The art history program offers courses illustrating the development of global art from pre-historic cultures to that of the present. Students explore the purposes and functions of art as historically demonstrated by its successive development.
ART 3413: History of World Art Survey I
An introduction to art and architecture as social products of a global human history. Both the comparability and diversity of human social organizations and the role of visual culture in them will be discussed. From the Prehistoric through the Gothic era in Europe.
ART 3423: History of World Art: Survey II
An introduction to art and architecture as social products of global human history. Both the comparability and diversity of human social organizations and the role of visual culture in them will be discussed. From the fifteenth century to the present.
ART 4443: Modern and Contemporary Art
Investigation of the visual arts and architecture from Post-impressionism to the present. Special emphasis on cultural definitions of modernity and modernism, the ideologies of the avant-garde, and the ideas and issues surrounding the production, reception, marketing, interpretation, and criticism of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installations, performance, video, and other mixed media modes of presentation. International in scope.
ART 4533: Topics in the History of Art
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in art history with emphasis on those not covered in other courses (e.g.; issues in contemporary art; Mesoamerican art before the conquest; women in art; history of museums and collecting; problems in methodology; history, criticism, theories of photography; etc.). Exact content will be announced before each offering. May be repeated once for credit.
Dr. Ann Marie Leimer