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ART HISTORY (ARH)

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ARH 151 through ARH 254 have no prerequisites. They are introductory courses designed to give beginning students a broad survey of world art through a study of major monuments in their historical and social contexts.

ARH 151 Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 hours.

Not applicable to the studio or art history majors or minors. Introduction to the appreciation of art through an examination of the nature, themes, and purposes of art, the exploration of visual arts media and methods; and a survey of art history and artistic masterpieces.

ARH 252 Survey of Art I. 3 hours.

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the prehistoric through the medieval periods.

ARH 253 Survey of Art II. 3 hours.

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the modern periods.

ARH 254 Survey of Art III. 3 hours.

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and the applied arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

ARH 291 Special Projects. 3 hours.

This number is used for special projects determined by the instructor or for independent research projects proposed by students. In the latter case, the project must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

ARH 351 through ARH 489 provide intermediate and advanced students with opportunities to investigate specific topics and problems in art history.

ARH 351 Ancient Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ARH 252.

A survey of the contributions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the development of Western architecture, sculpture, and painting.

ARH 355 Chinese Painting. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Survey of Chinese pictorial art from the Bronze Age to the present day.

ARH 356 Japanese Painting and Prints. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Survey of painting and woodblock prints of Japan.

ARH 363 Masterpieces of Spanish Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Selected monuments of peninsular Spanish art from the prehistoric period to the contemporary period.

ARH 364 Renaissance Art. 3 hours.

Survey of 15th- and 16th-century painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe.

ARH 365 Northern Renaissance Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

The art of Flanders and Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries.

ARH 367 Art and Patronage in Renaissance Florence. 3 hours.

Survey of the art of Florence emphasizing the artists and the patrons, such as the religious orders, guilds, and private families who created the Renaissance style in painting, sculpture, and architecture.

ARH 368 High Renaissance and Mannerist Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Study of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture in the 16th century.

ARH 371 Baroque Art in Southern Europe. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in 17th-century Italy, Spain, and France.

ARH 373 Baroque Art in Northern Europe. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor

Survey of the art of 17th-century Belgium and Holland, with emphasis on the work of Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.

ARH 375 Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 hours.

Painting and sculpture from the Neoclassical through the Post-Impressionist periods.

ARH 376 American Architecture. 3 hours.

American architecture from the colonial period to the 20th century.

ARH 377 American Painting and Sculpture. 3 hours.

American painting and sculpture from the colonial period to the 20th century.

ARH 380 Art Theory and Criticism. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level ARH courses or permission of the instructor.

Study of 20th-century art theory and criticism.

ARH 381 Art since World War II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Modernist and postmodernist art and architecture from the mid-20th century to the present.

ARH 383 Pop Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

An in-depth study of examples of Pop Art in America and Europe.

ARH 385 Early 20th-Century Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level ARH courses or permission of the instructor.

Painting and sculpture from Impressionism to World War II.

ARH 400 Photographic Discourse. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level ARH courses or permission of the instructor.

Study of the history of photography and ideas about photographic practices.

ARH 455 Topics in Asian Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Selected topics in the art of China and Japan.

ARH 456 The Arts of Buddhism. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ARH 254, ARH 355, or ARH 356 or permission of the instructor.

Major movements and styles inherent in the artistic products of India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Nepal.

ARH 461 Topics in Medieval Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Selected periods, patrons, and monuments from the late Antique period to the Gothic period.

ARH 467 Topics in Renaissance Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ARH 365 and 9 additional hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Selected artists, monuments, and patrons of the Renaissance and the Mannerist period.

ARH 470 Topics in Baroque Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Selected artists, monuments, and patrons of the 17th century.

ARH 481 Topics in 20th-Century Art. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: ARH 385 and 9 additional hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Study of selected themes in modern and contemporary art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

ARH 483 Topics in American Architecture. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

Study of selected American architectural styles or movements. Examples are Greek Revival Architecture in the Deep South, the International Style, and Postmodernism.

ARH 491 Independent Studies. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of 200- and 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.

This number is used for special projects determined by the instructor or for independent research projects proposed by students. In the latter case, the project must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

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