Required of all art and design majors.

ARTH O160 Introduction to Art History I
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the history of (primarily) Western art from prehistory through the Late Medieval period in Europe and the Mediterranean. Organized chronologically, it nevertheless takes a thematic approach to the production of material culture over time, focusing attention on such decisive factors as power, gender, patronage, iconography, etc. Always concerned with context as well as questions of form or style, readings, lectures, discussions, and writing assignments highlight the various social, political, and religious functions of art within Western cultures, while also examining specific techniques and practices developed and deployed by artists.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students
ARTH O162 Introduction to Art History II
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

This course is designed to follow ARTH O160 Intro to Art History I and provides an introduction to the history of Western art from the Early Renaissance period to the modern period. Organized chronologically, it nevertheless takes a thematic approach to the production of material culture over time, focusing attention on such decisive factors as power, gender, patronage, iconography, etc. Always concerned with context as well as questions of form or style, readings, lectures, discussions, and writing assignments highlight the various social, political, and religious functions of art within Western cultures, while also examining specific techniques and practices developed and deployed by artists.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students
ARTH O215 Modern Art
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

Modern Art traces the development of modernism in Western art, following a rough chronology from the late nineteenth century in Europe to the end of the Second World War in Europe and the United States. This course covers the major stylistic movements with which modern artists have been associated (including Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism) and explores the critical and theoretical terms with which this art has been discussed.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students