ART HISTORY (ARTH)

ARTH 52. First-Year Seminar: Celts--Druid Culture. 3 Credits.

Who were the Celts, and more specifically, who were the Druids? Little is known about the ancient Druids, yet they have captured the imagination of Western Europeans and North Americans for centuries. They have defined ethnic identity for disparate cultures. So who were they, and who are they today?
Gen Ed: WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 53. First-Year Seminar: Art and the Body. 3 Credits.

This course will examine presentations and representations of the body in Western art and how such portrayals relate to their social, cultural, and political contexts.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 54. First-Year Seminar: Art, War, and Revolution. 3 Credits.

Focusing on one or two works of art per week in a variety of media, this course explores the complex relationship between art, war, and conflict in the modern world. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 55. First-Year Seminar: Art, Gender, and Power in Early Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

This first-year seminar introduces students to some of the issues related to representations of western European men and women in the period 1400-1700. Portraits, mythological and biblical imagery, and even architecture will be studied for their attention to gender. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 56. First-Year Seminar: Lives of East Asian Artworks at the Ackland Art Museum. 3 Credits.

This course traces the "lives" of East Asian artworks as to how they entered the Ackland Art Museum, transformed, and became part of its collection, as well as related issues. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 61. First-Year Seminar: African American Art of the Carolinas. 3 Credits.

This course explores the visual arts created by African Americans living and working in the Carolinas from the era of plantation slavery through the 20th century.
Gen Ed: VP, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 64. First-Year Seminar: Picturing Nature. 3 Credits.

This seminar focuses on how the collecting and study of natural and aesthetic wonders shaped ideas about knowledge in the arts and sciences.
Gen Ed: VP, CI, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 66. First-Year Seminar: Art, Money, and the Market. 3 Credits.

This seminar explores the complex relationship between art and economy in the age of capitalism, focusing on artworks that interpret market activities and address the subject of economic value.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 77. First-Year Seminar: Seeing the Past. 3 Credits.

This seminar will introduce students to practices of critical analysis that inform academic work in all the core humanistic disciplines: how do we ask analytical questions about texts, artwork, and other cultural artifacts that come down to us from the past or circulate in our own culture?
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 79. First-Year Seminar: Meaning and the Visual Arts. 3 Credits.

In the course of the semester, each student will learn to become an art historian. Students will undertake a series of viewing, research, and writing exercises, which will culminate in the production of an exhibition catalogue on world art titled "In the Eye of the Beholder. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 80. First-Year Seminar: Islamic Art and Science. 3 Credits.

Explores the intersection of science and Islamic visual arts (manuscript painting, architecture, objects, material culture). Course teaches visual analysis and interpretation, and experiments with digital humanities approaches.
Gen Ed: BN, CI, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 84. First-Year Seminar: Society of the Spectacle: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. 3 Credits.

Students will pay special attention to recent historical and theoretical studies of Impressionist and post-Impressionist painting, as well as selected French novels of the period.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 89. First-Year Seminar: Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Content varies by semester. Honors version available
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 150. World Art. 3 Credits.

This course provides an introductory survey of some of the major traditions of art making throughout the world, from prehistory to the present. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 151. History of Western Art I. 3 Credits.

This is the first semester of a two-semester survey that is designed to acquaint the beginning student with the historical development of art and with the offerings and instructors of the art history faculty. ARTH 151 covers ancient, medieval, and early Renaissance periods. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 152. History of Western Art II. 3 Credits.

This is the second semester of the two-semester survey course including Western art from the Renaissance to the modern period. ARTH 151 is not a prerequisite for ARTH 152. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 153. Introduction to South Asian Art. 3 Credits.

An introductory survey of the visual arts of South Asia.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 153.

ARTH 154. Introduction to Art and Architecture of Islamic Lands (Eighth-16th Centuries CE). 3 Credits.

This course introduces the arts of the Islamic lands from the seventh-century rise of the Umayyad dynasty of Syria to the 16th-century expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 154.

ARTH 155. African Art Survey. 3 Credits.

A selective survey of sub-Saharan African art (sculpture, painting, architecture, performance, personal decoration) in myriad social contexts (ceremony, politics, royalty, domestic arenas, cross-cultural exchanges, colonialism, postcolonialism, the international art world).
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 156. Introduction to Architecture. 3 Credits.

What is architecture? What does it do? This course is designed to encourage students to consider architecture less as something technical, existing in a separate sphere from everyday life, but as social space. Honors version available
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 157. Introduction to Latin American Visual Culture. 3 Credits.

This course examines manifestations of visual culture such as festivals and their related objects, comics, and painting in Latin America according to themes like indigenismo, religion, race, modernism, and identity.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 158. Introduction to East Asian Art and Architecture. 3 Credits.

This course traces the history of art and architecture in premodern East Asia, emphasizing ideas and ways of seeing and representing that were common or different across East Asia.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 158.

ARTH 159. The Film Experience: Introduction to the Visual Study of Film. 3 Credits.

A critical and historical introduction to film from a visual arts perspective. The course surveys the history of film from its inception to the present, drawing upon both foreign and American traditions.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 160. Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the art, architecture, and cultures of Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, from the rise of Mesoamerica's first high civilization in the second millennium BCE to the defeat of the Aztec Empire in 1521 CE.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 251. Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs (Seventh-12th Centuries CE). 3 Credits.

Introduces the art and architecture of the caliphal period, concentrating on the seventh through 12th centuries (the "classical" period of Islamic art).
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 251.

ARTH 254. Women in the Visual Arts I. 3 Credits.

This course analyzes the role of women in Western art as art producers and consumers of art and looks at how women have been represented.
Gen Ed: VP, CI, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: WMST 254.

ARTH 255. African Art and Culture. 3 Credits.

This course explores the art and culture of sub-Saharan Africa on the levels of both production and consumption both locally and globally.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 258. Chinese Art and Culture: from Han to Tang. 3 Credits.

This course investigates cultural and artistic complexities and diversities in medieval China, resulting from its exchanges with neighboring peoples during the period between the Han and Tang dynasties.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 259. Native American Art and Culture. 3 Credits.

A selective survey of Native North American art (sculpture, painting, architecture, performance, personal decoration) in myriad social contexts (ceremony, politics, domestic arenas, cross-cultural exchanges, colonialism, postcolonialism, the international art world).
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 261. Introduction to American Art. 3 Credits.

This course surveys American art and architecture, analyzing paintings, sculpture, buildings, and popular imagery produced between the early colonial period and World War I.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 262. Art of Classical Greece. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. A chronological study of the main development of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting from the fifth to the first centuries BCE.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 262.

ARTH 263. Roman Art. 3 Credits.

The arts of Rome, particularly architecture, sculpture, and painting, proceeded by a survey of Etruscan and Hellenic art and their influence on Rome.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 263.

ARTH 264. Medieval Art in Western Europe. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. Survey of major developments in painting and sculpture in Europe during the Latin Middle Ages (300-1400 CE).
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 265. Medieval Iconography. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. Understanding the meaning of medieval art by examining the iconography of selected important works. Honors version available
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 266. Arts of Early & Medieval Asia. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course is an introduction to the visual culture of early and medieval India.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 266.

ARTH 267. Latin American Modernisms. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the relationship between the national and international and art and politics within Latin American modernist movements from ca. 1900 to 1960.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 269. Cathedrals, Abbeys, Castles: Gothic Art and Architecture (c. 1130-1450). 3 Credits.

This course covers the development of Gothic church and secular architecture in Europe between 1130 and 1500. It explores the formal and constructive progress in architecture (including its decoration: sculpture, stained glass windows) as well as the social, political, and economic aspects of medieval society that affected these developments.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 270. Early Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. The course develops a solid acquaintance with representative aspects of Italian art from about 1250 to 1450. In alternate semesters the emphasis may change from central (Florence, Rome) to northern (Venice) Italy.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 271. High Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. The course is a survey of major Italian painting from about 1490 to 1575. From semester to semester the emphasis may alternate between central Italian and Venetian/northern Italian works.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 272. Northern European Art: Van Eyck to Bruegel. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. Survey of painting and sculpture ca. 1400-1600 in the Netherlands--Belgium (Flanders) and Holland--as well as France and England.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 273. Arts Under the Mughal Dynasty in India. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course explores the visual culture patronized by the Mughal dynasty in India from the 11th to the 17th centuries.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 273.

ARTH 274. European Baroque Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course examines 17th-century art and architecture in Europe.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 275. 18th-Century Art. 3 Credits.

An introductory survey of architecture, sculpture, and painting with emphasis on European developments in the fine and decorative arts from the late 17th century to the Napoleonic era.
Gen Ed: VP, CI, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 277. Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America. 3 Credits.

This course surveys the art and architecture of Hispanophone and Lusophone America of the Viceregal period (1492-ca. 1810).
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 152 or 157.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 279. The Arts in England, 1450-1650. 3 Credits.

This course explores the visual culture of England during the reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts. This will include portraits of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Charles I by artists such as Holbein, Van Dyck, and Rubens, royal palaces, printed books, tomb monuments, heraldry, spectacles, as well as portraits of the middle classes.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 280. Picture That: History of Photography from Tintypes to Instagram. 3 Credits.

This course presents a select history of photography from its invention to its most recent manifestations. Global in its orientation, this course is designed thematically rather than chronologically to develop dialogues between places and ideas.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 282. Modernism I: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism. 3 Credits.

Recommended preparation, any ARTH 50-80 or 100-199. The development of European art from 1850 to 1905, with an emphasis on French avant-garde movements including realism and impressionism.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 283. Picturing Paris: 1800-2000. 3 Credits.

This class explores the cultural, political, and artistic circumstances in which images of Paris have been made and viewed, as well as various visual technologies that have disseminated and marketed.
Gen Ed: VP, CI, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 284. Modernism II: 1905-1960. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. Major figures, movements, and themes of modernism from cubism and the emergence of abstraction to the transfer of artistic energy and innovation to the United States after World War II.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 285. Art Since 1960. 3 Credits.

This course will explore major trends in Western art since 1960. It focuses on key contemporary movements and their relations to social, cultural and political contexts.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 287. African American Art Survey. 3 Credits.

An introduction to African American art and artists and their social contexts from early slavery.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: AAAD 237.

ARTH 288. 19th-Century American Art. 3 Credits.

This course surveys the broad spectrum of 19th-century artistic practice in the United States, focusing on academic and popular artworks that addressed the major conflicts and crises of the period.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 53, 54, 61, 64, 77, 79, 84, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, or 261; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 289. Art in the United States, 1890-1945: American Modernisms. 3 Credits.

This course surveys the wide field of early 20th-century American art, stressing the diverse and contested character of artistic modernism in the United States.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 53, 54, 61, 64, 77, 79, 84, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, or 261.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 290. Special Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in art history.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 291. Art, Culture, and Power in Africa. 3 Credits.

This course explores how power operates through objects in Africa, including royal regalia, objects used in healing and other ritual contexts, and African art as commodity in international markets.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 292. Egyptian, Near Eastern, & Aegean Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course surveys the ancient art and architecture of Egypt, the Near East, and the Aegean Bronze Age, from the Neolithic period to the end of the Neo-Assyrian empire.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 293. Art History Practicum. 3 Credits.

Students complete an internship in an art history related field. Students will gain practical knowledge of the practice of art history. Studio majors may use this course to fulfill an art history requirement by pursuing faculty-approved, nonpaid internships working in nonprofit or commercial art sectors.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Academic Internship.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 294. Arts of Southern Africa. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on a wide range of regions, time periods, and genres in the visual arts in southern Africa, including archaeological materials, arts associated with longstanding indigenous cultures, art that reflects the often violent encounter with European cultures, and contemporary arts that are produced in the region today.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 297. Clothing and Textiles in Africa. 3 Credits.

This class explores how dress reveals information about African aesthetics, culture, and history, including its roles in political systems, religious worship, fashion trends, and other aspects of social life.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 298. Chinese Ceramics: A Material and Visual History. 3 Credits.

This course introduces manufacturing history of Chinese ceramics in a broader material and visual cultural context, as well as its relation to other genres of Chinese art.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 299. Arts of West Africa. 3 Credits.

This course addresses the roles of art in the lives of West Africans who make and use it, spanning centuries of African creativity from archaeological sites to 21st-century artists.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 300. Art of African Independence. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on African art produced in the mid-twentieth century. It promotes comparative analysis around themes of modernity, nationalism, independence, identity, and the role of the artist in society.
Gen Ed: BN, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 302. Fashioning Identities. 3 Credits.

This course examines fashion and the political, social, and cultural discourses, conditions, and institutional formations used in the creation of varied social and personal identities.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 303. Art and Colonialism: France in Africa/Africa in France. 3 Credits.

Art elucidates French and African experiences of colonial rule, as a record of political transformations and a tool for resistance and the assertion of local cultures.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 304. Islam and African Art. 3 Credits.

People everywhere use works of art to facilitate worship, to depict spirits, and to celebrate their beliefs. Islam, a major religion in Africa, is no exception. This course focuses on Islam in African visual arts.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 330. Art and the History of Museums, 1750-2000. 3 Credits.

Focusing on art museums in Europe and North America, this course considers the emergence and development of museums as powerful social and cultural institutions from the mid-18th century to the late 20th century. Topics include museums and national identity, museum architecture, and changing conceptions of the public.
Gen Ed: HS, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 340. Art and Interchange in Islamic Spain. 3 Credits.

Undergraduate seminar on visual arts and cultural interchange between the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities of medieval Spain. Combines intensive reading and discussion with introduction to art historical research.
Gen Ed: HS, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 351. Crusader Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course surveys the main works of Crusader art in order to understand their nature and development from 1099 to 1291. The Crusader monuments are set in their historical context and in relation to Byzantine and Western European art.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 352. Religious Architecture and Visual Culture in Latin America. 3 Credits.

This course uses case studies to introduce students to the visual culture manifested in architecture, festivals, ritual spaces, clothing, and objects associated with religious practices of Latin America.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 157; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 353. Africa and Masks. 3 Credits.

Examines the production, circulation, and consumption of masks in both African and non-African contexts. Expands, nuances, and sometimes undoes our notions of mask, masquerade, and masking.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: AAAD 319, ANTH 343.

ARTH 360. The Art of Dying Well: Death and Commemoration in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times. 3 Credits.

Covers medieval and early modern artifacts and monuments connected with death as well as the diversity of donations for individual commemoration. Explores the social, political, and economic aspects of medieval/early modern society that affected these developments and phenomena.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 361. Saints in Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

This course will explore the modes in which saints and issues related to sainthood are visualized in medieval art.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 362. Early Christian Art and Modern Responses. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. The early Christian origins of art and architecture in domestic and public contexts of the 200-600 CE Christian communities; the 18th- and 20th-century adaptation of early Christian art.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 363. Envisioning Buddhism in Medieval China. 3 Credits.

This course investigates different genres of Buddhist art in medieval China, produced to disseminate religion and give rise to a new religious vision and imagination.
Gen Ed: VP, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 365. Late Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

This course explores the art of the late medieval period in Byzantium and the Latin West.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 368. The Renaissance Portrait. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on European portraits produced in the period c. 1400-1600. Through careful study of specific paintings, prints, and sculptures, by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Albrecht Dürer, we will explore different ways of interpreting portraiture in the Renaissance, addressing issues of identity, reception, and function.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 370. Visual Art in the Age of Revolution. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the visual arts of Europe between 1750 and 1830, and addresses the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues pertinent to art in an age of revolution.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 375. Art of Exchange and Exploration: Early America and the Globe. 3 Credits.

This course explores intersections of art and economics from the 18th century to the present. Both physical money and artworks engaging monetary ideas will be considered.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 383. Modern Architecture. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory art history course or permission of the instructor. This course will examine the history of architecture from the late 19th century to the present.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 385. Pop Art and Its Legacy. 3 Credits.

This course will investigate what is commonly termed "pop art." We will examine the various issues at stake in the appropriation of mass media imagery and techniques, the diversity within the movement, the different arguments surrounding particular artists and artworks, and pop art's continuing legacy in work by contemporary artists.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 387. 20th-Century African American Art. 3 Credits.

Focus on the historical development of African American art from the Harlem Renaissance of early 20th century through the Black Arts Movement and Feminist Art Movement 1960s and early 1970s.
Gen Ed: VP, US.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: AAAD 330.

ARTH 390. Special Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in art history.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 391. Undergraduate Research Seminar. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, art history major and sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Introduces students to research in art history. Seminar involves a multi-stage research project beginning with close analysis of an art object and culminating with a research paper. Topics are drawn from ancient/medieval, early modern, and modern/contemporary art.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 396. Directed Readings in Art History. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 445. The Mexican Mural Renaissance, 1921-1945. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. This course investigates mural painting and state patronage in post-Revolutionary Mexico, from 1921 to 1945, when artists engaged politics in monumental public works. Focuses on the murals of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as on the relationship between art and politics.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 157 or 267.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 450. The City as Monument. 3 Credits.

A city or cities will be considered as cultural artifact(s), with emphasis given to plans and planning, architecture, public monuments and to various institutions, such as religion, government, the arts, and commerce that initiate or affect these urban developments and forms. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 451. Women in the Visual Arts II. 3 Credits.

Discussion of topics related to the representation of women in Western art and/or women as producers of art.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: WMST 451.

ARTH 452. Brazilian Modernism. 3 Credits.

This course covers the development of modernism in the visual arts in Brazil from 1917, the year in which a Brazilian artist first exhibited "modernist" artworks in Brazil, to 1960.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 157 or 267; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 453. Africa in the American Imagination. 3 Credits.

Restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Examines the ways African art appears in United States popular culture (advertisements, magazines, toys, films, art) to generate meanings about Africa. Addresses intersecting issues of nationalism, multiculturalism, imperialism, nostalgia, race. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP, CI, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: AAAD 486.

ARTH 454. Cathedrals, Abbeys, Castles: Gothic Art and Architecture, ca.1130-1500. 3 Credits.

Covers the development of Gothic church and secular architecture in Europe between 1130 and 1500. Explores formal and constructive progress in architecture (including sculpture and stained glass windows) and social, political, and economic aspects of medieval society that affected these developments.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 455. City, Architecture, Art: Nuremberg as a European Artistic Center,1300-1600. 3 Credits.

The course covers the development of art and architecture from ca. 1300 to ca. 1600 in one of the most important medieval and early modern art centers in Europe: Nuremberg, the hometown of the famous German painter Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 151; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 456. Art and Visual Culture of South Asia. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This thematic course explores how objects and monuments are viewed, experienced, and used in a ritual context in South Asia.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 456.

ARTH 457. Studies in the History of Graphic Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Study of prints and printmaking in Western art from ca. 1400 to the present focusing on selected topics.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 458. Islamic Architecture and the Environment. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on palaces, gardens, and court cultures beginning with the eighth-century Umayyad period and ending with the 16th-century reigns of the Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman dynasties.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 154; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: HS, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 458.

ARTH 460. Greek Painting. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. A survey of the development of Greek art from geometric to Hellenistic painting through a study of Greek vases, mosaics, and mural paintings.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 460.

ARTH 461. Archaic Greek Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. A focused study of sculpture during the Archaic period in Greece.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 461.

ARTH 462. Classical Greek Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. A focused study of Greek sculpture during the classical period.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 462.

ARTH 463. Hellenistic Greek Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. A focused study of Greek sculpture in the Hellenistic period.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 463.

ARTH 464. Greek Architecture. 3 Credits.

A survey of Greek architectural development from the Dark Ages through the fourth century BCE. Special topics include the beginnings of monumental architecture, the development of the orders, and interpretations of individual architects in terms of style and proportions.
Requisites: Prerequisite, CLAR 244; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: HS, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 464.

ARTH 465. Architecture of Etruria and Rome. 3 Credits.

The development of architecture in the Roman world from the ninth century BCE through the fourth century CE. The course focuses on the development of urbanism and the function, significance, and evolution of the main building types and their geographic distribution.
Requisites: Prerequisite, CLAR 245; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 465.

ARTH 466. History of the Illuminated Book. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Chronological survey of major developments in book painting during the European Middle Ages from 300 to 1450 CE.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 467. Celtic Art and Cultures. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This course explores the art and culture from the Hallstat and La Tène periods (seventh century BCE) to the Celtic "renaissance" (ca. 400-1200 CE).
Gen Ed: HS, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 468. Visual Arts and Culture in Modern and Contemporary China. 3 Credits.

This course examines visual materials, including those from fine arts, commerce, popular culture, political propaganda, avant-garde movements, etc., produced in modern and contemporary China as an important means of defining China's self-identity in the modern and global world.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 468.

ARTH 469. Art of the Aztec Empire. 3 Credits.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of the Aztec Empire, including architecture, monumental sculpture, small-scale sculpture, ceramics, painting, lapidary work, gold work, and feather work.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 470. The Moving Image in the Middle Ages. 3 Credits.

The course explores the range of contexts in which images in the medieval period were made to move; for instance, in rituals, processions, and miracles.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 471. Northern European Art of the 14th and 15th Centuries. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Advanced study of painting and sculpture in France, England, and the Netherlands, 1300 to 1400.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 472. Early Modern Art, 1400-1750. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This course explores specialized themes and/or broad topics in Western European art of the early modern period. Honors version available
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 473. Early Modern and Modern Decorative Arts. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This course traces major historical developments in the decorative and applied arts, landscape design, and material culture of Western society from the Renaissance to the present.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 474. Roman Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Survey of Roman sculpture (200 BCE-300 CE), including portraiture, state reliefs, funerary monuments, and idealizing sculpture, with emphasis on style, iconography, and historical development of sculpture in its sociocultural, political, and religious contexts.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 474.

ARTH 475. Icons and Idols: Debates in Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

This course will examine theories and instances of image making and breaking from the classical world to the early modern world, covering late antiquity, iconoclasm in Byzantium, and the medieval West.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 476. Roman Painting. 3 Credits.

Surveys Roman painting from 200 BCE to 300 CE, with emphasis on style, iconography, historical development of painting in its sociocultural, political, and religious contexts. Treats current debates in scholarship.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 476.

ARTH 481. American Art and the Civil War. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the ways that American artists negotiated the Civil War, examining artworks and popular images addressing slavery and sectionalism, the wartime experience, and the project of Reconstruction.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 53, 54, 61, 64, 77, 79, 84, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, or 261; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 483. Art, Politics, and Society in France, 1850-1914. 3 Credits.

An examination of the interaction of artists, criticism, and the market with larger political and social developments in France, with an emphasis on primary sources.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: HIST 468.

ARTH 485. Art of the Harlem Renaissance. 3 Credits.

Examines the Harlem Renaissance (1918-1942) as an instance of both transnational modernism and cultural nationalism through study of how artworks articulate interrelated conceptions of race, gender, sexuality, and social class.
Gen Ed: VP, CI, US.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 487. African Impulse in African American Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This class will examine the presence and influences of African culture in the art and material culture of Africans in the Americas from the colonial period to the present.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 488. Contemporary African Art. 3 Credits.

Examines modern and contemporary African art (1940s to the present) for Africans on the continent and abroad. Examines tradition, cultural heritage, colonialism, postcolonialism, local versus global, nationalism, gender, identity, diaspora.
Requisites: Prerequisite, AAAD 101 or ARTH 152 or 155; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: BN, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: AAAD 405.

ARTH 490. Special Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in art history.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 514. Monuments and Memory. 3 Credits.

Explores the role of monuments in the formation of cultural memory and identity, both nationally and globally. Topics include the construction of identities in and through public spaces, commemoration of both singular individuals and ordinary citizens, and the appearance of new types of post-traumatic monuments in the 20th century.
Gen Ed: HS, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: HIST 514.

ARTH 551. Introduction to Museum Studies. 3 Credits.

Introduces careers in museums and other cultural institutions. Readings and interactions with museum professionals expose participants to curation, collection management, conservation, exhibition design, administration, publication, educational programming, and fundraising.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Field Work, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 552. The Literature of Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. A study of the principal critics and historians who have contributed to the development of modern art history. Also application of the principles to specific works of art.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 553. The Body in Social Theory and Visual Representation. 3 Credits.

A study of how the human body has been represented in contemporary art and the relation of those representations to theories of the individual and society.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 554. Imagining Otherness in Visual Culture in the Americas. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This course examines representational othering of black, Asian, Latina/o, and Native American people in images in the Americas through postcolonial topics like racial stereotyping, Orientalism, primitivism, essentialism, and universalism.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 555. Urban Africa and Global Mobility. 3 Credits.

The contemporary arts of Africa are framed by urbanization and global mobility. This course examines how artists examine, reflect on, and express visually experiences of these conditions.
Gen Ed: BN, CI, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 556. Visual Cultures of the American City, 1750-1950. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the wide field of American art and visual culture inspired by the spaces and social life of the modern city.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 53, 54, 61, 64, 77, 79, 84, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, or 261; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 557. Art and Money. 3 Credits.

This course explores intersection of art and economics from the 18th century to the present through themes such as value, markets, counterfeiting, and circulation. It examines money as a visual artifact and artworks that engage with monetary questions in the context of art history and Western economic theory.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 561. Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the art and architecture of medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa between the eighth and 16th centuries.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 154; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: HS, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: ASIA 561.

ARTH 562. Islamic Urbanism. 3 Credits.

This course explores the development, urban forms, and social structures of some of the major cities of the medieval Islamic lands.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 154; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: HS, BN, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 583. Theories of Modern Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. A study of theoretical issues central to the understanding of trends in modern art (e.g., modernism, the avant-garde, formalism originality).
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 586. Cultural Politics in Contemporary Art. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. This course will examine strategies of critique in contemporary art. Organized thematically, it focuses on the tactics employed by artists who address political, social, or cultural issues through their work.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 588. Current Issues in Art. 3 Credits.

Addresses select issues that have gained or re-gained prominence in today's art world, for example globalization, training, the market, and the nature of the "contemporary.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 590. Topics in Connoisseurship. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Works in the Ackland Museum's collection will be studied directly as a means of training the eye and exploring the technical and aesthetic issues raised by art objects.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 592. History and Theory of Museums. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. Provides an historical overview of museums. Serves as an introduction to many of the theoretical issues museums face including: ethics, audiences, the role of museums in society, exhibiting dilemmas.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 595. Experience in Research. 1-3 Credits.

Required preparation, one 100-level art history course and one 200- to 399-level art history course. An experiential learning opportunity in independent and original research on a topic or in a field of the student's choosing under the close direction of a faculty supervisor.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Mentored Research.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 597. Studiolo to Wunderkammer. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate art history course or permission of the instructor. This course explores the history of early modern collecting, encompassing scholars' and merchants' "study rooms," aristocrats' menageries, humanists' "sculpture gardens," and princely cabinets of wonders.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 683. Etruscan Art. 3 Credits.

Survey of the art, architecture, and archaeology of the Italian peninsula before the Roman Republic, focusing primarily on Villanovan and Etruscan material culture and its relationship to contemporary cultural influences and crosscurrents in the Mediterranean in the first millennium BCE.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 683.

ARTH 691H. Honors in Art History. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Independent research directed by a faculty member leading to an honors thesis.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 692H. Honors in Art History. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Independent research directed by a faculty member leading to an honors thesis.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 750. Advanced Readings Topics in the History of Art. 1-3 Credits.

ARTH 751. Gender and Visual Culture. 3 Credits.

ARTH 755. Museum Studies Apprenticeship. 3 Credits.

Provides experience in some aspect of museum work: curatorial, educational, collections management, exhibition design, administration. Requires a minimum of 90 hours and will have an academic component.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTH 551 or ARTH 592; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 763. Medieval Studies. 3 Credits.

ARTH 777. Colonialism and European Visual Culture, 1800-1990. 3 Credits.

Considers the role of visual representation in the construction of European empire and its associated knowledges from the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt to debates over primitivism in the 1980s.
Same as: HIST 777.

ARTH 794. Greek Topography. 3 Credits.

Study of chief archaeological sites of Greece and of existing buildings and monuments. Attention to the problems of excavation and the role of the sites in Greek history.
Same as: CLAR 794.

ARTH 798. Roman Topography. 3 Credits.

ARTH 850. Methods in Art Historical Research. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to a variety of historical and contemporary methods for the interpretation of visual culture.

ARTH 851. alt-Methods: Digital Art History. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to current digital art history projects and practices as well as methods for approaching art historical research in new ways.

ARTH 910. Seminar in Architecture. 3 Credits.

ARTH 950. Problems in the the History of Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 952. Seminar in Museum Studies. 3 Credits.

ARTH 954. Seminar in Chinese Art and Architecture. 3 Credits.

Study selected topics in the history of Chinese art and architecture.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 955. South Asian Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 956. Seminar in Islamic Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, 400-level or higher art history course or permission of the instructor. Graduate seminar for critical issues in Islamic art (for example, Orientalism, historiography of Islamic art, critiquing the Islamic city).

ARTH 957. Seminar in African Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 958. Seminar in Contemporary Global Arts. 3 Credits.

This seminar examines contemporary artistic production that engages, questions, and challenges the narratives of culture and art that privilege Europe and America as the models for understanding cultural production.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 959. Seminar in Latin American Art. 3 Credits.

This seminar investigates topics in the history of colonial and modern Latin American Art.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 960. Seminar in Ancient Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 961. Seminar in Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 968. Tudor and Jacobean Portraits: A Theoretical and Practical Investigation. 3 Credits.

This course involves close and critical examination of a select body of extant portraits from the Tudor and Jacobean periods in English history (1485-1625) in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Students taking this unit will play an active role in researching these relatively unstudied works of art.

ARTH 971. Seminar in Renaissance Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 972. Seminar in Baroque Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 980. Seminar in Modern Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 981. Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 982. Seminar in American Art. 3 Credits.

ARTH 983. Mexico City: 1890-1950. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. This course examines the visual culture of Mexico City between 1890 and 1950. It also considers works by artists outside of Mexico who were associated and inspired by cultural production here.

ARTH 984. Seminar in Contemporary Art. 3 Credits.

Addresses select topics and theoretical issues relevant to contemporary art.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 985. Fashioning Power. 3 Credits.

This graduate seminar focuses on fashion (clothing, accessories, style, performance) as the central cultural component for examining power in society.

ARTH 987. Seminar in African American Art. 3 Credits.

Advanced standing in art history or permission of the instructor. Explores current debates crucial to the study of African American art. Emphasis on the variety of theories and methods central to the field.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ARTH 991. Master's Thesis Writing Seminar. 3 Credits.

ARTH 993. Master's Research and Thesis. 3 Credits.

ARTH 994. Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 3 Credits.