Art History

Requirements 20 hours
Art History Minor (20 hours)
ARH 1010 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval 4 hours
ARH 1020 Survey Western Art History: Renaissance To 21st Century 4 hours
ARH 1030 Survey Non-Western Art History:Ancient to 21st Century 4 hours
Art History Electives (must be 3000-level or 4000-level) 8 hours
ARH 1010 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval (4 hours)

This course surveys western art chronologically from prehistory through the fifteenth century. Discussions center on understanding various civilizations through their visual arts, the cultural exchange between these civilizations, and how images are used for political, economic, religious, and social purposes. Students gain familiarity with movements, time periods, and individual works of art. Students learn to identify works of art, are introduced to art terminology, practice the fundamentals of visual analysis, and develop the ability to analyze the content and contexts of works of art.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ARH 1020 Survey Western Art History: Renaissance To 21st Century (4 hours)

This course surveys Western art chronologically from the Renaissance period to the present day. Guiding themes within this course, such as patronage, gender, identity, political/religious turmoil, colonialism, and global trade, will introduce students to why certain types of art are created and how these works of art function within society. Students gain familiarity with movements, time periods, and individual artists. Students learn to identify works of art, are introduced to art terminology, practice the fundamentals of visual analysis, and develop the ability to analyze the content and contexts of works of art.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
ARH 1030 Survey Non-Western Art History:Ancient to 21st Century (4 hours)

The course surveys African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian arts from pre-history to the present day. This course is defined by what it will not cover - art of the European tradition. The term "non-western" does not imply a lesser quality or an opposition to art in western tradition. It is a term used to reflect a growing awareness of the richness and diversity of world culture. Since this is a survey course, the art we will examine will be the most representative of each culture. Students gain familiarity with movements, time periods, and individual artists. Students learn to identify works of art, are introduced to art terminology, practice the fundamentals of visual analysis, and develop the ability to analyze the content and contexts of works of art.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread