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Art History

 

Art history courses help us better appreciate art by presenting a cultural context to aid in interpretation. How do various civilizations regard art? How do politics, economics and world events influence issues and directions in art? Conversely, how does art impact upon society? Become familiar with diverse artists, cultures, and ideas.

ARH 100, 3 credits
Introduction to Art
The course seeks to impart an appreciation of art through the exploration of painting,
sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and the decorative arts. An emphasis is
placed on contemporary topics and cultural diversity. 
Prerequisites: None.
Instructors: Cyndi DeVito–Ziemer, Robert Gordon, Tim Hogan, Ronald Scott.

ARH 101, 3 credits
Prehistoric through Gothic Art 
The course surveys the history of art from the pre-historic era through the medieval period.
Students acquire the visual and verbal skills necessary to analyze art from diverse cultures leading to a profound appreciation of art throughout the ages. Some background in world civilization is useful.
Prerequisites:  None.
Online availability.
Instructors: Tomi Johnston, Robert Gordon, Kim Wagner-Hemmes, Michel Zajac.

ARH 102, 3 credits
Renaissance through Contemporary Art 
The course surveys the history of art from the renaissance through the modern period.
Students acquire the visual and verbal skills necessary to analyze art from diverse cultures
and eras leading to a more profound appreciation of art throughout the ages. Some background in world civilization is useful.
Prerequisites:  None. 
Online availability.
Instructors: Tomi Johnston, Heidi Sinkovic, Michel Zajac.

ARH 112, 3 credits
History of Modern Art
The course examines movements in Western art 1870–1970 and traces
the socio–political and aesthetic developments that precipitate them.
Work in the fine arts is examined relative to advancements in new media
and design and the rise of mass–culture.
Prerequisites:  None. 
Online availability.
Honors class availability.
Instructors: Adria Pecora.

ARH 115, 3 credits 
History of Photography
The course chronicles the technical, historical and aesthetic developments
in photography from its origins to the contemporary period. Emphasis is placed
on the medium's impact on society and other visual arts.
Prerequisites:  None. 
Online availability only.
Instructors: Mark Ordway.