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A. Art History Intro Survey Courses

101 Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U. The great originative styles of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Christian West in architecture, sculpture, and painting.|Prereq: none.

102 Renaissance to Modern Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U. Representative masters in the historical development of European painting, sculpture, and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present.|Prereq: none.

103 History of Architecture. 3 cr. U. Architecture from Stonehenge to the present, examining the nature of the art, major styles and significant architects, and relation to society, technology, and the environment.|Prereq: none.

104 African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U. Major art forms in oceanic, pre-Columbian, American Indian, and African art; their functions and meanings.|Prereq: none.

105 Asian Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U. Functions and meanings of major art forms in the art of Asia, including India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.|Prereq: none.

111 Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet. 3 cr. U. History of film, television, and the Internet. Focus on economic and aesthetic features of these media and interrelationships among them. Models for critiquing each form.|ArtHist 111, English 111, & FilmStd 111 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.

B. Art History Ancient Art

312 Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, sculpture, and painting in the Aegean during the Bronze Age, with emphasis on recent archaeological discoveries.|Prereq: jr st.

313 Greek Art and Archaeology. 3 cr. U/G. Major developments in Greek art from Archaic times through the Hellenistic period. Emphasis on architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Archaic and Classical periods.|Prereq: jr st.

315 (effective 09/02/2014) Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, arts, and crafts created for Egyptian kings, nobles, and commoners from the Predynastic period (5500 B.C.) to Cleopatra (31 B.C.).|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R).

315 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, arts, and crafts created for Egyptian kings, nobles, and commoners from the Predynastic period (5500 B.C.) to Cleopatra (31 B.C.).|Chicago field trip; fee assessed. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R).

316 Roman Art and Archaeology. 3 cr. U/G. Major developments in the evolution of Roman architecture, sculpture and painting from Republican through late Imperial times.|Prereq: jr st.

412 Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece. 3 cr. U/G. Development of Greek urban and religious architecture from Archaic through Hellenistic times. The growth of such centers as Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Paestum, Priene, and Pergamon.|Prereq: jr st.

413 Greek Sculpture. 3 cr. U/G. Development of sculpture from the Geometric Period through the Hellenistic age. All forms of sculpture considered, not just freestanding works.|Prereq: jr st.

424 The Dome: Form, Function, and Meaning. 3 cr. U/G. Formal, technical, and historical meanings of the dome from antiquity to the Middle Ages in monuments such as the Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

C. Art History Medieval Art

220 The Beginning of Medieval Art. 3 cr. U. Introduces key principles of artistic production in the late Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval periods, c. 150-800 CE, including the style, the role of the Bible in medieval image theory, iconography, and typology.|Prereq: none.

320 Medieval Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Major monuments of medieval art and architecture from the fourth to the fourteenth century in France, Spain, the British Isles, Italy and the Mediterranean.|Prereq: jr st.

324 Art and Architecture of Byzantium. 3 cr. U/G. Art and architecture of Constantinople and vicinity from the fourth to the fifteenth century.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

325 Early Medieval Art in the West. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, sculpture, metalwork and manuscript illumination from c.500-c.1050 A.D. in Ireland, Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia and Northern Italy.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R).

326 Heretics and Iconoclasts: The Art and Architecture of the Christian East. 3 cr. U/G. The artistic and visual traditions of Christian cultures to the east of the Mediterranean, including Syria, Cappadocia, Armenia, and Georgia, from late antiquity to c. 1500.|Prereq: jr st.

329 Art and Architecture of the Late Middle Ages. 3 cr. U/G. Church architecture, manuscript illumination, and architectural and figural sculpture from the Gothic era to the rise of the Renaissance.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

426 French Gothic Art and Architecture C.1130-C.1300. 3 cr. U/G. Gothic art and architecture from its origins in the Ile-de-France through the High Gothic cathedrals to the European-wide diffusion of the Rayonnant style.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R) or 220(R).

435 Art and Architecture Along the Western Silk Road. 3 cr. U/G. Artistic exchange between Europe, Byzantium, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, and the Islamic world during the Middle Ages through the textile trade.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

D. Art History Renaissance & Baroque Art

237 Northern Renaissance Art. 3 cr. U. Painting, graphics, and sculpture, 1364-1569; their influence on great 15th- and 16th-century styles. Main French, Dutch, and German artistic developments in historical context.|Prereq: soph st.

241 Introduction to Baroque Art. 3 cr. U. Representative masters of the 17th century, including Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Bernini, Velazquez, and Poussin.|Prereq: soph st.

255 Survey of Italian Renaissance Painting and Sculpture. 3 cr. U. Overview of Italian Renaissance art, tracing its origins with the painter Giotto in the fourteenth century to its culmination in Michelangelo's sixteenth-century masterpieces.|Prereq: none

260 Spanish Visual Art and Culture: 1450-1830. 3 cr. U. Masterpieces by Spanish artists, including El Greco, Velazquez, and Goya; the social and intellectual forces at play in their works.|Prereq: soph st.

333 High Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 cr. U/G. The formation of the great style discussed in terms of the attainments of representative artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.|Prereq: jr st.

340 Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Spain. 3 cr. U/G. Seventeenth century painting and sculpture examined on the basis of such artists as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, El Greco, Poussin, and Claude Lorrain.|Prereq: jr st.

341 Seventeenth-Century Art in Holland and Flanders. 3 cr. U/G. The development of art in Flanders and Holland during the seventeenth century, examining the works of artists Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer.|Prereq: jr st.

342 Art and Civic Culture in Fifteenth-Century Florence. 3 cr. U/G. Masterpieces by artists including Donatello, Piero della Francesca, and Botticelli in concert with Florentine civic discourse on politics, religion, and gender.|Prereq: jr st.

351 English Art: 1550-1850. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, painting, and sculpture in England from Elizabeth I to the Great Exhibition of 1851; emphasis on Wren, Adam, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, and Turner.|Prereq: jr st.

431 Renaissance Architecture in Italy. 3 cr. U/G. Florentine and other Italian architecture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; such artists as Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Palladio. |Prereq: jr st.

444 The Arts of France in the Seventeenth Century. 3 cr. U/G. Major figures and movements against the historical and intellectual background. Emphasis on such painters as Le Nain, La Tour, Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Champaigne, Puget, Mansard, Le Vau, and Perrault.|Prereq: jr st.

445 Art in Seventeenth Century Spain. 3 cr. U/G. Major figures in the historical and intellectual context of the Golden Age; emphasis on Velazquez, El Greco, Zurbaran, Murillo, and Ribera.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

447 Topics in Early Modern Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Key themes, genres, and artists in European art from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Themes may include gender, politics, and religion.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

E. Art History Eighteenth Century to Present

261 Modern Art. 3 cr. U. Survey of characteristics and developments of modern art movements. Representative theories, groups, and personalities.|Prereq: none.

357 Nineteenth-Century Painting in Europe. 3 cr. U/G. History of European painting from 1800 to 1900.|Prereq: jr st.

358 Modern Painting I: 1850-1900. 3 cr. U/G. Realist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist movements in historical and intellectual contexts; emphasis on Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Pissaro, Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin, Ensor, Munch, Van Gogh.|Prereq: jr st.

359 Modern Architecture I: The European Foundations of Modern Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. An aesthetic, stylistic, theoretical, technical and functional study of European architecture from the end of the Baroque style to the beginning of Modernism.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R) & 102(R).

360 Modern Architecture II: The Rise of Modern Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Emphasizing the work of the major modern architect, the course traces the evolution of architecture from the beginnings of Modernism to the present time.|Prereq: jr st.

361 Modern Architecture III: Contemporary Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. The intellectual, visual, and social evolution of architecture since the early 1960's.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 360(P) or cons instr.

363 Modern Sculpture: 1880-1945. 3 cr. U/G. Development of the Expressionist, Cubist, Futurist, Dada, Surrealist, and Constructivist movements and work of independent sculptors against the twentieth century historical and intellectual background.|Prereq: jr st.

364 Modern Painting II: 1900 to the Present. 3 cr. U/G. Development of the Fauve, Cubist, Expressionist, Dada, Surrealist, and Abstract movements against the historical and intellectual background of the twentieth century. Emphasis on leading individual twentieth century artists.|Prereq: jr st.

365 History of Photography. 3 cr. U/G. A survey of photography from its inception in 1826 to the present. Topics include stylistic and technological evolution, cultural impact, and aesthetic considerations of photography.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 102(R) or 357(R).

366 German Painting, 1800-1933. 3 cr. U/G. Major German painters from Runge to Beckmann. Romantic art theory, landscape, Expressionism, and 'Neve Sachlichkeit.'|Prereq: jr st.

367 Latin American Modernisms. 3 cr. U/G. Modernist developments in Latin American art, circa 1900 to circa 1960. National and regional histories and artistic trajectories; relationships between European and Latin American modernisms.|Prereq: jr st.

368 History of Modern Design. 3 cr. U/G. An investigation of the craft or decorative arts-specially furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and textiles-from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the present.|Prereq: jr st.

369 Post-1970s Art. 3 cr. U/G. Legacies of Minimalism and Conceptual Art on global contemporary art movements such as site-specific art, earth and land art, institutional critique, body and performance art.|Counts as repeat of ArtHist 470 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.

370 Trends in Contemporary Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Current trends in architectural practice, focusing on organic and animate built forms, as well as modular and portable structures within performative, digital, and visual architecture.|Prereq: jr st.

463 Cubism and its Inheritance. 3 cr. U/G. The development of Cubism by Picasso and Braque and its progeny in Paris, in futuristic Italy, and in constructivist Russia.|Prereq: jr st.

464 European Art, 1890-1910. 3 cr. U/G. European art in a pivotal period in the history of modern painting, architecture, and sculpture; post-impressionism, symbolism, art nouveau, fauvism, expressionism, and cubism.|Prereq: jr st.

465 Dada and Surrealist Art. 3 cr. U/G. Two major twentieth-century art movements; their sources, major proponents, and later influence; Duchamp, De Chirico, Ernst, Giacometti, Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Dali.|Prereq: jr st.

471 Topics in Contemporary Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Art from the 1960s to the present.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

472 History and Theory of New Media Art. 3 cr. U/G. The history and critical theory of new media artworks, focusing on artists who utilize interactive technologies.|Prereq: jr st.

473 Art and Performance. 3 cr. U/G. Intersections between art and performance, beginning in the 1960s, and including performance and body art, live art, dance, and participatory or relational post-studio art practice.|Prereq: jr st.

F. Art History American Art

250 Introduction to American Art. 3 cr. U. Traces major artists, styles, themes, and issues in American painting, sculpture, and photography from colonial through contemporary periods.|Prereq: soph st.

353 American Art: Colonial Period - 1870. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of colonial America through the civil war period with emphasis on their aesthetic and social contexts.|Prereq: jr st.

354 American Art: 1870 - Present. 3 cr. U/G. Painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from 1870 to the present with emphasis on their aesthetic and social contexts.|Prereq: jr st.

355 American Folk Art. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of American folk art from colonization to the present. Emphasis on major styles and themes, regional developments, and relationship to the fine arts.|Prereq: jr st.

459 American Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Architecture in the United States from its beginnings in the 17th century to its absorption into international Modernism at the time of World War II.|Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 103(P) or 102(P) or cons instr.

462 Frank Lloyd Wright. 3 cr. U/G. The work of America's and Wisconsin's best-known architect presented in its historical, cultural and philosophical contexts.|Prereq: jr st; one of the following courses recom: ArtHist 102(R), 359(R), 360(R), 459(R).

467 American Painting and Sculpture: Pop Art to the Present. 3 cr. U/G. Critical survey of Pop, Op, Kinetic, Systemic, Minimal, Colorfield, New-Realism, Antiform, Earthworks, Conceptual, and other avant-garde movements of the 1960's and 1970's.|Prereq: jr st & one course in modern art (ArtHist 102 is acceptable).

469 American Master Painters: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Course focuses on three painters from one of five periods: West, Copley, Peale; Allston, Cole, Mount; Homer, Eakins, Ryder; Hopper, Davis, O'Keefe; Pollock, Warhol, Rauschenberg. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

470 Topics in American Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. In-depth examination of important themes, genres, or subgroups in the evolution of American art.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

G. Art History Non-Western Art

251 Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America. 3 cr. U. Art and architecture of Latin America from 1492 to the mid-twentieth century.|Prereq: none.

270 Pre-Columbian Art, Myth, and Legacy. 3 cr. U. The conquest of the Americas and the art of three Pre-Columbian civilizations: the Aztec, Maya, and Inca.|Prereq: none.

281 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art. 3 cr. U. Comprehensive survey of modern and contemporary Chinese art history.|Prereq: none.

327 Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain. 3 cr. U/G. Visual arts of the peoples that lived in Al-Andalus (the Arabic name for Muslim Spain) from the 8th to the 15th centuries.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

371 African Art. 3 cr. U/G. Art of the indigenous peoples of different sections of Africa, with consideration of both aesthetic qualities and the social context of the art.|Prereq: jr st.

372 Art of the Inca and their Ancestors. 3 cr. U/G. Native arts of South America before European contact; emphasis on artistic developments in the Andean region.|Prereq: jr st.

373 Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America. 3 cr. U/G. Arts of ancient Mexico and Central America; emphasis on the Olmec, the Maya, and the Aztecs.|Prereq: jr st.

375 Art of the Aztec Empire. 3 cr. U/G. Comprehensive introduction to the art of the Aztec Empire, including architecture, monumental sculpture, small-scale sculpture, ceramics, painting, lapidary work, goldwork, and featherwork.|Counts as repeat of ArtHist 499 with same subtitle. Prereq: jr st.

382 Chinese Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Chinese bronzes, jades, painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Neolithic (5000 B.C.) to the modern period, including Buddhist, Daoist, Confucianist, and Communist art.|Prereq: jr st.

383 Japanese Art and Architecture. 3 cr. U/G. Japanese temples, shrines, paintings, prints, and crafts from the Neolithic to the modern period, including films, Zen art, and the tea ceremony.|Prereq: jr st.

384 Art and Archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age. 3 cr. U/G. In-depth study of ritual bronzes and other crafts created for nobles and commoners of the Bronze Age, with emphasis on recent archaeological discoveries.|Prereq: jr st.

386 Art, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China. 3 cr. U/G. In depth introduction to the ethnic arts and religions of China; architecture, painting, film, and religious ceremonies of Daoism, Buddhism, and Dongba.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

474 Maya Art. 3 cr. U/G. Ancient Maya art, with emphasis on the Classic Period florescence, its development, and major themes.|Prereq: jr st.

480 Chinese Painting. 3 cr. U/G. Major developments in Chinese painting from 6 B.C. to the modern period, including landscapes, figures, flowers-and-birds, and calligraphy.|Prereq: jr st.

481 Topics in Chinese Art: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. In-depth examination of important themes, genres, or subgroups in the evolution of Chinese art.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

482 Topics in Non-Western Art: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. In-depth examination of major themes, genres, or regional sub-groups within the field of non-western art.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

H. Art History Film Art

205 History of Film I: Development of an Art. 3 cr. U. The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.|ArtHist 205 & FilmStd 205 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

206 History of Film II: Development of an Art. 3 cr. U. The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.|ArtHist 206 & FilmStd 206 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

307 Film Directors: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Comprehensive analysis of the technique, style, and themes of specific major film artists. Biographical, cultural, artistic influences on artists' work.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 307 & FilmStd 307 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 205(R) or 305(R).

308 Film Styles: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. A stylistic analysis of film of major filmmakers made within the structures of particular genres, such as gangsters, musicals, westerns, horror, science fiction and studios.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 308 & FilmStd 308 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

I. Art History General Art

289 Internship in Art History, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of art history in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in ArtHist; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.

297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Specific topics vary.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.

458 A Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Physical history of contrasting cities, concentrating on architectural development of all types: institutional, commercial, industrial, residential, and recreational. Emphasizes historical context as well as formal development.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

489 Internship in Art History, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of art history in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in ArtHist; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.

497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

501 Seminar in Art History. 3 cr. U. An undergraduate research seminar in various aspects of the history of art, with papers presented by students.|Satisfies L&S research req. Not retakable for cr. Prereq: jr st; declared Art History major; cons instr.

691 Art Museum Internship. 3 cr. U. Supervised practical experience in local art museums arranged on individual basis. Introduction to curatorial and/or administrative duties; 'hands on' treatment of works of art.|Retakable for 3 additional cr. Prereq: jr st; at least 6 cr ArtHist at the 300 level or above & cons internship coord.

699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of an ArtHist faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

This course information produced at 01:00 on 07/30/2014.

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