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Course Listing for FINE ARTS - Spring 2022 (ALL: 01/27/2022 - 05/16/2022)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3027 AHIS-102-01 Intro Hist Art West II 1.00 LEC Cadogan, Jean
FitzGerald, Michael
TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 49 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A survey of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day.
1927 AHIS-103-01 Intro to Asian Art 1.00 LEC Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  This course introduces major artistic traditions in Asia, with a focus on China, India and Japan. We will discuss the visual features of these complex traditions and their related social and political issues by analyzing important examples of art and architecture. From the Terracotta Warriors, to Taj Mahal, to Ukiyo-e prints, we will examine art and architecture from the beginning of these Asian traditions to their early modern periods in the nineteenth century.
3028 AHIS-209-01 The Arts of China 20th Century 1.00 LEC Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  In this course, we will examine the development of art in China during the long 20th century, starting with the 1911 Revolution which concluded China's imperial past and ending with the post-Mao economic policies which culminated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We will study major works of various formats and genres which define and redefine Chinese art. We will explore issues related to the tension between Chinese nationalism and Westernization, the adaptation of modern aesthetics and visual technologies, the conflict between state sponsorship and censorship, the changing perception of gender and self-image, the emergence of urban space and consumer culture, and the connection between art and the global economy.
2178 AHIS-227-01 Public Art 1.00 LEC Apgar, Garry F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  This course is not open to first-year students.
  Art as part of public spaces or incorporated into architecture has been integral to artistic practice and civic patronage from antiquity to the present. This digital humanities course will give students the chance to create written, visual and interactive content while learning the history of art in public places from antiquity to the present. Students will curate tours and other digital features for a web catalog of public art and gain field experience working with Greater Hartford NGOs, Museums and Government.
3075 AHIS-229-01 Israeli Art and Culture 1.00 LEC Katz, Adi MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: JWST-229-01
  The course deals with different forms of art created in Israel from the establishment of the state in 1948 until contemporary times. Analysis of artwork provides students with an opportunity to experience a myriad of clashing perspectives on Israeli culture and society. Utilizing a chronological perspective, combined with thematic approaches, students will gain access to Israeli cultural discourse. Through the art works, students are exposed to ongoing societal issues such as the Holocaust, military conflict, social tensions, politics, gender representation, and alterity.
2196 AHIS-234-01 Early Renaiss Art Italy 1.00 LEC Cadogan, Jean TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A study of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the later Middle Ages through the 15th century, with emphasis on masters such as Pisani, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, and Bellini. Themes of naturalism, humanism, the revival of antiquity, and the growth of science as they relate to the visual arts will be explored.
2064 AHIS-271-01 The Arts of the United States 1.00 LEC Curran, Kathleen MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  The course examines key artistic periods of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the colonial settlements to the turn of the twentieth century (ca. 1650-1900). We begin with the colonial period and the rise of portraiture and history painting during the American Revolution, witnessing how artists like John Singleton Copley forge an indigenous American style. We then focus on genre as well as landscape painting, where we explore themes of politics, race, and reverence for the land. The class examines the American coming of age at the close of the Civil War and examines the careers of such artists as Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, the American Impressionists, and architects H.H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White.
3029 AHIS-283-01 Contemporary Art 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Following the Second World War, artists transformed the avant-garde tradition of their European predecessors to establish a dialogue with the mass media and consumer culture that has resulted in a wide array of artistic movements. Issues ranging from multiculturalism and gender to modernism and postmodernism will be addressed through the movements of abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism, neo-expressionism and appropriation in the diverse media of video, performance, and photography, as well as painting and sculpture. Current exhibitions and criticism are integral to the course.
2066 AHIS-286-01 Modrn Architectur:1900-Present 1.00 LEC Curran, Kathleen MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course surveys broad developments in Western European and American architecture and urbanism from 1900 to the present. Topics include Viennese Modernism, the legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Bauhaus, the International Style and the birth of Modernism, and reactions of the past 25 years. Close attention will be paid to such major figures as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry.
3030 AHIS-292-01 History of Photography 1.00 LEC FitzGerald, Michael W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Major developments in European and American photography from 1839 to the present.
3031 AHIS-306-01 Chinese Literati Art 1.00 SEM Sena, Yunchiahn TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  In this course, we trace the development of visual and conceptual underpinnings of Chinese art and aestheticism from the 11th to 16th century by examining seminal works of painting and calligraphy with critical theories in Chinese literati art. Important issues for this seminar include iconology and form, concepts of political protest and self-cultivation, the allegorization of nature and antiquity, and the historiography of art history.
1988 AHIS-365-01 Architectural Design 1.00 LEC Rothblatt, Rob W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ENGR-342-01
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Art History 364.
  A hands on study of architectural design concepts using both drawing and model building as design and presentation tools. Mirroring the design studio method of instruction, the students receive individual desk critiques and participate in whole class presentations where open discussions with fellow students are encouraged. In this way, everyone benefits from seeing each project evolve from the initial design concept. While they change from year to year, the majority of the semester is spent on a design project at a selected site which involves the needs of the client, spatial adjacencies, organization of public and private spaces, the meaning of architectural vocabulary and so forth.
3084 AHIS-386-01 Le Corbusier Beyond Europe 1.00 SEM Huet, Jacobe M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Le Corbusier (Swiss and French, 1887-1965) is one of the most productive architects of the 20th century, having designed approximately 300 buildings and urban plans throughout five continents. Expanding upon recent developments in global architectural history, this seminar invites students to focus on his designs for non-European contexts including Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, India, Iraq, Japan, Russia, and Turkey. Based on the principle that this geographical shift entails a distinctive set of questions on cultural exchanges, colonialism, and postcolonialism, this course invites students to consider power dynamics in global modernism. Prior attendance to an art or architectural history course is recommended. Students who are new to this field should reach out to the instructor for additional guidance.
1186 AHIS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for enrollment.
1187 AHIS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for enrollment.
1188 AHIS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  An individual tutorial to prepare an extended paper on a topic in art history. An oral presentation of a summary of the paper will be delivered in the spring term. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for enrollment in this single-semester thesis. (1 course credit to be completed in one semester.)