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Art History

ART: ART HISTORY COURSES

1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 1905 (Art) P: Art major or consent of instructor. Various ways of perceiving, discussing, and analyzing works of art.

1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 1906 (Art; Art for Non-Art Majors) P: ART 1905 or 1910; or consent of instructor. History of art from prehistoric times to Renaissance.

1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 1907 (Art; Art for Non-art majors) P: ART 1905 or 1910; or consent of instructor. History of art from Renaissance to modern times.

2900. History of Prints and Drawings (3) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. History of printmaking and drawing from Renaissance to present.

2910. Ancient Art History (3) (WI*) (F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Egyptian, Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek, and Roman art.

2920. Art of the Middle Ages (3) (WI) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art.

2925. Byzantine Art and Architecture (3) (WI) Art and architecture of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe (ca. 300-1500). Focus on accomplishments in the Byzantine Empire and artistic realms of its cultural influence (may include Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily and Venice).
 
3500. ART: Independent Study Course (3) (F,S,SS) P: Consent of instructor, curricular coordinator, and dean.

3920. Asian Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) Painting, sculpture, and architecture of China, Japan, and India.

3930. Italian Renaissance Art: 1300-1500 (3) (WI*) P: ART 1906, 1907. Painting, architecture, and sculpture in Italy from 1300-1500.
 
3935. Italian Baroque Art: 1600-1700 (3) (WI) Significant artists and art theories of Baroque Italy.
 
3940. Italian Renaissance Art: 1500-1600 (3) (WI*) (F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907. Painting, architecture, and sculpture in Italy from 1500-1600.

3950. Architectural History of the Middle East Before 1600 (3) (FC:FA) P: Junior standing; ART 1905 or 1910; 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Architecture of ancient Babylon, Assyria, Persia, Egypt, and early Christian and early Islamic cultures of Middle East.
 
3951. Introduction to the History of Architecture (3) (WI)(F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Survey of architectural history in the West, from prehistory to twenty-first century, including context, expressive content, function, structure, style, form, building technology. Main architectural terms, concepts, and theories.

3953. Russian Art and Architecture (3) Survey of art and architecture of Russia from medieval to modern times.

3960. Art and Power in Mesoamerica (3) (WI*) (F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907. Chronological survey of major Mesoamerican cultures and how the visual arts they produce reflect aspects of religious and political power.

3961. Native North American Art and Ritual (3) (S) P: ART 1906, 1907. Overview of major Pre-Columbian North American cultures and how visual arts created by native artists were part of their ritual, religious, and everyday lives. Covers cultural changes due to European impact.

3962. Art and Landscape in the Andes (3) (F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Chronological survey of Andean visual culture. Analysis of Andean art from a landscape and sacred geography perspective.

3970. African Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Traditional and contemporary art of west and central Africa.

3975. African American Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 3975 (Non-Art Majors) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of the instructor. Survey of African American art in North America from Colonial period through twentieth century. Examines works of art and craft in different media. Explores cultural impact on the production of art.

3980. Ceramic History of North Carolina and the Southeastern United States (3) (S) P: ART 1905 or 1910; 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. NC ceramics from colonial times to present.

3990. Art History and Its Methods (3) (WI*) (F) Formerly ART 4980 Required of art history majors. P: ART 1906, 1907 or consent of instructor. Seminar in methodologies of art history.

4900. Northern Renaissance Art History (3) (WI*) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Northern European painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1300-1600.

4910. Northern Baroque Art (3) (WI*) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Painting, architecture, and sculpture in Low Countries, England, and France during seventeenth century.

4916. Art of India (3) (WI*) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Significant art periods, traditions, and artists of ancient and modern India.
 
4918. Eighteenth Century Art (3) (WI) Same as ART 4918 (Non-Art Majors) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Artists and movements in European painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Rococo, new classicisms, early romanticism and related trends.
 
4920. Nineteenth-Century Art (3) (WI*) (S) Same as ART 4920 (Non-Art Majors)P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Artists and movements in European painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, and related trends of nineteenth century.

4940. Survey of Twentieth-Century Modern Art: 1900-1950 (3) (F) (WI*) Art from the first half of the twentieth century.
 
4942. Survey of Twentieth-Century Modern Art: 1950-2000 (3) (F) (FC:FA) Art from the second half of the twentieth century.

4944. Studies in Contemporary Art: Post 1960s Art (3) A critical look at the art since the 1960s dealing with the political economy of representation.

4946 Studies in Contemporary Art: Post 1980s Art (3) A critical look at the art since the 1980s that has been engaged in representing a political economy.

4948. Art of the United States (3) A critical look at the art in the U.S. from the colonial times to the present.

4950. Twentieth-Century Architecture (3) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Sources and development of contemporary architecture of the world.

4970. History of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Design (3) (S) Same as ART 4970 (Non-Art Majors) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Major artists and movements in history of textile, ceramic, metal, wood, and graphic design.


ART: ART HISTORY COURSES FOR NON-SOAD MAJORS

1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 1906 (Art; Art History) P: ART 1905 or 1910; or consent of instructor. History of art from prehistoric times to Renaissance.

1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 1907 (Art; Art History) P: ART 1905 or 1910; or consent of instructor. History of art from Renaissance to modern times.

1910. Art Appreciation (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) P: Non-art major. Visual experience to enhance student’s understanding and enjoyment of international art.

2905. Masterpieces in the Visual Arts and Literature (3) (FC:FA) For General College student. Not open to those who have credit for ART 1907. P: Non-ART major.  Comparative study of selected visual and literary works from the Renaissance to modern times.

2906. West and Central African Art (3) (S) (FC:FA) For General College student. Not open to those who have credit for ART 3970 nor to art history minors. P: Non-ART major. Art from west and central Africa examined within environmental and societal conditions which influence its production and uses.

3975. African American Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) Same as ART 3975 (Art History) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of the instructor. Survey of African American art in North America from Colonial period through twentieth century. Examines works of art and craft in different media. Explores cultural impact on the production of art.
 
4918. Eighteenth Century Art (3) (WI) Same as ART 4918 (Art History) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Artists and movements in European painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Rococo, new classicisms, early romanticism and related trends.

4920. Nineteenth-Century Art (3) (WI*) (S) Same as ART 4920 (Art History) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Artists and movements in European painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, and related trends of nineteenth century.
 
4970. History of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Design (3) (S) Same as ART 4970 (Non-Art History Majors) P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor. Major artists and movements in history of textile, ceramic, metal, wood, and graphic design.

GRADUATE COURSES

 

5500. ART: Independent Study Course (3) P: Consent of instructor, curricular coordinator, and dean.
 
6900. History of Prints and Drawings (3) History of printmaking and drawing from Renaissance to present.

6901. Northern Renaissance Art (3) Northern European painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1300-1600.

6902. Northern Baroque Art (3) Painting, architecture, and sculpture in Low Countries, Germany, Central Europe, England, Spain, and Portugal during Baroque Period.

6903. Nineteenth Century Painting (3) Neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, and related trends of nineteenth century.

6905. Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture: 1900 to 1950 (3) Art movements from first half of twentieth century. Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism.

6906. Twentieth-Century Architecture (3) Sources and development of contemporary architecture of the world.
 
6908. Research Methods in Art History (3) Readings and research in theory and methodology of art history.
 
6909. Seminar in Art History (3) May be repeated with different instructor. May count for a maximum of 6 s.h. Theory, methodological studies, and reading in history of art.

6910. Art of the Middle Ages (3) Major directions in art and architecture of Europe from Early Christian period to ca. 1300.

6911. History of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Design (3) Major artists and movements in history of textile, ceramic, metal, wood, and graphic design.

6912. African Art (3) Traditional and contemporary art of west and central Africa.

6913. Asian Art (3) Significant traditions in art of India, China, and Japan from antiquity to modern times.

6914. Contemporary Art: 1950 to the Present (3)Art movements from second half of twentieth century.

6915. Italian Renaissance Art: 1500 to 1600 (3) Significant artists and art theories of Renaissance Italy.

6916. Art of India (3) Significant art periods, traditions, and artists of ancient and modern India.

6917. Ceramic History of North Carolina and the Southeastern United States (3) NC ceramics from colonial times to present.

6918. Art and Power in Mesoamerica (3) Chronological survey of major Mesoamerican cultures and how visual arts they produced reflect aspects of religious and political power.

6919. Native North American Art and Ritual (3) Overview of major native North American cultures and how visual arts created by native artists were part of their ritual, religious, and everyday lives. Covers cultural changes attributed to European impact.

6925. African American Art (3) Survey of African American art in North America from Colonial Period through the twentieth century. Examines works of art and craft in different media. Explores various cultural impacts upon art production.

6930. Italian Renaissance Art: 1300-1500 (3) Significant artists and art theories of Renaissance Italy.
 
6935. Italian Baroque Art: 1600-1700 (3) Significant artists and art theories of Baroque Italy.
 
6940. Twentieth-Century Modern Art: 1900-1950 (3) Formerly ART 6905 European and North American art from first half of twentieth century.

6942. Twentieth-Century Modern Art: 1950-2000 (3) Formerly ART 6914 European and North American art from second half of twentieth century.

6944. Studies in Contemporary Art: Post 1960s (3) Formerly Art 5981
Critical look at art since the 1960s that deals with the political economy of representation.

6946. Studies in Contemporary Art: Post 1980s (3) Critical look at art since the 1980s that has been engaged in a representation of a political economy.
 
6950. Architectural History of the Middle East Before 1600 (3) Architecture of ancient Babylon, Assyria, Persia, and Egypt and early Christian and Islamic cultures of Middle East.
 
6951. History of Architecture (3) Architectural history in the West from prehistory to 21st century.

6952. Byzantine Art and Architecture (3)
Art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire (ca. 300-1500) and artistic realms of its cultural influence (Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and the United States).

6953. Russian Art and Architecture (3) Art and architecture of Russia from medieval to modern times.