Courses

ARTH 150 Art, Culture, & Society I

At a time when few people could read, human-made objects were the primary form of mass communication. Students will explore the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world (Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe) to discover how the visual arts shaped and reflected the values and concerns of different cultures. (1) Lecture:3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 151 Art, Culture & Society II

The rise of an increasingly literate urban middle-class leads to great changes in the history of art, starting with the birth of the Renaissance in Italy through to the influence of popular culture in 20th-centruy America. Students will explore the works of major figures in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from circa 1400-1980 within the context of radical cultural and societal change.(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 J. Sienkewicz T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2021 J. Sienkewicz T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 201 Research Practicum

Hands-on research conducted under the direction of a faculty member. 1/4 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 L. Warden-Anderson

ARTH 218 Introduction to Archaeology

An introduction to the theories and methods used by archaeologists to reconstruct the cultural practices of past human societies, from religion and authority to domestic life and trade. Case studies introduce students to archaeological sites in places such as Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, and North America. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Take ARTH-218L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2021 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 218L Intro to Archaeology Lab

Pre-requisites/Comments Take ARTH-218

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2021 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM

ARTH 224 The Encyclopedic Museum

Encyclopedic Museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, have large collections representing cultures across the globe and spanning human history. This class will look at encyclopedic museums through their Egyptian and Near Eastern collections. We will investigate how such collections are formed, the ethics of collecting archaeological materials from Egypt and the Near East, and the controversy behind several famous pieces from the bust of Nefertiti to the Elgin Marbles. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 256 Baroque: Popes, Kings & Busin

The 17th century was a period of extraordinary change, when the political, religious, and cultural life of Europe was in upheaval. This class will examine ways that status and power were fashioned, national identity was shaped, Catholics were distinguished from Protestants, and public and private life were defined through the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 J. Long M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ARTH 276 The Arts of the United States

A historical and conceptual survey investigating American architecture, painting, crafts, and sculptures. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Sienkewicz M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 277 Experimental Archeology

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2020 L. Warden-Anderson

ARTH 286 Modern Art and Architecture

This course focusus on the major artists, stylistic traditions, and historical ideas of western art, architecture, and materical culture from ca.1850 through ca. 1945. Through the close study of works of art and their contemporary theoretical texts, students will be introduced to the formal and conceptual rise of Modernism from Impressionism through abstraction. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 J. Sienkewicz T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ARTH 291 Sp Top: Vikings/Saxons/Monks

Selected studies in specialized art history areas. May be repeated for credit. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 H. Silvers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ARTH 391 Sp Top Am. Art & Architecture

Selected studies in specialized art history areas. May be repeated for credit. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 J. Sienkewicz T 6:00PM-9:00PM

ARTH 391 TBD

Selected studies in specialized art history areas. May be repeated for credit. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

ARTH 416 Art History Internship

Practical experience working in or with artistic organization as participant-observer, leading to the preparation of a report which describes and evaluates that organizations activities. (1) Minimum 120 hours. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 1, 2020 J. Sienkewicz

ARTH 456 Research Seminar in Art Hist.

A seminar approach to selected topics fo r advanced students. Topics vary. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Long T 1:10PM-4:10PM

ARTH 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminating in the public presentation of a paper. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 J. Sienkewicz