College of Communication and the Arts

Art History

(List may not include all courses. Please visit the UT Course Catalog for more information.)

ARTH 1500 ART IN HISTORY
[3 hours] Introduction to the esthetic, cultural and social interpretation of works of art and architecture, and to the historical relationships of artists, patrons and audiences in the production and purpose of works of art. Humanities core course

ARTH 2050 HISTORY OF WESTERN ARTI
[3 hours] Introduces students to major styles of western art from prehistoric to early Renaissance. Students will learn to analyze art in terms of formal, cultural, historical, and iconographic contexts.

ARTH 2060 HISTORY OF WESTERN ARTII
[3 hours] Introduces students to major styles of western art from the Renaissance through the modern era. Students will learn to analyze art in terms of formal, cultural, historical, and iconographic contexts.

ARTH 2080 HISTORY OF MODERN ART
[3 hours] European and American art after 1700, from the Rococo through Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism to the present. Humanities core course

ARTH 2100 ASIAN ART
[3 hours] An introduction to the architecture, painting and sculpture of India, China and Japan and their relationship to the major religions and philosophies of each culture. Non-western multicultural course

ARTH 2200 ETHNOGRAPHIC ART
[3 hours] Contextual exploration of traditional art forms in the principle cultures of the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Non-western multicultural course

ARTH 2300 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE
[3 hours] Study of architectural design (function, materials, structure, aesthetics and symbolism), with focus on significant historical examples from antiquity through the late 20th century. Humanities core course

ARTH 2700 Women Artists in History
(3 credit hours) An introductory survey of women artists from the Middle Ages to the present with consideration of their position in the formation of history's canon. Prerequisite: None.

ARTH 2980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[1-5 hours] Topics in art history selected by instructor; may be repeated when topic varies.

ARTH 3110 TOPICS IN ANCIENT ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of the art or architecture of the ancient world; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2000 or permission of instructor

ARTH 3130 TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of western art or architecture from 200 to 1500 A.D.; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2020 or permission of instructor

ARTH 3150 TOPICS IN RENAISSANCE ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of Renaissance art or architecture; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2040, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3170 TOPICS IN BAROQUE ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of Baroque art or architecture; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2040, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3190 TOPICS IN 19TH-CENTURY ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of 19th-Century art. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2080, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3210 TOPICS IN 20TH-CENTURY ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of 20th-Century art. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2080, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3230 TOPICS IN AMERICAN ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of American art and architecture. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2080, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3250 TOPICS IN ASIAN ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of Asian art or architecture; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2100, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3270 TOPICS IN ETHNOGRAPHIC ART
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of ethnographic art of Africa, Oceania or the Americas; may be repeated when topic varies. Non-western multicultural course

ARTH 3290 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
[3 hours] Special topics in the history of architecture; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500, 2300, or permission of instructor

ARTH 3300 AFRICAN ART
[3 hours] Study of the diversity of African art. The course will emphasize region and style with focus upon the collections of African Art in the Toledo Museum of Art. Non-western multicultural course

ARTH 3350 ANCIENT ART OF THE AMERICAS
[3 hours] Ancient Art of the Americas is a course which will focus on the artifacts produced by the indigenous populations of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in the New World. Non-western multicultural course

ARTH 3500 - HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
(3 credit hours) An in-depth study of the history of photography. Prerequisite: ARTH
1500 or ART 2050 or consent of instructor. Cross listed with ART 3880.

ARTH 3600 HISTORY OF NEW MEDIA
[3 hours] This course explores the development of technology as an art medium with a focus on significant historical examples from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Prerequisite: ARTH 1500

ARTH 3700 ART AND FEMINSIM
(3 crdit hours) A WAC course offering study of twentieth-century feminist thought in relation to
contemporary art makers and social issues, with close consideration of performance
and installation. Prerequisite: None

ARTH 3820 VISUAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
[3 hours] WAC course. This course focuses on how images reflect and shape our understanding of gender. Students learn to analyze visual material to identify and articulate their cultural significance in relation to gender. Prerequisite: English Composition II or HON 1020 Humanities core course U.S. multicultural course

ARTH 3900 ART MUSEUM PRACTICES
[3-5 hours] [3 hours] Overview of issues and professional practices in art museums, including curatorial responsibilities, interpretation of collections, conceptualization and design of exhibitions, development, education, marketing, and administration. Prerequisite: ENGL 1130, ARTH 2050, and ARTH 2060 or permission of instructor

ARTH 3950 AMP EXHIBITION TOPIC
[3 hours] [3 hours] Study of art historical theme relating to Museum works. Precedes Museum exhibition course, ARTH 3960, but may be taken by itself. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 2050 and ARTH 2060, or permission of instructor.

ARTH 3960 AMP EXHIBITION
[3 hours] Working with faculty and museum professionals, student creation of a Toledo Museum of Art exhibition relating to topic studied in ARTH 3950. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: ARTH 3950 and permission of instructor.

ARTH 3980 SPECIAL STUDIES
[3-5 hours] Topics in Art History selected by the instructor. May be repeated when topic varies. (Check course schedules for specific subjects.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ARTH 4500 CONTEMPORARY ART AND THEORY
(3 crdit hours) A WAC course offering study of twentieth-century critical theory in relation to
contemporary art makers and social issues, with a consideration of modernist versus
postmodernist eras. Prerequisite: None

ARTH 4910 SENIOR THESIS I
[2 hours] Directed research in the history of art for the Senior Thesis. May only be taken with permission of instructor; see department for application form. Must be taken consecutively with ARTH 4920, Senior Thesis II. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ARTH 4920 SENIOR THESIS II
[2 hours] Writing the Senior Thesis. May only be taken after successful completion of ARTH 4910, Senior Thesis I and with instructor’s consent. See department for application form. Prerequisite: ARTH 4910 and permission of instructor

ARTH 4940 INTERNSHIP
[1-4 hours] Student works in professional venue related to a diversity of art fields or endeavors. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ARTH 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[1-5 hours] Topics in Art History selected by instructor; may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ARTH 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART HISTORY
[1-4 hours] Independent Study in special problems of art history. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


 

Last Updated: 6/26/15