Fall 2016 Courses

FOR INFORMATION ON FALL 2016 COURSES, PLEASE SEE THE UW COURSEGUIDE

201 History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals (Ancient and Medieval Art)
Examines the arts and cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin (including Egypt and the Middle East) from ca. 3000BCE to 1400 CE, placing particular emphasis on social, religious and historical contexts of art and artistic production. I, II; 4 cr (H-E). Open to Freshmen. I, II; 4 cr (H-E). Open to Fr.
(Cahill | MWF 8:50-9:40 | L160 Elvehjem Building)

202 History of Western Art II: From Renaissance to Contemporary
Examines the arts and cultures of Europe and North America from the Renaissance through the present to introduce students to the field of art history. Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr.
(Andrzejewski | TR 9:30-10:45 | L160 Elvehjem Building)

205 Global Arts
As a global introduction to the practice of art history and visual and material culture, the course provides training in ways of analyzing works from around the globe and from the ancient through the contemporary.
(Phillips | MWF 9:55-10:45 | L160 Elvehjem Building)

242 Introduction to Afro-American Art
Survey of Afro-American art-beginning with the African heritage and concluding with the 1970s, it examines the evolution of Afro-American art. Attention to the aesthetic sensibilities of diverse styles, the significance of Black art within the art arena. Open to Freshmen. I or II; 3 cr (e-H-E). Cross-listed with Afro-American Studies.
(TR 11:00-12:15 | 1651 Humanities Building)

300 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Traditions from 1000 BC to 403 BC in architecture, painting, ceramics, sculpture and the minor arts. I or II; 3 cr (H-I). Requires Sophomore standing or cons inst. Cross-listed with Classics
(Aylward | TR 8:25-9:40 | 2650 Humanities Building)

305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture
Requires sophomore standing or freshmen with cons inst.; 3 cr.
(Pruitt | TR 4:15-5:30 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

307 Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to the Tenth Century
Introduces art forms and concepts developed from antiquity to mid-10th century, covering jade carving, metalwork, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, woodblock printing, and architecture. Emerging aesthetic concepts also discussed. Open to Freshmen. I; 3 cr (H-E).
(Li | TR 1:00-2:15 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

310 Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Evolving forms of the arts in the period of the first great Christian era. Sophomore standing or cons inst. I or II; 3 cr (H-I)
(Dale | TR 11:00-12:15 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

355 History of Photography: The Archive, Desire, & Writing with Light
European and American photography from its invention to the challenge of electronic media, emphasizing development of a critical approach to the medium. Pre-Reqs: So st and Art Hist 202 or cons inst
(Casid | TR 11:00-12:15 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

363 American Decorative Arts and Interiors: 1620-1840
Interdisciplinary study of the design, production, and consumption of household objects and their American domestic settings, 17th through the early 19th centuries. Requires Sophomore standing or cons inst. I; 3 cr (H-I). Cross-listed with DS.
(Martin | MWF 12:05-12:55 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

379 Cities of Asia
Historical overview of the environment of cities of Asia from antiquity to the present; architectural and urban legacy in its sociohistorical context; exploration of common themes that thread through the diverse geographical regions and cultures of Asia. Open to Freshmen. I; 3 cr (H-1). Cross-listed with Languages and Cultures of Asia.
(Chopra | MW 2:30-3:45 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

405 Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece
Topics include urbanism in ancient Greece in theory and practice; the forms, technologies, patronage and use of buildings; the creation and conception of urban space; and the organization of religious sites, dedications, and rituals. Requires Art Hist 201, 300, 301, 302, Classics 300, or cons inst. II; 3 cr (H-I).
(Cahill | MW 4:00-5:15 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

407 Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art: Fairies and Steampunk: The Victorian Imagination Then and Now in Art and Literature
An advanced lecture course, covering specific aspects of 19th century visual culture. Topics include: representations of race and gender; the history of photography; popular imagery and aspects of Modernism. Requires Junior standing & one Art History course at both the 200 level and 300 level, or cons inst. 3 cr (H-I).
(Marshall | MW 2:30-3:45 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

408 Topics in Twentieth-Century Art: Art History and New Media
Advanced lecture course on special topics of twentieth-century art that focuses variously on Europe, England, America, or their international interaction. Emphasis on art in its historical and social context. Requires Junior standing & Art Hist 201 or 202 or cons inst. II; 3 cr (A).
(McClure | TR 4:30-5:45 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

413 Art & Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs
Art, religious identity, and political legitimacy of the Islamic caliphs. Themes include sectarianism; incorporation of Christian and Jewish culture; courtly-urban relations; and the caliphate in modern visual culture. Sophomore Standing
(Pruitt | MW 4:00-5:15 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

457 History of American Vernacular Architecture and Landscapes
Survey of American vernacular buildings and landscapes from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis is on acquiring descriptive tools and developing frameworks to explore the significance that these environments have had for their makers and users. Requires Junior standing & at least one Art Hist course, or cons inst. I; 3 cr (H-D).
(Andrzejewski | TR 1:00-2:15 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

469 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts: Tactile Textiles from 2D to 3D
Guest artists will offer interdisciplinary courses on topics appropriate to their specializations. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
(Drewal & Mastani | MW 1:45-4:15 | Papermaking Lab, 1009 Arts Lofts)

500 Proseminar: Special Topics in Art History: What is Art History?
Requires Junior standing & cons inst.
(Casid | R 4:15-6:15 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

506 Curatorial Studies Exhibition Practice
This course will engage students in all aspects of the preparation of an exhibition for the Chazen Museum of Art or other exhibition spaces on campus. The specific topic will be different each time the course is taught. Pre-reqs: Junior Standing. At least one previous course in Art History at 300 level or above. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Curatorial Studies Certificate programs.
(Dale | M 4:00-6:00 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

563 Proseminar in Material Culture: Methods in American Material Culture
Interdisciplinary study of the way people use objects and environments to express identities and relationships in households, communities, and larger social/economic systems. Requires Sophomore standing. I; 3 cr (H-D).
(Martin | W 4:00-6:00 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

576 Proseminar in Chinese Art: Issues of Gender in Chinese Art
Requires const inst and any other course in Chinese Art, or AH 203. II; 3 cr (H-D).
(Li | T 4:30-6:30 | L170 Elvehjem Building)

681 Senior Honors Thesis
I or II; 3 cr. (H-A). P: cons inst.

682 Senior Honors Thesis
I or II; 3 cr. (H-A). P: cons inst.

691 Senior Thesis
3-6 cr. P: Sr st & cons inst.

692 Senior Thesis
I, II, SS; 3-6 cr. P: Sr st and cons inst.

697 Undergraduate Curatorial Studies Internship (Directed Study)
This directed study may serve as an elective for the new undergraduate certificate in Curatorial Studies, as an elective for the Material Culture certificate program, or for a specific stand-alone project.

699 Directed Study
2-3 cr. (A). P: Graded on a lettered basis; requires Jr or Sr st & cons inst.

701 Practicum in Art History: Bibliography, Historiography, Methods
Intensive work in critical analysis, and research methods; introduction to the methods, and historiography of art history; orientation to source work in the Elvehjem collection and University libraries. Required methodology course for first-year graduate students in art history. Requires first year art hist grad student or cons inst. 1; 3 cr.
(Brisman | T 2:30-4:30 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

749 Topics in Architectural History: History of American Vernacular Architecture and Landscapes
This graduate-level topics course typically meets with an intermediate to advanced level lecture course. However, the requirements for graduate students are different, consisting of journal entries, presentations, and a substantial research paper.
(Andrzejewski | TR 1:00-2:15 | L150 Elvehjem Building)

779 Topics in Architecture and Urbanism in Asia: Cities of Asia
This course typically meets with an intermediate to advanced level lecture course. However, the requirements for graduate students are different consisting of a substantial research paper in addition to course assignments.
(Chopra | MW 2:30-3:45 | L140 Elvehjem Building)

799 Independent Study I, II, SS; 1-6 cr. P: Grad st & cons inst.

800 Seminar: Special Topics in Art History: Abstraction I, II or SS; 3 cr. Requires Graduate standing and cons inst.
(McClure | T 6:30-8:30 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

800 Seminar: Special Topics in Art History: What is Art History? I, II or SS; 3 cr. Requires Graduate standing and cons inst.
(Casid | R 4:15-6:15 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

802 Visual Cultures: Topics in Visual Cultures: The Everyday: Lives, Spaces, and Things
Course content will vary to facilitate in-depth engagement of critical facts, theories, and images in specific areas of specialization.
(Chopra | M 5:00-7:00 | L170 Elvehjem Building)

815 Seminar in Medieval Art: Mount Athos and Monastic Life
Requires Graduate standing and cons inst.
(Dale | M 4:00-6:00 | L166 Elvehjem Building)

855 Seminar in Nineteenth-Century European Art: Evolving Form: Victorian Science, Art and Visual Culture
A graduate course focused on discussion of readings and the presentation of original research. Requires Graduate standing and cons inst. I or II or SS; 3 cr.
(Marshall | W 5:00-7:00 | L170 Elvehjem Building)

876 Seminar in Chinese Art
P: Grad st and cons inst.
(Li | T 4:30-6:30 | L170 Elvehjem Building)

990 Research and Thesis
I or II, SS; 2-4 cr. P: cons inst.