University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Art History (ARTH)

ARTH 005 - Western Art:Ancient - Medieval
Introduction to the visual arts, primarily painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world from prehistoric through Gothic.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 006 - Western Art:Renaissance-Modern
Introduction to the visual arts, primarily painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western World from Renaissance to present. Prerequisite: It is recommended that ARTH 005 be taken before ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 008 - D2: Asian Art
Introduction to the artistic tradition and major architectural monuments of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 095 - Introduction to Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTH 096 - Introduction to Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTH 140 - Hist of Optical Media as Art
Theory and development of the art of "optical media:" photography, film, and video. Emphasis on discovery and explication of technical, aesthetic, and expressive properties. Prerequisites: one of the following: ARTH 006, FTS 007, FTS 008.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 146 - D2: Egypt & the Ancient Near E
The development of sculpture, painting, and architecture in Mesopotamia and Egypt 3000-300 B.C.. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 148 - Greek Art
Development of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts in Greek lands 3000-30 B.C. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 149 - Roman Art
Examination of the artistic experiments made by Roman painters, sculptors, and architects from 3rd century B.C. to 5th century A.D. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 155 - Topics in Medieval Art
Selected aspects of European art from the end of the Roman Empire through the Gothic period. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 158 - Northern European 1400-1600
Netherlandish and German art of the period. Special attention to Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Durer, Bosch, and Bruegel. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 161 - Italian Renaissance Painting
Painting in Italy from Gothic innovations of Giotto and Duccio through establishment of 15th-century Renaissance style to the High Renaissance works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian. The development of Venetian painting. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 164 - Italian Renaissance Sculpture
Sculpture in Italy from its Gothic sources through the Renaissance. Special attention to Ghiberti, Donatello, and Michelangelo. Prerequisite: ARTH 005.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 165 - Topics European Art 1600-1800
Selected aspects of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Baroque, Rococo, and/or Neo-Classical periods. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 170 - Topics in Modern Art
Selected aspects of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Europe and North America during the 19th and 20th centuries. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 172 - 19th-Century European Painting
Examination of major movements in European painting from Neo-Classicism and Romanticism through Post-Impressionism. Prerequisite: ARTH 006.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 174 - 20th-Century Art
A survey of movements and new media in European and American painting, sculpture, mixed media, performance, and the influences of film and photography on traditional media. Prerequisites: three hours of Art History, preferably ARTH 172 or ARTH 181. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 177 - 19th & 20th Cent Arch & Design
The theory and practice of building and design from the early 19th century to the recent past. Prerequisites: ARTH 006 or a course in Historic Preservation.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 179 - Issues in Contemporary Art
A study of selected examples of recent and current art and/or architecture. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with instructor's permission. Prerequisite: three hours of Art History.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 180 - N American Art 1600-1900
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in the U.S. and Canada from Colonial beginnings (Hispanic, Franco, Angelo) to WWI. Emphasis on the development of nationalist sensibilities as they emerge from European sources. Prerequisites: ARTH 006 or GRS 091 (Canada).
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 185 - D2: Japanese Art
Architecture, sculpture, painting, prints and decorative arts and their relationships to Japanese culture. Prerequisites: three hours in Art History or one of the Asian Studies courses: HST 151, REL 021, REL 132, REL 141. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 187 - D2: Chinese Painting
History of Chinese painting, emphasizing the landscape painting of the 11th to 17th centuries. Prerequisite: Six hours of Art History, three at the 100 level or Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 188 - D2: Indian Painting
Mural, manuscript, and miniature painting from India from the 5th and 19th centuries. Topics to include: courtly and religious patronage and regional styles. Prerequisites: Three hours of Art History or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 189 - D2:Topics in Non-Western Art
Selected aspects of the arts of an area not covered in our regular European, American, and Asian courses. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 190 - Internship: Art History
Prerequisites: Junior standing; six hours of 100-level course work in appropriate field; departmental permission. A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Department of Art during preregistration.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 192 - D2:Inter Spec Topics Asian Art
See schedule of Course for specific titles. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History or Asian Studies.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTH 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTH 198 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ARTH 199 - Topics:Gender,Race,Ethn in Art
Study of selected aspects of gender, "race," or ethnicity in art, and/or of the contributions of women or ethnically diverse people to the visual arts. Material and emphasis vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: three hours in Art History.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 282 - Seminar in Western Art
Selected topics in Western Art. See Schedule of Courses for specific offerings each semester. Prerequisites: Six hours of 100-level Art History, including three hours in the area of the seminar; Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 285 - D2: Seminar in Asian Art
Prerequisites: One of the following: ARTH 008, ARTH 185, ARTH 187, ARTH 188, or ARTH 196 when the topic is Asian. Three additional hours of a 100-level course either in Art History or Asian Studies.
Credits: 3.00
ARTH 295 - Adv Special Topics:Art History
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ARTH 296 - Adv Special Topics:Art History
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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