Department of Art

Department of Art

http://art.unc.edu

101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405

(919) 962-2015

Carol Magee, Chair

cmagee@email.unc.edu

Yulianna Aparicio, Student Services

yulipo@email.unc.edu

Introduction

As a department, we are committed to working closely with our students and to guiding them in developing an individual voice. From a strong central core in the traditional practices of making and interpreting art, the faculty and students at UNC–Chapel Hill move out in innovative and personal directions. We cultivate exchange between studio art and art history and offer maximum flexibility within our individual programs.

The art history curriculum is designed to help students acquire an individual perspective on their own values and beliefs and on their places in a society increasingly shaped by visual communication. Majors and minors in art history become acquainted with the historical significance, cultural diversity, and intellectual richness of human artistic traditions, enabling students to investigate the complex roles played by the arts in a variety of social contexts.

The studio art program encourages experimentation, crossing boundaries, and hybrid processes as well as engaging the history and traditions of art. Through directed practice and creative research, faculty work closely with students to stimulate aesthetic and intellectual inquiry, impart portable skills, and motivate self-exploration to help students create outstanding works of art.

Students may choose from a range of studio coursework designed to develop both skills and a personal creative vision. Students develop two critical skills: the means of self-expression and techniques for creative thinking. While the undergraduate program focuses on the fine arts, the course of study nonetheless offers a sound foundation for students to move into art education, design fields, and other art-related careers as well as preparation for further study or careers in the fine arts.

Credit by Examination

Students who pass the Advanced Placement (AP) examination in art history and earn a score of 5 will receive credit for ARTH 152.

Students who fulfill the studio art portfolio requirements for the Advanced Placement (AP) examination and earn a score of 4 or 5 will receive placement only (PL) for ARTS 102, ARTS 103, or ARTS 104. Students who score a 3 can petition to waive relevant prerequisites via portfolio review, although no course credit will be given. Students earning a score of 6 or higher on the International Baccalaureate (IB) portfolio will receive placement only (PL) for ARTS 104. Students who score a 5 on the IB may petition for a portfolio review to determine if they can exempt ARTS 102 or ARTS 104.

Advanced Placement by Portfolio Review

In addition to the threshold scores mentioned above, art majors who have broad experience in visual art may petition to exempt foundation requirements by submitting a portfolio for review. If the review is successful, students do not receive credit for these courses; rather, the credit hours are added to the studio elective component of the major. Portfolio requirements are modeled after the College Board Advanced Placement portfolio guidelines. These guidelines are available from the director of undergraduate studies in studio art, the student services manager, or on the art majors’ Sakai site. Portfolios are reviewed annually in September only. Contact the director of undergraduate studies in studio art at the beginning of the fall semester to make arrangements for submitting a portfolio.

Advising

All majors and minors have a primary academic advisor in Steele Building. Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor and review their Tar Heel Tracker each semester. The department’s directors of undergraduate studies and undergraduate advisors work with current and prospective majors and minors by appointment. On request, art history majors may be assigned an individual faculty advisor. If in any semester curricular opportunities or changes are relevant to all studio majors and minors, the studio program will send an advisory announcement with relevant details to the majors' listserv or hold a general advising session prior to registration. Departmental academic advising is particularly important for those majors who are considering honors thesis work or graduate school. Further information on courses, undergraduate research opportunities, and the honors program may be obtained from the department’s Web site and the art majors' Sakai site.

Additionally, special informational sessions are held periodically to guide students on awards, study abroad, internships, and research opportunities (especially the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). These sessions are announced on the art majors' listserv and Sakai site, as well as by posters in the Hanes Art Center and Art Lab.

Facilities

The department possesses outstanding facilities for the teaching of both art history and studio art in the Hanes Art Center. The building houses state-of-the-art facilities for image projection required in art history. Specialized classrooms for art practice include large studios for painting, drawing, and mixed media. A dedicated space is available for installation projects. The John C. Henry Printmaking Studio is a wonderfully spacious 3,325-square-foot laboratory providing ambient work space for a variety of printmaking processes. Studios for photography include both darkroom (black and white) and digital photography and a dedicated shooting studio. The digital laboratories at UNC–Chapel Hill are Mac-based, with the most current software needed for work in photography (including large-scale output), video, and digital/electronic media. UNC also provides access to the entire Adobe Creative Suite for all students. Students enrolled in studio art classes have 24-hour access to these laboratories. In addition, the 17,686-square-foot Art Lab, located 1.8 miles north of the Hanes Art Center (108 Airport Drive), houses the department’s sculpture facilities.

In addition to the departmental classroom spaces, the Hanes Art Center also houses one of the BeAM (Be A Maker) makerspaces at UNC. The BeAM space at Hanes is equipped with a variety of hand tools and some wonderful high-tech machines including a vinyl cutter, 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and a CNC router. All of this is provided at no charge to students.

Department of Art resources also include the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library with its collection of 100,000 volumes, which is supplemented by the University’s academic affairs libraries, with holdings of more than six million volumes. The department’s Visual Resources Library contains 250,000 slides, 40,000 photographs, and 20,000 digitized images. The University’s Ackland Art Museum is located adjacent to the Hanes Art Center. The Ackland’s programming regularly augments the educational experience of the University community.

The John and June Allcott Galleries in the Hanes Art Center are sites for numerous exhibitions throughout the year. The main gallery has an exhibition schedule of 12 to 15 shows each year, including the annual award and graduation shows of undergraduate work as well as work by professional artists, faculty members, and graduate students. The John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery is the exhibition space designed especially for work produced or chosen by undergraduate students. The Alumni Sculpture Garden occupies the grounds surrounding the Hanes Art Center. Temporary exhibitions of sculpture are commissioned by the department and are on display for a two-year period. Commissions are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students. The Hanes Art Center also houses the SAMple gallery.  This space run by the Studio Art Majors Association (SAMA) to showcase work by SAMA members.

Studio Art Credit Summary: B.A., B.F.A., B.F.A.–A.H.

Requirements B.A. B.F.A. B.F.A-A.H.
ARTS 101 3 3 Not required
Studio Art Foundation Courses: ARTS 102, ARTS 103, and ARTS 106 9 9 9
Tier I Studio Art Courses: ARTS 104, ARTS 105, ARTS 116, ARTS 121, ARTS 132, ARTS 202, ARTS 213, ARTS 233, ARTS 243, or ARTS 253 3 6 3
ARTS 300: Studio 15 3 3 0
Tier II Studio Art Courses: ARTS 203, ARTS 205, ARTS 206, ARTS 208, ARTS 209, ARTS 214, ARTS 238, ARTS 290, ARTS 313, ARTS 324, ARTS 337, ARTS 348, ARTS 352, ARTS 354, ARTS 355, or ARTS 358 3 6 3
Tier III Studio Art Courses: ARTS 302, ARTS 303, ARTS 305, ARTS 309, ARTS 343, ARTS 364, ARTS 368, ARTS 390, ARTS 391, ARTS 402, ARTS 403, ARTS 410, ARTS 413, ARTS 415, ARTS 416, ARTS 417, ARTS 418, ARTS 428, ARTS 490, ARTS 493, ARTS 499, ARTS 500, ARTS 515, or ARTS 596 3 9 3
Studio Art Electives: Any Tier I, II, or III courses or first-year seminar or an internship. Only three credits of honors thesis can count in the B.A. major. B.A. students may include an art history course and ARTS 500. B.F.A. majors can include an additional art history course. B.F.A.–A.H. majors must include studio classes but can count honors thesis credits here. 9 12 12
Art History Courses
B.A.: One ARTH course, 200-level or above.
B.F.A.: Two ARTH courses; one must have a contemporary focus.
Contemporary focus art history courses include ARTH 159, ARTH 255, ARTH 283, ARTH 285, ARTH 302, ARTH 385, ARTH 387, ARTH 468, ARTH 488, ARTH 553, ARTH 554, ARTH 555, ARTH 586
B.F.A.-A.H.: Nine art history courses (two art history surveys, plus seven courses numbered from 200 to 699, two of which must be numbered above 400)
3 6 27
ARTS 499: Senior Projects X 3 X
ARTS 500: Senior Seminar (offered spring semester only) X 3 3
Total Credit Hours 36 60 60

Professors

Christoph Brachmann, S. Elizabeth Grabowski, Jim Hirschfield, Yun-Dong Nam, Victoria Rovine, Daniel J. Sherman, elin o’Hara slavick.

Associate Professors

Glaire Anderson, John Bowles, Eduardo Douglas, Pika Ghosh, Sabine Gruffat, Cary Levine, Carol Magee, Mario Marzan, Mary Pardo, Roxana Pérez-Méndez, Tatiana String, Hong-An Truong, Dorothy Verkerk, Lyneise Williams.

Assistant Professors

Maggie Cao, Lien Truong, Jina Valentine.

Lecturers

Jennifer J. Bauer, Joy Cox, Gesche Wüerful.

Adjunct Professor

Bernard Herman.

Adjunct Associate Professors

Peter Nisbet (Ackland Art Museum).

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Carolyn Allmendinger (Ackland Art Museum), Ross Barrett (University of South Carolina), Bradley Bailey (Ackland Art Museum).

Professors Emeriti

Jaroslav T. Folda, James Gadson, Arthur Marks, Jerry Noe, Marvin Saltzman, Mary C. Sturgeon, Dennis Zaborowski.

Subjects in this department include: Art History (ARTH) and Studio Art (ARTS)

ARTH–Art History

Undergraduate-level Courses

ARTH 51. First-Year Seminar: Cathedrals, Abbeys, Castles: Gothic Art and Architecture (c. 1130-1450). 3 Credits.

The seminar explores Gothic church and secular art and architecture in France and Europe between c. 1130 and c.1450. It focuses not only on the formal and artistic progresses in architecture, sculpture, and stained glass windows during this period, but also on the social, political, and economic aspects of medieval society that affected these developments.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

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 85. First-Year Seminar: Art and Technology. 3 Credits.

This course examines the relationships between the history of technology and artistic practice. Our conception of "technology" is broad, extending beyond mere tools to include a host of apparatuses and their relationships to perception, experience, representation, and communication. This course will explore the impacts of technological innovation on society and culture, and vice versa, along with the ways in which artists have addressed, responded to, and critiqued technological progress and invention.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
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 111. Art and Death. 3 Credits.

The course covers medieval/early modern artifacts connected to the phenomenon of death as well as the diversity of donations for individual commemoration in Europe. It will explore the social, political, and economic aspects of the societies that affected these phenomena. Invited speakers will open up the perspective to other cultures and time periods.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 112. The Art of Animals: Africa and Beyond. 3 Credits.

This class views the relationship between humans and animals through works of art. Drawing examples from cultures across the world, we address animals as symbols of leadership, beauty, and extraordinary powers. Elephants, leopards, spiders, and dogs of all kinds, along with many other mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects will be studied.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 113. Art and Sports in the Americas. 3 Credits.

Representations of sports tell us a lot about artistic, historic, and contemporary Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. This course focuses on depictions of sports in these regions and the varied meanings they communicate.
Gen Ed: VP, US.
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 161. Introduction to American Art. 3 Credits.

This course surveys American art, architecture, and material culture from early European exploration of the Americas to the 1960s. Previously offered as ARTH 261.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTH 251. Art in the Age of the Caliphs. 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: WGST 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 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 268. Hellenistic Art and Archaeology (350-31 BCE). 3 Credits.

Survey of the archaeology of the Hellenistic Mediterranean from the time of Alexander the Great until the Roman conquest (350-31 BCE), with emphasis on art and architecture of cities and sanctuaries.
Gen Ed: VP, NA, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CLAR 268.

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).
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 281. Art of Exchange and Exploration: Early America and the Globe. 3 Credits.

This course offers a transnational look at American visual culture. It considers the encounters, exchanges, and circulations of art, artists, and ideas across boundaries and oceans from the colonial eighteenth century to the Civil War.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
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.
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 Medieval Iberia. 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 369. European Art and Sexuality. 3 Credits.

Between 1400 and1600, major European artists (Hieronymus Bosch, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Dürer) made radical contributions to the representation of the sexual body. This course will use Northern European and Italian art as a lens for investigating Early Modern approaches to the figuration of sexuality and gender.
Gen Ed: VP, NA.
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 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.

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate-level Courses

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: WGST 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.

Explores the ways in which architecture and environment interact in Islamicate societies from the medieval period to the present, including topics such as gardens, palaces, and villas, urban design, and the role of water.
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, CLAR 247, or CLAR/ARTH 263; 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.
Requisites: Prerequisite, CLAR 245, CLAR 247 or CLAR/ARTH 263; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
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.
Requisites: Prerequisite, any CLAR or ARTH course at the 200-level or higher (preferably CLAR 245, CLAR 247, or CLAR/ARTH 263); permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, WB.
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.

Offers an overview of the arts, architecture, and visual culture of the Islamic Mediterranean (its eastern and western shores, Sicily, and North Africa)
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 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.

ARTS–Studio Art

Registration for the studio art foundation courses (ARTS 102, ARTS 103, and ARTS 106) is limited to studio art majors and minors during the first part of the preregistration period. Remaining spaces are made available to nonmajors during the registration period for first-year students. Because the department gives this preference to studio art majors, nonmajors, undeclared students, or continuing study students often find it difficult to enroll in these courses. Individuals seriously considering a studio art major and experiencing such difficulty should see the undergraduate advisor for studio art. We reserve a small number of spaces for such students. Students may be asked to demonstrate a commitment to studio art with some examples of artwork. Students are also encouraged to contact instructors directly to secure a position on a waiting list.

In general, studio art courses are numbered to reflect media areas in the last digit. Painting courses end in 2, sculpture 3, drawing 4, photography 5, digital media 6, mixed media 7, and printmaking 8.

Undergraduate-level Courses

ARTS 50. First-Year Seminar: The Artistic Temperament. 3 Credits.

Class examines how to advance and sustain artistic production, focusing not only on being a successful artist, but also on the importance of creativity and hard work in any successful venture. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 57. First-Year Seminar: Narrative Sight/Site. 3 Credits.

A mixed media course investigating visual storytelling.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 58. First-Year Seminar: Book Art. 3 Credits.

The book as a structural format for expression has a long history in visual arts. We will address aspects of the book that function visually, considering both design and content.
Gen Ed: VP, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 59. First-Year Seminar: Time, A Doorway to Visual Expression. 3 Credits.

This class will study one of the lesser considered, but most intriguing, visual components: the element of time.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 75. First-Year Seminar: Stories in Sight: The Narrative Image. 3 Credits.

This class looks at the theory and practice of telling stories through photographs.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 78. First-Year Seminar: The Visual Culture of Photography. 3 Credits.

This course will investigate how photography is inextricably entwined in our lives and histories.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 82. First-Year Seminar: Please Save This: Exploring Personal Histories through Visual Language. 3 Credits.

This class will investigate the idea of personal histories in visual art. As a studio class, the course will be organized around several art making projects. As a catalyst to our own art making, we will explore the idea of personal history and memory through readings, as well as looking at contemporary artists whose work functions in an autobiographical framework.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

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

Content varies by semester.
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.

ARTS 101. Idea and Form. 3 Credits.

This course will explore concepts of making art in both practice and in theory. Driven by foundational theoretical texts that have influenced 20th-century art and culture, the course explores art as content and meaning, and art's relationship to form, everyday life, and visual culture.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 102. Two-Dimensional Design. 3 Credits.

Studio course investigates concepts and strategies of two-dimensional image making. Introduces design elements of visual language (line, shape, value, texture, color). Considers the cultural codes that accompany visual information and how they combine with organizational structures to determine a variety of effects, influence responses, and inform meaning. Foundation requirement for studio majors
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 103. Sculpture I. 3 Credits.

Studio course introduces concepts and strategies of working in three dimensions. Project-based coursework develops understanding of ideation process and creative problem solving. Ideas about sculpture are further expanded by considering works by contemporary artists. Students develop aesthetic sensibility, analytical capacity, and fundamental skills in sculptural media. Foundation requirement for studio majors.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 104. Drawing I. 3 Credits.

Working out of an observational tradition, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of drawing. Paying attention to both representation and interpretation, the course is designed to develop fundamental skills, aesthetic sensibility, analytical capacity, and creative problem-solving in two-dimensional media.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 105. Photography I. 3 Credits.

Focusing on creative digital photography, this course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of digital imagery and lens-based media. Includes methods of interpretation, analysis of images, scanning, retouching, color correction, basic composition, and inkjet printing. Honors version available
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 106. Video I. 3 Credits.

This foundation course introduces concepts and techniques of temporal art making. Through projects designed to develop an understanding of the creative language unique to digital media, students will learn various software programs and basic digital strategies to realize time-based works of art. Foundation requirement for studio majors.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 116. Introduction to Web Media. 3 Credits.

Basic computer skills required. This course investigates the emergence of Web, interactive, and mobile technologies as artistic tools, communication technologies, and cultural phenomena. Students will design and produce interactive Web sites. The course covers principles of Web-based programming and design via HTML and CSS.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 121. Color: Theory and Concept. 3 Credits.

This course explores the intricacies of color theory with regard to perception, systems, and application in visual art. Further, the course considers color as subject and concept in contemporary art.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 132. Collage: Strategies for Thinking and Making. 3 Credits.

Collage is both an artistic technique and a way of thinking. Even though its historical roots stem from the early 20th century, it is an image-construction strategy that is almost ubiquitous today. Using a variety of conceptual and media approaches, this course explores strategies of collage in contemporary studio practice.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 202. Beginning Painting. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce the fundamentals of painting and various painting techniques through studio lab activity, lectures, demonstrations, and discussions. The course intends to guide students through developing their technical, formal, conceptual, and creative sensibilities to the painting process.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 104.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 203. Sculpture II. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the techniques of three-dimensional thought and process through the application of the various sculpture media.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 103; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 205. Photography II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 105 with continued focus on advanced creative digital photography techniques.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 105.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 206. Video II. 3 Credits.

In this intermediate-level class students expand on video production strategies and concepts such as lighting theory, location sound recording, montage, and sound design while developing individual and collaborative processes for moving image production.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 106; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 208. Print Survey. 3 Credits.

Introduction to four basic approaches to printmaking: intaglio, relief, planographic, and stencil processes. Students will explore creative strategies unique to the printed process.
Requisites: Prerequisites, ARTS 102 and 104; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 209. 2D Animation. 3 Credits.

This class explores several techniques of 2D character animation, including storyboarding and conceptualizing, pencil testing and timing animation, animating simple sequences with Photoshop, experimenting with coloring and materials under a film camera, and compositing in After Effects.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 104.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 213. Ceramic I. 3 Credits.

An investigation of clay as a medium; developing technical skills, aesthetic awareness, and historical perspective.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 214. Life Drawing. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Through the study of anatomy and observation of the human form, students develop the ability to create powerful, realistic figure drawings. Fundamental skills and concepts include expressive use of line, value, weight, and volume plus classical techniques in shading, gesture, sighting, and composition.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 104.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 233. Wood Sculpture. 3 Credits.

This class examines wood sculpture from both a technical and intuitive perspective. Students are taught woodworking skills and are then encouraged to use these skills to discover their creative potential.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 238. Screen Printing. 3 Credits.

Recommended preparation, ARTS 104 and/or ARTS 105. An intermediate studio course focused on creating stencil-based print images. Students explore a range of technical approaches and will investigate art making concepts specific to screen printing as well as the intersections of screen printing with other two-dimensional art forms.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 102; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 243. Metal Sculpture. 3 Credits.

This class examines metal sculpture from both a technical and intuitive perspective. Students are taught metalworking skills and are then encouraged to use these skills to discover their creative potential.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 253. Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation. 3 Credits.

This course will be organized around four art making/art building projects, culminating in a class presentation of a multimedia phantasmagoria. Students will research early light/shadow, pre-cinema techniques, hauntings/horror and artists whose work is influenced by these tropes. We will work with Maker's Spaces to produce components for this course.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 290. Special Topics in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any introductory studio art course or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in studio art .
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.

ARTS 300. Studio 15: Art Majors Seminar. 3 Credits.

Required for studio art majors with at least 15 hours of course work in the major. This class addresses questions of artistic identity and professional development for the art major.
Requisites: Prerequisites, ARTS 101, 102, 103, and 106.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 302. Intermediate Painting. 3 Credits.

This course aims to continue guiding painting students through developing sensibilities to paint handling, color, composition, and spatial design, with an emphasis on experimentation. Students will develop their work in context to themes that are significant in painting history, relevant to contemporary art, and their personal lens.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 202.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 303. Intermediate Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 203.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 203.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 305. Darkroom Photography. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic techniques of analog black and white photography, including film developing, darkroom printing, and print presentation.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 105.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 309. 3D Animation. 3 Credits.

The primary goals of this class are to introduce students to three-dimensional computer modeling and animation in Maya. While the particular focus of the class is 3D character animation and most students will produce a short 3D animation as their final project, students may also explore a broad range of creative applications and avenues for development, including special effects, compositing with video, and motion graphics.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 209.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 313. Ceramic II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 213.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 213.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 324. Drawing II. 3 Credits.

This class builds on predominantly perceptually based concepts of basic drawing and introduces abstraction, interpretive, and conceptual drawing strategies. Class assignments develop understanding of the language of drawing and provide a foundation that aims to support independent investigation and personal approaches to drawing's unique capabilities.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 104.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 337. The Aesthetics of Junk. 3 Credits.

From Dada to ArtBrut to Mix-tape, this course experiments with assemblage (accumulations of things forming a new whole) and destruction (taking apart and reconfiguring a thing). This course addresses issues of collage as both object and action, playing in the intersection of experimental theatre and design of mass-produced objects.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 343. MAKE: Art in the (New) Age. 3 Credits.

Suggested preparation, ARTS 103. This course examines the connecting trajectories of artistic and technological developments from early modernism to the contemporary. While addressing the interconnected nature of technology, technique, craft and art, students will work with our new technologies (Laser and Vinyl Cutter, 3D Printer, etc.) to create 3D work.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 348. Lithography. 3 Credits.

Lithography is an intermediate printmaking class. The course provides basic technical introduction to stone and plate lithography. Students will investigate artistic strategies to forge visual literacy in print media.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 208; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 352. Abstract Painting. 3 Credits.

This studio course will explore the vast visual language of abstract painting. Students will examine abstraction through creating paintings within a historical, visual, and cultural framework, and acquire context about the emergence and persistence of painted abstraction.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 202.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 354. Narrative Drawing. 3 Credits.

How does one tell a story in the form of a drawing? This class will investigate narrative composition as a genre using diverse and analytical methods in drawing. From life drawing sessions to exercises in diverse environments and public events.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 104.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 355. The Practice of Representation: Portraiture in Photography. 3 Credits.

This course examines the practical and theoretical issues of portraiture. Students will learn technical skills and conceptual strategies to engage with issues of representation and notions of identity. We will explore the history of the photographic portraiture as well as work of contemporary portrait artists working in a post-modern age.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 105.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 358. Letterpress. 3 Credits.

This class explores the concepts and craft of letterpress printing. Technical skills include typesetting, linoleum carving, and digital interfaces for making image and text matrices. Projects explore the special relationship of image and word and are designed around specific text/image forms: broadside, poster, portfolio, and book.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 208.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 364. The Walking Seminar: A Territorial Investigation. 3 Credits.

Recommended preparation, ARTS 104. This seminar engages students in a territorial investigation of the North Carolina landscape. Meandering through the landscape we will explore different art mediums while simultaneously fostering an appreciation for the natural environment. Through hiking and backpacking students will foster a means for understanding their location and documenting their experience.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Field Work.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 368. Intermediate Printmaking. 3 Credits.

Prerequsite, ARTS 208. This course continues an investigation of print techniques and concepts. Projects develop an understanding of print strategies, focusing on the affordances of processes unique to printmaking. This approach positions traditional techniques as a point of departure for seeking an expanded definition of printmaking.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 390. Special Topics in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate studio art course or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in studio art.
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.

ARTS 391. Theory, History, and Practice of Contemporary Curating. 3 Credits.

How do curators assist the navigation of contemporary art? This course addresses this question and others concerning the history, trends, personalities, and sites involved in contemporary art exhibition. The class will mount actual exhibitions informed by readings and interaction with curators, artists, and stage performances.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 101.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate-level Courses

ARTS 402. Advanced Painting Projects. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the historically rich practice of painting, and is designed to guide the advanced painting student through the research, conceptual, aesthetic, and technical components of a comprehensive studio practice, and developing and maintaining a studio work ethic.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 302 or 352; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 403. Advanced Sculpture. 1-6 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 303. May be repeated for credit.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 303; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 410. Public Art. 3 Credits.

This studio class explores public art from historical and critical perspective. Students will propose and create works of public art. Opportunities to implement projects will be explored through the Department of Art and other resources.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 302, 303, or 305; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 413. Advanced Ceramic Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 313. May be repeated for credit.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 313; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 415. Conceptual-Experimental Photography. 3 Credits.

An advanced photography course for students interested in contemporary photographic practices, critical theory, art history, and experimental processes: theory and practice, formal and conceptual investigations, and historical and contemporary strategies will all be given equal attention.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 416. Video Art. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the creative and technical processes in producing video art. Students will shoot and edit their own independent video projects. Some class time will be devoted to viewing video art and other media-based work.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 106; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 417. Advanced Mixed Media Projects. 3 Credits.

Cultural production and practice, theory, and criticism. Pursuit of individual visual projects, formally and conceptually, through theoretical, poetic, art historical, and autobiographical texts, critiques, collaboration, and discussion using all media.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 418. Advanced Printmaking. 3 Credits.

This course is appropriate for students who have had a minimum of three semesters of prior printmaking experience. Students submit a proposal outlining technical and artistic goals for the semester.
Requisites: Prerequisites, ARTS 208 and any two of 328, 338, or 348; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 428. Book Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, one additional two-dimensional studio course (drawing, photography, or printmaking). Defining the book as a "multiple and sequential picture plane," this course considers a range of traditional approaches and conceptual departures of the book as a format for creative expression.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 102.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 490. Special Topics in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any intermediate studio art course or permission of the instructor. Advanced consideration of selected topics in studio art.
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.

ARTS 493. Studio Art Practicum or Internship. 3 Credits.

Recommended for juniors or seniors. Allows studio art majors to pursue unpaid practicums or internships for credit. Examples include working as a studio assistant or working in art-related fields, such as galleries, design firms, architectural firms, and nonprofit arts organizations. Work undertaken must comply with Federal criteria governing unpaid internships.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 300.
Gen Ed: EE-Academic Internship.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 499. Senior Projects. 3 Credits.

This research-intensive course is designed for B.F.A. students to define and execute a focused body of work or a single large project over the course of a semester. Work may be pursued individually or in collaborative teams. Required for B.F.A. studio art majors. B.A. studio art majors may seek permission from the instructor.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Performing Arts.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 500. Senior Seminar. 3 Credits.

Restricted to senior studio art majors. This course is the capstone course for the studio art major. Topics covered include issues of professional development, curatorial practice, and presentation of works of art in exhibition. The culminating project is mounting the Senior Exhibition.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Field Work.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 515. Advanced Photography. 3 Credits.

May be repeated for credit.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 305; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 596. Independent Study in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. For students wishing to pursue additional media or thematic study beyond the advanced level. Students register with section numbers designated for faculty. May be repeated for credit.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 637. Social Practice and Performance Art. 3 Credits.

Students will explore "socially engaged art" practices that challenge the distinction between art and life, are fundamentally collaborative, value process over end product, and utilize action, dialogue, and participation as strategies as an intervention in public discourse.
Gen Ed: VP.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: COMM 637.

ARTS 691H. Senior Honors Thesis Project in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

Permission of the department. ARTS 691H is designed to enable studio art majors to pursue serious and substantial work. In addition to working with the instructor of record for ARTS 499/691H, students work under the supervision of an individual thesis advisor and committee.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ARTS 692H. Senior Honors Thesis Project in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

ARTS 692H is taught concurrently with and by the instructor for ARTS 500. In addition to the classroom component, students continue to work with an individual thesis advisor and committee. Successful completion of ARTS 692H allows students to graduate with honors or highest honors.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ARTS 691H.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.