Joint Honours Component Art History (36 credits)

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Offered by: Art History & Communications     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". 

Prior to registering for each Joint Honours Component, students should consult an adviser in each department for approval of their course selection.

Students are encouraged to apply for admission to the Joint Honours program after their first year of study at the University and after completion of no less than 12 credits in Art History. Admission is on a competitive basis. While the Faculty of Arts regulations require a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for Honours programs, the department requires in addition a program GPA of 3.30 for admission into the program and the awarding of Honours.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • ARTH 305 Methods in Art History 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An introduction to the main methodologies used in the analysis of the work of art: formalism, iconography/iconology, semiotics, structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism and postcolonialism.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Christine Ross (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level Art History course, or by permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 203.
  • ARTH 400 Selected Methods in Art History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A seminar course dealing with methodological and historiographical issues in Art History.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Mary Hunter (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ARTH 305, or permission of instructor
    • Corequisite: ARTH 401
    • Restriction: For Honours and Joint Honours Art History students only.
  • ARTH 401 Honours Research Paper (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An Honours research paper written in consultation with an academic advisor.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Mary Hunter (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ARTH 305, or permission of the instructor.
    • Corequisite: ARTH 400.
    • Restrictions: For Honours and Joint Honours Art History students only.

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

Students select their complementary courses as follows:
A maximum of 9 credits may be at the 200-level.
A minimum of 3 credits must be at the 400-level or above.
27 credits should be selected from at least six of the eight Art History course fields.

I. Theories and Methods

  • ARTH 310 Postcolonialism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Examines selected art historians who respond to postcolonial theorists and analyse how paintings, sculpture, buildings, and visual culture participated in or resisted European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Samantha Burton (Fall)

  • ARTH 351 Vision and Visuality in Art History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An interdisciplinary investigation on how works of art construct the visual experience and on how they are received by the viewer.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 352 Feminism in Art and Art History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A consideration of the impact of feminism on recent art history, focusing on the examination of gender constructions in art and theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

II. Ancient to Medieval

  • ARTH 204 Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys the arts from late Antiquity to the fourteenth century in Western Europe. Focuses on the body and space to introduce artistic and architectural concepts, practices, and styles from the late Roman, Byzantine and Carolingian empires to monastic and royal patronage of the French Kings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 209 Introduction to Ancient Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of ancient art and architecture: pre-historic Europe, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Focus is on issues of political power, gender, sexuality, race, the formation of individual and group identities, and the relation between the body and social space.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Cecily Hilsdale (Fall)

  • ARTH 215 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Introductory survey of some of the major developments in the visual arts of Japan, China, and Korea. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of artistic traditions in East Asia and the intersections among these traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken EAST 215.
  • ARTH 312 Medieval Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : .

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 314 The Medieval City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Towns and cities in the Middle Ages as architectural entities, their urban planning and development; main building types, profane and ecclesiastical: castle, defence works, town halls, houses, cathedrals, churches and monasteries; the role architecture played in forming a society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 340 The Gothic Cathedral (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Prerequisite: reading knowledge of French.) An introduction to the Gothic cathedral: architecture, sculpture, and stained glass. Also considered is its genesis, its construction and its historical environment. Although main emphasis will be on French cathedrals of the 12th and 13th centuries, their development in England, Germany and Spain will also be represented.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 341 Romanesque Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The reception of Roman architecture in the Byzantine East and the Latin West between ca 500 and 1200, including the interrelationship between both cultures; its relationship to the architecture of late Antiquity, and the development of building types and their social preconditions in feudalism and monasticism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 357 Early Chinese Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of Chinese art and visual culture during the pre-imperial and early imperial periods (1500BCE-900CE). A wide range of visual images and media (painting, architecture, inscription, funerary art) will be examined in the historical context of the rise and development of the empire.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One 200-level Art History or East Asian Studies course, or by permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken EAST 357.
  • ARTH 415 Late Medieval & Renaissance Architecture in Northern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : This course is to show the diversity of architectural practice in France, England, Germany and Central Europe from 1400 to 1600, covering ecclesiastical and secular architecture. The stylistic spectrum ranges from late Gothic over the reception of forms of the Italian Renaissance, to the revival of late Gothic forms, reaching its climax around 1600.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 416 English Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The history of English architecture from Roman times to the 20th century. The connnection to the architectural development on the European continent and the influence of English architecture on the adjoining countries; the impact neighbouring countries had on its development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course in architectural history.

III. 1400 - 1700 (Early Modern)

  • ARTH 207 Early Modern Art (1400-1700) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of the visual culture of early modern Europe (1400-1700), including selected works in their historical context and explore the uses of visual forms in the formation of identities across various social spheres and geographical locations.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Engeline Vanhaelen (Winter)

  • ARTH 223 Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys artistic production in Italy from the new urban institutions of the communes to the demise of the Florentine republic (c. 1250-1512). Introduces art historical concepts through an exploration of the uses if visual imagery to forge civic, religious, political, and social identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 320 Seventeenth Century Art of Court and Church (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Seventeenth century Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish and British art in connection with aristocratic and courtly interests, monarchial power and the aims of the post-Reformation church.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-334D
  • ARTH 324 Sixteenth-Century Art in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Investigation of the arts during a pivotal century of conflict and an expanding image of the world. In this early modern context of state formation and religious reform, the course focuses on patronage of the Italian courts, the rising status of the artist, and new uses for visual imagery.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-224
  • ARTH 332 Italian Renaissance Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The Italian architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries witnessed a revival of architectural forms from Roman antiquity. According to their different social as well as political status, the centres of Italy - Florence, Rome, Venice, Mantua etc. - developed individual approaches in dealing with the reception of classical forms which was to influence the architecture of Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 333 Italian Baroque Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Italian architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries. While the development of ecclesiastical architecture will form the main focus of this course, palace building and urban planning will also receive their due attention. One additional aspect will be the reception of Italian Baroque Architecture in Central and Western Europe. Architectural design is studied in the context of contemporary painting, sculpture and theories of art.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-333D
  • ARTH 343 Northern Renaissance Art 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys the visual culture of Northern Europe from c.1300-1600. Issues such as the emergence of new forms and genres of art, the changing status of artists, and the rise of the burgher class as patrons of art will be examined in relation to the social, religious, political and economic context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 358 Later Chinese Art (960-1911) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of art and visual culture in later imperial China from Sorlg to Qing dynasties. A broad range of media (e.g. painting, calligraphy, print, architecture) will be examined to explore the development of literati aesthetics and its intersections with the arts of the court, the temple, and the marketplace.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Lidu Yi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: One 200-level Art History or East Asian Studies course, or by permission of Instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken EAST 358.
  • ARTH 367 Italian Renaissance Art 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Exploring art history of Renaissance Florence, focusing on the role played by the Medici in fostering the arts as patrons. Study of the development of Florentine art and architecture against complex social and economic forces that shaped humanist culture and Renaissance taste.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • This course will be given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer Study in Italy Program. For specific details about the course content, please consult Prof. B. Wilson, Dept. of Art History and Communication.
  • ARTH 435 Early Modern Visual Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Selected topics in early modern visual culture (c. 1500-1750).

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Engeline Vanhaelen (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: one 300-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 473 Studies in 17th and Early 18th Century Art 04 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Engeline Vanhaelen (Winter)

IV. 1700 - 1945

  • ARTH 205 Introduction to Modern Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course is an introduction to the modern period in art history which begins around 1750. It examines the development in both painting and sculpture and relates to changes in the social and political climate of the times.

    Terms: Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Samantha Burton (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 337 or ARTH 338
  • ARTH 226 Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Paintings, prints, sculpture and architecture produced in Europe in the 'long' eighteenth century, with an emphasis on major artists. Themes include the teaching of art and its display, the emergence of 'publics' for art, and eighteenth-century aesthetics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ryan Whyte (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 334.
  • ARTH 323 Realism and Impressionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course is an investigation into Realism and Impressionism, the principal artistic movements between ca. 1840 - 1880.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Samantha Burton (Winter)

  • ARTH 334 Eighteenth Century European Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A study of European painting and sculpture within the climate of social, economic, philosophical and political change in 18th-century Europe. The focus is on France, Italy, Germany and England from the last days of the Baroque to the Age of Revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 226.
  • ARTH 335 Art in the Age of Revolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course deals primarily with European painting from the late 18th to the middle of the 19th century. Emphasis is placed on the relation of art to the political, social and intellectual transformations of the time. Major figures, such as David, Goya, Canova, Friedrich and Delacroix are considered.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ryan Whyte (Winter)

  • ARTH 337 Modern Painting and Sculpture, Post-Impress to WWI (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The beginnings of modern art in Europe. Major figures and movements from Cézanne to Picasso are considered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-337D
  • ARTH 338 Modern Art and Theory: WWI - WWII (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An examination of the historical avant-garde (dada, soviet constructionism, and surrealism), Duchamp, and abstraction up to Abstract Expressionism. Examines how post-WWI art practices negotiate the intertwining of aesthetics and revolution, art and mass culture, modernism and modernity, imagined and material space, gender and sexuality, horizontality and verticality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-337D
  • ARTH 347 19th Century Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The historicism of the 19th century in Europe and North America gives with its reception of several different styles - medieval as well as classical - an important insight into the meaning of architectural form, the creation of an architectural language and its use in a politically and economically rapidly changing society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 348 20th Century Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A critical examination of the development of "modern" architecture in Europe and North America throughout the 20th century and its roots in the 19th century. Emphasis will be placed on the role the architectural language of modernity as well as tradition played in modern society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 374 Studies in Later 18th and 19th Century Art 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 379 Studies: Modern Art and Theoretical Problems 02 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 474 Studies in Later 18th and 19th Century Art 03 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ryan Whyte (Fall)

  • ARTH 479 Studies: Modern Art and Theoretical Problems 04 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Amelia Jones (Winter)

V. Contemporary Art (1945 to Present)

  • ARTH 336 Art Now (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Recent art practices from the 1980's to the present - installation art, new media arts (video, digital and internet art), recent developments in performance, photography, and painting. Introduces students to the key fields of research of current art: postmodernism, representation, visuality, identity, embodiment, sexuality, memory, (bio)technology, intermedia, and globalization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One 200-level Art History course or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 339 Critical Issues - Contemporary Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A critical examination of contemporary art from Abstract Expressionism to Pop art, Minimalism, Conceptual art, Land art, and Body art. Focuses on the development and critique of modernism, the dematerialization or art, the blurring of art and popular culture, the artist as shaman, temporality, and aesthetic redefinitions of subjectivity.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Rebecca Duclos (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 356 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Examination of modern Chinese art and visual culture from the 1920's to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of the artistic avant-garde in the 20th century and its relation to socialist and post-socialist mass culture.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Lidu Yi (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students taking or who have taken EAST 356.
  • ARTH 510 The Body and Visual Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An examination of modern and contemporary redefinitions of corporeality in art, theory and visual culture. The course focuses on the dissemination of the body in the context of late capitalism and ongoing developments of image, information and biotechnologies. Interdisciplinary perspective establishing a dialogue between art and science.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

VI. Sites of Visual Culture

  • ARTH 300 Canadian Art to 1914 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Canadian art from the pre-contact period through the colonial and nation-building centuries until the onset of the First World War. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse cultural influences that have been brought into contact in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 301 Canadian Art 1914 - Present (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Canadian art from early 20th century formulations of national identity through the regional, national, and international movements that define Canadian Modernism, Postmodernism, to new trends emerging in the 21st century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-225
  • ARTH 302 Aspects of Canadian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An examination of selected subjects relevant to a specific period of art in Canada.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Rebecca Duclos (Winter)

  • ARTH 321 Visual Culture of the Dutch Republic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Examination of the functions of visual culture in merchant capitalist society, and the changing status of art, artists and patrons after the Protestant reformation. A wide range of visual imagery (from Rembrandt and Vermeer to popular culture) will be linked with 17th-century economic, historic, religious, colonial, scientific and literary developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-334D
  • ARTH 325 Visual Culture Renaissance Venice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Distinctive visual culture in the context of Venice's singular topography and reputation for licentiousness and toleration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 406 German Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The German architectural tradition from the early Middle Ages to the present, the impact neighbouring countries had on its development, and the influence it exercised on them. The construction of an imperial tradition, and its use (and abuse) by different political systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course in architectural history.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 345.

VII. Medium and Media

  • ARTH 326 Print Culture and the City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Positing a dynamic relationship between print culture and social experience, the course focuses on new forms and uses for printed imagery in the context of urban life before the electronic age.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level Art History course or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 360 Photography and Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course provides an introduction to the history of photography while considering its relation to major movements in the history of painting from the time of the invention of photography, in 1839, to the present day.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Didier Delmas (Fall)

  • ARTH 457 Brushwork in Chinese Painting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The seminar takes an in-depth look at the function and meaning of the brushwork in traditional Chinese painting. Analysis of paintings will be combined to close readings of theoretical texts in translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one EAST or ARTH course or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken EAST 457.

VIII. Selected Topics

Note: In addition to architectural courses given by the department, program students are encouraged to consider courses given in the School of Architecture and the Departments of East Asian Studies and Philosophy which may, upon consultation with the Department, be regarded as fulfilling part of the requirements.

  • ARCH 250 Architectural History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of architecture in relation to landscape, urban form and culture, from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Carlos Ivan Rueda Plata (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
  • ARCH 251 Architectural History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Overview of early 20th century architecture with emphasis on a thematic approach to buildings and cities, architects and ideologies. The lectures will examine the origins, development and impact of canonical figures and buildings of Modernism.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Adrian Sheppard (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 250
  • EAST 303 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang, Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • PHIL 336 Aesthetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to issues central to aesthetic theory; the nature of aesthetic judgment, perception of the aesthetic object, the nature of the art object.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Shiloh Whitney, Anna Ezekiel (Winter)

  • PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced discussion of issues in aesthetics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David Davies (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 336 or written permission of the instructor
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