Art History courses

ARHS 1010 Art Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
Art Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Old Stone Age through the ancient Mediterranean world to the end of the medieval period in Western Europe. Considers issues including technique, style, iconography, patronage, historical context, and art theory.
Notes: Required for majors in the history of art.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 1020 Art Survey II: Renaissance to the Present
Art Survey II: Renaissance to the Present
An introduction to the history of Western European and American painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance through the baroque, rococo, and early modern periods to the late 20th century. Considers issues including technique, style, iconography, patronage, historical context, and art theory.
Notes: Required for majors in the history of art.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 2910 Special Topics in the History of Art
Special Topics in the History of Art
Special topics in the history of art. Subjects will vary and may not be available every semester. Individual topics will be listed in the Schedule of Classes.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3120 Etruscans and Early Rome
Etruscans and Early Rome
A survey of the cultures of Pre-Roman Italy from the Bronze Age to the fall of Veii. The course focuses on the material cultures of Etruscan and Latin Settlements form ca. 900 to 300 B.C.E. Topics include: Etruscan language, economy and trade, sculpture, painting, and Etruscan religion, as well as major social and historical developments in Etruria, Latium, and archaic Rome.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3130 Egypt Under the Pharaohs
Egypt Under the Pharaohs
The culture of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic period through the end of the New Kingdom. The course emphasizes the sculpture, architecture, and painting of the pharaonic periods. Other areas covered are: Egyptian literary and historical documents, Egyptian religion, and major social developments.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3160 The Aegean Bronze Age
The Aegean Bronze Age
The cultures of the Cycladic Islands, Crete, and the Greek mainland during the Bronze Age (ca. 3200-1150 B.C.E). Emphasis will be on the major and minor arts of the Minoans and Mycenaeans and how this material can be used to reconstruct the societies, cultures, and religions of the Aegean Bronze Age.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3170 Greek Art and Archaeology
Greek Art and Archaeology
Greek arts (architecture, sculpture, and painting) and material culture in the light of social, intellectual, and historical developments from the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1200 B.C.E.) to the end of the Hellenistic period (31 B.C.E.).
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3180 Roman Art and Archaeology
Roman Art and Archaeology
Architecture, sculpture, and painting in Rome and the Roman Empire, their sources, and their history from the Etruscan period through the 4th century C.E.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3190 Pompeii: Roman Society and Culture in Microcosm
Pompeii: Roman Society and Culture in Microcosm
A survey of Roman culture through the study of the town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. The focus is on the society, politics, religion, domestic life, entertainment, economy, and art of Pompeii and the surrounding region in the early imperial period.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3200 Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
A survey of art and architecture in the Mediterranean from the third through the fourteenth centuries, with a focus on the rise of Christian art in the late Roman world and the art of the Byzantine state.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3210 Art and Experience in the Middle Ages
Art and Experience in the Middle Ages
A survey in which both modern and historical categories of experience are used to understand the art of the Middle ages, especially as it manifested itself in the most characteristic of all medieval forms, the church. Along a chronological and geographical trajectory from Early Christian Rome to Gothic Paris this course will move through topics such as memory, poetry, pilgrimage, the body, gesture, devotion, narrative and liturgy.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3220 Romanesque and Gothic Art
Romanesque and Gothic Art
This course will examine painting, sculpture, architecture, mosaics, tapestries, metalwork, ivories, and stained glass windows of the late Middle Ages in Europe. Through weekly readings and discussions will also explore themes such as religion, women, the Classical tradition, and cross-cultural contact. Various critical and theoretical approaches to art history will be considered.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3230 Visual Culture in Golden Age Spain
Visual Culture in Golden Age Spain
This course will study the cultural role of images, largely painting, in Spain during the period 1500-1700. Topics to be explored include: the pictorial use of mythological themes in the projection of imperial power, the importance of portraiture in the legitimization of the Spanish monarchy, the art market and the social status of the artist. While painting will be our main focus, we will examine other visual documents such as maps and read literary works that illuminate the functions of images in the period.
Notes: Counts as elective credit towards the art history major.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3310 Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy
Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy
Painting and sculpture in Italy from 1250 to 1500 with some attention given to architecture.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3320 16th-Century Italian Art
16th-Century Italian Art
Painting and sculpture in Italy from the High Renaissance to the Counter Reformation.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3330 Italian Renaissance Architecture
Italian Renaissance Architecture
A survey of the major architects and their principal achievements in theory and design during the period 1400-1600.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3360 Art and Desire at the Renaissance Courts
Art and Desire at the Renaissance Courts
An overview of the art and culture of the European courts between about 1300 and 1700, with a particular focus on the themes of love and eroticism.  Artists to be discussed include Mantegna, Raphael, Titian, and others. 
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3380 Italian Renaissance Art
Italian Renaissance Art
This class is an introduction to the art of Italy and southern Europe between about 1300 and 1575. It will provide a first overview and survey of Italian Renaissance art. It is intended for undergraduates, and no prior knowledge of the historical period is expected. The class is organized chronologically, and spans the period from 1300 to around 1550. Each class is also organized around either a particular maker (Giotto or Leonardo, for instance), a particular place (Venice, Rome, small courts like Rimini or Mantua), or a larger theoretical issue such as the relations of art and power or the role of erotic art in early-modem culture.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3410 Theatres of the Baroque
Theatres of the Baroque
This course surveys the visual and material culture of the Baroque world, roughly the period 1575-1750, considering the diverse locales, styles and objects of Baroque artistic production, as related to early modern notions of theatricality. The course is composed of two acts. First, we will investigate the visual culture of several key cities (Rome, Antwerp, Madrid, Mexico City, Munich and Versailles). In the second half of the course will focus on diverse spaces of baroque theatricality (churches, theaters, palaces, civic spaces and the art collection itself). Through these case studies, the course aims to explore how the local economic, religious, political and social contexts for artistic production interact with global networks of exchange and the performance of individual and national artistic identity.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3420 Van Eyck to Buegel
Van Eyck to Buegel
This course explores the artistic production of the Low Countries, Germany and France in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including painting sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, tapestries and printmaking. The course will focus on a range of topics, including: technical and iconographic innovations in artistic production, art's devotional function, the changing market for art in this period as well as the early impact of the Reformation on the visual arts in the Low Countries and Germany.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3430 Rubens to Rembrandt
Rubens to Rembrandt
This course explores the artistic production of the early modern Spanish Netherlands and the Dutch Republic, focusing on key artists (including Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer), as well as emerging critical literature on the function and value of art/artists. This course will consider how art was bought and sold; how art was evaluated for its commercial and aesthetic value.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3440 Italian Baroque Art
Italian Baroque Art
Survey of Italian painting and sculpture in the seventeenth century. Topics include artistic responses to the Counter-Reformation, the Carracci reform of painting, Caravaggio and Caravaggism, the tension between realism and classicism, Bernini, and theoretical approaches to baroque style.
Notes: Counts toward the course distribution requirement in group B: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3510 Rococo to Romanticism
Rococo to Romanticism
In this course we will explore art produced in Europe from the early18th century through the mid-19th century. We will consider the work, careers, and reputations of key artists such as Fragonard, David, Friedrich, Turner, Ingres, and Delacroix, among others, situating their work in relation to the political, socio-economic, and intellectual developments of the period.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3540 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
This course will analyze art produced in Europe from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century, with a particular emphasis on French painting. We will consider the work and reputations of key artists such as Manet, Monet, Cassatt, Seurat, and Cézanne, situating their work in relation to the political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that took place during this period.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3560 Twentieth-Century Art
Twentieth-Century Art
Symbolism, art nouveau, the development of fauvism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, constructivism, de stijl, dada, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop, minimal, conceptual, and the other artistic styles and movements in the 20th century in Europe and America, with emphasis on painting and sculpture and the forces and theories that influenced them. Some consideration of architecture.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3600 American Art, 1700-1950
American Art, 1700-1950
An analysis of visual and material culture from the first European artists in the colonies to the onset of World War II. Considers the transformation of cultural forms from the old world to the new in developments such as the formation of a national iconography as seen in portraiture, genre painting, landscape painting and the development of a distinctive modernist tradition specific to the United States. This course will examine the ways in which art and material culture reflect the social, intellectual, and political life of the nation up to World War II. 
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3610 American Art from the Civil War to World War II
American Art from the Civil War to World War II
This course will analyze the development of art and architecture in America in the years following the Civil War and the ways in which that art reflects the social, intellectual, and political life of the nation up to Would War II. Topics will include Realism, images of the American city and of the frontier, the birth of the skyscraper, the Harlem Renaissance, Regionalism, and Abstract Expressionism.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3620 Contemporary Art Since 1950
Contemporary Art Since 1950
Explores the developments in the visual arts in the U.S. and Europe since 1950. Concentrates upon the social historical formation of artistic development beginning with the aftermath of World War II, and continuing to the present. Emphasizes movements such as Pop, Minimalism, Earth art and Postmodernism. Issues surrounding the objects will include poststructuralism, post-colonialism as well as African-American, feminist, and gay and lesbian strategies for self-representation.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3650 Early Twentieth Century European Modernism
Early Twentieth Century European Modernism
This course will explore the developments in the visual arts in Europe from 1890 to 1945. We will concentrate upon the social-historical formations of artistic production beginning in the late-nineteenth century with Post-Impressionism and continuing into the first half of the twentieth century examining movements such as Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Russian Suprematism.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3700 Pre-Columbian Art
Pre-Columbian Art
An introduction to the art and architecture of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America) with an emphasis on Mexico. The course focuses on the historical, political, and religious contexts of the visual arts and addresses the function of these artworks as ideological statements.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3710 Colonial Art of Latin America
Colonial Art of Latin America
Renaissance and baroque architecture, painting and sculpture of the metropolitan centers of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies from the 16th to the early 19th century with a major emphasis on Mexico.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3760 Art in Latin America, 1900-50
Art in Latin America, 1900-50
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3770 Art in Latin America since 1950
Art in Latin America since 1950
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3850 African Art
African Art
This course introduces students to the visual and performative arts of sub-Saharan Africa with primary emphasis on sculpture, pottery, leadership arts, and ritual performances. The timeframe extends from the 10th century to the present, though most of the objects would have originated prior to the 20th century and have undergone varying degrees of transformation under colonialism.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3860 Arts of the African Diaspora
Arts of the African Diaspora
This course seeks to introduce students to the geographical and cultural notion of African Diaspora. It addresses such issues as migration, creolization, hegemony, and resistance. It also examines indigenous art forms including popular urban forms and performance.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3870 20th-Century African-American Art
20th-Century African-American Art
This course is a survey of African-American art in the United States in the 20th century. The chronological development of African-American art parallels the chronology of twentieth-century American art. The course is organized around social, cultural, and political issues and themes, including the relation of art to identity politics.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3871 Introduction to African American Art and Visual Culture, c. 1700-1940
Introduction to African American Art and Visual Culture, c. 1700-1940
This course explores the production of visual and material culture related to the African American presence in what is now the United States from the eighteenth century through the mid twentieth century. The course considers visual materials made by African American artists and artisans as well as materials by non-African Americans that feature African American subject matter (and the relationship between these two types of visual production). We will work to understand the objects featured in this course within both the specific context of the history of African American art and visual culture and the larger context of American art history in general. Arranged roughly chronologically but more strongly guided by a thematic and topical approach, the course aims to communicate basic content information while providing students with an understanding of the kinds of dominant questions and concerns engaged by current African American art scholarship.
Notes: Counts as an elective in ADST
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3872 Art of the African Diaspora, c. 1925 to Present
Art of the African Diaspora, c. 1925 to Present
Does it necessarily make sense to consider the work of artist of African descent together as a unit (in other words, should this course exist?)? What persistent themes, issues, and debates inform the work by African diaspora artist? What makes art "Black" (or "African" or "African American")? Is an artist of African descent necessarily a "Black artist"? Do artist of African descent have a particular obligation to make artwork that advances a black cultural or political agenda? Is not doing so in and of itself a political statement? How might a landscape or Abstract Expressionist work be racially charged? How do vectors of identity other than race inform the work of African diaspora artist? How does the artwork studied in this course fit into the context of other art histories? Through these questions and others, this course explores the major themes and issues that have occupied artists of African descent as well as examines individual artists' motivations and intentions.
Notes: Counts as an elective in ADST
credit hours: 3

ARHS 3910 Special Topics in the History of Art
Special Topics in the History of Art
Special topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects will vary and may not be available every semester. Individual topics will be listed in the Schedule of Classes.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.
Notes: A maximum of six credits may be earned in one or two courses. Only one internship may be completed per semester.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 1-3

ARHS 4570 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.
Notes: A maximum of six credits may be earned in one or two courses. Only one internship may be completed per semester.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 4880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 1

ARHS 4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 5760 Modern Art, Cezanne to the Present
Modern Art, Cezanne to the Present
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6020 Art and Belief in the Western Tradition
Art and Belief in the Western Tradition
This course will examine a selection of major monuments and works in the Western tradition in the context of systems of belief, such as mythology, philosophy, and religion. This is a capstone experience limited to undergraduate majors in art history.
Notes: Fulfills the capstone requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6040 Spaces of Art
Spaces of Art
This course will provide a capstone experience for undergraduate majors in art history through an investigation of the various places Western art has been made, exchanged and critically evaluated, from the late medieval period to today. Each week, students will consider distinct space-for example, the studio, the academy, the auction house-its definition, history and conceptual impacts on the history of Western art. Students will analyze the material and intellectual culture of each of these spaces, utilizing key case studies drawn from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6050 Scandals of Modern Art
Scandals of Modern Art
In this capstone seminar, we will examine key works of controversial modern art from the 19th century to the present. Over the course of the semester, we will explore the scandals that surrounded the work of Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, Richard Serra, Maya Lin, and Sally Mann, among others. 
Notes: Fulfills the capstone requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6200 Seminar in Roman Art and Archaeology
Seminar in Roman Art and Archaeology
Topics include: Etruscans and Early Rome; Ancient Painting and Mosaics; Roman Emperors as Builders; Roman Commemorative Monuments.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6210 Medieval Pilgrimages:Saints, Bones, and Art
Medieval Pilgrimages:Saints, Bones, and Art
This course will examine some of the most popular medieval Christian pilgrimage centers of Europe. We will focus mostly on Santiago de Compostela and Rome, with brief looks at other pilgrimage centers such as Jerusalem, Assisi, and Canterbury. Topics to be covered include the cult of the saints, the pilgrimage roads, architectural settings and their decoration as well as reliquary shrines and related works of art, images and their use in imaginary or mental pilgrimage.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6220 Women and Gender in Medieval Art
Women and Gender in Medieval Art
This seminar will focus on the relationships between gender and the production and reception of medieval European art and architecture. Topics to be explored include images of women, works of art commissioned by women, images made for women, architectural spaces designed for women and/or men specifically (i.e. monastic architecture), women as artists, etc. Comparative material known to have been made for/by men specifically will also be explored as we consider the meaning of the concept of gender. Feminist theory and various contemporary critical approaches to gender and medieval art will enhance our exploration of specific works.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6230 Art and Architecture of Medieval Italy
Art and Architecture of Medieval Italy
This course will examine the art and architecture of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance in Italy from approximately 1250 to 1350 A.D./C.E. We will focus particularly on the rise of the mendicant orders in the thirteenth century and their impact on art and the narrative of the Renaissance.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6540 Paris: Capital of the Nineteenth Century
Paris: Capital of the Nineteenth Century
This seminar explores the transformation of Paris during the second half of the nineteenth century into a great modern metropolis. Throughout the course we analyze the ways that the architecture, painting, photography, literature, and visual culture of the era shaped and reflected various facets of this modern city.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6620 Reading Abstract Expressionism
Reading Abstract Expressionism
Examines the ways in which Abstract Expressionism has been interpreted, both from the view of American critics and historians and their European counterparts. Emphasizes the extent to which formalist criticism evolved around Abstract Expressionism, and that only recently have scholars challenged those apolitical reading of this art, considering the political and economic factors which contributed to its international predominance on the global stage. Artists will include De Kooning, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Krasner, Newman, Pollock, and Still.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6650 Postmodern Formations: Art Since 1980
Postmodern Formations: Art Since 1980
Examines both European and American conceptions of postmodernism, as it originated in post-structural and psychoanalytic theory. Emphasis will be place upon artists working since 1980, including Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Warhol and the politically based art project of Gran Fury, the Guerrilla Girls and the Names Project. Interpretive strategies will be taken from readings in European literary theory, with emphasis place upon the shift in criticism in art-making, away from Europe, toward an ideology formed around the issues of racial, sexual, and gender performance of identity.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6720 Seminar on Aztec Arts
Seminar on Aztec Arts
Intensive investigation of Aztec arts as fundamental manifestations of Aztec imperial ideology (especially political and religious). The course concentrates on the urban iconographic programs developed in sculpture and architecture and considers the role of ritual and performance within these programs. It also reviews the sixteenth century sources (pictorial and alphabetic) that are used to understand Aztec culture.
Pre-requistites: ARHS 3700 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6730 Seminar in Mexican Manuscript Painting
Seminar in Mexican Manuscript Painting
Detailed investigation of the pictorial codices painted in Mexico in the 15th and 16th centuries. The course examines the pictorial conventions and grammar used by the Mexican scribes to record knowledge. It analyzes the tradition of manuscript painting as it developed in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and then as it adapted to new functions and changed audiences in the early colonial period. Specific topics will vary from time to time.
Pre-requistites: ARHS 3700 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6780 Latin American Avant-Gardes of the 1920s
Latin American Avant-Gardes of the 1920s
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6810 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6820 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6830 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6840 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6850 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6860 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6870 Seminars in the History of Art
Seminars in the History of Art
Advanced topics in the history, criticism, or theory of art. The subjects of the seminars vary according to the needs of the students and the scholarly interests of the individual instructor. Specialized topics are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6875 Race and National Mythologies in American Art and Visual Culture
Race and National Mythologies in American Art and Visual Culture
How does American art and visual culture implicitly and explicitly reify notions of America as a "white" nation, and how has this changed over time? How have images shaped and been shaped by historic moments of racially-implicated upheaval or conflict (e.g. Westward Expansion; the abolition movement, the Civil War and Emancipation; periods of mass immigration)? How has the idea of what it means to be "American" been defined against the racialized images of American "Others"? Can contemporary artists of color successfully appropriate and re-deploy racist imagery? This seminar considers these and other questions in investigating constructions and representations in American art and visual culture from the 16th century to the present. We will explore the ways in which these images are implicated as both products and producers of fundamental mythologies about the United States as a nation and about what it means to be "an American" (and who gets to be one). (Counts as Capstone)
Notes: Counts as an elective in ADST
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6876 Interracial Themes in Western Art and Visual Culture
Interracial Themes in Western Art and Visual Culture
This course investigates the depiction of interracial contact and the mixed-race body in modern Western art, primarily American and British. (Counts as Capstone)
Notes: Counts as an elective in ADST
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6877 Contested Visions of the Civil War in American Art and Visual Culture I
Contested Visions of the Civil War in American Art and Visual Culture I
Exploring a wide range of art and visual culture including painting, sculpture, photography, film, performance and popular culture, this course explores contested visions of the Civil War from before the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter to the present. In addition to the period of the war itself, our study will necessarily look both backward and forward, including consideration of the art and visual culture surrounding slavery and abolition, emancipation, and Reconstruction and reunion, as well as narratives romanticizing the culture of the Old South.
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6878 Contested Visions of the Civil War in American Art and Visual Culture II
Contested Visions of the Civil War in American Art and Visual Culture II
In the first semester of this 2 part course (ARHS 6877) we investigated a wide range of art and visual culture including painting, sculpture, photography, film, performance, and public history sites to explore contested visions of the Civil War and related issues including slavery and abolition, Emancipation, Reconstruction and reunion, and narratives romanticizing the culture of the Old South. This semester, you will use that foundational knowledge to work with your peers to develop an online exhibition of art and material culture that engages these concerns.
Pre-requistites: ARHS 6877
credit hours: 3

ARHS 6880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 1

ARHS 7920 Special Research in Art History
Special Research in Art History
credit hours: 3

ARHS 7930 Special Research in Art History
Special Research in Art History
credit hours: 3

ARHS 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

ARHS H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Open to qualified students with approval of department, instructor, and Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3

ARHS H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Open to qualified students with approval of department, instructor, and Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3