Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Please see the General Information Catalog for an updated list of courses effective fall 2020.1


Art History: ARH

ARH 381. Topics in Latin American and Latinx Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 381L. Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Visual Cultures in the Ancient Near East. Examine scholarly methodologies for understanding how imagery encoded messages and how viewers developed strategies for making sense of them. Only one of the following may count: Art History 381L (Topic: Visual Culs In Anc Near East), 381L (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: Visual Culs In Anc Near East).

ARH 382. Topics in Greek and Roman Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Parthenon Throughout the Ages. Examine the products of ongoing preservation and restoration of the Parthenon, its history and contemporary relevance. Art History 382 (Topic: Parthenon Through The Ages) and 382 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Seeing Gods. Same as Religious Studies 387M (Topic 2). Examine textual and theoretical accounts of the religious phenomenon of epiphany across various belief systems. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 382 (Topic: Seeing Gods), 382 (Topic 2), Religious Studies 387M (Topic: Seeing Gods), Religious Studies 387M (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Pompeii and Ostia: Visual Representation and Acculturation. Examine how scholars in the past and the present have used evidence of visual representation and material culture to understand human beings living in Pompeii and Ostia. Art History 382 (Topic: Pompeii/Ostia Vis Rep Accul) and 382 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Art and Politics in Republican Rome. Explore the art and architecture of Republican Rome circa 500-44 B.C. and its relationship with visual culture and politics of the time. Art History 382 (Topic: Art & Polit In Republican Rome) and 382 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction in Ancient Rome. Study Roman architecture from Republic to Empire periods. Explore evidence for different phases of ancient buildings' lives - from construction to restoration to demolition - with a view to determining their political significances. Art History 382 (Topic: Constr/Destr/Recon Anc Rome) and 382 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Art of the Roman Dictatorship. Examine public art and architecture created in Rome during the last decades of the Republic (circa 100-44 BCE). Art History 382 (Topic: Art of Roman Dictatorship) and 382 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

ARH 382R. Topics in the Art of Late Antiquity.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 383. Topics in Medieval Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 384. Topics in Renaissance Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Michelangelo and His World. Examine the work of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) in the context of his patrons and the history of the period in which he worked. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 384 (Topic: Michelangelo), 384 (Topic 1), Italian Studies 382 (Topic: Michelangelo).

ARH 385. Topics in Baroque Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 386G. Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 386J. Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 386N. Topics in Twentieth-Century Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 386P. Topics in Modernism.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Art Criticism, Theory, and Contemporary Art. Explore the language of art criticism and to investigate the historical origin of some of the terms that have become central to the discourse of contemporary art. Art History 386P (Topic: ART CRIT, THRY, AND CONTEM ART) and 386P (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Writing About Contemporary Art. Study the special problems facing those who write about contemporary art, which does not already have an established historical record or a generally accepted canonical interpretation. Art History 386P (Topic: Writing Abt Contemp Art) and 386P (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Film Cultures of the 1960s. Examine the formal, theoretical, and social circumstances of the integration of various film cultures and surrealism in Europe and the United States during the post-war period. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 386P (Topic: Film Cultures of the 1960s), 386P (Topic 3), Women's and Gender Studies 393 (Topic: Film Cultures of the 1960s).
Topic 4: Archives and the History of Everyday Life. Examine an overview of the work of a variety of individuals who consider history, biography, and the study of archives through the lens of the ephemeral and lived experience. Explore the relationship between writing biography and autobiography, archives and archival research and the production of knowledge, and the impact these choices have on the writing of history. Art History 386P (Topic: Archives/Hist Everyday Life) and 386P (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Magazine as Archive. Examine the magazine as archive and whether its temporal and material limit-terms constitute a viable frame for the writing of history. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 386P (Topic: View Magazine, 1940-47), 386P (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 393 (Topic: View Magazine, 1940-47).

ARH 387. Topics in the Art of North America.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 390. Topics in Pre-Columbian Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 392. Topics in the Art of East Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 393C. Topics in Africana Art.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 393D. Topics in Diaspora Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Visualizing Slavery. Examine the work of modern and contemporary artists that touches on or explores the issue of slavery. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 387D (Topic: Visualizing Slavery), American Studies 391 (Topic: Visualizing Slavery), Art History 393D (Topic: Visualizing Slavery), 393D (Topic 1), Women's and Gender Studies 393 (Topic: Visualizing Slavery).

ARH 393E. Topics in African American Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 394. Special Topics in the History of Art.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Administration and Development of Visual Resources Collections.
Topic 3: Poststructuralist Methods in Art History. Examine an overview of influential examples of poststructuralist theory and how such theory can be applied to interpretive issues in the visual arts. Explore the writings of Barthes, Derrida, Lacan, Benjamin, and others. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 386P (Topic: Postructuralist Meths in ARH), 394 (Topic: Poststruct Methods in Art Hist), 394 (Topic 3).
Topic 4: When Practice Encounters Theory. Study situations in which the theoretical position that guides an interpretation comes into conflict with the nature of the technical practices of the artist whose work is being interpreted. Art History 394 (Topic: When Practice Encounters Thry) and 394 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Visual Cultures in Cyberspace. Examine transatlantic computational art systems as expressive practices for computing aesthetics and interconnectivity of gendered, racial, and sexualized bodies. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 394 (Topic: Visual Cultures in Cyberspace), 394 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 393 (Topic: Visual Cultures in Cyberspace).
Topic 6: Issues in Museum Studies. Same as Art Education 383L. Survey major issues in the field of museum studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art Education 383L, Art History 394 (Topic: Issues in Museum Studies), 394 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 395. Art Historical Methods.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 396. Advanced Reading Tutorial.

Individual instruction arranged by the student. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARH 196C, 396C. Reading Tutorial.

Individual instruction arranged by the student. One hour instruction per week for each hour of credit earned. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARH 396K. Advanced Lecture Tutorial.

Individual instruction arranged by the student. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARH 396L. Advanced Studies in the History of Latin American Art: Reading Tutorial.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser.

ARH 396P. Qualifying Examination Preparation.

Individual instruction arranged by the student. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARH 397. Doctoral Colloquium.

Conference course for students preparing for dissertation colloquium. Individual instruction arranged by the student. May not be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the doctoral program in art history, and consent of instructor.

ARH 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in art history and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Art History 698A.

ARH 398T. Supervised Teaching in Art History.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor for one semester; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art history, or graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

ARH 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.