Art and Art History

BA students in art history are required to take FINE 1010 before taking 3000-level courses. A higher level of performance and extra work is expected of the graduate student. Seniors take 5000-level coursaes only after consultation with the instructor.

Foundations +

ARTS 1010-3. Introduction to Studio Art. Presents creative activity conceptually, and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Fine arts majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development.

ARTS 1020-3. Introduction to Studio Art 2. Presents creative activity conceptually and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Art and art history majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development. Prereq., ARTS 1010.

ARTS 1030-3. Principles of Color. Introduces the relative effects of color as used by the artist. Emphasizes the practice of color relations including basic characteristics, mixtures, illusions, optical mixture, color intervals, and color quantity. May not be repeated.

Integrated Arts +

ARTS 4130-3. Integrated Media. Encourages experimentation with media and integration of traditional areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Covers two- and three-dimensional collage/assemblage, correspondence art, artist’s books, site-specific, performance, audio, and video art. Same as ARTS 5130.

ARTS 4540-3. Generative Art. Attends to the interdisciplinary pursuits of scientists, humanists, and anyone interested in creating works of visual art according to step by step procedures as in musical compositions, mathematical formulae, linguistic rules, computer programs, etc. Includes collaborative and individual projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5540.

ARTS 5130-3. Integrated Media. Same as ARTS 4130.

ARTS 5140-3. Integrated Arts Studio. Explores the creative process through a series of conceptually-based studio exercises. Students are encouraged to work across traditional media boundaries as they address themes such as identity, place, spirituality, politics, and consumerism. Includes individual and collaborative studio projects, as well as reading and writing about the course themes. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

ARTS 5150-3. Integrated Arts Seminar. Investigates the conjunction of interdisciplinary concepts in the creation of art. Looks beyond traditional media to new sources for art-making. A curious intellect, combined with exceptional research skills, will be the basis for original writing and rigorous discussion.

ARTS 5540-3. Generative Art. Same as ARTS 4540.

Photography +

ARTS 1171-3. Photography for Non-Majors. Introduces techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Students must have an adjustable camera. Credit not granted for this course and ARTS 2171.

ARTS 2171-3. Photography 1. Introduces techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Students must have an adjustable camera. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or 1400. Credit not granted for this course and ARTS 1171.

ARTS 2191-3. Photography 2. Explores more sophisticated technical and conceptual skills to the creative process. Prereq., ARTS 2171.

ARTS 3191-3. Photography 3. Continues the exploration of the possibility of individual photographic expression. Students are encouraged to discover and develop a personal position in relation to the medium. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 2191.

ARTS 3841 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Photography. Reserved only for special projects in photography, not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3191 or 4161. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s signature, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4161-3. Photography 4. Explores advanced techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3191.

ARTS 4171-3. New Directions in Photography. Investigates the use of the photographic image in new, antique, or nonstandard ways including nonsilver, photosculpture, various color processes, photolanguage, photoinstallations, electronic media, performance, filmmaking, electrostatic art (copy machine), photobooks, photocollage, and audio/visual art. Course content changes each semester. May be repeated twice. Prereq., ARTS 3191 or equivalent. Same as ARTS 5171.

ARTS 4191-3. Digital Photography in Mongolia. Offered through summer study abroad program only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Digital camera and working knowledge of its operating system is required. A lap top computer, Photoshop software, and ability to work in a developing nation are recommended. Same as ARTS 5191. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ARTS 5161-3. Graduate Photography. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

ARTS 5171-3. New Directions in Photography. May be repeated up 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4171.

ARTS 5191-3. Digital Photography in Mongolia. Same as ARTS 4191.

ARTS 5901 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Photography. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Painting/Drawing +

ARTS 1002-3. Beginning Drawing 1. In this studio course the formal visual elements are presented through a study of spatial relationships. The course is built around a series of related problems, each of which is designed to develop fluency in drawing, offer experience in handling media, foster self-confidence, and promote an understanding of the visual elements and their role in the development of pictoral space. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 1030.

ARTS 1012-3. Drawing for Non-Majors. Explores varied drawing techniques and media. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of drawing and the creative process. May not be repeated.

ARTS 1202-3. Beginning Painting 1. The aim of this course is to develop the basic skills, techniques and processes of painting with an understanding of basic color principles. This integration of paint application and color principle will develop awareness that painting and color are used, not only as mediums for representation, but also as mediums for expressive purposes. Demonstrations, lectures, group and individual critiques will be given throughout the course. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 1030.

ARTS 1212-3. Painting for Non-Majors. Explores varied painting techniques. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of painting and the creative process. May not be repeated.

ARTS 2002-3. Figure Drawing. Explores varied drawing techniques and media. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of drawing and the creative process. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or 1400.

ARTS 2202-3. Figure Painting. Explores varied painting techniques. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of painting and the creative process. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and either ARTH 1300 or 1400.

ARTS 3002-3. Drawing Alternative Process/Materials. Continuation of Drawing 2. Offers creative possibilities in drawing and related media. Emphasizes experimentation and individual expression. Content varies by semester according to instructor; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated once. Prereq., ARTS 2002.

ARTS 3202-3. Painting Alternative Process/Materials. Continuation of Painting 2. Offers creative possibilities in painting and related media. Emphasizes experimentation and individual expression. Content varies by semester according to instructor; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated once. Prereq., ARTS 2202.

ARTS 3702-3. Special Focus in Painting and Drawing. Offers varied focus and special topics in painting, drawing, and related media to explore specialized directions and creative possibilities. Emphasizes experimentation. Content varies by semester; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 2002 or 2202. Recommended prereq., ARTS 3002 or 3202.

ARTS 3842 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Painting. Reserved for special projects in painting not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 3202 and instructor consent. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 3852 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Drawing. Reserved for special projects in drawing not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 3002 and instructor consent. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4002-3. Advanced Drawing/Portfolio. Continuation of Drawing 3. Advanced studio class in drawing for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3002.

ARTS 4202-3. Advanced Painting/Portfolio. Continuation of Painting 3. Advanced studio class in painting for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester; contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3202.

ARTS 5202-3. Graduate Painting. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

ARTS 5852 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Painting. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Printmaking +

ARTS 1003-3. Printmaking for Non-Majors. Emphasizes processes involved with both nonmultiple and multiple methods, including but not limited to metal plate etching (intaglio), lithography, collagraph, woodcut, linoleum cut, Xerox transfer, and monotype. Places equal emphases on developing drawing skills and understanding design principles.

ARTS 3403-3. Intaglio and Relief 1. Introduces the study and experimentation of intaglio and relief processes in black and white, color, and possible photo imagery. May be repeated once. Not available for freshmen. Taught with ARTS 4403/5403.

ARTS 3413-3. Lithography 1. Introduces the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white and further development in color printing processes. May be repeated once. Not available to freshmen. Taught with ARTS 4413/5413.

ARTS 3423-3. Screen Printing 1. Introduces the study of silkscreen techniques, emphasizing creativity, individual development, and experimentation in contemporary silkscreen processes. May be repeated once. Not available to freshmen.

ARTS 3843 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Printmaking. Reserved for special projects in printmaking not offered in the curriculum. Maybe repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., level 1 in a related area. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4403-3. Intaglio and Relief 2. Continues the study and experimentation of intaglio and relief processes in black and white, color, digital imagery, and nontoxic processes as much as possible. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3403. Taught with ARTS 3403/5403.

ARTS 4413-3. Lithography 2. Continues the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white, and further development in color printing processes. In addition, digital imaging and nontoxic processes are emphasized as much as possible. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3413. Taught with ARTS 3413/5413.

ARTS 4423-3. Screen Printing 2. Introduces advanced screen printing technology, emphasizing individual creativity and the ability to resolve problems of two-dimensional form. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3423.

ARTS 4433-3. Alternative Printmaking (Non-Toxic). Introduces computer-generated imaging and developing ideas as related to traditional forms of Printmaking. Emphasizes original development of ideas and skills involved in learning advanced printing processes in Lithography and Intaglio media. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5433.

ARTS 4443-3. Papermaking. Introduces papermaking as the study of plant fibers and cellulose structure relating to the making of paper pulp as an art medium. Emphasizes creative use of the paper pulp as related to two- and three-dimension form. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5443.

ARTS 4453-3. Monotype Printing. Introduces monotype printing, with the uniqueness and diversity of its methods of producing art. The process uses some of the best qualities of painting, print making, and drawing. Emphasizes creative individual development, along with processes inherent to this media. May be repeated once. Same as ARTS 5453.

ARTS 5403-3. Graduate Intaglio and Relief. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3403/4403.

ARTS 5413-3. Graduate Lithography. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3413/4413.

ARTS 5423-3. Graduate Screen Printing. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

ARTS 5433-3. Graduate Alternative Printmaking (Non-Toxic). Same as ARTS 4433.

ARTS 5443-3. Graduate Papermaking. Same as ARTS 4443.

ARTS 5453-3. Graduate Monotype Printing. Same as ARTS 4453.

ARTS 5843 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Printmaking. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Sculpture +

ARTS 1514-3. Sculpture for Non-Majors. Offers an orientation involving three-dimensional form and application. Studies expressive problems based on non-objective form relationships in various sculptural materials. May not be repeated.

ARTS 2504-3. Sculpture 2: Materials and Techniques. Explores a variety of materials, methods, and techniques and their application with reference to contemporary sculpture, i.e., moldmaking, welding, casting, photo techniques, and woodworking.

ARTS 2524-3. Sculpture 2: Visual Thinking in Three-Dimensional Form. Explores ideas concerning the structure and nature of visual thinking and their relationship to the creative thought process. Also investigates form in terms of the organizing principles of three-dimensional design and its application to contemporary sculpture. Includes lecture and studio projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

ARTS 3504-3. Sculpture 3: Experiments 1. Explores materials, methods, and techniques through a series of assignments emphasizing individual ideas and their relationship to contemporary aesthetics. Prereqs., ARTS 2504 and 2524.

ARTS 3514-3. Sculpture 3: Experiments 2. Explores individual concepts and ideas and their relationship to contemporary issues and aesthetics. A series of assignments are worked out with the instructor based on individual interest. Prereq., ARTS 3504.

ARTS 3844 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Sculpture. Reserved for special projects in sculpture not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3504 and instructor consent. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4104-3. Performance/Installation. Primarily focuses upon personal imagery as a live situation occurring in either an invented constructed reality or real environment. Work may be individual or group configuration, and may also take on the visual linguistic form of a solo performance or of a multimedia presentation. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5104.

ARTS 4504-3. Sculpture 4. Individual studies in selected media. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 3504 and 3514.

ARTS 5104-3. Graduate Performance/Installation. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with instructor consent. Same as ARTS 4104.

ARTS 5504-3. Graduate Sculpture. May be repeated up to 18 credit hours.

ARTS 5844 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Sculpture. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Ceramics +

ARTS 1875-3. Ceramics for Non-Majors. Encompasses broad and fundamental uses of clay. Basic instruction and demonstration of throwing, hand building, and primitive clay forming methods. Investigates utility, function, and ceramics in the broader context of contemporary art. Slide presentations explore historical and contemporary attitudes involving ceramics.

ARTS 2085-3. Ceramics 2: Handbuilding. Introduces techniques of hand-built clay forms as they relate to function and nonfunction. Various clay techniques, glazing, and firing procedures are explored. Emphasizes ceramics in the broader context of contemporary art. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400.

ARTS 2095-3. Ceramics 2: Wheelthrowing. Introduces techniques of wheel-thrown forms as they relate to function and nonfunction. Explores various glazing and firing methods. May not be repeated. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400.

ARTS 3085-3. Ceramics 3. Deals with further exploration of techniques approached in ARTH 2085 and 2095. Students are encouraged to develop personal concentration in relation to medium. May be repeated once. Prereqs., ARTS 2085, 2095.

ARTS 3845 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Ceramics. Reserved for special projects in ceramics not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3085 and instructor consent. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4085-3. Ceramics 4. Includes lectures, research, and experimentation in clay (wheel and hand construction techniques). May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 3085.

ARTS 4095-3. Special Topics in Ceramics. Designed for students majoring in ceramics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 5095. Prereq., ARTS 3085. Restricted to majors.

ARTS 5075-3. Graduate Ceramics. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

ARTS 5095-3. Graduate Special Topics in Ceramics. Taught with ARTS 4095.

Media Arts +

ARTS 2126-3. Digital Art 1. An introductory course in the use of the personal computer to create and process images in the visual arts. Prereq., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400.

ARTS 3196-3. Photo-Imaging. Introduces techniques, software, and related concepts of digital photography as art. Emphasizes digital photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Prereq., ARTS 1171.

ARTS 3236-3. Electronic Arts Survey. Explores the development of video as an art form through tape screenings, readings, lectures, and discussions. Prerequisite for further studies in video production.

ARTS 3906 (1-3). Undergraduate Independent Study: Video. Reserved for special projects in video not offered in the curriculum. Maybe repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 4246 and instructor consent. Requires a detailed proposal, instructor’s sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 4126-3. Digital Art 2. Offers studio experience using personal computer in the generation and processing of imagery in the visual arts. Prereq., ARTS 2126. Same as ARTS 5126.

ARTS 4176-3. New Directions in Digital Art. Investigates the use of digital art in various contexts including digital narrative, web publishing, Internet art, multimedia performance, animation, conceptual art, information art, sound art, language art, and network installations. Prereqs., ARTS 2126 and 4316/5316 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5176.

ARTS 4196-3. Advanced Photo-Imaging. Offers an in-depth exploration of digital imaging in the context of the history, aesthetics, and tradition of photography as contemporary art. Emphasis is on digital manipulation, output, and individual growth and development. Prereq., ARTS 2191 or advanced standing in photography or media arts. Same as ARTS 5196.

ARTS 4226-3. Advanced Computer Imaging. Explores advanced techniques and concepts of digital image-making. Emphasizes the creative application of computer imaging in the production of visual art through individual projects. Prereq., ARTS 4126. Restricted to junior or senior ARTS or ARTH majors. Same as ARTS 5226.

ARTS 4236-3. Electronic Arts Survey 2. Continuation of electronic arts survey. Explores the development of video as an art form. Prerequisite for further studies in video production. Same as ARTS 5236.

ARTS 4246-3. Beginning Video Production. Presents a studio course on basic single camera video production strategies and concepts. Through class screenings, projects, demonstrations, discussions, and readings, students gain an introductory familiarity with camera, lighting, sound, editing and the organization and planning involved in a video project. Explores a basic theoretical understanding of video as an art form and its relationship to television, film, art, history, culture. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5246 and FILM 4240.

ARTS 4316-3. History and Theory of Digital Art. Explores the history and theory of digital art. Discussion topics include the emergence of Internet art, hypertext, new media theory, online exhibitions, web publishing, virtual reality, and the networked interface. Includes collaborative and individual projects. Prereq., ARTS 2126 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5316.

ARTS 4346-3. Intermediate Video Production. Continuation of beginning video production. Extends the knowledge of single camera video production strategies and concepts. Expands the concept of montage (editing) and strategies to develop a video project through class screenings, projects, discussions, and readings. Furthers theoretical understanding of video as an art form. Prereq., ARTS 4246 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5346 and FILM 4340.

ARTS 4446-3. Advanced Video Production. Continuation of intermediate video production. Explores advanced technical skills to control the quality of the video image in production, postproduction, and distribution. Emphasizes self-motivated independent projects, conceptual realization of advanced student work and basic working knowledge of distribution and life as a media artist. Promotes further theoretical understanding of video as an art form. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 4346 or instructor consent. Same as ARTS 5446 & FILM 4440.

ARTS 5126-3. Graduate Digital Art 2. Same as ARTS 4126.

ARTS 5176-3. Graduate New Directions in Digital Art. Same as ARTS 4176.

ARTS 5196-3. Graduate Advanced Photo-Imaging. Same as ARTS 4196.

ARTS 5226-3. Graduate Advanced Computer Imaging. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 5126. Same as ARTS 4226.

ARTS 5236-3. Graduate Electronic Arts Survey 2. Same as ARTS 4236.

ARTS 5246-3. Graduate Beginning Video Production. Same as ARTS 4246.

ARTS 5316-3. Graduate History and Theory of Digital Arts. Same as ARTS 4316.

ARTS 5346-3. Graduate Intermediate Video Production. Prereq., ARTS 4246/5246. Same as ARTS 4346.

ARTS 5446-3. Graduate Advanced Video Production. Same as ARTS 4446.

ARTS 5846 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Video. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Seminars/Special Topics +

ARTS 3017 (1-3). Special Topics in Studio Arts. Introduces timely subjects in studio arts courses that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics in any given semester is available prior to pre-registration from the department of Art and Art History. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Restricted to juniors and seniors.

ARTS 3097 (1-3). Special Topics: Non-Studio. Introduces timely subjects in fine arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the Department of Art and Art History. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Restricted to juniors and seniors.

ARTS 3847 (1-3). Independent Study. Reserved for special projects not offered in the curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., detailed proposal, instructor sponsorship, and departmental approval.

ARTS 3937 (1-6). Internship. Gives upper-division students the opportunity to work in public or private organizations on assignments relating to their career goals, and allows them to explore the relationship between theory and practice in their major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

ARTS 4017 (1-3). Special Topics in Studio Arts. Introduces timely subjects in studio art courses that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information on topics in any given semester is available prior to pre-registration in departmental office. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Prereq., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Same as ARTS 5017.

ARTS 4087-3. Selected Topics in Contemporary Art. Selectively studies significant areas of visual art of the last decade including major critical opinions. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., 20 hours of ARTS or ARTH courses. Same as ARTS 5087.

ARTS 4097 (1-3). Special Topics: Non-Studio. Introduces timely subjects in the visual arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the fine arts department. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020 and ARTH 1300 or 1400. Same as ARTS 5097.

ARTS 4107 (1-3). Special Topics. See online Schedule Planner for topic. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.

ARTS 4117-3. BFA Seminar. For students intending to pursue graduate work and/or a professional career in art. Emphasizes the development of a critical overview of their work and interests and how they relate to the problems of professional activity. Prereq., BFA candidate and senior standing.

ARTS 4127-3. Art from Nature. Provides an opportunity for advanced students to create nature based art. Studio work and/or appropriate on-site works will be generated through readings and individual and group experiences of nature. Prereq., one 4000 level studio course. Same as ARTS 5127.

ARTS 4137-3. Curatorial Seminar. Introduces curatorial practices, such as exhibition development, programming, and preparation of educational materials. Emphasizes the application of art history skills in the museum field, research, writing, and analytical and interpretive skills. Students participate in organizing exhibitions at the CU Art Museum. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5137.

ARTS 4717 (1-3). Studio Critique. Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., junior standing and instructor consent.

ARTS 4957-3. Studio Honors Thesis. May be elected during the final semester. Consists of a substantial, original, creative project and/or written thesis providing an art world context. Requires faculty sponsorship. Does not guarantee a student will receive honors. Same as FINE 4008.

ARTS 5017 (1-3). Special Topics in Studio Arts. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4017.

ARTS 5087-3. Selected Topics in Contemporary Art. Same as ARTS 4087.

ARTS 5097 (1-3). Special Topics: Non-Studio. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4097.

ARTS 5107 (1-3). Special Topics. See online Schedule Planner for topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

ARTS 5117-3. Graduate Art Seminar.

ARTS 5127-3. Art from Nature. Same as ARTS 4127.

ARTS 5137-3. Graduate Curatorial Seminar. Same as ARTS 4137.

ARTS 5717 (1-3). Graduate Studio Critique. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member. Prereq., graduate standing and/ or instructor consent.

ARTS 5857 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

ARTS 5917-3. MFA Practicum. Guides and supervises graduate student teachers. Students receive practical experience to organize and implement the teaching of fine arts at an introductory level. Includes a discussion of various teaching methodologies with an emphasis on cultural diversity.

ARTS 6957 (1-6). Master of Fine Arts Creative Thesis.

Visiting Artist Program +

ARTS 4118-3. Visiting Artist Program. Artists of national and international reputation, interacting with graduate and advanced undergraduate students, discuss their studio work at seminar meetings and at public lectures or events. Provides continuous input of significant developments and a comprehensive view of contemporary issues in the arts. May be repeated once. Prereq., portfolio review for undergraduates and senior standing. Same as ARTS 5118.

ARTS 5118-3. Graduate Visiting Artist Program. Same as ARTS 4118.

Graduate Film Courses +

ARTF 5000-3. Advanced Digital Postproduction. class explores the advanced practices and aesthetics of computer-based moving-image art editing. Topics include how to edit and manage a postproduction cycle, how to use digital editing systems and capabilities such as compositing, digital audio, and optical effects treatments. Prereqs., FILM 1502, 2000 or 2300, 2500, and 3400 or 3600, or instructor consent. Cannot be taken simultaneously with FILM 3400 or 3600. Same as FILM 4000.

ARTF 5003-3. Film and Fiction. Explores similarities and differences between literature and film as narrative arts. Studies several novels, short stories, and plays and films made from them. Examines problems in point of view, manipulation of time, tone, structure, and setting. Same as FILM 4003.

ARTF 5004-3. Topics in Film Theory. Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write “position” papers, and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., FILM 3051 or instructor consent. Restricted to senior FILM, FMST, or HUMN majors. Same as FILM 4004.

ARTF 5010 (1-3). Topics in Film Studies: Production. Prepares students for advanced Film Studies production courses. Subject matter varies each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics are different. Same as FILM 4010.

ARTF 5013-3. Film, Photography, and Modernism. Provides interdisciplinary study of film, photography, and modernism, focusing on issues such as dystopia, alienation, sexuality, subjectivity, and self-referentiality. Photographs by Stieglitz, Strand, Weston, Evans, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, and Moholy-Nagy. Films by Dziga-Vertov, Eisenstein, Resnais, Antonioni, Bergman, Bunuel, and Bertolucci. Prereq., FILM 1502. Recommended prereq., FILM 3051. Same as FILM 4013.

ARTF 5021-3. Directing/Acting for the Camera. Offers an intensive workshop that provides students with experience directing dramatic material, acting before a camera, and interpreting or adopting dramatic material for film. No experience in directing or acting required. Attendance, research, and papers required. Recommended prereq., FILM 1502. Same as FILM 4021.

ARTF 5023-3. Topics in International Cinema. Focuses on major international filmmakers who have had a decisive impact on world cinema. Students will learn how directors create their own innovative body of work with specific formal and thematic patterns, and will also learn to place such work within multiple frameworks that will cover film history, theory, aesthetics, philosophy, and social and cultural analysis. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours provided topics are different. Prereq., FILM 1502. Recommended prereqs., FILM 3051 and 3061. Same as FILM 4023.

ARTF 5024-3. Advanced Research Seminar. Focuses on a specific topic, director, or genre chosen by the professor. Research skills and critical thinking are emphasized. With faculty guidance, students determine individual projects and present them to the class. Class participation is mandatory. Each student submits a thorough and original research paper for a final grade. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., FILM 1502. Recommended prereqs., FILM 3051, 3061. Same as FILM 4024.

ARTF 5030-3. Visiting Filmmakers Seminar. Examines creative issues in contemporary cinema art. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students explore filmmaking ideas with guest artists within a seminar setting. Filmmakers, videographers and programmers of national and international reputation, with an emphasis on “experimental” practice, interact with graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and discuss their work at seminar meetings, public lectures or events. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prereqs., FILM 1502 and 4453 or instructor consent. Same as FILM 4030.

ARTF 5043 (1-3). Topics in Film Studies-Critical Studies. Prepares students for advanced Film Studies critical studies courses. Subject matter varies each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics are different. Same as FILM 4043.

ARTF 5105-3. Advanced Screenwriting. Introduces professional screenwriting, in the form of a creative writing workshop. Admission by portfolio (see film department). Students write scenes and scripts for short films, feature treatments, etc., and are graded on a final portfolio. Prereq., approved writing sample. Recommended prereqs., FILM 3051 and 3061. Same as FILM 4105.

ARTF 5453-3. Elective Affinities: Avant-Garde Film and the Arts. Traces the history and aesthetics of avant-garde/ experimental films in light of similar ideas found in the other arts, particularly painting, poetry, photography and music. Topics covered include Dada and the early avant-garde; surrealism and psychodramas; Brakhage and abstract expressionism; feminist arts and film since the 1980s; the idea of the sublime in painting, music, and film; landscape in painting, photography, and film; post-modernism and the cinema; queer theory, gender/identity politics, and aesthetics of recent films; and specific multiple disciplinary artists such as Andy Warhol, Michael Snow, Helen Levitt, and Gunvor Nelson. Prereq., FILM 1502. Same as FILM 4453.

ARTF 5500-3. Cinema Production 2. Advanced exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. Course focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production exploring either documentary, experimental, or narrative genres. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., FILM 3400. Same as FILM 4500.

ARTF 5600-3. Creative Digital Cinematography. Explores creative approaches to single camera digital cinematography through short projects, discussions, and screenings. Relates creative photography and poetic approaches to the digital camera cinema. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereqs., FILM 2000, 3600, or ARTS 4246 OR 5346 or instructor consent. Restricted to FILM majors. Same as FILM 4600.

ARTF 5604-3. Colloquium in Film Aesthetics. Seminar for the serious round table discussion and critique of film as an art form, emphasizing development of appropriate verbal and written language skills for description of film. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as FILM 4604.

ARTF 5610-3. Image-makers Graduate Seminar. Explores advanced graduate studio work in a seminar setting. The course will focus on the development of ideas and activities which advance creative image making. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

ARTF 5717 (1-3). Graduate Studio Critique. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member. Prereq., graduate standing and/or instructor consent.

ARTF 5846 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Video. Participate in graduate independent study. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., graduate standing or instructor consent.

ARTF 5857 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study. Participate in graduate independent study. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., graduate standing or instructor consent.

ARTF 6959 (1-6). Master’s Thesis Film. Preparation, research, writing of critical studies Master’s thesis in fulfillment of concurrent BAMA in Film. Prereq., ARTF 5004. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Art History +

ARTH 1300-3. History of World Art 1. Surveys major art styles from the Paleolithic period through the Renaissance, including European, Asian, and the Pre-Columbian/Islamic world. Emphasizes comparison of Western and non-Western visual expressions as evidence of differing cultural orientations. Credit not granted for this course and FINE 1309. Approved for arts and sciences core and curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 1400-3. History of World Art 2. Surveys major art styles from about 1600 to the present, including Europe, Asia, the Islamic world, the Americas, and tribal arts. Emphasizes comparison of Western and non-Western visual expressions as evidence of differing cultural orientations. Credit not granted for this course and FINE 1409. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 1509-4. Trash and Treasure, Temples and Tombs: Art and Archaeology of the Ancient World. Introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, examining various ancient approaches to power, religion, death, and the human body. Analyzes art, architecture, and everyday trash to learn about ancient humanity. Same as CLAS 1509. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context or literature and the arts.

ARTH 2019-3. Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius. Introduces the towns and villas buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Explores the layout and decoration of ancient Roman houses, the variety of artifacts uncovered as evidence for daily life and the history of the excavations. Same as CLAS 2019. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.

ARTH 2409-3. Asian Art. Designed for those having no previous experience in the study of Asian art. Traces development of sculpture, painting, architecture, and the other visual arts of South Asia, the Far East, and Southeast Asia, with a synopsis of developments from 1453 through the 18th century. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 3009-3. Critical Thinking in Art History. Through structured discussions, selected readings, and written assignments provides an understanding of how art history has evolved as an academic discipline and how art historians evaluate complex issues of style, form, content, and theory in the visual arts. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH 3029-3. Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture, A.D. 400–1750. Introduces students to the literature, history, culture and art of Europe and the Mediterranean basin from late antiquity through the early modern period. Interdisciplinary approach to visual culture focuses on uses of sacred religious practices and lay devotion. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Credit not granted for this course and FINE 2029.

ARTH 3039-3. Greek Art and Archaeology. Covers prehistoric Aegean through the fourth century B.C.E., considering architecture, pottery, painting, sculpture, and personal ornament. Societal customs such as use of space and burial patterns are considered as well as art and its uses, to help understand developments in Greek culture. Credit not granted for this course and FINE/CLAS 1009. Same as CLAS 3039. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 3049-3. Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture. Introduces the monuments and sites of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of Rome (753 B.C.E.) to Constantine (306–307 C.E.). Emphasizes the relationship of art, architecture, and artifacts to the political, social, and religious institutions of Italy and the provinces. Same as CLAS 3049. Credit not granted for this course and FINE 1019 or CLAS 1019. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 3079-3. Medieval Art Survey. Surveys the history of Western art from Constantine to around the year 1300, including Carolingian, Ottonian, Anglo-Saxon, Romanesque, and Gothic. Considers “barbarian,” Byzantine, and Islamic influences. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH 3109-3. Art in Contemporary Society. Examines writings by philosophers and art critics as they address the question: What is art for? Readings focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, including current theories and some non-Western theories. Students are encouraged to develop their own responses to the question. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 3209-3. Art, Culture, and Gender Diversity, 1400–1600: Renaissance Art Out of the Canon. Studies the rising status of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and how Europeans perceived non-Western art during the early modern period. Introduces history of race/ethnicity, gender, and class concerns embodied in the European category visual arts. Emphasizes new methods for interpreting history without imposing Eurocentric viewpoints. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ARTH 3309-3. European Art, 1300–1800. Covers high visual culture in Europe from 1300 to 1800. Discussions of this concept with its implications for aesthetics, semiotics, and ideology form the core of the course. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Similar to FINE 1209.

ARTH 3419-3. Modern Art Survey. Surveys the loss of beauty in art and discusses whether or not that loss is regrettable. Questions the function and historical meaning of modern and postmodern art: is it all hype and strategic positioning by artists for fame and fortune? Is it serious? Are the fine arts still fine? Prereq., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH 3509-3. American Art. Surveys American art and material culture from the precolonial era to the present day. Considers cultural and artistic interaction, ethnic expressions, patronage, European and non-Western influences, and the struggle to develop a uniquely American artistic identity. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context.

ARTH 3519-3. Modern Architecture, 1780–1960. Introduces the major movements and developments in European and American architecture from Neoclassicism to Postmodernism. Considers the impact of exhibitions, expositions, and vernacular architecture. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH 3619-3. The Arts of China. Surveys Chinese painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from neolithic to modern times. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, or 1400, or 2409, or HIST 1608.

ARTH 3629-3. The Arts of Japan. Offers an appreciation and chronological development of the arts of Japan. Emphasizes the arts of Shintoism and Buddhism as well as the particular Japanese aesthetic from prehistoric times to the present. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course.

ARTH 3719-3. History of Media Arts. Surveys the development of technological media both as sources of information and as art. Photography and related media, film, video, holography, and electronic imaging systems are surveyed as art and as technologies, emphasizing major artists, movements, exhibitions, and other productions in the 19th and 20th centuries. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 3929 (1-3). Special Topics in Art History. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 4019-3. Art of Ancient Egypt. Surveys the development of Egyptian architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts from their beginnings to the establishment of Christianity. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5019.

ARTH 4039-3. Byzantine Art. Examines art of the East Christian Empire from the accession of Constantine to the conquest of Constantinople with a synopsis of developments from 1453 through the 18th century. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5039.

ARTH 4069-3. Medieval Manuscripts. Surveys decorated books from late antiquity to the advent of the printing press. Examines the various roles manuscripts played within different medieval communities. Prereq., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Same as ARTH 5069.

ARTH 4089-3. Romanesque and Gothic Art. Examines major artistic trends in Europe between the years 1000 and 1300, a period that witnessed, among others, the development of gothic cathedrals and the rise of the professional artist. Particular attention will be given to exchange with other cultures. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 4109-3. Ancient Italian Painting. Explores the problems, theories and methods for understanding the iconography, styles, topologies, contexts and techniques of fresco wall painting in ancient Italy from the 6th century B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E. Topics covered include Etruscan tomb paintings, late Republican and early imperial fresco paintings from Rome and Campania, and later Roman wall paintings, including the painted images in ancient catacombs. Previous coursework on ancient Italy or the history of pre-modern art is highly recommended. Recommended prereqs., CLAS/ARTH 1509, 3049. Same as ARTH 5109 and CLAS 4109.

ARTH 4119-3. Roman Sculpture. Examines ancient Roman sculpture with emphasis on the display, iconography, and production of private and public monuments in the Roman Empire. Explores sculpture as evidence for historical developments, societal and gender attitudes, and state ideologies in the ancient Roman world. Recommended prereqs., ARTH 1300, CLAS or FINE 1019. Same as ARTH 5119 and CLAS 4119.

ARTH 4129-3. Aegean Art and Archaeology. A detailed study of the cultures of prehistoric Greece, the Cycladic Islands, and Crete, their art and archaeology, and their history within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean, from earliest human settlement to the collapse of the Bronze Age at about 1100 B.C.E. Emphasis is on palace states. Same as ANTH/ARTH 4129, CLAS 5129.

ARTH 4139-3. Greek Vase Painting. A comprehensive overview of Greek vase painting, from prehistoric through the fourth century B.C.E. Emphasis is on learning the development of primary decorative styles and on refining skills of visual analysis, scholarly research, critical thinking, oral commentary, and written presentation. Same as CLAS 5139 and ARTH 5139.

ARTH 4149-3. Greek Cities and Sanctuaries. Examines Greek architecture in context, from the ninth century B.C.E. into the Hellenistic period, considering the use of space, both in religious and in civic settings, and using texts as well as material culture. Emphasis is on developing analytical skills. Same as ARTH 5149 and CLAS 4149. Formerly FINE 4149.

ARTH 4169-3. Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology. In-depth consideration of an aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture. Topics vary; they may include ancient wall painting, Greek sculpture, artists and patrons, the ancient Near East, Egyptian art and archaeology, or Etruscan art and archaeology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours providing the topics are different. Same as ARTH 5169 and CLAS 4169.

ARTH 4189-3. Medieval Art. Focuses on one area of medieval art. Topics vary, but may include Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, or Gothic art. Emphasizes critical thinking, methods of scholarly research, and development of writing skills. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 4199-3. Roman Architecture. Examines the designs, functions, and construction methods of ancient Roman towns, temples, baths, houses, and civic structures, as well as utilitarian structures including roads and aqueducts. Emphasizes Roman architectural forms and spaces as vehicles for political propaganda and empire consolidation. Same as ARTH 5199 and CLAS 4199.

ARTH 4209-3. Classical Archaeological Field Methods. Offers experiential learning in theories and methods of field excavation at the Villa of Maxentius in Rome. Applies methods for stratigraphic excavation, electronic surveying with GIS, ceramic analysis, numismatic analysis, architectural construction materials and methods, artifact conservation and data processing and documentation. Offered abroad only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Coreq., ARTH 4219 for first 3 credit hours. Recommended prereqs., CLAS/ARTH 1509, 3049. Same as CLAS 4209 and 5209.

ARTH 4219-3. Maxentius and the City of Rome. Combines seminar discussion and site visits in Rome and Tivoli to understand the excavations at the Villa of Maxentius and its artifacts in the broader contexts of Roman architectural development, late Roman art, and late imperial Roman history. Offered abroad only. Must be taken concurrently with CLAS/ARTH 4209 or CLAS 5209. Recommended prereqs., CLAS/ARTH 1509, 3049. Same as CLAS 4219.

ARTH 4269-3. Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Examines civilizations of the Iran-Iraq region from the rise of urbanism in Mesopotamia through the era of the first “world empire,” Achaemenid Persia. Emphasizes the material record of religious and state institutions of the ancient Near East, especially monuments that illustrate concepts of kingship. Explores notions of style, symbolism, visual rhetoric, text-image synthesis, patronage, creativity, and roles of artists. Recommended prereq., CLAS/ARTH 1509. Same as ARTH 5269 and CLAS 4269. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ARTH 4279-3. Michelangelo (1475–1564). Focuses on Michelangelo’s long career, marked by outstanding achievements in sculpture, painting, architecture, and poetry. Emphasizes his projects and achievements in light of 16th century artistic theory, including relationships to his contemporaries in the arts and literature. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5279.

ARTH 4309-3. Neoclassicism and Romanticism: 1760–1840. Surveys painting and sculpture in England and France from the last quarter of the 18th century through the first half of the 19th century. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5309.

ARTH 4319-3. European Art from 1830 to 1886. Surveys the major movements in painting in France and England from the Revolution of 1830 to the impressionist crisis of 1886. Emphasizes and discusses painting and major expressions in sculpture and architecture. Same as ARTH 5319.

ARTH 4329-3. Modern Art 1. Provides an in-depth study of the fin de siecle, stressing postimpressionism, art nouveau, and symbolism. Concludes with fauvism in France and the expressionist movement in Germany. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5329. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 4339-3. Modern Art 2. Begins with early Picasso and cubism, including analytic and synthetic cubism and emphasizing the various isms of the 20th century. Also studies Italian futurism, de Stijl and the Bauhaus, dada, and surrealism. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5339.

ARTH 4359-3. Modern Sculpture, 1870–1970. Examines outstanding sculptors in Europe and America from Rodin to the present. Emphasizes American sculpture since World War II. Prereq., one 3000-level art history art history course. Same as ARTH 5359.

ARTH 4409-3. Arts of Africa and Oceania. Covers native arts of non-Western peoples of Africa and Oceania, including sculpture, architecture, and minor arts for both archaeological and ethnological cultures. Emphasizes the function of art in society as well as aesthetic analysis. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5409.

ARTH 4429-3. Latin American Art since 1492. Surveys arts of the colonies of Spain and Portugal in the Western Hemisphere from 1492 to the present. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5429. Formerly FINE 4429.

ARTH 4439-3. Native North American Art. Surveys art of North American Indian cultures, including the northwest coast, southwest, southeast, northeast, and plains, covering architecture, sculpture, and minor arts for both archaeological and ethnological cultures. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5439.

ARTH 4449-3. Arts of India and Southeast Asia. Surveys the architecture, sculpture, and painting of India and those areas of Southeast Asia influenced by India from the period of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa to recent times. Includes the Himalayan region and Tantric art in general. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5449.

ARTH 4469-3. Chinese Painting. Surveys the history of Chinese painting, with special emphasis on major masters and monuments, the history of styles, and Chinese theories on the art of painting. Focuses on Chinese painters, their lives, and art as representatives of China’s artistic heritage. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course.

ARTH 4489-3. History of Japanese Prints and Their Impact on Modern Art. Surveys printmaking in Japan from its introduction to the present. Examines pre-Modern and Modern Japanese art and culture reflected in prints. Explores ukiyo, “the floating world,” and its impact on modern artists in Europe and America. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Recommended prereq., ARTH 3629. Same as ARTH 5489.

ARTH 4509-3. 19th Century American Art. Examines American painting, sculpture, photography, folk, and popular art throughout the nation’s beginnings through the 19th century, with particular attention to emergence of art styles, the development of art museums and academies, and cultural interaction with Europe. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Recommended prereq., ARTH 3509. Same as ARTH 5509.

ARTH 4519-3. 20th Century American Art. Traces the history of 20th century American art, focuses on painting, sculpture, and a variety of other media from the Gilded Age of the 1890s to the end of the century that came to be called the American Century. Especially focuses on the development of American styles and modes of modern art, and on the issues of cultural migration. Aims to demonstrate methods of visual analysis by which American art can be engaged in the discussion of historical problems and issues. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5519.

ARTH 4529-3. American Art: 1945–1970. Examines the triumph of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts after World War II and through the 1960s. Considers mainstream art (abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism) and alternative art (earthworks, feminist and minority expression, visionary architecture, funk sculpture) in New York and California. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5529.

ARTH 4539-3. Contemporary Art. Examines contemporary art and theory in the transition from modern to postmodern expression. Discusses painting, sculpture, installations, performance, video, photography, and architecture with attention to historical context and criticism. Considers neoexpressionist, feminist, minority, political, and public art. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5539.

ARTH 4549-3. Contemporary Public Art. Focuses on the changing relationship of architecture, art and ornament, the role of the public, and the function and patronage of contemporary public art. Considers environmental art, community murals, activist art, temporary installations, issues of censorship, and monuments and memorials. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5549.

ARTH 4559-3. Twentieth-Century Architecture. Examines the major movements and development in European and American architecture, 1900-1960’s. Considers the major styles, as well as cultural interactions, race/ethnicity, gender and class concerns as they relate to both the practice and profession of architecture. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400.

ARTH 4569-3. United States Architecture. Examines architecture as it developed in the area now defined as the continental United States from early cultures to the present. Considers the major styles and issues of cultural interaction, race/ethnicity, gender and class concerns as they relate to the practice, theory, and profession of architecture. Prereq., ARTH 1300 and 1400.

ARTH 4739-3. The Intellectual Roots of Italian Renaissance Art. Studies critical issues raised in the literature on art, focusing on Renaissance interpretations of key historical themes such as imitation and decorum. Carefully examines the language used in primary sources (available in English). Prereq., one 3000-level art history course.

ARTH 4749-3. Italian Renaissance Art: Studies in the Exchange between Theory and Practice. Addresses how artists developed new compositional procedures, graphic techniques, and audiences, and how these procedures were theorized in an age when artists’ intellectual and social status rose dramatically. Explores reception of new graphic technology. Studies specific commissions and primary texts in depth. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5749.

ARTH 4759-3. 17th Century Art and the Concept of the Baroque. Surveys 17th century European painting, sculpture, and architecture, along with a critical study of artistic theory, artistic institutions (such as the Academia di San Luca and the Academie Royal), and the concept of the term baroque. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5759. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

ARTH 4769-3. Gender Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture. Examines 15th and 16th century European ideas about women from a variety of feminist perspectives. Focuses on recent contributions to history of women as they intersect with the visual arts. Prereq., one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5769 and WMST 4769. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ARTH 4779-3. Multicultural Perspectives on New Mexican Santos. Reflects upon the question: In what sense were the regional variants of European devotional images the effects of meaningful cultural interaction? Evidence considered includes oral traditions, pueblo pottery, and painting, emphasizing interpretations that respect rights of communities to maintain privacy. Prereqs., ARTH 1300, 1400, and one 3000-level art history course. Same as ARTH 5779.

ARTH 4819-3. Contemporary Chicano Art. Examines Chicano art world, focusing on contemporary scene. Lecture/discussion/dialogue explored through readings and visual presentations including: video, guest lecturers, and visits to local spaces. Prereq., any 3000-level art history course or instructor consent.

ARTH 4909 (1-3). Independent Study: Art History. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

ARTH 4919-3. Undergraduate Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History. Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Prereq., instructor consent.

ARTH 4929 (1-3). Special Topics in Art History. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies. Same as ARTH 5929.

ARTH 4939 (3-6). Art Museum Internship. Focuses on opportunities at the Denver Art Museum, working with individual curators and master teachers in selected areas, such as audience interpretation, interpretive research files, and public school curriculums. Introduces students to the professional culture and activities of art museums. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereqs., ARTH 1300 and 1400. Same as ARTH 5939.

ARTH 4959-3. Art History Honors Thesis. May be elected during the final semester. Consists of a substantial, original written thesis. Requires faculty sponsorship. Does not guarantee a student will receive honors. Same as FINE 4008.

ARTH 5019-3. Art of Ancient Egypt. Same as ARTH 4019.

ARTH 5039-3. Byzantine Art. Same as ARTH 4039.

ARTH 5069-3. Medieval Manuscripts. Same as ARTH 4069.

ARTH 5109-3. Ancient Italian Painting. Same as ARTH 4109 and CLAS 5109.

ARTH 5119-3. Roman Sculpture. Same as ARTH 4119 and CLAS 5119.

ARTH 5129-3. Aegean Art and Archaeology. Same as ARTH 4129.

ARTH 5139-3. Greek Vase Painting. Same as ARTH 4139 and CLAS 5139.

ARTH 5149-3. Greek Cities and Sanctuaries. Same as ARTH 4149 and CLAS 5149.

ARTH 5159-3. Hellenistic Art and Archaeology. Examines art and archaeology from the period following the death of Alexander the Great (late fourth century B.C.E.) to the conquest of Greece by the Romans (middle second century B.C.E.). Same as CLAS 5159.

ARTH 5169-3. Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology. Same as ARTH 4169 and CLAS 5169.

ARTH 5179-3. Periklean Athens. Explores in detail the buildings, sculptures, pots, and foreign imports of Athens under the leadership of Perikles, considering material culture of individuals as much as civic programs. Emphasis is on ways in which the textual and archaeological evidence complement and/or contradict one another. Same as CLAS 5179.

ARTH 5189-3. Augustan Rome. Explores the sculptures, paintings, and buildings constructed in Rome during the reign of the first emperor Augustus (27 B.C.E.–14 C.E.). Examines the monuments of Augustan Rome as both dependent on republican precedents and yet innovative with respect to designs and meanings. Same as CLAS 5189.

ARTH 5199-3. Roman Architecture. Same as ARTH 4199 and CLAS 5199.

ARTH 5269-3. Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Same as ARTH 4269/CLAS 5269.

ARTH 5279-3. Michelangelo (1475–1564). Same as ARTH 4279.

ARTH 5309-3. Neoclassicism and Romanticism: 1760–1840. Same as ARTH 4309.

ARTH 5319-3. European Art from 1830 to 1886. Same as ARTH 4319.

ARTH 5329-3. Modern Art 1. Same as ARTH 4329.

ARTH 5339-3. Modern Art 2. Same as ARTH 4339.

ARTH 5359-3. Modern Sculpture 1870–1970. Same as ARTH 4359.

ARTH 5409-3. Arts of Africa and Oceania. Same as ARTH 4409.

ARTH 5429-3. Latin American Art since 1492. Same as ARTH 4429.

ARTH 5439-3. Native North American Art. Same as ARTH 4439.

ARTH 5449-3. Arts of India and Southeast Asia. Same as ARTH 4449.

ARTH 5489-3. History of Japanese Prints and Their Impact on Modern Art. Same as ARTH 4489.

ARTH 5499-6. Arts of Vietnam in Context. Same as ARTH 4499.

ARTH 5509-3. 19th Century American Art. Same as ARTH 4509.

ARTH 5519-3. 20th Century American Art. Same as ARTH 4519.

ARTH 5529-3. American Art 1945–1970. Same as ARTH 4529.

ARTH 5539-3. Contemporary Art. Same as ARTH 4539.

ARTH 5549-3. Contemporary Public Art. Prereq., grad standing. Same as ARTH 4549.

ARTH 5749-3. Italian Renaissance Art: Studies in the Exchange between Theory and Practice. Same as ARTH 4749.

ARTH 5759-3. 17th Century Art and the Concept of the Baroque. Same as ARTH 4759.

ARTH 5769-3. Gender Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture. Same as ARTH/WMST 4769.

ARTH 5779-3. Multicultural Perspectives on New Mexican Santos. Same as ARTH 4779.

ARTH 5909 (1-3). Graduate Independent Study: Art History. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

ARTH 5929 (1-3). Special Topics in Art History. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 4929.

ARTH 5939 (3-6). Art Museum Internship. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 4939.

ARTH 6150-3. Critical and Theoretical Issues in Museums. Investigates key problems facing museum institutions and studies the staging and representation of historical knowledge, the ethics of collecting and display, the changing nature and uses of historical evidence, and relations between curatorial practice, collecting, and field work. Critically examines different approaches to museums and museology in various disciplines, both past and present. Prereq., MUSM 5011 or instructor consent. Same as MUSM 6150, HIST 6150, and ANTH 6150.

ARTH 6929-3. Seminar: Theories of Art History. Provides a systematic critical overview of the development of art history as a discipline beginning with 18th century theories of aesthetics and ending with current interdisciplinary models of critical interpretation. Weekly readings, discussions, reports, and written papers constitute the format of this seminar in methodology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours within a term. Required for MA (art history) students.

ARTH 6939-3. Graduate Seminar: Open Topics in Art History. Subjects and topics vary. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., graduate standing.

ARTH 6949 (1-3). Master’s Candidate for Degree.

ARTH 6959 (1-6). Master’s Thesis (Art History).

ARTH 6969 (1-6). Master’s Project (Art History).

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