2018-2019 Courses - Summer

Undergraduate

6A   Art Survey I: Ancient - Medieval (session B) - Kagan-Moore
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (session A) - Mansfield
6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session A) - Limb
6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session B) - Jameson-Ellsmore
6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (session B) - von Mirbach
6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (session B) - White

107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (session B) - Faust
107D   Puzzles and Vexations: Games in Early-Modern Art and Culture (session A) - Faust
136I   The City in History (session A) - Chattopadhyay
148A   Contemporary Art History: 1960 - 2000 (session A) - Limb


6A     Art Survey I: Ancient - Medieval (session B)     MTWR   1100-1220    ARTS 1341     Kagan-Moore

History of Western art from its origins to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque (session A)     MTWR   1230-150   ARTS 1341     Mansfield

Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session A)     MTWR   200-320   ARTS 1341     Limb

History of Western art from the eighteenth century to the present.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6C   Art Survey III: Modern - Contemporary (session B)     MTWR   1230-150   ARTS 1341     Jameson-Ellsmore

History of Western art from the eighteenth century to the present.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6DS   Survey: History of Art in China (session B)     MTWR   200-320   ARTS 1341     von Mirbach

The History of Art in China is a survey course that introduces the major traditions and monuments of Chinese art from Neolithic times to the modern (20th-21st centuries). The course generally follows a chronological trajectory but with a thematic matrix. The first part of the course, from Neolithic to Han (ca. 5000 BC - AD 220) concerns the formation of culture and civilization and covers early pottery and bronze traditions as well as the beginnings of pictorial art. Objects and pictures are placed into their historical, philosophical, and social contexts. The second part of the course focuses on the importation and development of Buddhist art, from ca. AD 200 - 1000. The third part of the course interweaves the painting, calligraphy, and ceramic traditions of imperial China, from the Song dynasty to the near contemporary. Garden design and imperial architecture are also introduced. One of the aspects of the course that will be emphasized is regional diversity and intercultural encounters (India and Central Asia in particular). The title, History of Art in China, as opposed to something like The Arts of China, is intended to convey awareness of the fact art is a conceptual and subjective term and that objects have histories that extend beyond national borders.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6L   Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games (session B)     MTWR   800-920   ARTS 1341     White

This course introduces students to the history of games. It is organized chronologically as a global survey. We study games and the social, political,and economic conditions that support them, as well as the interface between the human player and the imagined world of the game. Taking as its premise that games are artifacts of culture, this course focuses on the visual and spatial practice of games in social context.

GE: AREA F, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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107C   Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: The First Museums (session B)     MTWR   330-450   ARTS 1341     Faust

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

In the sixteenth century, wealthy merchants and powerful princes in Europe began assembling vast collections that aspired to contain all possible knowledge of all possible things. From these remarkably diverse collections—called Kunst- and Wunderkammern (German), studioli (Italian), and curiosity cabinets (English)—arose our modern museums of art, science, history and technology, as well as modern research collections in universities. This course explores these fascinating collections, the purposes that they served and the circumstances in which they were created.

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107D   Puzzles and Vexations: Games in Early-Modern Art and Culture (session A)     MTWR   330-450   ARTS 1341     Faust

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Explores the fascinating profusion of games in early-modern Europe, ca. 1400-1700, including card games, board games, and visual, mechanical and mathematical puzzles. Topics include the role of fate and chance; the phenomenon of puzzle pictures; illusionism and other eccentric images; and the social and moral implications of games.

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136I   The City in History (session A)      MTWR   1100-1210   ARTS 1341     Chattopadhyay

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

An historical introduction to the ideas and forms of cities with emphasis on modern urbanism. Examination of social theory to understand the role of industrial capitalism and colonialism in shaping the culture of modern cities, the relationship between the city and the country, the phenomena of class, race and ethnic separation.

GE: AREA E, AREA F

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148A    Contemporary Art History: 1960 - 2000 (session A)     MTWR   500-620   ARTS 1341     Limb

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Study of recent artistic developments from 1960 until 2000. Movements studied include minimalism, conceptual art, earthworks, feminist art, AIDS activism, identity politics, the use of new media and technology (video, digital media) in contemporary art, along with issues related to sexuality and difference.

GE: AREA E, AREA F

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