Undergraduate Courses in Art History 2017-2018

Summer 2017

ARTH 200 (CRN 245) Introduction to Art History 1 (3 credits) Tomasz Grusiecki, M, T, W, Th, 1105-1325, Stewart Biology Building N2/2

Selected introductory survey of the history of art. 


Fall 2017

*BASC 201 (CRN 15793) Arts and Science Integrative Topics (3 credits) Prof. Gabriella Coleman, T, TH, 1435-1525, DUFF-THTR1 (in addition, 5 conferences are scheduled)

This course introduces students to a range of issues concerning hacking, openness, and anonymity in science and technology though the angle of controversies. The class takes a broad view of the meanings of hacking, openness, and anonymity and includes, among other topics: the rise of the ethic of openness in science, debates over access and intellectual property law, body modification and disability, the role of new technologies in expanding the scope of state surveillance as well as opening up new possibilities for exposing state secrecy.

This class uses the angle of controversy to introduce students to various academic and popular approaches to the social scientific and humanistic study of science and technology. The class draws on classic academic works in diverse fields, such as the history and philosophy of science, anthropology, and bio­ethics, while also integrating a broad base of engaging and accessible material (editorials, national policies on science, legal regulations, and scientific controversies to name just a number examples) that educate as well as evoke critique and transformation of the complex contemporary practices, methods, and politics of science and technology.

ARTH 205 (CRN 20536) Introduction to Modern Art (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 0835-0955, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 207 (CRN 20537) Early Modern Art 1400-1700 (3 credits) Prof. TBA, M, T, Th, 1035-1125, ENGMC 13

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 215 (CRN 22469) / EAST 215 (22154) Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits) Prof. Jeehee Hong, W, F, 1605-1725, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 226 (21916) Introduction to Eighteenth Century Art and Architecture (3 credits) Prof. Matthew Hunter, T, Th, 1135-1255, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 315 (CRN 19245) / CANS 315 (CRN 19271) Indigenous Art and Culture (3 credits) Prof. TBA, F, 0835-1125, Arts W-215

Indigenous Art and Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Canada

This course will examine the production of contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in Canada from the 1990s to the present. A diverse range of contemporary art practices – including painting, drawing, photography, film, performance, installation and new media art – will be considered in relation to key aspects of the cultural, political and social life of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Much of the work examined reflects and responds to the continuing legacy of colonization and successive Canadian governments’ policies of assimilation and segregation. Artists, artworks and exhibitions examined will therefore be both historically and contemporarily contextualized. We will discuss the impact of the Indian Act, the Residential School System, the establishment of Reserves and conflicts surrounding sovereignty and status, as well as the portrayal of Indigenous identity in art, popular culture and news media. Additionally, we will engage with the recent recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the early stages of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the Idle No More movement and current events related to the theme of the course. The course is divided thematically, rather than chronologically, with weekly topics addressing significant aspects of Indigenous art and culture in Canada today.

ARTH 321 (23969) Visual Culture of the Dutch Republic (3 credits) Prof. Angela Vanhaelen, T, Th, 1435-1555, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 323 (23970) Realism and Impressionism (3 credits) Prof. Mary Hunter, M, W, 1305-1425, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 338 (CRN 21920) Modern Art and Theory: WWI-WWII (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 1305-1425, Arts W-215

Modern Art and Theory: WWI-WWII
"Risk and Excess: Women Artists between the Wars"


This course will consider the work of female artists who were, and continue to be, positioned as ‘other’ in relation to male modernists. The theoretical framework for the course will be Mary Russo’s concept of the ‘female grotesque,’ a figure who exceeds gendered norms and expectations. Russo notes that the act of exceeding norms has inherent risk, and we will consider the ways in which female artists have exceeded gendered boundaries, as well as the risks and rewards that have accompanied these ostensible excesses. We will also discuss feminist art-historical scholarship that has set out to recuperate women artists, in addition to deconstructing the (masculine) discipline of art history. Issues of race and sexuality will also be central to our discussions. Throughout the term we will consider how the theoretical frameworks of ‘risk’ and ‘excess’ are productive (and/or limiting) for the study of women artists. Readings will focus primarily on female artists working in France, England, Mexico and Germany.

Evaluation
Short response paper (3-5 double-spaced pages) - 20%
Proposal for final research paper with a bibliography of 10 sources (max 3 double-spaced pages not including bibliography) - 20%
Final essay (max 8 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography) - 30%
Take-home exam (3 short essays, max 3 double-spaced pages each) - 30%

ARTH 354 (CRN 18637)/COMS 354 (CRN 21918) Selected Topics in Art History 2 (3 credits) Prof. Will Straw, F, 1135-1125, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 400 (CRN 6241) / 401 (CRN 6242) Selected Methods in Art History / Honours Research Paper (3 credits) Prof. Chriscinda Henry, T, 1135-1425, Arts W-220

Selected Methods in Art History / Honours Research Paper 
Affect/Art History: Difficult Emotions, Depression and Failure


Despite the depressing title of this course, the intent of the class is not to dwell on ‘difficult emotions’ per se, but to illuminate how affect theory – and the consideration of emotional states – can impact (of ‘affect’) the study of art and visual culture more broadly. Rather than a coursepack, we will read two books that consider affect and visual culture. You will note that only one is specifically concerned with art and that neither of the scholars are art historians. This course, then, will demonstrate how art history can fruitfully draw upon other disciplines to broaden the scope of how we analyze and think about art and visual culture. In keeping with this course’s additional concern with professional development, we will hold a fellowship-writing workshop and discuss the realities of academia in 2016. Ann Cvetkovich’s book Depression: A Public Feeling is partly a critical memoir that tracks the author’s own experience of being an academic, including professional pressures, intellectual blockage and depression. This course is not intended to deter you from pursuing graduate degrees or careers in art history, but rather to open up discussions about art, academia and affect so that we might, among other things, illuminate our own anxieties about the intellectual work that we are undertaking. 

ARTH 420 (CRN 19923) Selected Topics in Art & Architecture 1: “TBA” (3 credits) Prof. TBA, W, 1135-1425, W-5

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 421 (CRN 23971) / EAST 493 (24013) Selected Topics in Art & Architecture 1: “topic TBA” (3 credits) Prof. Jeehee Hong, F, 1135-1425, Ferrier 230

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 447 (CRN 5097) Independent Research Course (3 credits) Instructor’s approval required.

Supervised independent research on an approved topic.

ARTH 474 (CRN 23973) Studies in Later 18th and 19th Century Art 03 (3 credits) Prof. Matthew Hunter, M, 1135-1425, Arts W-220

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 490 (CRN 1493) Museum Internship (3 credits) Advisor’s approval required

 

Winter 2018

ARTH 200 (CRN 17916) Introduction to Art History 1 (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 0835-0955, Lea 232

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 202 (CRN 13873) Introduction to Contemporary Art (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 1135-1255, SADB 2/36

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 207 (17197) Introduction Early Modern Art 1400-1700 (3 credits) Prof. Angela Vanhaelen, W, F, 1435-1555, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 305 (CRN 3190) Methods in Art History (3 credits) Prof. Matthew Hunter, M, W, 1605-1725, Arts W-215

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 339 (CRN 16431) Critical Issues-Contemporary Art (3 credits) Prof. Christine Ross, T, Th, 1005-1125, Arts W-215

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ARTH 353 (CRN 16869) Selected Topics in Art History 1: "Topic TBA" (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 1435-1555, Arts W-215

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ARTH 354 (13876) Selected Topics in Art History 2: “Topic TBA” (3 credits) Prof. TBA, T, Th, 1005-1125, STBIO N2/2

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ARTH 357 (17203) / EAST 357 (17284) Early Chinese Art (3 credits) Prof. Jeehee Hong, T, Th, 1305-1425, Arts W-215

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ARTH 420 (CRN 13879) Selected Topics in Art & Architecture 1: “Topic TBA” (3 credits), Prof. Mary Hunter, M, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

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ARTH 421 (CRN 15136) Selected Topics in Art & Architecture 2: "Topic TBA” (3 credits) Prof. Christine Ross, M, 1435-1725, Arts W-220

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ARTH 422 (CRN 14296) Selected Topics in Art & Architecture 3: “TBA” (3 credits) Prof. TBA, W, 1435-1725, Arts W-5

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 447 (CRN 1673) Independent Research Course (3 credits) Instructor’s Approval Required

Supervised independent research on an approved topic.

ARTH 473 (17208) Studies in the 17th and Early 18th Century Art 04 (3 credits) Prof. Angela Vanhaelen, F, 0835-1125, Arts W-220

Course description coming soon.

ARTH 490 (CRN 1674) Museum Internship (3 credits) Advisor’s Approval Required