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ART H 201 Survey of Western Art-Ancient (5) VLPA
Major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of Christianity.

ART H 202 Survey of Western Art-Medieval and Renaissance (5) VLPA
Emphasizes the arts of the Byzantine Empire and Western Christendom from Late Antiquity to the High Renaissance.
Instructor Course Description: Ivan Drpic Steven E Bunn

ART H 203 Survey of Western Art-Modern (5) VLPA
Western art from 1520 to the present.
Instructor Course Description: Susan P Casteras Kolya. Rice

ART H 205 Survey of Tribal Art (5) VLPA/I&S
Arts of Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania from prehistoric times to the present and to the pre-Columbian arts of the Americas.

ART H 206 Survey of Native-North American Art (5) VLPA/I&S
Survey of the indigenous arts of North America north of Mexico from ancient through contemporary times. Focuses on the historical and cultural contexts of the arts and the stylistic differences between tribal and individual artists' styles.

ART H 212 Chinese Art and Visual Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Surveys the highlights of Chinese visual arts from the Neolithic to the present. Studies jade, bronze, lacquer, silk, Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, architecture, film, and installation art forms at a moment in Chinese history when work in those media was especially innovative and important.
Instructor Course Description: Haicheng Wang

ART H 214 Art of India: Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals (5) VLPA/I&S
Surveys the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the early modern period.
Instructor Course Description: Gianna Carotenuto Sonal Khullar

ART H 215 The Arts of Japan: A Visual and Cultural History (5) VLPA
Survey of Japanese art from prehistory to the present. Focuses on selected works of paintings, sculpture, calligraphy, architecture, gardens, and manga while considering themes such as art forms, techniques, patronage, religious beliefs and practice, relationship to other Asian traditions, modernity and tradition, and ideas of representation in ancient Japan.

ART H 230 The African-American Tradition: A Transatlantic View of Art and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Assesses the diversity of art by individuals of African descent in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the United States. Examines questions of form, meaning, and symbolic and ritual behavior. Considers formal and conceptual relationships between art forms and their African sources; assesses their role in the construction of new African-American identities.
Instructor Course Description: Rene A. Bravmann

ART H 233 Survey of Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast (5) VLPA/I&S
Surveys indigenous art of the Pacific Northwest Coast from the Columbia River in the south to Southeast Alaska in the north and from ancient through contemporary times. Focuses on the historical and cultural contexts of the art and the stylistic differences between tribal and individual artists' styles.
Instructor Course Description: Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse Robin K Wright

ART H 250 Rome (5) VLPA/I&S
Focuses on Rome as an historical, intellectual, and artistic world center. Literary and historic documents, visual arts, architecture, film, and opera used to explore the changing paradigms of the Eternal City. In English. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 250/ITAL 250.

ART H 260 Fashion, Nation, and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S Gaylard
Introduction to Italian culture focusing on fashion and manners from the late Middle Ages to today. Explores common assumptions about nation, gender, clothes, make-up, and manners, through literary and visual analysis. In English. Offered: jointly with ITAL 260/JSIS A 260; W.

ART H 261 Italian Cities (5) VLPA
Introduces Italian culture by focusing on the past and present of five of the nation's most important cities: Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and Naples. Taught in English. Offered: jointly with ITAL 261.

ART H 290 History of Architecture (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to the history of architecture across a broad range of cultural contexts.

ART H 306 Indian Art of South Asia (5) VLPA
Development of Indian art from its origins to the medieval period. Spread of Indian religions and related art forms in Tibet and Southeast Asia are briefly introduced.

ART H 309 Topics in Art History (5, max. 25) VLPA
Topics vary.
Instructor Course Description: Nancy Bishop Catherine Roche Daniele Di Lodovico Dana Garvey Darlene Martin Ivan Drpic Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse Kolya. Rice Lucienne D. Auz Marek K. Wieczorek Melanie N. Enderle Margaret L Laird Steven E Bunn Sarah G. Titus Suzanne J Walker

ART H 310 Chinese Art and Archaeology Neolithic to Han Dynasty (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces Chinese art and archaeology from the Neolithic to the Han Dynasty. Focuses on the history of developing technology and the archaeological basis for understanding the development of art and visual culture in early China.
Instructor Course Description: Haicheng Wang

ART H 311 Arts of Imperial China (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces the role of painting in the history of Imperial China from the fourth to the seventeenth century. Topics for reading and discussion include political forces, regional geography, social structure, gender, traditional philosophies, and religious and spiritual influences.
Instructor Course Description: Haicheng Wang

ART H 312 Art and Empire in India, 1750-1900 (5) VLPA
Surveys the transformation in the visual arts between the Mughal and British empires in India. Topics of learning and discussion include changes and new developments in artistic production, patronage, viewing publics and protocols, technology, roles of art institutions, and exchanges between media.

ART H 313 East Asian Art (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Examines East Asian art and visual culture from ancient times to present day. Emphasizes how artistic styles were tied to different social and cultural contexts, and how arts were transformed and exchanged within the larger cultural geographical circle of East Asia.

ART H 314 Modern and Contemporary Art in India (5) VLPA
Surveys the visual arts of India from the late colonial through the postcolonial period. Topics include impact of colonialism, anti-colonial nationalist claims for art, shifting status of oil paintings, emergence of a national style, new art movements in urban centers, and art in the service of forge postcolonial identities and alliances.

ART H 315 Buddhist Art and Material Culture of East Asia (5, max. 15) VLPA
Buddhist painting and sculpture of China, Korea, and Japan. Explores religious meaning, artistic development, and historical significance. Examples from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries, along with paintings and contemporary carvings.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthea J. Bogel

ART H 317 Chado-Japanese Esthetics (4) VLPA
History, theory, and practice of chado, or Way of Tea, a Zen-inspired art that has had notable effects on Japanese society. Lectures on esthetics and cultural history supplemented by participation in chado, with the goal of developing sufficient understanding and skill to continue chado as a discipline.
Instructor Course Description: Timothy Olson

ART H 318 Japanese Prints 1600-Present (5) VLPA Bogel
Introduction to Japanese printmaking practices, style, and themes. Examines concerns related to gender, issues of representation, explicit sexual imagery, cultural and artistic practice, and the function of prints.

ART H 331 Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast (5) VLPA/I&S
Survey of the indigenous arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast from the Columbia River in the south to Southeast Alaska in the north. Overview of ancient through contemporary times, focusing on the historical and cultural contexts of the arts and the stylistic differences between tribal and individual artists' styles. Offered: jointly with ANTH 331.

ART H 337 African Art and Society (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores the ideas and notions expressed visually in sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles, and architecture and describes their relationships to man and culture in Africa.

ART H 340 Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology (3) VLPA Topper
Survey of the art and the other material remains of the civilizations in the Aegean from the Neolithic Age to the end of the Bronze Age, with special emphasis on Minoan Crete and the Mycenaean kingdoms of mainland Greece, illustrated by slides. The history, techniques, and results of significant excavations are examined. Offered: jointly with CL AR 340.

ART H 341 Greek Art and Archaeology (3) VLPA Topper
Survey of the material remains and the developing styles in sculpture, vase painting, architecture, and the minor arts from the geometric to the Hellenistic periods, illustrated by slides. Principal sites and monuments, as well as techniques and methods of excavation, are examined in an attempt to reconstruct the material culture of antiquity. Offered: jointly with CL AR 341.
Instructor Course Description: Kathryn R. Topper

ART H 342 Roman Art and Archaeology (3) VLPA Topper
Roman architecture and art, with emphasis on the innovations of the Romans; illustrated by slides. Offered: jointly with CL AR 342.
Instructor Course Description: Bridget A. Langley

ART H 343 Hellenistic Art and Archaeology (3) VLPA Topper
Survey of the art of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the time of Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest. Principal sites with their sculpture, painting, mosaics, and minor arts examined in lectures illustrated with slides. Offered: jointly with CL AR 343.

ART H 351 Early Medieval and Byzantine Art (5) VLPA/I&S
Christian art and architecture of the Roman and Byzantine empires and of western Europe through the eighth century.

ART H 352 High and Late Medieval Art (5) VLPA/I&S
Art and architecture of western Christendom from the time of Charlemagne to the Renaissance.

ART H 361 Italian Renaissance Art (5) VLPA
Sculpture, painting, and architecture from 1300 to 1600.
Instructor Course Description: Steven E Bunn

ART H 366 Northern Renaissance Art (5) VLPA
An overview of Netherlandish, French, and German art in the context of cultural developments circa 1400-1570.
Instructor Course Description: Steven E Bunn

ART H 373 Southern Baroque Art (5) VLPA
Art of Italy and Spain, circa 1590 to circa 1710.
Instructor Course Description: Steven E Bunn

ART H 374 Northern Baroque Art (5) VLPA
The art of northern Europe, circa 1590 to circa 1710.
Instructor Course Description: Steven E Bunn

ART H 380 Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art (5) VLPA
Arts and architecture of Europe and America from Romanticism to the present.
Instructor Course Description: Gayle Clemans Kolya. Rice

ART H 381 Art Since World War II (5) VLPA/I&S
Art of Europe and the United States in the decades since World War II: painting, sculpture, and architecture, multiplication of new forms (video, performance pieces, land and installation pieces), changing context of patronage, publicity, and marketing.
Instructor Course Description: Kolya. Rice

ART H 382 Theory and Practice of Art Criticism (5) VLPA
Explores the origins, development, decline, and aftermath of modernist visual art criticism in the United States. Emphasizes study of widely circulated critical essays and reviews. Assesses and evaluates categories of critical writing in contemporary art publications and art-historical texts.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing Kolya. Rice

ART H 384 American Art (5) VLPA/I&S
Achievements and issues in painting, architecture, sculpture, and other arts in the United States from the colonial era to the present.
Instructor Course Description: Susan P Casteras Melanie N. Enderle

ART H 397 Art in Rome: Augustus to Mussolini (10) VLPA
Survey of art in Rome; studies from original monuments. Offered in Italy as part of the art history seminar in Rome. Focuses on representative works from the most important periods of Italian art: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern. Site visits, field trips, individual research projects.

ART H 399 Study Abroad: Art History Individual Projects (3-10, max. 20) VLPA
For participants in study abroad programs.

ART H 400 ART History and Criticism (2-5, max. 15) VLPA
Courses on special topics, frequently by visiting faculty, which cannot be offered on a continuing basis. Consult art history office for subjects offered.
Instructor Course Description: Christine E. Goettler Ivan Drpic Kolya. Rice Marek K. Wieczorek Melanie N. Enderle Suzanne J Walker

ART H 411 Chinese Painting Experiences, 900-1800 (3) VLPA/I&S
Examines issues of style, theme, and function in Chinese pointing from the tenth to the nineteenth century. Discusses painting practice, patronage, regional diversity, the relationship of word and image, amateurism vs. professionalism, and the introduction of foreign elements.

ART H 412 Art History and the Study of Chinese Bronzes (3) VLPA/I&S
An investigation of Chinese Bronzes to illuminate some general ideas about the discipline and practice of art history. Focuses on a case study examining the work of a twentieth-century practitioner of art history and comparing it with that of a famous scholar from a neighboring discipline.
Instructor Course Description: Haicheng Wang

ART H 413 Selected Topics in Chinese Art (3, max. 9) VLPA
Specific theme or area of Chinese art, such as the art of Bronze Age China or Chinese painting under Communist rule. Recommended: some background in Chinese art, history, language, or literature.

ART H 414 Topics in South Asian Art (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Explores topics on the art and visual culture of South Asia with a particular focus on India.
Instructor Course Description: Gianna Carotenuto

ART H 419 Japanese Architecture (3) VLPA
Survey of Japanese architecture from its origins to modern times. Although Shinto architecture, tea houses, gardens, and modern developments are discussed, the primary focus is on the development of Japanese Buddhist architecture. Recommended: some background in Japanese art, history, language, or literature. Offered: jointly with ARCH 453.

ART H 420 Art of the Japanese Print (3) VLPA
Foundations of Ukiyo-e in Japanese genre from the twelfth through mid-seventeenth centuries; woodblock technique from the Heian period through the early Edo period. Emphasis on the changing styles and subject matter in Ukiyo-e Hanga from Moronobu through Kuniyoshi. Recommended: some background in Japanese art, history, language, or literature.

ART H 421 Topics in Art and Visual Cultures: Japan (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Special topics in the study of Japanese art and visual culture.

ART H 432 Oceanic Art (3) VLPA/I&S
Explores the arts of the Pacific Islands and Australia. Pays special attention to the arts of aboriginal Australia, traditional and contemporary creativity in Papua New Guinea, and the diversity of island Melanesian art forms. Recommended: previous coursework in tribal art.

ART H 433 Northern Northwest Coast Native-American Art: Methodologies in Stylistic Analysis (5) VLPA
Stylistic and historical analysis of northern Northwest Coast art (Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Northern Wakashan). Intensive analysis of formline rules; stylistic variation through time and between tribal and individual artists' styles. Recommended: some background in Native American art, history, languages, or literature.
Instructor Course Description: Robin K Wright

ART H 434 Native-American Art and Ceremony of the Southern and Central Northwest Coast (3) VLPA/I&S
Examination of the role of the visual arts in the ceremonial life of the Native-American people of the central and southern Northwest Coast. Emphasis on the traditional social and religious aspects of ceremonialism, contrasts between tribal traditions, and continuing twentieth-century traditions. Recommended: some background in Native American art, history, languages, or literature.

ART H 435 Thematic Studies in Native-American Art (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S Wright
Approach to Native-American art through themes and issues. Focus varies from year to year (e.g. Shamanism in Native-American art, gender identity in Native-American art, social and political aspects of Native-American art, issues in contemporary Native-American art). Recommended: some background in Native American art, history, languages, or literature.
Instructor Course Description: Robin K Wright

ART H 436 History of the Arts of Africa I (3) VLPA/I&S
Approaches the arts of North Africa, the Sahara, and Sudan from pre-historic times to the present. Emphasizes the role of Islam throughout this vast region and the role of local cultures in shaping the varieties of African Islam. Recommended: some background in African art, history, languages, or literature.

ART H 437 History of the Arts of Africa II (3) VLPA/I&S
Explores the history of the arts and creativity of western Africa from Cape Verde to Cape Lopez with consideration given to the European presence, the peoples of "Guinea," and the shaping of intercultural spaces and artistry. Recommended: some background in African art, history, languages, or literature.

ART H 438 History of the Arts of Africa III (3) VLPA/I&S
Surveys the arts from the equatorial forest to the Cape of Good Hope with an extended examination of Congolese (Bantu and Abatwa) artistry, the personal arts of East Africa herders, and the art and architecture of Swahili civilization. Recommended: some background in African art, history, languages, or literature.

ART H 442 Greek Painting (3) VLPA Topper
Study of painted decoration on Greek vases, with emphasis on stylistic developments and cultural and historical influences. Painting on other media also examined as evidence allows. Offered: jointly with CL AR 442.
Instructor Course Description: Kathryn R. Topper

ART H 443 Roman Painting (3) VLPA Topper
Study of surviving painting from the Roman world, with emphasis on wall paintings from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Principal topics for discussion: the four styles of Pompeian painting the dependence of Roman painters on Greek prototypes, and the significance of various kinds of painting as domestic decoration. Offered: jointly with CL AR 443.

ART H 444 Greek and Roman Sculpture (3) VLPA Topper
History and development of Greek sculpture and sculptors, their Roman copyists, and Roman portraits and sarcophagi. Emphasis on Greek sculpture of the fifth century BC. Offered: jointly with CL AR 444.

ART H 446 Greek Architecture (3) VLPA Topper
Detailed study of Greek architecture from its beginnings, with special emphasis on the Periclean building program in fifth-century Athens. Offered: jointly with CL AR 446.

ART H 447 The Archaeology of Early Italy (3) VLPA Topper
Study of the principal archaeological sites of early Italy, including Etruria, Sicily, southern Italy, and archaic Rome up to the Republican period. Attention given to the material remains and their relationship to the Etruscan, ancient Sicilian, and early Roman civilizations. Offered: jointly with CL AR 447.

ART H 448 The Archaeology of Italy (3) VLPA Harmon
Study of the principal archaeological sites in Italy with special emphasis on ancient Rome. Sites include the Alban hills, Ostia, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Tarquinia, Paestum, Tivoli, and Praeneste. Attention given to the relationship between material remains and their purpose in ancient life. Illustrated by slides. Offered: jointly with CL AR 448.

ART H 451 Topics in Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture (3, max. 9) VLPA
Specific theme or area of early Christian and Byzantine art and architecture, such as early Christian and Byzantine mosaics or the art of Constantinople.

ART H 452 Art, Religion, and Politics in the Early Christian Period, 300-700 AD (3) VLPA/I&S Kartsonis
Evolution of the art of the early Christian period (300-700 AD) in the context of contemporary religious, political, and cultural developments. Recommended: some background in Byzantine art or history. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 452.

ART H 453 Art, Religion, and Politics in Byzantium, 700-1453 AD (3) VLPA/I&S Kartsonis
Evolution of the art of Byzantium (700-1453 AD) in the context of contemporary religious, political, and cultural developments. Recommended: some background in Byzantine art or history. Offered: jointly with JSIS D 453.

ART H 460 Topics in Northern European Art (3-5, max. 9) VLPA Goettler
Approaches to the art of northern Europe through particular themes, genres, contexts, or other issues. Focus varies from year to year.

ART H 461 Early Renaissance Painting in Italy (3) VLPA
Painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in central and northern Italy. Recommended: some background in Italian Renaissance art or history.

ART H 462 High Renaissance Painting in Italy (3) VLPA
Painting in central and northern Italy, from about 1480 to about 1530: Leonardo, Raphael, the early Michelangelo, Sarto, Correggio, Bellini, Giorgione, and the early Titian. Recommended: some background in Italian Renaissance art or history.

ART H 464 Late Renaissance Painting in Italy (3) VLPA
Painting in central and northern Italy, from about 1515 to about 1580: Pontormo, Rosso, Parmigianino, Beccafumi, the later Michelangelo, Vasari, Bronzino, Salviati, the later Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Recommended: some background in Italian Renaissance art or history.

ART H 466 High Renaissance Painting in Venice (3) VLPA
Painting in Venice, circa 1480 to circa 1580: Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Titian, Lotto, del Piombo, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Recommended: some background in Italian Renaissance art or history.

ART H 471 Rome in the Seventeenth Century (5) VLPA
Painting, sculpture, and architecture; concentration on Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, and Borromini. Recommended: some background in the art or history of the period.

ART H 473 Topics in Baroque Art (5, max. 15) VLPA
Approaches to the study of Baroque art through particular themes, genres, contexts, new research, and emerging issues. Focus varies from year to year.
Instructor Course Description: Estelle C Lingo

ART H 479 Representations of the Other in 19th Century Art (5) VLPA
Explores how cultural identities were formed and reinforced in nineteenth-century European, British, and American Art. Includes investigations of physical and racial stereotyping, historical notions of the "primitive," fantasies of race, gender, imperialism, nationalism, and ethnicity.
Instructor Course Description: Susan P Casteras

ART H 480 Art Museums: History, Theory, Practice (5) VLPA
Explores the history of art museums in America and Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics include connoisseurship and conservation, theories of design and display, architectural challenges, auction houses, dealers, curators, directors, impact of education departments, museums' changing relationship to public audiences, visual arts, and the law.
Instructor Course Description: Susan P Casteras

ART H 483 Post-Impressionism to 1918 (5) VLPA
Post-Impressionism and the great revolution of early twentieth-century art, with emphasis on painting. From the first revisions of Impressionism around 1880 to Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, the Blaue Reiter, and Dadaism. Recommended: some background in the art or history of the period.

ART H 484 Topics in Modern Art (5, max. 15) VLPA
Approach to art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through particular themes, genres, contexts, or other issues. Focus varies from year to year. Recommended: some background in the art or history of the period.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing Marek K. Wieczorek

ART H 485 Italian Futurism, Dada, Surrealism (5) VLPA Failing
Survey of three European early modern art movements whose ultimate objective was the collapse of bourgeois culture. Central issues: the role of art and artists in catalyzing social change, strategies for destroying public faith in logic, integration of verbal and visual signs and nonaesthetic conceptions of art. Recommended: some background in the art or history of the period.

ART H 486 Abstract Expressionism: History and Myth (5) VLPA
Thematic and chronological survey of abstract expressionism, including major genres of critical interpretation, revisionist scholarship, and the relationship of artistic production to a larger context of visual production. Recommended: some background in the art or history of the period.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing

ART H 488 American Architecture (3) VLPA
American architecture from indigenous Native American traditions to the present. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ARCH 488.

ART H 490 Nineteenth-Century Architecture (3) VLPA
From late eighteenth-century French rationalists, Neoclassicists, to fin de siecle Vienna and Paris. Includes theorists such as Ruskin, Viollet-le-Duc, and Semper; major movements, such as the Arts and Crafts, and the French Ecole des Beaux-Arts method of design. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ARCH 456.

ART H 491 Twentieth-Century Architecture (3) VLPA
Architecture in the twentieth century, mainly in Europe and the United States. Traces roots of Modernism in Europe in the 1920s, its demise (largely in the United States) in the 1960s and recent trends such as Post-Modernism and Deconstructivism. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ARCH 457.

ART H 492 Alternative Art Forms Since 1960 (5) VLPA
Survey of "post-studio" art forms developed in the 1960s by artists who did not equate artmaking with painting, sculpture, or other traditional forms. Topics include: happenings, Fluxus, land projects, artists' video, artists, books, performance, site works, and art made for distribution on CD-ROM and on the web.
Instructor Course Description: Kolya. Rice

ART H 493 Architecture Since 1945 (3) VLPA
Theories and forms in architecture from the end of World War II to present. Includes new wave Japanese architects, recent Native-American developments, and non-Western as well as Western trends. Recommended: some background in the art, architecture, or history of the period. Offered: jointly with ARCH 459.

ART H 494 Paris: Architecture and Urbanism (3/5) VLPA/I&S
Spans the architectural history of Paris, from its Gallic, pre-Roman origins in the second century BCE through the work of twenty-first century architects. Focuses on changing patterns of the physical fabric of the city and its buildings, as seen within the context of the broader political, social, economic, and cultural history. Offered: jointly with ARCH 458/JSIS A 433.

ART H 495 Italian Fascism: Architecture and Power (5) VLPA/I&S
Fascism in Italy as studied within the broader European context of nationalism, imperialism, and modernization, with particular emphasis on the arts - literature, film, architecture, and urbanism. Offered: jointly with ITAL 475.

ART H 497 Special Topics in Art in Rome (5, max. 10) VLPA
Topics in art and architecture in Rome and environs, studied from original works. Offered in Italy as part of the art history seminar in Rome. Topics vary. Site visits, field trips, and individual research projects.

ART H 498 Individual Projects, Undergraduate Practicum (2-5, max. 10)
Fieldwork or internships in art-related areas in the community. Practical experience in areas such as arts administration, gallery and museum operations, collection cataloguing, curatorial responsibilities, and art education. Credit/no-credit only.

ART H 499 Individual Projects (2-5, max. 10)

ART H 500 Methods of Art History (5)
Introduction to the specialized bibliography of art historical research and to the wide variety of approaches to art historical problems of all periods and regions.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing

ART H 501 Seminar in the General Field of Art (5, max. 15)

Instructor Course Description: Robin K Wright

ART H 504 Methods of Art History: Faculty Research (2)
Discussion and analysis of methodological issues posed in faculty research. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

ART H 509 Seminar in Special Topics in Art History (5, max. 15)
Specific focus changes from quarter to quarter.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing

ART H 511 Seminar in Chinese Art (5, max. 15)
Critical appraisal of the principal research methods, theories, and types of literature dealing with the art of China.
Instructor Course Description: Haicheng Wang

ART H 514 Seminar in South Asian Art (5, max. 30) VLPA/I&S
Critical appraisal of the principle research methods, theories, and types of literature dealing with the art of South Asia.

ART H 515 Seminar in Japanese Art (5, max. 15)
Critical appraisal of the principal research methods, theories, and types of literature dealing with the art of Japan.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthea J. Bogel

ART H 520 Topics in Tribal Art (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of variable topics in tribal art.

ART H 521 Topics in Asian Art (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of topics in Asian art.

ART H 522 Topics in Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Art (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of variable topics in ancient, classical, and medieval art.

ART H 523 Topics in Italian and Northern Renaissance Art (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of variable topics in Italian and Northern Renaissance art.

ART H 524 Topics in Baroque and Eighteenth Century Western Art (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of variable topics in baroque and eighteenth century Western art.

ART H 525 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture (5, max. 20)
Investigates a series of variable topics in modern and contemporary art and architecture.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Failing

ART H 531 Seminar in Tribal Art (5, max. 15)
Methodological and cross-disciplinary problems in the visual arts of precolonial Africa, Oceania, and America. Specific content varies.

ART H 533 Seminar in North American Native Art (5, max. 15)
Problems in North American Indian visual arts. Content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Robin K Wright

ART H 541 Seminar in Greek and Roman Art (5) Topper
In-depth study of selected topics and problems of the art of ancient Greece and Rome. Offered: jointly with CL AR 541.
Instructor Course Description: Kathryn R. Topper

ART H 551 Seminar in Early Christian, Byzantine, and/or Medieval Art and Architecture (5, max. 15)
Problems in early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval art and architecture. Content varies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ART H 561 Seminar in Italian Renaissance Art (5, max. 15)
Problems and in-depth study of selected topics of the art of the Italian Renaissance.

ART H 566 Seminar in North European Art (5, max. 15)
Deals with problems of style and iconography of the northern European masters of the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries.

ART H 577 Seminar in Baroque Art (5, max. 15)
Iconographic and stylistic problems of the art of the Baroque period, with emphasis on the principal research methods, theories, and types of literature dealing with the art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe.

ART H 581 Seminar in Modern Art (5, max. 15)
Art historical problems of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Instructor Course Description: Susan P Casteras Marek K. Wieczorek

ART H 590 Seminar in Criticism of Contemporary Art (5, max. 15)
Contemporary art and appropriate critical methodology.

ART H 591 Seminar in Twentieth-Century Architecture (3/5)
Specific focus changes from quarter to quarter. Prerequisite: graduate standing with background in art history, architecture, architectural history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ARCH 558.

ART H 592 Seminar in American Architecture (5) Clausen
Topics vary. Offered: jointly with ARCH 529.

ART H 597 Graduate Internship (2-5, max. 5)
Internship in the field of art history with a museum, gallery, or other faculty-approved art or architectural institution that can offer the student substantial research or curatorial experience. Credit/no-credit only.

ART H 598 Master's Practicum (*, max. 15)
Credit/no-credit only.

ART H 599 Reading and Writing Projects (2)
Art historical issues, methods, and materials. Required of all graduate majors registered in 400-level art history courses. Open also to graduate nonmajors.
Instructor Course Description: Gianna Carotenuto

ART H 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

ART H 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.

ART H 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.