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Understanding Movies

ARTH 334 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Formerly HUMN 334.) An analysis of one of the most important means of artistic expression of the 20th century. The goal is to acquire a deeper understanding of the aesthetic qualities of film by considering the stylistic elements of film as it has evolved throughout the century and weighing the special relationship between cinema and literature. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 334, HUMN 334, or HUMN 498D.

Baroque Art in Rome: An Introduction

ARTH 489H | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An exploration of Baroque art in Rome. Topics include the Baroque obsession with death, with space and the heavens; the expression of sensuality; and the Age of Enlightenment's triumph of science over faith. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199H or ARTH 489H.

Special Topics in Art History

ARTH 199 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study of selected topics in art history. Students may receive credit for a given topic in either ARTH 199 or ARTH 489 only once.

History of Western Art I

ARTH 372 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Formerly ARTH 370.) A survey of the development of the Western tradition of visual art in its various forms that examines and compares the expression of cultural and aesthetic values in different parts of the Western world from prehistory through the Middle Ages. The objective is to apply principles of visual literacy; describe, analyze, and contextualize content and elements of art; and differentiate historic periods and styles of art. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 370 or ARTH 372.

Film and American Culture Studies

ARTH 204 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An introductory study of the relationship between film and American culture. The objective is to improve one's ability to understand a film's message and to expand one's cultural awareness. Discussion covers the way one of our most popular media portrays American culture and influences our interpretation of cultural issues. Various films, filmmaking issues, and representative filmmakers' work are examined. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 204, AMST 204, or HUMN 204.

Picasso in Paris

ARTH 199L | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study of major developments in modern art, beginning with Cubism and including Expressionism and Surrealism. Focus is on Picasso. The collections in the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Center, and the Orangerie are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199L or ARTH 489L.

Northern Renaissance Art in Brussels and Paris

ARTH 489F | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An examination of artistic developments in the Netherlands and northern France during the 15th and 16th centuries. Emphasis is on painting, but architecture, sculpture, and tapestry are also studied. The relationship between the development of bourgeois communal society and Northern Realism and the artistic exchanges and influences between Italy and the North are explored. Visits to Bruges, Gent, and Antwerp are included. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199F or ARTH 489F.

Van Gogh: Life and Work

ARTH 199M | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An introduction to modern art, focusing on Vincent Van Gogh and his influence on modern painting. How Van Gogh's experiments with color and form opened the door to a new era is explored. His influence on Fauvism, German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Neo Expressionism, and painters like Matisse, Kandinsky, and Jawlensky is also examined. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199M or ARTH 489M.

Renaissance Art in Florence

ARTH 489G | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study tour of Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance art. The artistic, historical, and cultural milieu into which Renaissance art was born is explored. Museum visits within the city and field trips to Siena, San Gimignano, and Arezzo are included. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199G or ARTH 489G.

Baroque Art in Rome: An Introduction

ARTH 199H | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An exploration of Baroque art in Rome. Topics include the Baroque obsession with death, with space and the heavens; the expression of sensuality; and the Age of Enlightenment's triumph of science over faith. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTH 199H or ARTH 489H.

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