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  • ANT 110 - Introduction to Archaeology


    (3) S

    Contribution of archaeology to understanding past cultures and the process of cultural change; the relationship of archaeology to anthropology; survey of concepts and methods of investigating the human past. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 240 - Cultures of the Middle East


    (3) GS

    Ethnographic, historical and political survey of urban, peasant and nomadic cultures and their interrelationships in the Middle East.  Islamic cultural and political history, colonialism, nationalism, and state formation, ethnic and religious minorities, gender, Islam and politics, urban life, social inequalities, social and political movements, globalization, youth cultures, everyday life, and contemporary issues. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 250 - African Cultures


    (3) GS

    Introduction to the African continent as a geographic, political and symbolic entity juxtaposing territories, histories and cultures. Anthropological emphasis on West Africa, including matriliny and other lineage systems, polyrhythmic music, gender, religion (e.g., Vodu), economic and political organization, and colonial impact, from the viewpoints of Africans themselves, as subjects and agents. Also listed as AFA 250 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 271 - Native Americans


    (3) S, US

    Survey of the First Nations of North America from an anthropological perspective. Diversity and complexity of traditional culture; specific Nations representing a wide range of geographic regions and socio-political organization. Understanding traditional culture in order to understand relationships among First Nations and colonists from the 16th to 20th centuries. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 284 - Cultures and Peoples of Latin America


    (3) GS

    Survey of the cultures and political economy of Latin America and Latin American peoples. Emphasis on regional diversity and national specificities. Processes and events that have had a decisive influence on the region will be discussed. These include colonialism, mestizaje, authoritarianism and state violence, land reform, machismo, religious transformations, U.S. Foreign policy and migration. Focus on the relationship between tradition and conflict as manifested across the region and its impact on contemporary cultures in Latin America and among Latin Americans in the U.S. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 290 - Language and Culture


    (3) GS

    Anthropological linguistic perspectives to explore language structure, social functions, and geographical and historical variation. Analysis of the relationship between linguistic categories and patterns of culture and cultural values. Attention to the ways language reflects and influences perception and worldview. Examination of language and literacy ideologies, and language as social action with attention to social status, social identities, and linguistic change.  Also listed as LIN 290 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 295 - The Indian Ocean World


    (3) GS

    Survey of peoples of the Indian Ocean basin, spanning east Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Consideration of the Indian Ocean world as one transregional society, as well as specific societies in the region. Topics include: the political economy of coastal and inland regions, gender and kinship, mobility, cosmopolitanisms, religion, Islam, trade languages and transregional linguistic practices, and colonial and post-colonial transformations. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 299 - Third World Cultures Through Film


    (3) GS

    Focus on ways in which social and cultural themes surrounding the “Third World” are represented in fictional and non-fictional films, important cultural documents and social commentaries which help establish a cross-cultural framework for exploring the politics of cultural conflict and transformation. Through films, associated readings, and class discussions, students learn to critically interrogate and analyze shifting meanings of the concept of “Third World.” Also listed as INT 299 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 301 - Social Theory


    SOC 100  or ANT 100 /INT 100 . (3)

    Critical review of classical and contemporary social theory; problems concerning nature of sociological and anthropological explanations of society and inequality; significance of theoretical concepts in relationship to practice. Also listed as SOC 301 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 311 - Historical Archaeology


    ANT 110  or HIS 120  or HIS 121  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Consideration of the relationship between the documentary record of the historical period and empirical evidence of social and political behavior and events in North America. Exploration of potential for gaining information about aspects of American history not well documented in written records for which archaeology can contribute a different source of data and perspective. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 318 - Mesoamerican Archeology


    ANT 110  or ANT 105 . (3)

    Pre-contact cultures of Mexico, Central America, and western South America outlined from earliest presence of people in the region through the civilization of the Aztec, Maya, Inca, and others. Consideration of development of food production; the origin and collapse of complex socio-political organizations; impact of early European contact. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 322 - Eastern North American Archaeology


    ANT 110  or ANT 105 . (3)

    Pre-contact history of cultures of Eastern North America addressed through consideration of artifacts and other empirical evidence, tracing changes in technology, style, and by implication, social, political, and religious realms of past cultures from the Great Lakes to the Southeast. Changes in the relationship between people and their environment, changes in food, production strategies, and intercultural relationships. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 325 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond


    One from: ANT 100 /INT 100 , PSY 100 , SOC 100 , WGS 100 . (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to the relationship between culture and psychology. Critique of approaches that emphasize cultural or psychological determinism. Examination of the ways in which culture and psychology mutually shape each other in different social groups and historical contexts. Special attention to race and racism, mental health, emotion, and ethics. Also listed as SOC 325 /WGS 325 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 330 - Medical Anthropology


    A course in anthropology or SOC 100 . (3) HW

    Anthropological perspectives on biological, environmental and socio-cultural factors shaping patterns of health, disease and illness. Comparative analyses of diverse medical knowledges and practices, power and inequality in health and illness experiences, interactions among differing medical systems in specific locales, and institutional frameworks for delivery of health services in a rapidly changing global context. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 335 - Language Variation in Society


    At least sophomore standing. (3) GS

    Study of language variation within the same language community, the circumstances under which it occurs, and its relationship to group interaction. Regional dialects, ethnic dialects, sex-related language differences, pidgins and creoles, and languages in mutual contact. Also listed as LIN 335 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 340 - Urban Anthropology


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100 . (3)

    Anthropological interpretation of the rise and development of urbanism: analysis of urban life with emphasis on its diversity, social complexity, poverty and inequality. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 344 - Cities and Society


    SOC 100  or ANT 100 /INT 100 or URP 111 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Overview of urban cultures and inequalities. General topics include the social, cultural and economic effects of segregation, deindustrialization, and gentrification. Debates and research on public space, citizenship and diversity in urban settings. Analysis of alternative policies and urban cultures, their role and importance in shaping the social fabric of cities in the United States and around the world.  Also listed as SOC 344 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 351 - Political and Legal Anthropology


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or POL 190 . (3)

    Study of comparative political systems, forms of authority, legitimacy and power in societies at different levels of social complexity and in different ecological contexts. Political organization and process analyzed in terms of their relationships to economics, religion, kinship, and other aspects of culture and society. Also listed as POL 351 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ANT 352 - Gifts, Goods, and Graft: The Anthropology of Value and Exchange


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or ECN 202 . (3)

    Exploration of diversity of economic systems around the world and through history. Discussion of the relationship of economy and culture, and economy as culture. Critique of capitalism as a cultural and historical phenomena rather than a description of the natural world. Theories of the gift and exchange, the role of economic activity in social reproduction and the creation of groups and persons, and related topics. Also listed as INT 352 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 355 - Anthropology of Religion


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100 . (3)

    Introduction to major anthropological theories of religion. Discussion of religion as a “natural” aspect of human life, secularism, and the critique of religion as an anthropological category. Religion as a complex ethical and political force. Ethnographic examples drawn from all of the “world religions” as well as other religious traditions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 357 - Anthropology of Islam


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or at least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the diversity of the Islamic tradition as it has been practiced in different times and places. Attention to competing definitions of “Islam” as an object of anthropological study. Discussion of ethnographic case studies exploring thematic topics such as Islam’s textual tradition, mysticism, Islamic vernacular languages, power and “orthodoxy,” gender and sexuality, ethics, Islamophobia, and others. Special emphasis on the ethics and politics of ethnographic representations of Islam in the twenty-first century. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 369 - African Religions


    AFA 101  or ANT 100 /INT 100  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of African religions through anthropological and literary texts, including consideration of West African religions and central African indigenous practices. Also listed as AFA 369 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 375 - Social and Cultural Change


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100 . (3)

    Institutions and social change. Emphasis on theories, ideologies, social movements and revolutions. Study of colonialism, economic crisis, peasant struggles, nationalism, indigenous rights, independence movements, and struggles over development and underdevelopment. Also listed as INT 375  and SOC 375 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 376 - Sex, Work, and International Capital


     

    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Analysis of significance of women’s labor to international capital in a cross-cultural perspective. Examination of social construction of “third world” and “development,” and potential and limits of these categories in understanding ideological and material conditions of lives of women across race, class and national boundaries in the world of work. Also listed as INT 376 , SOC 376  and WGS 376 . Graded ABCDE

  
  • ANT 378 - Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or WGS 100 . (3)

    Comparison of sex-gender expressions, identities and experiences in various societies. Examination of sex, gender and sexuality as culturally constructed, as regimes of power, and as sites of social change. Analysis of sex, gender and sexuality-based representational practices and patterns of inequality in distinct institutional settings. Also listed as WGS 378 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 380 - Field Work in Archaeology


    ANT 110  or consent of instructor. (4-6)

    Introduction to reconnaissance and excavation of sites; preparation and cataloguing of museum specimens. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 384 - Forensic Anthropology


    ANT 105  or BIO 167  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of human skeletal traits to determine age, sex, ethnicity, pathology, and cause/manner of death for the purpose of individual indentification.  Consideration of field techniques for recovery.  Application of knowledge to areas of crime scene investigation, missing persons, mass disasters, and human rights investigations. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 391 - Directed Readings/Research in Anthropology


    Consent of instructor, at least junior standing. (1-3)

    Directed reading or research study by qualified students under instructor’s supervision. By special arrangement only. May be reelected for credit. Also listed as SOC 391 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 398 - Special Topics in Anthropology


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Serves to provide opportunity to offer courses that will be offered on time or occasionally where existing and/or visiting faculty are available. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 415 - Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues


    SOC 301 /ANT 301 , or at least junior standing, or consent of instructor. (3)

    Issue-based course linking recent social theory, empirical research, and predicaments of public policy within a comprehensive global framework. Focus on globalization and issues of social and political importance central to recent debates within and outside the academy. Multi-disciplinary approach; materials drawn from the U.S., Europe, and developing world that highlight recent global socio-economic transformations. Designed to serve students majoring in a number of different fields, especially those engaged in specific research projects and/or preparing for graduate school. Also listed as INT 415 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 453 - Anthropology of Political Violence


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100 . (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to political violence. Emphasis on cultural and historical anthropology, with some engagement with other anthropological subfields. Exploration of structural, phenomenological, and symbolic aspects of political violence. Topics may include conflict and post-conflict societies, social memory, trauma and mental health, violence and the everyday, narrative and representation, human rights and legal tribunals, and related themes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of Department Chair Open only to Honors Program students in anthropology. (4)

    Credit and grade for ANT 495 is not given until successful completion of ANT 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ANT 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of ANT 495  and consent of Department Chair Open only to Honors Program students in anthropology. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ANT 499 - Senior Seminar


    ANT 301 /SOC 301  and senior standing. (3) CAP

    Critical review of the sociological and anthropological literature with attention to the interaction of theory and research. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 511 - Historical Archaeology


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Consideration of the relationship between the documentary record of the historical period and empirical evidence of social and political behavior and events in North America. Exploration of potential for gaining information about aspects of American history not well documented in written records for which archaeology can contribute a different source of data and perspective. Not open to students with credit for ANT 311 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 515 - Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Issue-based course linking recent social theory, empirical research, and predicaments of public policy within a comprehensive global framework. Focus on globalization and issues of social and political importance central to recent debates within and outside the academy. Multi-disciplinary approach; materials drawn from the U.S., Europe, and developing world that highlight recent global socio-economic transformations. Designed to serve students majoring in a number of different fields, especially those engaged in specific research projects and/or preparing for graduate school. Not open to students with credit for ANT 415 /INT 415 . Also listed as INT 515 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 525 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond


    Graduate standing.  (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to the relationship between culture and psychology. Critique of approaches that emphasize cultural or psychological determinism. Examination of the ways in which culture and psychology mutually shape each other in different social groups and historical contexts. Special attention to race and racism, mental health, emotion, and ethics. Not open to students with credit forANT 325/SOC 325/WGS 325. Also listed as SOC 525  and WGS 525 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 544 - Cities and Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of urban cultures and inequalities. General topics include the social, cultural and economic effects of segregation, deindustrialization, and gentrification. Debates and research on public space, citizenship and diversity in urban settings. Analysis of alternative policies and urban cultures, their role and importance in shaping the social fabric of cities in the United States and around the world.  Not open to students with credit forANT 344/SOC 344. Also listed as SOC 544 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of comparative political systems, forms of authority, legitimacy and power in societies at different levels of social complexity and in different ecological contexts. Political organization and process analyzed in terms of their relationships to economics, religion, kinship, and other aspects of culture and society. Not open to students with credit for ANT 351 /POL 351 . Also listed as POL 551 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ANT 552 - Gifts, Goods, and Graft: The Anthropology of Value and Exchange


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of diversity of economic systems around the world and through history. Discussion of the relationship of economy and culture, and economy as culture. Critique of capitalism as a cultural and historical phenomena rather than a description of the natural world. Theories of the gift and exchange, the role of economic activity in social reproduction and the creation of groups and persons, and related topics.  Not open to students with credit forANT 352/INT 352. Also listed as INT 552 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 553 - Anthropology of Political Violence


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to political violence. Emphasis on cultural and historical anthropology, with some engagement with other anthropological subfields. Exploration of structural, phenomenological, and symbolic aspects of political violence. Topics may include conflict and post-conflict societies, social memory, trauma and mental health, violence and the everyday, narrative and representation, human rights and legal tribunals, and related themes.  Not open to students with credit forANT 453. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 556 - Anthropology of Religion


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to major anthropological theories of religion. Discussion of religion as a “natural” aspect of human life, secularism, and the critique of religion as an anthropological category. Religion as a complex ethical and political force. Ethnographic examples drawn from all of the “world religions” as well as other religious traditions.  Not open to students with credit forANT 355. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 557 - Anthropology of Islam


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of the diversity of the Islamic tradition as it has been practiced in different times and places. Attention to competing definitions of “Islam” as an object of anthropological study. Discussion of ethnographic case studies exploring thematic topics such as Islam’s textual tradition, mysticism, Islamic vernacular languages, power and “orthodoxy,” gender and sexuality, ethics, Islamophobia, and others. Special emphasis on the ethics and politics of ethnographic representations of Islam in the twenty-first century.  Not open to students with credit forANT 357. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 575 - Social and Cultural Change


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Institutions and social change. Emphasis on theories, ideologies, social movements and revolutions. Study of colonialism, economic crisis, peasant struggles, nationalism, indigenous rights, independence movements, and struggles over development and underdevelopment.  Not open to students with credit forSOC 375/ANT 375/INT 375. Also listed as INT 575  and SOC 575 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 576 - Sex, Work and International Capital


    Graduate standing. (3)

    See ANT 376 for description. Not open for students with credit for SOC 376/ANT 376/WGS 376/INT 376. Also listed as INT 576 , SOC 576  and WGS 576 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ANT 578 - Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comparison of sex-gender expressions, identities and experiences in various societies. Examination of sex, gender and sexuality as culturally constructed, as regimes of power, and as sites of social change. Analysis of sex, gender and sexuality-based representational practices and patterns of inequality in distinct institutional settings. Also listed as WGS 578 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARB 111 - Beginning Standard Arabic I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Arabic except by departmental consent. (4) FL, GS

    Basic structures and patterns the student must know to understand written and spoken Arabic. Active use of the language limited to oral and written exercises used to enhance knowledge of grammar and to develop listening and reading comprehension. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • ARB 112 - Beginning Standard Arabic II


    ARB 111  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continuation of ARB 111. Introduction of more complex structures and more active use of Arabic. Further practice in reading and speaking standard Arabic. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • ARB 120 - Basic Standard Arabic for Educators


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Arabic except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in Standard Arabic for individuals working in the education field. Focus on vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating with students and parents, reading and writing reports, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of Arabic cultural topics to promote awareness and understanding of the Arabic-speaking community. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • ARB 205 - Reading Arabic


    ARB 112  with a grade of B or better, or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Reading of representative modern prose for general comprehension. Designed to develop skills needed to read Arabic at sight. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • ARB 211 - Intermediate Standard Arabic I


    ARB 112  or placement. (4) GS

    Intensive practice in spoken and written Arabic complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational Arabic together with reading of Arabic texts. Graded ABCDN
  
  • ARB 212 - Intermediate Standard Arabic II


    ARB 211  or placement. (4) GS

    Continued review of grammar topics. Reading of texts in Arabic for an understanding of the cultural values of the Arabic-speaking world. Discussions conducted in Arabic to increase the student’s level of fluency.  Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • ARH 110 - Science and the Visual Arts Across the Ages


    (3) F

    Exploration of the roles of visual arts and architecture in documenting and generating scientific and medical discoveries across the ages; past and present relationships between art and science. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 111 - History of Prehistoric to Medieval Art


    (3) H

    Historical survey of art from Prehistory to the Medieval era.  Covers all media from the western tradition of this time period. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 112 - History of Renaissance to Modern Art


    (3) H

    Historical survey of art from the Renaissance to the Modern era.  Covers all media from the western tradition of this time period. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 140 - History of Graphic Design


    (3) H

    Chronological survey of graphic design through slide lectures. The course will study how graphic design responded to international, social, political, and technological developments since 1450. Emphasis will be on printed work from 1880 to present and the relationship of that work to other visual arts and design disciplines. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 215 - History of Photography and New Media


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of the emergence of contemporary electronic media art and design culture, addressing issues and forms that have shaped today’s digital media, from practices of appropriation and simulation to the embrace of photographic, dynamic, interactive, immaterial and network-based forms. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 299 - Topics in Art History


    (3) H

    Examination of the art done during specific historic periods or artistic movements or by individual artists or groups of artists. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 303 - History of Ancient Egyptian Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of art and architecture from ancient Egypt, from the first emergence of Upper and Lower Egypt to the Roman and Coptic eras of Egyptian history.  Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 305 - History of Ancient Greek Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    History of Greek art, including Mycenaean, Geometric, Oriental, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Ptolemaic periods. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 307 - History of Ancient Roman Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    History of Roman art from the Etruscans to the fourth century CE, or the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes art spanning the Republican, Empire and Early Christian phases of history, across Roman territories and peoples. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 311 - History of Italian Renaissance Art


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of Italian art from the Proto-Renaissance to the High Renaissance (12th - 16th centuries). Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 312 - History of Northern Renaissance Art


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of Renaissance art from the northern European and British traditions, including art of Germany, France, England and the Netherlands. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 313 - Physical Properties and Material Limits of Design for Art and Artifacts,


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of physical properties and limitations of materials used by artists and architects from the past and present, including exploration of the importance of physicality to the creative process and to the duration and conservation of the artifact. Students develop understanding of how things are made, and whether they may endure. Suitable for majors or non majors. Lecture, discussion, readings, field work, lab. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 316 - History of Gothic Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of western art and architecture from the Gothic era in the latter medieval period. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 317 - History of Baroque Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of southern and northern Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture, from ca. 1550 to 1700 in Europe and Great Britain. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 318 - Advanced Study of Early Modern to Modern Architecture


    At least sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. (3)

    Investigation of historical architectural and urban design from the 14th to 18th centuries CE from an art-historical perspective. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ARH 325 - History of African Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    History of art and architecture produced by black peoples of the continent of Africa and elsewhere before colonialism. Lecture, discussion, readings. Also listed as AFA 325 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 327 - Post-Colonial Art of Black Peoples


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H, US

    History of art and architecture from African-American, Caribbean, and Central and South American black peoples since colonialism. Lectures, discussions, and readings.  Also listed as AFA 327 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ARH 331 - History of Asian Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of art and architecture from Asian traditions spanning prehistory to the Modern era, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean art. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 332 - Art and Art History in the Community


    At least sophomore standing, consent of instructor. (3-6)

    Students participate in service learning by leading independently-run workshops integrating art history and art making for community groups demonstrating need, such as prisons, schools and assisted-living facilities. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ARH 335 - History of Pre-Columbian Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of art and architecture of Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean and South Pacific, from before the 15th century CE. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 337 - History of Post-Columbian Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of art and architecture of the Americas from the Post-Columbian traditions, approximately 15th century to the present. Lecture, discussion, readings. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 395 - Internship in Art History


    ARH 111 ARH 112 , consent of instructor and hosting organization. (1)

    Internship, approved by an art history instructor, at a local arts organization, such as an artists’ council or a museum/gallery. Five hours per week for the duration of the semester, with duties and progress monitored by the instructor and a representative from the hosting organization. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ARH 397 - Independent Study in Art History


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Independent study on a research topic in art history. The student works with an art history instructor to develop research and methodological skills, by writing an art-historical paper and/or producing a project of equal breadth. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 399 - Advanced Topics in Art History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of the art done during specific historic period or artistic movements or by individual artists or groups of artists. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 401 - Theory, History and Criticism of Ways of Seeing


    ARH 111  or ARH 112  or consent of instructor; at least sophomore standing.   (3)

    Examination of ideas, theories and institutions that have shaped how visual imagery has been interpreted across time. Considers fields that have impacted the creation and reception of visual culture, including critical theory, art criticism, aesthetic theory, visual theories of gender, and museum studies. Also listed as COM 401 /WGS 403 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 403 - Special Topics in Ancient Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Selected investigations of topics in the art of ancient civilizations, such as the art of Prehistory, the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece or Rome. Lecture, discussion, readings. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 407 - Special Topics in Modern Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced study of a specific issue or theme in Modern art (in art history, spanning roughly 1780 to 1945), from the western or non-western traditions. Lecture, discussion, readings. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 409 - History of North American Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H, US

    Examination of the history of art of North America, focusing on colonial art from the fifteenth century to early twentieth-century art, and including the traditions of American, Canadian and Mexican art and architecture. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 410 - Feminism and the Visual Arts


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H, US

    Study of art-historical issues through feminist methodologies related to the depiction of women in art and artworks made by women. Topics include discussion of the male gaze, and the historical status of women in art institutions. Lecture, discussion, readings. Also listed as WGS 410 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ARH 411 - History of Contemporary Art


    ARH 112  and at least sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    History of art from the Contemporary era.  Introduction to a variety of traditions from international artists largely since the mid-20th century, with an overview of early 20th-century art. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 413 - Special Topics in Contemporary Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced study of a specific issue or theme in Contemporary art (in art history, spanning roughly 1945 to the present), from the western or non-western traditions. Lecture, discussion, readings. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 415 - History of Aboriginal North-American Art


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) US

    Examination of the artistic traditions of native peoples from North America, including tribes from the southwestern United States, Plains Indians, Great Lakes aboriginals, west coast tribes, and the Inuit, from earliest history of art and architecture to the present. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 419 - Connoisseurship


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Practical and theoretical study integrating the theories of attribution in art history with in-person examination of artworks at local and regional art museums. Lecture, readings, discussion, on-site study. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 420 - Introduction to Conservation and Restoration


    At least sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. (3)

    Introduction to the principles of conservation and restoration in the visual arts, including painting, sculpture, architecture, works on paper, and other media. Considers both the ethical and technical approaches to the subject. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 421 - Introduction to Curatorial and Exhibition Practices


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of ethical, practical and theoretical concerns of curatorial and exhibition practices, including political and social pressures on the contemporary art world.  Some field work involved to critique exhibitions and practices at existing shows in the community. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 423 - History of Collection and Exhibition Practices


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of how art has been collected and exhibited over time.  Topics include patronage practices, academies of art, art as trophies of war, and national collections. Lecture, discussion, readings. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 497 - Senior Thesis in Art History


    Senior standing, ARH 111 ,  ARH 112 , consent of instructor. (2-6)

    Advanced directed research of an art-historical topic under the supervision of an art-history advisor. Students complete a 12-15 page research paper and conduct a final interview. Research, writing, regular meetings with the thesis advisor. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ARH 501 - Theory, History and Criticism of Ways of Seeing


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of ideas, theories and institutions that have shaped how visual imagery has been interpreted across time. Considers the fields of critical theory, art criticism, aesthetic theory, museum studies, and others that have impacted the creation and reception of visual culture.  Not open to students with credit forARH 401/COM 401/WGS 403 . Also listed as ADM 561 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 509 - History of North-American Art


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the history of art of North America, focusing on colonial art from the fifteenth century to early twentieth-century art, and including the traditions of American, Canadian and Mexican art and architecture. Not open to students with credit for  ARH 409. Also listed as ADM 512 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 511 - History of Contemporary Art


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of art from the Contemporary era. Introduction to a variety of traditions from international artists largely since the mid-20th century, with an overview of early 20th-century art.  Not open to students with credit forARH 411. Lecture, discussion, readings. Also listed as ADM 511 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 515 - History of Aboriginal North American Art


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the artistic traditions of native peoples from North America, including tribes from the southwestern United States, Plains Indians, Great Lakes aboriginals, west coast tribes, and the Inuit, from earliest history of art and architecture to the present. Lecture, discussion, readings . Not open to students with credit forARH 415. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 519 - Connoisseurship


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Practical and theoretical study integrating the theories of attribution in art history with in-person examination of artworks at local and regional art museums.  Not open to students with credit forARH 419. Lecture, readings, discussion, on-site study. Also listed as ADM 519 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 521 - Introduction to Curatorial and Exhibition Practices


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of ethical, practical and theoretical concerns of curatorial and exhibition practices, including political and social pressures on the contemporary art world. Some field work involved to critique exhibitions and practices at existing shows in the community.  Not open to students with credit forARH 421. Lecture, discussion, readings. Also listed as ADM 521 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ARH 523 - History of Collection and Exhibition Practices


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of how art has been collected and exhibited over time. Topics include patronage practices, academies of art, art as trophies of war, and national collections. Lecture, discussion, readings . Not open to students with credit forARH 423. Also listed as ADM 523 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 101 - Introduction to Art Education


    (3)

    Foundations of art education for the prospective teacher.  Examination of literature, trends, theories and philosophies, and the importance and role of visual arts in the public school curriculum.  Hands-on experience in art emphasizing procedures, vocabulary and resources provides a context for teaching and assessing students in the visual arts based on scope, sequence, and national and state standards.  Includes lesson planning, classroom management strategies, assessments tools, and accommodations for diverse learners through learning styles and strategies in the art classroom. Demonstrations, lectures, visuals, discussion; art classroom observations; projects and assignments in a hands-on studio atmosphere. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 103 - Introduction to the Art of Calligraphy


    (3) F

    From the illumination of the Book of Kells to the announcement of a marriage, calligraphy is the artist’s way of illuminating the written word. Use of design and creation of an artistic letter by pen or brush makes this art form a creative and historical endeavor. Introduction to the variety and techniques of calligraphy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 105 - Introduction to Art Therapy


    (3)

    Introduction to the field of art therapy. Considers the history and science of the practice, contemporary protocols, and basic techniques as they relate to other fields such as public health and social work. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 116 - Introduction to Photographic Printmaking


    (3) F

    Students experience a broad spectrum of processes and develop hand-working methods and photographic printing skills. Processes included are film, silkscreen, digital printmaking and darkroom print processing, emulsions, and the print press. Graded ABCDE
 

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