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1128. Global Perspectives on Western Art: Renaissance to the Present

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of Western art (15th Century through the present) within a global perspective. Explores transformations in Western art in relation to the West's fundamental interconnection with non-Western societies. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1137. Introduction to Art History: Prehistoric-14th Century

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of art and architecture from prehistoric times through the fourteenth century. CA 1.

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1138. Introduction to Art History: 15th Century - Present

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present day. CA 1.

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1140. Introduction to Asian Art

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Asian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. Asian artistic practices as well as transcultural artistic connections in Asia and beyond. CA 1.

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1141. From Sun Gods to Lowriders: Introduction to Latin American Art

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of Latin American art from 200 B.C. to the present. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1162. Introduction to Architecture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the history of architecture considered in its social, technological and urban context. CA 1.

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content. Consent of department head required, normally before the student's departure to study abroad.

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2198. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits, with a change in topic.

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2993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 12.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content. Consent of department head required, normally before the student's departure to study abroad.

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3005. Museums and the Interpretation of Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The history and philosophy of museums.

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3050W. African American Art

Also offered as: AFRA 3050W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The artistic and social legacy of African American art from the eighteenth century to the present day. CA 4. FA 2/14/17 CLAS 3/21/17 SM 5/1/17

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3150. Roman Art

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

History of Roman art and architecture.

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3320. Art of the Italian Renaissance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Italian art and architecture 1400-1600.

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3460. History of Photography: 1839-World War I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics in the history of photography from 1839 to World War I.

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3510W. Modern Art

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Art History and Art majors, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics in the art of the first half of the twentieth century.

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3560W. History of Photography: World War I - Present

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Art History and Art majors, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics in the history of photography from World War I to the present.

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3570. History and Theory of Digital Art

Also offered as: AMST 3570

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines the aesthetics and cultural impact of digital art in various modes including performance, online, and object production.

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3575. Human Rights and Visual Culture

Also offered as: HRTS 3575

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The problematics of visual representation and media in defining, documenting and visualizing human rights and humanitarianism from the 19th century birth of photography to 21st century social media.

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3640W. Mexican and Chicano Art from Muralism to La Raza

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Art History and Art majors, others with consent of instructor; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics in Mexican and Chicano art from Mexican Independence to the present. CA 4.

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3740. Far Eastern Painting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: ARTH 3720 or 3730.

Grading Basis: Graded

Major trends in painting in China from the Han Dynasty to the present; in Japan from the Nara Period to the present.

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3991. Field Studies Internship in Art History

1.00 - 12.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Two 1000 level ARTH courses; two 3000-4000 level ARTH courses; open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Supervised practical experience in museum and museum related work. Section one: Wadsworth Atheneum Internship. Participation in Museum Studies Seminars, staff meetings and completion of individual project at the Atheneum. Application must be approved by Wadsworth Atheneum Education Department; deadlines are in April for first semester and in November for second semester. May be repeated for credit.

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of Department Head required, normally before the student's departure to study abroad. May be repeated with a change in course content.

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3995. Investigation of Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content.

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4099. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to students who are juniors or higher and have a 3.0 departmental GPA or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for advanced students who wish to pursue the study of a special topic, culminating in a project in art history. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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