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ARTH 1 Contemporary Art: 1945-Present
Historical study of the diverse artistic movements from the end of WWII to the present, tracing the discourse of late modernism to postmodernism. Visual language, art terminology, philosophical issues and evolving art theories are used to examine works from a wide assortment of contexts. Course is an essential introduction to contemporary art for studio art, graphic design, photography, and art history majors.

ARTH 3 Survey of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages
Survey of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of past cultures from the ancient beginnings of art of the Western World through the Medieval period. Analysis of how symbolism and artistic style reflect the daily life, philosophy, religion, values, and concerns of each culture and historical period.

ARTH 5 Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Contemporary
Survey of the architecture, sculpture, and art of past cultures of the Western World from Renaissance through the Modern period. Analysis of how symbolism, visual concepts, and artistic style reflect the philosophy, religion, values, and concerns of each culture and historical period.

ARTH 7 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America
Survey of visual and material culture within the historical context of selected civilizations of the South Pacific islands, sub-Saharan Africa, and indigenous North America from ancient to modern times.

ARTH 9 Art of the Ancient Americas
Survey of visual and material culture within the historical context of selected ancient American civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and South America up to European contact.

ARTH 11 Survey of Asian Arts
Survey of the art, architecture, religion, and history of India, south and southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from prehistory to modern times. Art styles and characteristics unique to each culture and their function within the ideology of that society are considered.


Program of Study

Art History AA-T


Specific course requirements for all art and art history programs may be found in the college catalog.


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