courses (AH)


GRADUATE LEVEL


501./401. American Art to 1900 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor.
Survey of American art from the time of European settlement to roughly 1900 with special focus on cultural, political, and historical contexts. Combines slide lecture with discussion of primary and secondary readings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

502. The Rise of Landscape Painting (3)
Prerequisite(s); AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor.
Examination of emergence and transformation of landscape painting in Europe and America between 1750 and 1850 with special focus on cultural, political, and historical contexts. Combines slide lecture with discussion of primary and secondary readings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

508./408. Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Architecture, mosaics and sculpture of Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople from the decline of the Roman Empire to the end of the Byzantine era.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 408 or 598B. Letter grade only (A-F).

509./409. Romanesque Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, or consent of instructor.
Arts of Northern Europe from Merovingian through the Romanesque periods.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 409 or 598C. Letter grade only (A-F).

510./410. Gothic Art (3)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting in western Europe from the 12th through the 14th centuries, with special attention to the construction and decoration of the great cathedrals, and to the development of new approaches to style and content in the figural art of the 14th-century Italy.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 410 or 598D. Letter grade only (A-F).

511./411. History and Criticism of Photography (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
History of photography from its origins to contemporary developments in the twentieth century. Critical and philosophical approaches to the photographic medium.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 411 or 511. Letter grade only (A-F).

516./416. Greek Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Survey of Greek Art from beginnings in Aegean period through late Hellenistic period. Key monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, vase-painting, and so-called minor arts discussed relative to contemporary theories, criticism, and history. Focus on techniques and materials of various arts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 416 or 598E. Letter grade only (A-F).

517./417. Roman Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Survey of Italian arts before the Romans, including indigenous art of the Italic peoples and the Etruscans, and Roman Art from early Republic to Age of Constantine. Discussion of major art forms of architecture, painting, sculpture and so-called minor arts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 417 or 598L. Letter grade only (A-F).

523./423. Early Renaissance Art in Italy (3)
Examination of stylistic and technical developments of fifteenth-century Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as interaction of cultural, social, and religious developments with visual arts. Special attention to the revival of classicism, and influence of private patrons.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 423 or 598F. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required.

524./424. High Renaissance Art in Italy (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of sixteenth-century Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture, emphasizing that of Florence, Venice, and Rome. Historical, cultural, religious, and theoretical framework. Special attention to works by a handful of major artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and the Mannerists).
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 424 or 598G. Letter grade only (A-F).

525./425. Northern Renaissance Painting (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of artistic developments in Northern Europe, particularly Flanders, France, and Germany, from the 14th century through 16th century. Historical, cultural, and religious and theoretical framework. Special attention to iconography, and the changing role of the artist in society.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 425 or 598H. Letter grade only (A-F).

526./426. Baroque Art in Spain, the Netherlands, and England (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examines the closely intertwined political and artistic situations in the Netherlands (Flanders and Holland), England and Spain during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Emphasis on the relationship between Rubens and Velasquez, and the contrast between Rubens and Rembrandt; also Flemish influence in England, due especially to Anthony van Dyck.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 426 or 598J. Letter grade only (A-F).

527./427. Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Germany (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Explores the birth of the Baroque in Rome, and the role of the Counter-Reformation in shaping artistic genres in Italy and France in the early 17th century. Also covers the influence of the Versailles court of the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, especially in the independent Teutonic states.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 427 or 598K. Letter grade only (A-F).

530./430. Introduction to Curatorial Practices (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Study of contemporary art display theory/practice including exhibition typologies, curatorial models, and recent transformations in museums, galleries and the art market. Designed for Museum and Curatorial Studies Certificate students and others interested in studying museum practices within a broader context.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 435B./535B.

531./431. History of Museums and Exhibitions (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or by consent of student advisor and instructor.
Study of history of art museums and how displays reflect social and cultural conditions and political ideologies. Attention to controversial exhibitions, and recent transformations in the field.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 435, AH 435, 435A, or 535A.

536./436. Neo-Classicism to Romanticism, 1789-1850 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of Neo-Classicism, Realism, Romanticism, photography and the academic tradition in art and culture of Europe from 1789-1850.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 436 or 598M. Letter grade only (A-F).

537./437. Impressionism to Post-Impressionism, 1850-1900 (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Analysis of the development of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in France from 1850 to 1900.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 437 or 598N. Letter grade only (A-F).

538./438. Art of Early to Mid Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of key developments, trends, movements of the period including Abstraction, Non-Objective art, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 438 or 598P.

539./439. Art of Mid to Late Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Examination of key developments, trends, movements of the period including Pop Art, Happenings, Minimal Art, Art and Technology, Environmental, Concept, Performance and Video Art.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 439 or 598Q.

541./441. Contemporary Art in Context (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate Student in Art History or consent of instructor.
International survey focusing on developments in art from late twentieth century to present. Examination of precedents, traditions, legacies behind current art. Consideration of critical/theoretical issues and factors influencing production and reception of current art.
Letter grade only (A-F)

542. Internship in Museum Studies (3)
Prerequisites: AH 430/530 or consent of instructor.
Supervised internship in selected museums, college and community art centers appropriate to student's particular academic interest. Opportunity to work with museum professionals in the field to expand student understanding of the complexities, discipline and challenges in the profession.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in the same semester and 9 units in different semesters. (6 hrs. lab.) Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 542.

545A.Exhibition Practicum (3)
Prerequisites: AH 430/530.
Pre-professional training in museum-gallery techniques: administration, exhibition, budget planning, curatorial problems, public relations, insurance, packing and shipping. The University Gallery will be the lab for practical experience; students will assist in conceiving and realizing exhibitions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

545B.Exhibition Practicum (3)
Prerequisites: AH 430/530.
Pre-professional training in museum-gallery techniques: administration, exhibition, budget planning, curatorial problems, public relations, insurance, packing and shipping. The University Gallery will be the lab for practical experience; students will assist in conceiving and realizing exhibitions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

547./447. Historiography of Art History (3)
Prerequisites: For 447: undergraduate Art History major with senior status or consent of instructor. For 547: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
Study of the history of art history as intellectual discipline. Reading- and writing-intensive seminar designed specifically for undergraduate art history majors in final year of study and for graduate students in M.A. in Art History program.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 307 or AH 307.

548./448. Western Art Theory and Criticism to the Mid-Nineteenth Century (3)
Prerequisites: For 448: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 548: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism up to the mid-nineteenth century.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 308.

549./449. Western Art Theory and Criticism Mid-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisites: For 449: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 549: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 309.
Letter grade only (A-F).

550./450. Western Art Theory and Criticism Mid-Twentieth Century to Present (3)
Prerequisites: For 450: undergraduate Department of Art major and 111A and 111B, or consent of instructor. For 550: graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor.
A text-based examination of western art theory and criticism from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 310.

555./455. Traditional Art of Africa: A Thematic Approach (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Exploration from a Western perspective of the conceptual, expressive, and aesthetic aspects of traditional African art as related to its cultural context and to Western concepts of art. Focus on West Africa.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 455 or 598R. Letter grade only (A-F).

556./456. American Indian Art: Western Perspectives (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Exploration from a Western perspective of the historically various and changing frames of reference surrounding perception, interpretation, and consideration of Native American art through focus on selected traditions.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 456 or 598S. Letter grade only (A-F).

557./457. Pre-Columbian Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B or consent of instructor.
Survey of art and architecture in Mesoamerica and Andean region of South America from 1000BC to Spanish conquest. Special attention to social, political and economic contexts, as well as research methods and theoretical assumptions of scholars investigating this field.
Letter grade only (A-F).

558./458. Modern Latin American Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor.
An investigation of developments in visual culture in Latin America from the late-18th century to the mid-20th century, with special emphasis on artists in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Letter grade only (A-F).

559./459. Contemporary Latin American Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111B or consent of instructor.
An investigation of developments in visual culture in Latin America from the mid-20th century to the present, with special emphasis on artists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, as well as Latino/Latina artists.
Letter grade only (A-F).

565./465. Ancient Art of the Near East (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian and Aegean art.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 465 or 598U. Letter grade only (A-F).

566./466. Buddhist Art of India and S.E. Asia (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
The formation and development of Buddhist art in India and its subsequent metamorphoses in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia will be examined.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 466 or 598V. Letter grade only (A-F).

567./467. Hindu and Islamic Art of India (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
The formation and development of Hindu art in India and the genesis, as well as transformation, of Islamic art of India compared to pan-Islamic characteristics will be examined.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 467 or 598W. Letter grade only (A-F).

568./468. Early Chinese Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
The formation and development of Chinese art from the third millennium to the 10th century A.D.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 468 or 598X. Letter grade only (A-F).

569./469. Later Chinese Art (3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B, or consent of instructor.
Development of Chinese art from the 11th century A.D. through the dulmination of the tradition and its transformation in the 2oth century will be explored.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 469 or 598Y. Letter grade only (A-F).

570A./470A. Japanese Buddhist Art to 1500 (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of instructor.
Survey of sacred architecture, sculpture, painting, gardens and decorative art from neolithic culture through Zen Buddhism, reading images in regard to religious, political and social values.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 470. Letter grade only (A-F).

570B./470B. Japanese Art 1500-1868 (3)
Prerequisite: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Analysis of secular painting, architecture, ceramics and garden design in the Momoyama and Edo periods, linking the wide variety of subjects and styles to the competing values of samurai, priest, aristocrat or merchant class patrons.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 470. Letter grade only (A-F).

571A./471A. Modern Japanese Graphic Art (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Examination of painting, prints, photography and graphic design in regard to the issues of individual and national identity in an era when being modern was often linked to being Western. We also consider manga in regard to earlier modern adaptations of traditional design.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 471. Letter grade only (A-F).

571B./471B. Modern Japanese Plastic Art (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following: AH 113A, 113B, 111A, 111B, A/ST 393, 451, or consent of the instructor.
Investigation of architecture, gardens, sculpture and ceramics in light of debates over internationalism or nationalism, modernity or tradition. The political and economic implications of design choices will be highlighted.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AH 471. Letter grade only (A-F).

571C./471C. Modern Japanese Architecture (3)
Prerequisites: Art History Graduate Student
Analysis of “Japaneseness” and “foreign-ness” in Japan between 1868 and 1970. Examination of Japanese creations of and reactions to “modernity” in regard to national identity as expressed in architecture and gardens. Related consideration of urbanism and nationalism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

595. Independent Study in Art History (1-6)
Independent, in-depth research projects to be conducted by students under the supervision of a faculty member.
As per university policy on independent studies courses, each student enrolled in this course must have an agreement, or -contract- on file in the department office. The agreement is to be made between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the course, and must include: a description of the work to be accomplished, specific information on the tasks required; the nature of the final report, and the basis for determining the final grade. The agreement must be signed by both the instructor and the student.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 12 units in the same semester.

596. Special Studies in Art History (3)
Graduate level variable directed study projects providing a way for students to independently pursue special research topics in art history under instructor supervision.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in the same semester.

597./497. Seminar in Art History (3)
Prerequisite: AH 307 or consent of instructor.
Directed individual research and group discussion concerning a topic in art history.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester and 9 units in different semesters. Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 497 or 611 beyond combined maximum units. Letter grade only (A-F).

598. Special Topics in Art History (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics from selected areas of Art History. Content may vary each semester.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester and a total of 12 units in different semesters.

599Q. Special Studies in Museum Studies (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced individual graduate projects, with faculty supervision, in museum studies.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in same semester and a total of 12 units in different semesters. (6 hrs. lab.) Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1)
Prerequisite: Art History MA student, advancement to Candidacy and an approved Thesis Statement.
Execution and completion of an approved thesis. Student must enroll in three sections concurrently. To be taken with each of student's three MA Thesis Committee members over two semesters for a total of six units.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester.