May 29, 2020  
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Arabic Studies

  
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    ARAB 302 - Advanced Arabic II: Arabic Literature and Society


    Spring (4) Cherkaoui Prerequisite(s): ARAB 301  or consent of instructor. (ALV)

    Any student who has studied 3 years or more of Arabic as a first or second language or who has studied in an Arabic University in which the language of classes was in Arabic, will need the instructor's permission to enroll. Examination of issues facing modern Arab societies through reading/ viewing and discussion of articles, literary texts and audio-visual materials. Conducted entirely in Arabic. Weekly writing assignments.
  
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    ARAB 303 - Media Arabic


    Fall (3) Eisele. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 302  

    This course, concentrating on Arabic as used in television and radio broadcasts, involves intensive listening exercises of authentic up to the minute materials (news broadcasts, interviews, documentaries, etc.) as well as some writing and speaking exercises. Conducted in Arabic.
  
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    ARAB 304 - Introduction to Arabic Dialects


    Spring (3) Eisele. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201  

    An introduction to Arabic dialects from a comparative perspective, including an overview of the general characteristics of the major Arabic dialects (phonological, morphological, & syntactic) as contrasted with Standard Arabic, followed by a concentration on two main dialect areas (Egyptian and Moroccan) to develop basic proficiency in these dialects. Conducted in Arabic.
  
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    ARAB 305 - Directed Readings in Arabic


    Fall (3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 302  or consent of instructor

    This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing the study of the Arabic language through in-depth readings in Arabic literature or other types of cultural expression.
  
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    ARAB 306 - Directed Readings in Arabic


    Spring (3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 305  or consent of instructor

    This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing the study of the Arabic language through in-depth readings in Arabic literature or other types of cultural expression.
  
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    ARAB 307 - Arab Civilization in Transition: Self, Culture, and Society in the Modern Period


    Fall (3) Eisele. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 302  or consent of instructor

    This course explores various themes pertinent to modern Arab political and sociological thought, using texts and audio as a basis for student writing, discussion and oral presentations. Themes may include: Islam and politics, women & gender, environmental issues, the role of politicians and intellecutuals (Abd al-Nasser, Muhammad Abdo, Qasim Amin, Taha Hussein). The student will be expected to make analytical comments on the content of the material presented as well as to handle the language at a 300-level course (high intermediate to advanced). The overall goal of this content course is to prepare students for independent work in Arabic as they grow comfortable with more advanced texts and those taken directly from sources in the Arabic speaking world, such as news broadcasts or documentaries from Al-Jazeera, etc. The combination of textbook and supplemental materials provides this transition from "class work" to "real world."
  
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    ARAB 308 - Bridging Heritage and Modernity: Modern Forms and Classical Themes in Arabic Literary Writing


    Spring (3) Eisele. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 302   or consent of instructor.

    This course considers texts from a wide range of literary genres and themes from the Arabic-speaking world, including texts drawn from both the Arabo-Islamic tradition (al-turaath or "cultural heritage" texts), as well as from the modern period. The course will address the essential characteristics of literary forms, themes, schools, and genres in the Arabic tradition, emphasizing how these elements changed and evolved through time. Students will become familiar with both canonical and non- canonical Arabic writers in various genres, from classical times to the present. Emphasis will be on understanding both the underlying cultural world views expressed in the texts as well as their artistic and aesthetic elements. All readings are in Arabic, and students are expected to develop their reading comprehension skills as well as their knowledge and understanding of Arabic literary forms and culture.
  
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    ARAB 309 - Survey of Arabic Literature in Translation


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff (GER 4B)

    A survey of Arabic literary tradition from the 7th century to the present, with a focus on continuity and change, influence, and major trends, themes and genres. Students with advanced language skills, with the consent of instructor, may take a 4th credit for reading and discussions (one additional hour per week) in the original language.
  
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    ARAB 310 - Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff (GER 4B)

    An in-depth study of genre/theme in modern Arabic literature emphasizing the importance of literature as a representation of modern Arab culture and society. Students with advanced language skills, with the consent of instructor, may take a 4th credit for reading and discussions (one additional hour per week) in the original language. (May be repeated for credit when topic varies.)
  
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    ARAB 311 - Special Topics in Arabic Culture


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff

     This course will address specific issues relating to Arab culture and civilization as well as cross-cultural issues related to the interaction of this culture with other cultures.  May be repeated when topic varies.

      May be repeated when topic varies.

  
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    ARAB 401 - Classical Arabic Literature


    Fall (3) Staff Prereq/Corequisite(s): ARAB 302  or equivalent

    An introduction to the classical Arabic literary canon (al-turaath) conducted entirely in Arabic covering the major eras and genres of Arabic literature from the pre-Islamic period (6th century) until the 15th century.
  
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    ARAB 402 - Advanced Topics in Arabic Language, Culture, and Literature


    Spring (3) Cherkaoui. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 306 , ARAB 308  or equivalent (ALV)

    Taught in Arabic. An in-depth study of a limited topic in Arabic language, culture, or literature. May be repeated for credit if topic varies
  
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    ARAB 411 - Independent Study


    Fall and Spring (3) Eisele, Cherkaoui, Sheehi, Staff

    This course is designed to permit in-depth study of Arabic texts in an area of language or literature not available in current course offerings. A written petition to the instructor and approval of the section coordinator are required before registration.
  
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    ARAB 412 - Teaching Practicum


    Fall and Spring (1) Staff

    A mentored teaching internship experience for students to work closely with a faculty member in teaching either a language or content course. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4

Art

  
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    ART 100 - Big Ideas in Art


    Fall or Spring (4) Staff (College 100)

    An exploration of significant questions and integrative concepts in Art, their grounding in the process of scientific discovery and application, and their broader relevance to society. Designed for first-year students. Although topics vary, the courses also seek to improve students' communication skills beyond the written word.
  
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    ART 211 - Drawing and Color


    Fall and Spring (3) Campbell, Demeo, Kreydatus, Lee, Santiago (ACTV, ALV, GER 6)

    Introduction to visual expressive concerns through lectures and projects in drawing, color and design as they function two-dimensionally. Six studio hours. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 212 - Three-dimensional Design: Form and Space


    Fall and Spring (3) Jabbur, Lowery, Mead, Staff (ACTV, ALV, GER 6)

    Creative problem solving in a variety of media dealing with the elements of three-dimensional form (line, surface, volume, mass, color, light, and space) and exploring concepts of image, message, process, style, and expression. May be taken before ART 211 . Six studio hours. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 309 - Life Drawing I


    Fall and Spring (3) Kreydatus, Santiago. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 . (College 200, ALV)

    Exploration of various drawing concepts using the human figure. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the NQR domain.)     Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 310 - Life Drawing II


    Fall and Spring (3) Santiago, Kreydatus. Prerequisite(s): ART 309 . (College 200, ALV)

    Continuation of ART 309 . (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the NQR domain.) Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 311 - Drawing


    Fall and Spring (3) Santiago. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 . (ALV)

    The problems of visual understanding and expression in drawing using pencil and charcoal and dealing with line, value, proportion and perspective. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 313 - Architectural Design I


    Fall (3) Pease. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 , ART 212 . (ALV)

    The discovery of architecture through design with emphasis on basic vocabulary; drafting, perspective, shades and shadows, scale and proportion. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 314 - Architectural Design II


    Spring (3) Pease. Prerequisite(s): ART 313 . (ALV)

    The investigation of the role of the architect with specific design problems and the development of presentation techniques. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 315 - Painting: Basic Pictorial Structure


    Fall (3) Lee. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 . (ALV)

    Introduction to painting with emphasis on objective pictorial structure. Exploration and development of formal, organizational concerns as they relate to painting. Subjects may include objects, landscape and the figure. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 316 - Painting: Basic Pictorial Expression


    Fall and Spring (3) Lee. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 . (ALV)

    Introduction to painting with emphasis on how visual elements, dynamics, and handling of the material create envisioned and ex pressive themes. Work from memory, objects, landscape, and the figure stressing and evolving significant forms and symbols. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 318 - Composition & Color


    Fall or Spring (3) Santiago Prerequisite(s): ART 211   (ALV)

    This course is geared toward students who want to improve their compositional sense and overall use of color. Special attention will be paid to gestalt principles, the elements and principles of design, and the color theories of Itten and Albers.
  
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    ART 319 - The Figure and the Body I


    Spring (3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): ART 212   (ALV)

    A study of the human figure in three dimensions. Over the past several decades a new engagement with the figure has emerged that may be described in terms of the body. Through discussions, research, presentation of contemporary artists and outside assignments students will explore the distinction between figure and body. In-class sessions will include modeling directly from life in clay and plaster. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 320 - The Figure and the Body II


    Spring (3) Staff Prerequisite(s): ART 212 , ART 319 . (ALV)

    A continuation of  ART 319 . Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 323 - Printmaking - Intaglio and Monotype


    Spring (3) Kreydatus. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 . (ALV)

    Through a variety of subject matter and techniques including etching, drypoint, aquatint, monotype and monoprint, students will explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to Intaglio and Monotype printmaking. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 324 - Relief Printmaking


    Fall (3) Kreydatus. Prerequisite(s): ART 211  or consent of instructor. (ALV)

    Through a variety of subject matter and techniques including woodcut, linoleum, and collagraph, students will explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to Relief Printmaking. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 325 - Sculpture: Mass


    Fall (3) Staff Prerequisite(s): ART 212  or consent of the instructor. (ALV)

    An approach to three-dimensions that utilizes those materials that lend themselves to creating forms with actual mass and volume. Some life observation and mold making will be included. Traditional and contemporary sculptural solutions will be applied. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 326 - Sculpture: Plane


    Fall (3) Mead. Prerequisite(s): ART 212  or consent of instructor. (ALV)

    An approach to three-dimensions that focuses on constructive techniques. Mass and volume will be achieved through planer construction. Traditional and contemporary sculptural solutions will be applied. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 327 - Ceramics: Handbuilding I


    Spring (3) Jabbur. Prerequisite(s): ART 212 . (College 200, ALV)

    Introduction to forming clay using handbuilding processes. Assigned problems will introduce various functional forms, focusing on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Emphasis on invention and creativity, as well as technical processes. Demonstrations, discussions, and image presentations will supplement the course.  (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the NQR domain.) Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 328 - Ceramics: Wheel Throwing I


    Fall and Spring (3) Jabbur. Prerequisite(s): ART 212 . (ALV)

    Introduction to forming clay using the potter's wheel. Assigned problems will introduce various functional forms, focusing on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Emphasis on invention and creativity, as well as technical processes. Demonstrations, discussions, and image presentations will supplement the course. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 340 - Topics in Art


    Fall or Spring (1-4) Staff. Prerequisite(s): ART 211  or ART 212 . (ALV)

    Course on special topics exploring a specific medium or approach. Courses under this number satisfy the requirements for the ALV domain.
  
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    ART 408 - Advanced Drawing


    Fall (3) Santiago. Prerequisite(s): ART 310  or  ART 311 . (ALV)

    Advanced work with visual concepts through drawing. Emphasis on further development of drawing skills, including work from various subjects in diverse media. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 409 - Advanced Life Drawing


    Fall and Spring (3) Santiago, Kreydatus. Prerequisite(s): ART 309 , ART 310 . (ALV)

    This will be an advanced life drawing course involving in depth study of form, anatomy and contemporary concerns regarding figure drawing. A high degree of individual invention and expression are emphasized. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 410 - Advanced Painting


    Fall and Spring (3) Lee Prerequisite(s): ART 315  and ART 316 , two semesters of either ART 315  or ART 316 , or consent of instructor required. (ALV)

    A continuation of ART 316  with more complex problems in the materials, methods and concerns of painting. Students will focus on an independent project beyond assigned class work. Possible field trip. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 412 - Advanced Printmaking


    Spring (3) Kreydatus Prerequisite(s): ART 323 , ART 324 . (ALV)

    Students will work on printmaking projects of a self-chosen technique and theme which will advance their conceptual and technical understanding of the print medium. In addition, each student will receive individual instruction in lithography. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 414 - Advanced Water-based Media: Works on Paper


    Fall and Spring (3) Santiago

    A course designed to allow a student to explore selected problems in works on paper. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    ART 416 - Ceramics: Handbuilding II


    Spring (3) Jabbur. Prerequisite(s): ART 327 . (College 200, ALV)

    Advanced methods of forming clay using handbuilding processes, with a technical and conceptual approach to issues concerning functional ceramics. Greater emphasis on design and expression, as well as technical aspects of the ceramic process, including glaze formulation and kiln firing. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the NQR domain.) May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 417 - Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing II


    Fall and Spring (3) Jabbur. Prerequisite(s): ART 328   (ALV)

    Advanced methods of forming clay using the potter's wheel, with a technical and conceptual approach to issues concerning functional ceramics. Greater emphasis on design and expression, as well as the technical aspects of the the ceramic process, including glaze formulation and kiln firing. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    ART 418 - Advanced Architecture


    Fall and Spring (3) Pease. Prerequisite(s): ART 313 , ART 314 . (ALV)

    This studio will explore architectural issues using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. Students will engage in a series of investigations that examine the historic, symbolic, technical and environmental issues that inform contemporary architecture. May be repeated for credit. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 420 - Advanced Sculpture: Topics


    Spring (3) Mead. Prerequisite(s): ART 325 , or  ART 326 , or consent of instructor. (ALV)

    This course will investigate sculptural issues through a conceptual framework. Materials and processes will be examined as they relate to a selected topic for example: Space; Body; Authorship, Originality, and Authenticity; Collaboration; Site; Drawing for Sculptors. Courses under this number satisfy the requirements for the ALV domain. Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 440 - Topics in Art


    Fall and Spring (1-3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): ART 211 , ART 212 , and a 300 level course.

    Topics in art will explore a specific medium or approach.
  
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    ART 443 - Advanced Studio - Independent Study


    Fall and Spring (1-3) Dudik, Jabbur, Kreydatus, Lee, Lowery, Mead, Pease, Santiago Prerequisite(s): ART 211 , ART 212 , and appropriate 300 level courses and consent of instructor. (ALV)

    Additional fees apply. See the class schedule for details and amounts.
  
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    ART 460A - Senior Exhibition


    Fall and Spring (0) Jabbur, Lee, Kreydatus, Mead, Santiago (ALV)

    The senior exhibition is a requirement for graduating seniors. To be taken the last two semesters Pass/Fail, zero credits in the semester before graduation and one credit hour the semester of graduation.
  
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    ART 460B - Senior Exhibition


    Fall and Spring (1) Jabbur, Lee, Kreydatus, Mead, Santiago (ALV)

    The senior exhibition is a requirement for graduating seniors. To be taken the last two semesters Pass/Fail, zero credits in the semester before graduation and one credit hour the semester of graduation.
  
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    ART 461 - Capstone I


    Spring (2) Staff Prerequisite(s): ART 211  and ART 212   (ALV)

    Students will read and discuss selected texts, create studio art, participate in critiques, attend lecturers by visiting artists, and learn about professional practice standards.
  
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    ART 462 - Capstone II


    Fall (2) Staff Prerequisite(s): ART 211  and ART 212  and ART 461 

    Students will read and discuss selected texts, create studio art, participate in critiques, attend lecturers by visiting artists, and learn about professional practice standards.
  
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    ART 463 - Capstone III


    Spring (0) Staff Prerequisite(s): ART 211  and ART 212  and ART 461  and ART 462 

    Students will participate in critiques, learn about professional practice standards and present a final exhibition of their studio work. Graded P/F
  
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    ART 495 - Senior Honors in Art


    Fall and Spring (3) Staff

    Information available from the department website and the Charles Center.
  
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    ART 496 - Senior Honors in Art


    Fall and Spring (3) Staff

    Information available from the department website and the Charles Center.

Art History

  
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    ARTH 100 - Critical Questions in Art History


    Fall or Spring (4) Staff (College 100)

    An exploration of significant questions and integrative concepts in Art History, their grounding in the process of scientific discovery and application, and their broader relevance to society. Designed for first-year students. Although topics vary, the courses also seek to improve students' communication skills beyond the written word.
  
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    ARTH 251 - Survey of the History of Art I


    Fall (3) Staff (GER 4A, 5)

    The study of Ancient and Medieval art. Illustrated lectures and readings. ARTH 251 and 252 are prerequisites for upper level art history courses.
  
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    ARTH 252 - Survey of the History of Art II


    Spring (3) Staff (GER 4A, 5)

    The study of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present. Illustrated lectures and readings. May be taken singly and before ARTH 251. ARTH 251 and 252 are prerequisites for upper level art history courses.
  
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    ARTH 255 - The Art of East Asia


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (GER 4B)

    This course introduces students to Asian artistic traditions centered in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam), in relation to South and Southeast Asia, with a focus on painting, sculpture, architecture and archeological sites, as well as Buddhist art. 
  
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    ARTH 257 - Asian Art


    (Spring) (3) Wu (College 200, ALV)

    This course explores the history of Asian art, from the prehistory to the contemporary. Asia, since prehistory, has been a constantly shifting mosaic of kingdoms and cultures, engaged in a network of creative exchanges. Its cultural diversity will be examined through art, architecture and archeological discoveries. The lectures will be constructed in three sections to survey the most significant art works, with a focus on India, China and Japan. Students are expected to obtain a critical understanding of the history and theory of arts in Asia and of the importance of visual arts within Asian cultures. It also introduces key issues concerning religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism) and regional studies, and sheds light on cultural exchanges from the time of the Silk Road, through the colonial period, to the 21st-century. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)
  
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    ARTH 267 - Greek Archeology and Art


    Fall (3) Oakley (College 200, ALV, GER 4A, 5)

    An archaeological consideration of the Minoan, Mycenaean, Archaic and Classical periods of Greek civilization. Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts are included. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.) (Cross listed with CLCV 217 )
  
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    ARTH 268 - Roman Archeology and Art


    Spring (3) Swetnam-Burland (College 200, ALV, GER 4A, 5)

    The architecture, painting and sculpture of Hellenistic Greece and of Rome. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.) (Cross listed with CLCV 218 )
  
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    ARTH 330 - Topics in Art History


    Fall and Spring (1-4) Staff

    Courses of special subjects. Course may be repeated for credit only if there is no duplication of topic or title.
  
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    ARTH 335 - Art and Architecture of Colonial Latin America


    Spring (3) Webster (ALV, CSI, GER 4C)

    A history of colonial art and architecture in New Spain (Mexico) and Peru that emphasizes cross-cultural issues of power, hybridity, and identity. Includes a substantial introduction to pre-Hispanic visual culture.
  
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    ARTH 340 - Classical Myth in Ancient Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Oakley

    An examination of Greek and Roman myth as preserved in ancient art. Emphasis will be placed on iconographical development; the social, cultural, and political reasons for iconographical change; and myth or versions of myth not preserved in literary sources. (Cross listed with CLCV 343 )
  
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    ARTH 341 - Greek Vase Painting


    Fall or Spring (3) Oakley

    A study of the development of Attic red-figure and black-figure pottery. Special emphasis will be placed on the major artists who painted these vases and the iconography of their mythological scenes. (Cross listed with CLCV 420 )
  
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    ARTH 345 - Ancient Architecture


    Fall or Spring (3) Swetnam-Burland

    This course, taught in seminar format, examines the major developments of ancient Greek and Roman architecture in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East from the Bronze Age to the 4th century A.D. (Cross listed with CLCV 425 )
  
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    ARTH 351 - Medieval Art and Architecture


    Spring (3) Stancioiu

    A study of the visual culture and built environment of Europe from 300 to 1450.  Architecture and art are examined in relation to religious, social, political, and economic contexts.  Themes include urban development, pilgrimage architecture and monasticism, the Gothic style, classical revivals, Crusader art, and material culture.
  
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    ARTH 353 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture


    Fall or Spring (3) Stancioiu (College 200, ALV)

    The study of the formation of Christian art and the persistence and elaboration of these themes and styles in the Byzantine Empire until 1453. This course examines religious art and architecture in relation to Christian theology and liturgy as well as significant secular works in relation to the broader context of cross-cultural dialogue in the Medieval Mediterranean region. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)
  
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    ARTH 360 - Italian Renaissance Art, 1300-1600


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque (ALV, CSI)

    An examination of Renaissance Art in Florence, Rome, and Venice.  Artistic developments are considered in their religious, political, and intellectual contexts.
  
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    ARTH 362 - Northern Renaissance Art, 1400-1600


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque (ALV, CSI)

    A selective survey of Northern Renaissance painting that considers the work of artists such as Van Eyck, Bosch, Dürer, and Bruegel in the context of Humanism, Reform, and Early Capitalism.
  
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    ARTH 363 - Baroque Art, 1600-1700


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque (ALV, CSI)

    This course provides a survey of the visual arts in Europe including Italy, the Spanish Netherlands, the Dutch Republic, Spain, and France during the seventeenth century. Emphasis is placed on the wider artistic and political culture of the period.
  
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    ARTH 364 - Sight and Insight: Painting in Early Modern Europe


    Spring (3) Wu (College 200, ALV)

    The nature and reliability of human vision was a focus of debate in Early Modern Europe. This course considers the role of the artists and the artefacts they made in shaping the attitudes f the wider visual culture.  Throughout the semester we will explore how increased preoccupation with distinctily artistic concerns in intertwined with contemporaneous developments in religion and science. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)
  
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    ARTH 365 - Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque (ALV, CSI)

    A comprehensive survey of 17th-century Dutch painting. Artistic developments are placed in the context of the formation of the Dutch Republic around 1600. Artists such as Hals, Rembrandt, and Vermeer are considered.
  
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    ARTH 366 - The Golden Age of Spain


    Fall or Spring (3) Webster (GER 4A, ALV, CSI)

    An examination of the historical context and development of Spanish art, architecture, and cultural performance, 1500-1700, that explores issues of patronage, iconography, function, and reception.
  
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    ARTH 370 - Nineteenth-Century Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Palermo

    A history of earlier modern art 1780-1880 in Great Britain, France, Germany and the United States. Emphasis is placed upon the impact of the socio-political, industrial and cultural revolutions on the major movements of the period, Romanticism and Realism.
  
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    ARTH 372 - Modern Architecture and Planning


    Fall or Spring (3) Zandi-Sayek (ALV, CSI)

    A history of architecture, landscape design andurban  planning from 1780 to 1980 in Europe and the United States with reference to the colonial and postcolonial worlds. Emphasis is placed upon the impact of socio-political, technological and intellectual transformations from the Enlightenment to the crisis of Modernism.
  
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    ARTH 377 - Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (ALV, CSI)

    The history of modern and contemporary Chinese art in relation to cultural and social changes from the first Opium War to the present, spanning the late-19th century, the 20th-century and the on-going developments of the 21st-century.
  
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    ARTH 381 - Nineteenth-Century American Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff

    North American Art and modernity during the long nineteenth century, from Benjamin West's revision of history painting in the Death of General Wolfe (1770) to the arrival of Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 at the Armory Show (1913), considered in relation to socio-political contexts and aesthetic traditions.  Key movements: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Aestheticism, Impressionism, early Avant-garde. 
  
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    ARTH 383 - Twentieth-Century American Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Braddock

    North American Art from 1913 to the present , emphasizing varieties of Modernism and Postmodernism in relation to politics, industrialism, war, and other historical forces.  Key movements and groups: the Stieglitz circle, Dada, Surrealism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Folk and Outsider Art, Institutional Critique, Identity Politics, and Eco-art. 
  
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    ARTH 389 - Museum Internships


    Fall and Spring (1-3) Levesque

    May be used as an opportunity for an off-campus experience. Must be approved in advance on a case-by-case basis by the Department Chair and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. See Special Programs-Internships in this catalog for more information. Open only to Art and Arth History majors who have completed at least 21 credits toward the major. May not be repeated.  Note: Application through the Department and the Academic Advising Office in the preceding semester (see Special Programs-Internships in this catalog). Graded Pass/Fail
  
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    ARTH 393 - The Arts of China


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (College 200, ALV, GER 4B)

    A study of art, architecture and archeological discoveries from the Stone Age to the 19th-century. Significant works are examined in the contexts of historical and social changes related to broader Chinese culture and intercultural exchanges (notably East/West). (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)
  
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    ARTH 394 - The Arts of Japan


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (College 200, ALV, GER 4B)

    A study of art, architecture and archeological discoveries from the Stone Age to the contemporary. High, religious, and popular arts are examined in the contexts of historical and social changes and intercultural exchanges with China, Korea and the West. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)
  
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    ARTH 395 - The Visual Culture of Colonial Mexico


    Fall or Spring (3) Webster (ALV, CSI, GER 4C)

    An examination of Mexico's cultural pluralism and visual production from the late pre-Columbian period through the colonial era to independence (ca. 1500-1810), focusing particularly on the social and material manifestations of contact between European and native cultures.
  
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    ARTH 396 - Art of the Andes


    Fall (3) Webster (College 200, ALV, CSI, GER 4B)

    A survey of the portable arts and architecture of the Ancient Andes from pre-history to the early Spanish colonial period focusing on the ways these works functioned as part of larger cultural, political, and economic spheres. (This course is anchored in the ALV and CSI domains.) 
  
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    ARTH 460 - Seminar Topics in Art History


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

    Seminar topics of special subjects that involve the student in research in primary materials and involve intense writing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
  
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    ARTH 467 - Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque

    Intensive study of a selected topic in European art involving style, genres, iconography and artistic theory. Study of original paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints, as available, will be emphasized.
  
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    ARTH 468 - History of Prints


    Fall or Spring (3) Levesque. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. (ALV, CSI)

    A seminar on the origins and development of printmaking from the 15th to the 20th century. Prints are viewed as part of a wider cultural and artistic context and as a means of communication.
  
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    ARTH 470 - Colonial American Architecture and Town Planning


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff

    A history of major developments in architecture and town planning from 1562 to 1792 in the United States and Canada. All major colonial cultures are studied: English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, and Russian.
  
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    ARTH 471 - Renaissance and Baroque Architecture and Urban Studies


    Fall or Spring (3) Zandi-Sayek. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

    A seminar with lectures that examines the major developments in architecture and town planning 1420-1780 in Europe and its North American colonies with emphasis on particular themes such as humanism and classicism. A major paper and class presentation are required; likely field trip.
  
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    ARTH 474 - Topics in American Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff

    Intensive study of a selected topic in American art involving a genre (e.g., landscape painting), a period (the 1930s), a movement (tonalism), or an issue (e.g., the representation of women in 19th-century American art).
  
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    ARTH 475 - Topics in Asian Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff

    Topics seminar on major debates and developments in Asian art (East, South and Southeast Asia) from the historical to the contemporary, including Eurasian and trans-Pacific excahnges. 
  
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    ARTH 476 - Ink Painting: History, Theory and Technique


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (ALV, CSI)

    A comprehensive study of Chinese ink painting. Artistic developments are examined against the debates on art, aesthetics, history, and cultural identity. Landscape, portraiture, birds-and-flower, narrative painting, Chan painting, the arts of the literati, the eccentrics and the courts are considered.
  
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    ARTH 477 - Representation of Nature in Asian Art


    Fall or Spring (3) Wu (ALV, CSI)

    The idea of nature in major Asian traditions (China, India, Japan, Korea, Persia) and beliefs (Confucian, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu and Islam), with in depth examination of the concept of representation and its limits, through different cultural perspectives and artistic genres.
  
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    ARTH 480 - Methods of Art History


    Fall or Spring (3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

    This seminar engages students in a critical survey of the methodological approaches to the study of the history of art.
  
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    ARTH 489 - Topics in Art History


    Fall and Spring (1-3) Staff

    Seminar devoted to an in-depth study of a selected topic.

     

  
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    ARTH 490 - Independent Study


    Fall and Spring (1-3) Staff. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  
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    ARTH 495 - Honors


    Fall (3) Staff

    Admission by consent of the departmental committee.  Each candidate will be responsible for submitting by the end of their junior year a thesis proposal and a selected bibliography in some specific area of art historical literature, prepared in consultation with their advisor.  Students admitted to honors study in art history will be enrolled in this course during both semesters of their senior year and will submit a scholarly thesis two weeks before the last day of classes of their graduating semester.  Information is available from the department web site and the Charles Center.  For College provisions governing the Admission to Honors, see Honors and Special Programs under Requirements for Degrees in this catalog.
  
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    ARTH 496 - Honors


    Spring (3) Staff

    Admission by consent of the departmental committee. Each candidate will be responsible for submitting by the end of their junior year a thesis proposal and a selected bibliography in some specific area of art historical literature, prepared in consultation with their advisor. Students admitted to honors study in art history will be enrolled in this course during both semesters of their senior year and will submit a scholarly thesis two weeks before the last day of classes of their graduating semester. Information is available from the department web site and the Charles Center. For College provisions governing the Admission to Honors, see Honors and Special Programs under Requirements for Degrees in this catalog.

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

  
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    AMES 200 - Transfer Elective Credit


  
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    AMES 250 - Critical Issues in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


    Fall (3) Staff (College 200, CSI)

    This core course employs interdisciplinary approaches to critically examine selected intellectual and cultural themes in a broadly conceived "Asia," including East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Themes may vary from year to year but will focus on issues relevant to the Asian and Middle Eastern experience. (This course is anchored in the CSI domain, and also considers aspects of the ALV domain.)
  
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    AMES 290 - Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


    Fall or Spring (1-4) Staff

    Selected topics in AMES are offered occasionally. The topic to be considered will be announced prior to the beginning of the semester. These courses may be repeated for credit if the topic varies.
  
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    AMES 300 - Transfer Elective Credit


 

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