Courses offered in Spring 2020

Art History Courses

  1. History of Western Art. (3h) The study of the visual arts of Europe and America as they relate to history, religion, and the ideas that have shaped Western culture. Explores masterpieces from the ancient world to the present. (D) (O’Neill, WF 12:30-1:45 PM, Ashe, WF 9:30-10:45 AM)
  2. History of World Architecture. (3 h) Examines architectural monuments in selected world cultures with discussions of the planning, siting, design, construction, patronage, historical impact, and broader cultural context. (D) (Dadlani, TR 2:00-3:15 PM, Moore, TR 3:30-4:45 PM)
  3. Ottoman Art and Architecture. (3 h) Examines the visual culture of the Ottoman empire in Turkey, the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. Emphasis is on the Imperial architecture of Istanbul and the art of the court in the 15th-18th centuries. (D) (Dadlani, TR 11:00-12:15 PM)
  4. American Visual Arts. (3 h) American art and culture from the Colonial period to 1900 in terms of changing aesthetic standards, social, and historical developments. Includes fine arts, folk arts, material culture, and mass media. (D) (Lubin/Katz, MW 2:00-3:15 PM)
  5. Art in the Age of Giotto, Dante, and the Plague. (3 h) Developments in Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture in the 14th century with special attention to the new naturalism of Giotto and the effects of the Great Plague of 1384 on the arts. (D) (Barnes, WF 11:00-12:15 PM )
  6. Post War/Cold War: Art 1945-1990. (3 h) Survey of European and American art between 1945 and 1990. (D) (Curley, TR 9:30-10:45 AM)
  7. Art & Architecture of Race, Gender, & Biopolitics (3 h) Variable topics in art and architectural history, such as historical periods, geographic regions, or specific media. Course can be repeated if topic differs. (D) (Moore, TR 12:30-1:45 PM)
  8. Management in the Visual Arts. (3 h) Provides art students with the skills, experiences, and frameworks for understanding the role that the visual arts play within the national and international economy. Also listed as ENT 312. P-Junior or senior standing and POI. (O’Neill, WF 11:00-12:15 PM)
    396F. Exhibiting African American Contemporary Art. (4 h) Focused readings, discussion and research on a topic selected by members of the faculty. P-One course in art history or POI. (Curley, T 12:30-3:00 PM)

Studio Art

110G. Topics in Studio Art: Science Fiction and the Power of the Imaginary. (4 h) This introductory studio-based course will be guided by examples of speculative and science fiction from Octavia Butler’s Parable series to Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer. Text and films will offer critical perspectives on current social concerns in order to imaginatively re-see and re-make our world. Students will learn to think and make in 3 dimensions; using cardboard, wood, fabric and found materials to create sculptures, installations and performances. Assignments will challenge students to think critically, conceptually and imaginatively in response to our current political moment. Emphasis will be placed on uplifting historically marginalized voices and narratives, including the work of artists and writers who identify as queer, trans, POC and from the Global South. (D) (Gerson, MW 12:30-3:00 PM, Gerson, MW 3:30-6:00 PM)

  1. Introduction to Studio Art Fundamentals. (4h) Introduces elements and principles of visual language through hands-on experimentation and critical thinking. (D) (Hallberg, MW 3:30-6 PM, Ellis, MW 6:00-8:30 PM)
  2. Introduction to Painting. (4h) Introduces the fundamentals of the contemporary practice of oil painting. No prior painting experience required, although prior studio art experience is recommended. (D) (Laughlin, TR 12:30-3 PM)
  3. Drawing with Digital Integration. (4h) Introduces principles of art and drawing with integration of digital media. Broadens the scope of studio exploration and critical thinking. Introduces raster and vector graphics software. (D) (Gentry, MW 12:30-3 PM)
  4. Introduction to Film and Video Art. (4h) Introduces historical, aesthetic, and technical principles of contemporary video art and film production. Students will work in groups to produce an experimental film and work individually to create a video that focuses on a personal story. (D) (Green, TR 6:00-8:30 PM)
  5. Introduction to Printmaking. (4h) Introduces one or more of the following major divisions of fine art printmaking: relief (woodcuts and linoleum cuts), intaglio (hand engraving and acid etching methods on copper), lithography from limestone slabs, monotype. (D) (Faber, MW 3:30-6 PM)
  6. Introduction to Drawing. (4h) Drawing fundamentals emphasizing composition, value, line, and form. (D) (Hallberg, TR 9:30-12:00 PM)
  7. Introduction to Digital Photography. (4 h) An introduction to designing, processing, and critiquing digital images printed with digital media. Includes camera techniques and lighting. (Digital SLR camera required) (D) (Pickel, TR 12:30-3 PM)
  8. Design Studio: Visualization of Ideas. (4 h) Employing a variety of different image generating techniques, students produce visual representations which communicate content based upon specific assigned subjects. Imaging methods may include illustration, typography, photography, video etc. as determined by the instructor. (Gentry, MW 3:30-6:00 PM)
  9. Painting II. (4 h) Continuation of ART 112 with concentrated emphasis on conceptual development and technical exploration. P-ART 112 or POI. (Laughlin, TR 3:30-6:00 PM)
  10. Painting III. (4 h) An individualized course of study with emphasis on refining the skills and concepts developed in Painting II. P-ART 212 or POI. (Laughlin, TR 3:30-6:00 PM)
  11. Intermediate Printmaking. (4h) Explorations of multiple-surface and mixed media printmaking methods involving relief, intaglio, and lithography. Color printing methods are explored in the atelier tradition. Strong emphasis on idea development and image generation. P—ART 117 or POI. (Faber, MW 12:30-3:00 PM)
  12. Life Drawing. (4 h) Introduction to drawing the human figure. May be repeated once. P-ART 118 or POI. (Hallberg, TR 12:30-3:00 PM)
  13. Advanced Printmaking. (4 h) Advanced development of printmaking techniques with deeper focus on the unique quality of specific processes. Selected technical concentrations are invited. P – ART 217 or POI. (Faber, MW 12:30-3:00 PM)
  14. Photography and the Handmade Book. (4 h) Explores the editing and sequencing of photographic images to direct the audience through the intimate experience of viewing the handmade book in conjunction with the research and discussion of historical and contemporary bookmaking techniques. P-ART 119 or 120 or POI. (Pickel, TR 3:30-6:00 PM)
    397H. Advanced Topics in Studio Art: Socially Engaged Collective Practices (4 h) This advanced studio-based course will focus on artist collectives working with communities in which they are embedded and/or identify as being a part of. Students will be challenged to expand their critical thinking skills and further develop their material and conceptual investigations within sculpture, installation and participatory projects. This course offers a unique opportunity to engage in semester-long cross-disciplinary collaboration with courses in the Social Sciences (Social Justice) and Humanities (Literature, Culture, and Media). Emphasis will be placed on uplifting historically marginalized voices and narratives, including the work of artists and collectives who identify as queer, trans, POC and from the Global South. P – POI.
    (Gerson, TR 3:30-6:00 PM)

Fall 2020 Courses