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Twin Cities Campus

Art B.A.

Art Department
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 41 to 44
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The program provides instruction in the visual arts by emphasizing the development of visual awareness and expression through hands-on involvement in the creative process. In the preparatory studio courses, students become familiar with the various materials and concepts used to understand the nature of visual language. Students then choose additional courses from the four departmental areas of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking; Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice; Photography and Moving Images; and Sculpture and Ceramics.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the Art BA is ARTS. Majors are required to complete at least 12 upper division degree credits in residence at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Students who wish to apply credits from art courses taken outside the University of Minnesota should contact the department's undergraduate adviser. At least one upper division (3xxx or above) course in the major must be writing intensive. Students may earn no more than one degree from the Department of Art: a BA or a BFA or a minor. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory or Art and Life
Note: ARTS 1002 can only count towards one course requirement.
Take ARTS 1001/1001H or ARTS 1002 for 3 credits.
ARTS 1001 - Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTS 1001H - Honors Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art [AH, CIV] (3.0 cr)
Preparatory Courses
Note: ARTS 1002 can only count towards one Preparatory Courses course group.
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling 11 - 12 credit(s) including exactly 3 sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
· ARTS 1101 - Introduction to Drawing [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1102 - Introduction to Painting [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1107 - Introduction to Digital Drawing [AH] (4.0 cr)
· Sculpture and Ceramics
· ARTS 1801 - Introduction to Ceramics [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1803 - Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics (4.0 cr)
· Photography and Moving Images
· ARTS 1701 - Introduction to Photography [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1704 - Introduction to Moving Images [AH] (4.0 cr)
· Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice
· ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art [AH, CIV] (3.0 cr)
Art Electives
ARTS 1001/1001H and ARTS 1002 may not count towards the Electives requirement. One of the four upper-division ARTS courses should be taken concurrently with ARTS 5404 to fulfill the senior project. The course taken concurrently with ARTS 5404 must be worth a minimum of 4 credits.
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling 15 - 16 credit(s) from the following:
Lower-Division ARTS
Take 0 - 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 1xxx
· Upper-Division ARTS
Take 3 - 4 course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3xxx
· ARTS 5xxx
Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective
Take 1 course for 3 credits.
ARTS 3401W - Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARTS 3401V - Honors: Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
Art History/Cultural Studies Elective
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
Lower-Division
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· AAS 1101 - Imagining Asian America [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 1001 - Asian Film and Animation [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 1511 - Americans Abroad: Rethinking Travel, Culture, & Empire [GP, HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1001 - Introduction to Art History: Prehistoric to Contemporary [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1002W - Why Art Matters [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1004W - Introduction to Asian Art [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1911 - Witches, Ghosts, and Evil Clowns (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 1001 - Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, Desire [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 1301W - Reading Culture: Theory and Practice [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GDES 2399W - Design and its Discontents: Design, Society, Economy and Culture [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 1601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood [AH] (3.0 cr)
· GER 1911W - Film, Art, & Politics in Berlin: Urban Space & Culture, 1900-Now [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 1911 - Black Looks: Race, Gender and Representation (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 1837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film [AH, GP] (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 1501 - Digital Games, Sims and Apps: Storytelling, Play and Commerce [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1914 - Space and Time: from Aristotle to Einstein (3.0 cr)
· TH 1102 - Stage, Screen, Society: Performance in the Media Age [AH] (3.0 cr)
· Note: ARTH 1921W is a distinct class from CSCL 1201W/SCMC 1201W, but a student cannot get credit for more than 1 of these courses.
· ARTH 1921W - Introduction to Film Study [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or CSCL 1201W - Cinema [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 1201W - Cinema [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 1202W - Media: Word, Image, Sound [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 1202W - Media: Word, Image, Sound [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· Upper-Division
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ACL 5231 - Ethics, Law, and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· ACL 5251 - Art and Public Policy (2.0 cr)
· AFRO 3654 - African Cinema [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3357 - Taiwan Film (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3456 - Japanese Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3466 - Japanese Popular Culture in a Global Context (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3556 - Korean Film [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3856 - Palestinian Literature and Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5277 - Space and Modernity in Asia (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5351 - Chinese New Media (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5359 - Early Shanghai Film Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5486 - Images of "Japan" (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3304 - Indigenous Filmmakers [AH] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3112 - Prince, Porn, and Public Space: The Cultural Politics of the Twin Cities in the 1980s [DSJ, HIS] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3006 - Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science Fiction [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3034 - Roots Music in American Culture and Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4071 - Race, Culture, and Vision (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5444 - Archaeological Ceramics (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 5446 - Archaeology of Representation as Communication (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3722 - The City in Visual Culture [GP, AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4428 - History and Culture of European Cities [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5446 - Architecture Since World War II: Postwar Experimentation: Aesthetics and Politics of Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3005 - American Art [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3012 - 19th and 20th Century Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3013 - Introduction to East Asian Art [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3309 - Renaissance Art in Europe [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3311 - Baroque Art in Seventeenth Century Europe [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3312 - European Art of the Eighteenth Century: Rococo to Revolution [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3401 - Art Now [AH, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3434 - Art and the Environment [AH, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3484 - The Art of Picasso and the Modern Movement (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3577 - Photo Nation: Photography in America [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3929 - Cinema Now [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3940 - Topics in Art History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3975 - Directed Professional Experience (1.0-2.0 cr)
· ARTH 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARTH 5112 - Archaic and Classical Greek Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5411 - Gender and Sexuality in Art Since 1863 (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5413 - Alternative Media: Video, Performance, Digital Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5417 - Twentieth Century Theory and Criticism (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5466 - Contemporary Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5575 - Boom to Bust: American Art from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5577 - Art of the Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5766 - Chinese Painting (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5950 - Topics: Art History (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3221 - Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Barrio Culture and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3231 - Reality TV: History, Culture, and Economics (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3645W - How Pictures Persuade [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4235 - Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities--A World View (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4245 - Critical Television Studies (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4263 - Feminist Media Studies [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4291 - New Telecommunication Media (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3115 - Cinema and Ideology [AH] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3173W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3176 - Oppositional Cinemas [GP] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3177 - On Television [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3352 - Queer Aesthetics, Queer Critique (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3461 - Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5305 - Vision and Visuality: An Intellectual History (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5411 - Avant-Garde Cinema (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 5666 - Film Music: Theory, History, Practice (4.0 cr)
· DES 3141 - Technology, Design, and Society [TS] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3024 - The Graphic Novel (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3030 - Studies in Drama (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3045 - Cinematic Seductions: Sex, Gender, Desire (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3060 - Studies in Literature and the Other Arts (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 5040 - Theories of Film (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3431 - Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3451 - North African Cinema (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 5850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
· GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GDES 5399 - Theory of Electronic Design (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 5630 - Topics in German Cinema (3.0 cr)
· GLBT 3411 - Gender and Sexuality in Art Since 1863 (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3306 - Pop Culture Women [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· IDES 3161 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: Ancient to 1750 [GP] (4.0 cr)
· IDES 3162 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: 1750 to Present [HIS] (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film [AH, GP] (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3850 - Topics in Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood [AH] (3.0 cr)
· LA 5203 - Ecological Dimensions of Space Making (6.0 cr)
· LA 5402 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture History and Theory (1.0-6.0 cr)
· MIMS 5910 - Topics in Moving Image Studies (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MST 5011 - Museum History and Philosophy (3.0 cr)
· MST 5170 - Topics in Museum Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PDES 3705 - History and Future of Product Design (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3502W - Introduction to Aesthetics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 4501 - Principles of Aesthetics (3.0 cr)
· PORT 3800 - Film Studies in Portuguese (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3512 - Russian Art and Culture [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 3910 - Topics in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture (3.0 cr)
· SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture (4.0 cr)
· SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3415 - Consume This! The Sociology and Politics of Consumption (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3701 - Social Theory (4.0 cr)
· TH 3120 - Theatre: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· TH 3171 - History of the Theatre: Ancient Greece Through Neo-Classicism (3.0 cr)
· TH 3172 - History of the Theatre: Age of Enlightenment to Present (3.0 cr)
· TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3301 - Asian America through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ADES 4121 - History of Fashion, 19th to 21st Century (4.0 cr)
or APST 5121 - History of Fashion, 19th to 21st Century (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 5597 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014V - Art of India [GP, AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3415W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3322 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3303 - American Indians and Photography [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 5303 - American Indians and Photography [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 5402 - American Indians and the Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3412H - Honors: Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4432 - Modern Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5432 - Modern Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4434 - Contemporary Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5434 - Contemporary Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4435 - History of American Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5435 - History of American Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3009 - Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3708 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800 [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3926 - The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock [AH] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5926 - The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5115 - Hellenistic and Iranian Asia: Art and Archaeology of Hellenistic, Scythian, Kushan, and Sogdian Asia (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5185 - Hellenistic and Iranian Asia: Art and Archaeology of Hellenistic, Scythian, Kushan, and Sogdian Asia (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3220 - Screen Cultures (3.0 cr)
or SCMC 3220 - Screen Cultures (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art (3.0 cr)
or CSDS 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3020 - Studies in Narrative (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3020H - Honors: Studies in Narrative (3.0 cr)
· GLBT 3305 - Queer Cinema [AH] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3305 - Queer Cinema [AH] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· LA 3413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or LA 5413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 4510 - Philosophy of the Individual Arts (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 5510 - Philosophy of the Individual Arts (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 4605 - Space and Time (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 5605 - Space and Time (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3412 - Social Networking: Theories and Methods [TS] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3412H - Honors: Social Networking: Theories and Methods [TS] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
Professional Practices in Art
Take 1 course for 3 credits.
ARTS 3404W - Professional Practices in the Arts [WI] (3.0 cr)
Capstone
Take 1 course for 3 credits. The capstone is completed in the student's final year of coursework. Take ARTS 5404 concurrently with one of the four courses chosen to fulfill the Art Electives requirement. This course must be an ARTS 3xxx or 5xxx and worth a minimum of 4 credits. Students who double-major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major are still responsible for taking the minimum required credits for the Art BA.
ARTS 5404 - BA Capstone and Exhibition (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
These courses also fulfill other requirements of the major
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ALL 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3404W - Professional Practices in the Arts [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 5401W - Seminar: Concepts and Practices in Art [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3645W - How Pictures Persuade [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3173W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3502W - Introduction to Aesthetics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture [WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014V - Art of India [GP, AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3415W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3401W - Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARTS 3401V - Honors: Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
· These courses do not fulfill other requirements of the major
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 3374V - Honors: The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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ARTS 1001 - Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02476 - ArtS 1001/ArtS 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introductory overview of contemporary artistic practices/theoretical foundations. Familiarization with contemporary critical/creative practices. Approaches to contemporary art through lens of cultural diversity/social justice.
ARTS 1001H - Honors Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02476 - ArtS 1001/ArtS 1001H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introductory overview of contemporary artistic practices/theoretical foundations. Familiarization with contemporary critical/creative practices. Approaches to contemporary art through lens of cultural diversity/social justice. Prereq: Honors student
ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Case examples from visual arts. Ethical theories. Philosophical take on relationship between art, life, ethics.
ARTS 1101 - Introduction to Drawing (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory studio course that exposes students to the ideas, methods, and materials of drawing. Fundamental elements such as line, value, texture, shape and space are explored in works using media such as graphite, charcoal and ink on a variety of surfaces. Found and other source materials are utilized in collage and mixed-media works. In hands-on exercises and projects, students will create original work based on observation and imagination. This course will also introduce techniques and methods to realize and evaluate visual ideas. Technical demonstrations, lectures and exhibition visits will provide starting points for further explorations. Individual and group critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of drawing. Studio work outside of class time is expected.
ARTS 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will be introduced to techniques of relief printing using oil based inks, screenprinting using water based inks, and digital printmaking. Relief projects (linoleum and woodcut) emphasize the exploration of mark making, printing techniques and color layering. Screen print and digital applications will explore layering, color and image making strategies. Students will learn digital strategies for creating images in screen printing, working from both photo and drawn sources. The course includes the historical context and recent innovations for each process in order to develop contemporary applications for these each method. Students will develop meaningful content in conjunction with the acquisition of technical skills. Individual and group critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of printmaking. Studio work outside of scheduled class time is expected.
ARTS 1102 - Introduction to Painting (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory studio course that will focus on the fundamentals of painting (oil and/or acrylic). We will explore a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter. Our assignments will emphasize developing the skills and understanding of basic painting fundamentals, using traditional and experimental approaches to painting, such as: color mixing and relationships, tone, mark-making, texture, abstraction, space, and visual language. There will be demonstrations, practice, field trip(s) and class discussion. We will develop the verbal and analytical skills necessary to critically examine students' work. We will look at historical and contemporary painters. This course provides an introduction the creative process through hands-on investigation, observation of the immediate environment, and the exploring the artist's imagination. Studio work outside of class is expected.
ARTS 1107 - Introduction to Digital Drawing (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course introduces students to digital drawing as a means of expression. Students will experiment with methods of making marks on a surface or virtual surface, and the materiality and process of making those marks. In this introductory drawing course, students will explore the realm of possibilities of digital technology as an essential component in a contemporary drawing practice. Elements such as line, value, texture, shape and space are explored in works using digital technology. Students will learn the basics of drawing using Wacom Bamboo, Cintiq tablets, and Adobe software applications. This class provides students with hands on experience with technological aids in art making such as a laser cutter, digital router, 3d printers, digital embroidery machine, vinyl cutter, and sonic welder. Students will also gain experience using large format Epson printers with a variety of materials. This class will use drawing to explore conceptual development and critical thinking. Individual and collaborative projects are aimed to provide students with technical ability while building concept and content in the work. Individual and group critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of drawing. Studio work outside of scheduled class time is expected.
ARTS 1801 - Introduction to Ceramics (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An introduction to ceramic practice. Materials, methods, concepts, and history. Correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work with clay, glaze, kilns, and related procedures.
ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to sculptural practice. Materials, methods, concepts, history. Emphasizes correlation between concepts and materials. Creative work in clay, plaster, metal, and wood.
ARTS 1803 - Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course introduces the fundamentals of sculpture and ceramics through a studio practice with a variety of materials, methods, and ideas. Through a studio practice, students will explore hands on experience to find a way to engage with creative production process. The finished pieces will be discussed through various points of views. The instruction in this class will be given through: 1. Demonstrations of techniques 2. Slide presentations and lectures 3. Individual assistance and instruction 4. Individual and group critiques / discussion and evaluation
ARTS 1701 - Introduction to Photography (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Presents conceptual, technical, historical aspects of photography within fine arts context. Emphasis on creative process through hands-on experience in use of camera, digital, black/white, darkroom processes.
ARTS 1704 - Introduction to Moving Images (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New technologies as a source for creative art making. Basic processes in digital video, sound, animation, interactive, and networked technologies. Integration of new technologies with more traditional media arts and art disciplines, including filmmaking, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and ceramic arts.
ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Case examples from visual arts. Ethical theories. Philosophical take on relationship between art, life, ethics.
ARTS 3401W - Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02487 - ArtS 3401W/ArtS 3401V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Primary critical theories that shape analysis of works of art. Evaluation of works from artist's perspective. Theory as organizational structure from which to understand contemporary works. prereq: instr consent
ARTS 3401V - Honors: Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02487 - ArtS 3401W/ArtS 3401V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This honors course examines primary critical theories that shape analysis of works of art. Evaluation of works from artist's perspective. Theory as organizational structure from which to understand contemporary works. prereq: [junior] or instr consent
AAS 1101 - Imagining Asian America (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Issues in Asian American Studies. Historical/recent aspects of the diverse/multifaceted vision of "Asian America," using histories, films, memoirs, and other texts as illustrations.
ALL 1001 - Asian Film and Animation (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Various film styles within Asian film/animation production. Ways of analyzing film. Work of 20th-century directors in Asia.
AMST 1511 - Americans Abroad: Rethinking Travel, Culture, & Empire (GP, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this course, we will look at Americans (including ourselves) who travel abroad and what their experiences, both in the present and historically, tell us about how we imagine others and our/their place in the world. What do these experiences tell us about who we are as a people, a culture, and a nation? This course will examine how these experiences have transformed (and continue to transform) Americans and the countries and cultures with which they interact. Indeed, this course challenges students to consider the overall effects that these processes have had on America’s relationship with the rest of the world.
ARTH 1001 - Introduction to Art History: Prehistoric to Contemporary (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major monuments/trends in art, prehistoric to present. Style, subject matter, patronage. Reconstructing artworks' original setting: religious, political, and social contexts. Western canon, occasionally in comparison with non-Western works.
ARTH 1002W - Why Art Matters (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to history of topics that investigate power/importance of art both globablly and in its diverse forms, from architecture and painting to video and prints. Sacred space, propaganda, the museum, art/gender, art/authority, tourism.
ARTH 1004W - Introduction to Asian Art (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 1004W/1004V/1016W/1016V
Typically offered: Every Fall
South, Southeast, East Asian art/material culture from Neolithic Age to twentieth century.
ARTH 1911 - Witches, Ghosts, and Evil Clowns
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
From ancient images through popular culture and social media, our art, stories, and beliefs have been filled with figures of fear. The returning dead, people with weird powers, demons, monsters, and mad killers haunt our dreams, but also seem to show up during waking hours. People have committed acts of violence based on fears of such beings. Yet we are also drawn to them, depicting and playing with them, and taking on their guises to scare ourselves for fun. This course will investigate these figures of fear, using approaches from art history, folklore, anthropology, and other fields. We will read a variety of texts, and will also encounter and think about legends, art, movies, literature, games, costumes, haunted houses, and objects used for magic and protection. This course will help you build skills of close observation and visual analysis, learn surprising things about your own surroundings, think critically about culture, and deepen your appreciation for the cultural knowledge and play of communication that make folklife, art, and popular culture so rich and remarkable.
CSCL 1001 - Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, Desire (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ways of reading texts, artistic forms, everyday practices that define ongoing conflicts over meaning, value, truth. Examples from visual arts, music, film, literature, myth, ritual, built environment.
CSCL 1301W - Reading Culture: Theory and Practice (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Culture and cultural conflict. Reading cultural theory/texts such as film, literature, music, fashion, commercial art, and built environment.
GDES 2399W - Design and its Discontents: Design, Society, Economy and Culture (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02463
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Secret history of modern, postmodern, and contemporary design. Principles/practices of designers who operate outside of main stream. Innovators, activists, cultural gadflies whose work challenges, provokes, and inspires. Context of economy, society, culture, and politics. Lecture, research, studio production. Written project proposals/reflections/blogging.
GER 1601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01280
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
German/American films by famous directors who left Europe in Nazi period. Analysis of films by Fritz Lang, Max Ophuls, Robert Siodmak, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Douglas Sirk, and others. Films as art works and as cultural products of particular social, political, and historical moments.
GER 1911W - Film, Art, & Politics in Berlin: Urban Space & Culture, 1900-Now (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explore Berlin and its history while studying German film in this freshman seminar abroad. Spend spring break in Berlin, the vibrant cultural, political, and film capital of Germany. Learn about the German film industry, a serious rival to Hollywood in the Roaring 1920s, and how it fell under state control, first under the Nazis and then in Communist East Germany. Later Germany was re-unified, the Soviet Union collapsed, and there was more prosperity--and problems. While in Berlin, explore the Olympic Stadium, the Film Museum of Berlin, the Holocaust Memorial, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Sans Souci Castle, and the famous Ufa and Defa film studios. At home and abroad, you will discuss how German film has been intertwined with German history and politics, and how that role has evolved over time.
GWSS 1911 - Black Looks: Race, Gender and Representation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This seminar explores the writing of bell hooks, one of the foremost feminist thinkers alive today. We begin with her earliest writings that expose the inherent racism of white middle-class feminism and its institutionalization in predominantly white university settings. We go on to examine her autobiographic writings that illuminate the intersections between place, identity, and black subjectivity. We will also study and debate her incisive critiques of portrayed blackness in American popular culture including film, television, and literature.
ITAL 1837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01133 - Ital 1837/Ital 3837
Typically offered: Every Fall
Weekly guest lectures and critical readings expand from different disciplinary perspectives upon issues raised by films. Urban life, religion, nationalism, opera, violence, leisure, food, fascism, terrorism, family, emigration/immigration, ethnicity, Mediterranean culture.
JOUR 1501 - Digital Games, Sims and Apps: Storytelling, Play and Commerce (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to academic study of video games, computer simulations/mobile game applications. Digital games as technology, mass communication industry, cultural form/set of design practices.
PHIL 1914 - Space and Time: from Aristotle to Einstein
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Space and time belong to those concepts that we all intuitively use to make sense of the world around us. They are also crucial in all of modern science. But modern physics has brought along radical revisions in our view on these concepts. This course will introduce you to these revisions but also raise questions that still remain unestablished. This course will take you through a history of ideas about the nature of space and time ranging from Aristotle and Euclid in the 3rd century BC to Einstein's theory of general relativity, and the Big Bang model and black holes of modern cosmology. Along the way, we will discuss specific questions like: what is the geometry of physical space? Or is the choice of geometry a mere convention? Is space merely a relational notion? Or should we conceive of it as some kind of entity in its own right: as the stage on which the evolution of the universe takes place? How does Einstein's relativity theory change the verdict on these questions? Similar questions will be raised about time. In addition, we will discuss questions like: Is time travel physically possible? Does time have a direction? Do the past, present and future have a different status? And if not, how do we distinguish the past from the future?
TH 1102 - Stage, Screen, Society: Performance in the Media Age (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Drama/cultural values implicit in media. Study of primary texts (biography, history, novel, plays), video clips, complete films. How film medium shapes cultural identity.
ARTH 1921W - Introduction to Film Study (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of film analysis and an introduction to the major theories of the cinema, presented through detailed interpretations of representative films from the international history of the cinema.
CSCL 1201W - Cinema (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388 - ArtH 1921W/CSCL 1201W/SCMC 120
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical study of the visual in modernity, presented through sustained analysis of the cinema and cinematic codes. Emphases on formal film analysis and major film movements and conventions in the international history of cinema. Students develop a vocabulary for formal visual analysis and explore major theories of the cinema. *Students will not receive credit for CSCL 1201W if they have already taken SCMC 1201W, ARTH 1921W, CSCL 1921W, CSCL 1201 or SCMC 1201
SCMC 1201W - Cinema (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00388 - ArtH 1921W/CSCL 1201W/SCMC 120
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical study of the visual in modernity, presented through sustained analysis of the cinema and cinematic codes. Emphases on formal film analysis and major film movements and conventions in the international history of cinema. Students develop a vocabulary for formal visual analysis and explore major theories of the cinema. *Students will not receive credit for CSCL 1201W if they have already taken SCMC 1201W, ARTH 1921W, CSCL 1921W, CSCL 1201 or SCMC 1201
CSCL 1202W - Media: Word, Image, Sound (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02316 - CSCL 1202W/SCMC 1202W
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical and theoretical study of media and technology from Aristotle to the modern world. The first half of the course emphasizes theoretical readings in dialogue with historical apparatuses (printing press, photography, radio, cinema, television) and various expressive objects (the bible, early film, ethnographic sound recordings). The second half turns to the modern culture industry since World War II, and introduces students to the critical study of mass culture, the concept of ideology, and of the relationship between corporate power and media conglomerates.
SCMC 1202W - Media: Word, Image, Sound (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02316 - CSCL 1202W/SCMC 1202W
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the critical and theoretical study of media and technology from Aristotle to the modern world. The first half of the course emphasizes theoretical readings in dialogue with historical apparatuses (printing press, photography, radio, cinema, television) and various expressive objects (the bible, early film, ethnographic sound recordings). The second half turns to the modern culture industry since World War II, and introduces students to the critical study of mass culture, the concept of ideology, and of the relationship between corporate power and media conglomerates.
ACL 5231 - Ethics, Law, and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores topics in ethics, law and leadership. Through interactive sessions, readings, presentations, discussions, papers and guest speakers, student-leaders will develop knowledge, tools and resources for assessment of ethical and legal issues within arts and cultural contexts. The course will engage student-leaders with an overview of relevant topics and a foundation for further exploration of self selected topics. Student-leaders will learn to spot issues and identify when to seek legal guidance, and assess considerations relevant to critical problem solving and informed decision-making.
ACL 5251 - Art and Public Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
No artist or arts organization functions in a vacuum. They are surrounded by communities dealing with many social issues, and by governments that can help or harm their ability to create art and serve the public. In this class, we will explore how social movements have used the arts to create social change, and how arts organizations can navigate in the political and fiscal environments surrounding them. Our key emphasis will be on the need for arts organizations, and artists, to have the knowledge, capacity, and skills to engage in shaping policies that impact their ability to be strong and effective, to have the resources and opportunities they want and need. The intersection of the role of arts in inspiring and advancing movements, and the need for arts entities to know how to navigate policy arenas in their enlightened self interest and to support social change movements, makes for a dynamic study of how artists, arts organizations, governments, and social change movements intersect.
AFRO 3654 - African Cinema (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Films by African filmmakers from West, Central, and Southern Africa. Aesthetic, theoretical, and sociocultural issues will be explored through class screenings and critical readings.
ALL 3356W - Chinese Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese cinema from China (PRC), Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Emphasizes discussion/comparison of global, social, economic, sexual, gender, psychological, and other themes as represented through film.
ALL 3357 - Taiwan Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course examines the history of Taiwan film from the Japanese colonial period to the early 21st century along with the increased (though still quite limited) availability of pre-1980s films on DVD with English subtitles. We will cover topics such as dialect films; Nationalist propaganda; "healthy realism;" connections with the Hong Kong, Hollywood, and mainland Chinese film industries; the aesthetics of New Taiwan Cinema; the imagination of Taiwan as a postcolonial Southeast Asian rather than East Asian or Chinese polity; and the battle for commercial viability in the global film market. Throughout the course, we will closely analyze cinematic form and narrative structure in addition to broader issues of nation, society, politics, and ecology.
ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How visual/written media is used to form identity in representing people, places, history of Taiwan. Historical/contemporary contexts.
ALL 3456 - Japanese Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Themes, stylistics, and genres of Japanese cinema through work of classic directors (Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu) and more recent filmmakers (Itami, Morita). Focuses on representations of femininity/masculinity.
ALL 3466 - Japanese Popular Culture in a Global Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What happens when one nation's popular culture begins to permeate others. Japanimation, manga, fashion, and music. Relationship of popular culture to nation(alism), ethnicity, gender, and identity. Effects of popular culture on consumers, socialization. Ways that consumption affects us personally.
ALL 3556 - Korean Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Korean film from the Japanese colonial period to the present day, with a particular emphasis on the last two decades.
ALL 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey course of Indian languages and literatures that explores the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives. Diachronic analysis of the languages of India in relation to some structural features will be also investigated. This course will also provide an overview of literatures of several main South Asian languages with a focus on Hindi - Urdu literatures. We will address the origin of Hindi-Urdu literatures, periodization, and naming of each period. We will also examine the important writers and their representative work, along with the literary trends and influences of each period, including political, social, and cultural situations which helped to shape the writers and their work. Among the representative literary works in Hindi-Urdu, some have been made into films.
ALL 3856 - Palestinian Literature and Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course examines modern literature and film of the Palestinian people both for artistic significance and interactions with the broader historical and political situations confronted by Palestinians. We will ask how cultural production, namely literature and film, interacts with, responds to, and even anticipates historical and political events. At the same time, we will problematize a strictly historicist and political reading of literary and cinematic texts, which reduces such artistic works to mere sociological documents, overlooking their creative and artistic achievements. Ultimately, this leads us to a number of questions: what is the relationship between history/politics and art? Can artistic texts transcend the historical and political contexts in which they are produced? How has artistic production functioned within the context of Palestinian statelessness, exile, and anti-colonial struggle? All texts covered in the course will be in English translation, however those able to read texts in the original Arabic are encouraged to do so.
ALL 5277 - Space and Modernity in Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines methods, vocabularies, and theories necessary to articulate new spatial approaches to modern Asian cultural texts, including literature, films, and urban spaces. Special focus on Soja, Lefebvre, Winichakul, Henry, Ai, Zhang, and Furuhata.
ALL 5351 - Chinese New Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course explores new media and intermediality from specific moments in the history of modern China. The new visuality of the late Qing Dynasty offers examples of how new forms of visual culture became both reflexive and constitutive of modernity. Later, silent cinema of the Republican era both drew upon and defined itself against existing Chinese dramatic forms, particularly opera. In the 1930s, the arrival of sound in cinema provided a space for phonographic modernity to be expressed through film. In the People’s Republic, the productive interplay between traditional art forms and cinema entered a new era, culminating in the cinematic adaptations of the “model plays” of the Cultural Revolution. Finally, recent years have seen the explosive growth of digital cinema, computer animation, internet culture, and gaming communities.
ALL 5359 - Early Shanghai Film Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Shanghai film culture, from earliest extant films of 1920s to end of Republican Era in 1949. Influences on early Chinese film, from traditional Chinese drama to contemporary Hollywood productions. Effects of leftist politics on commercial cinema. Chinese star system, material film culture.
ALL 5486 - Images of "Japan"
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course examines non-Japanese texts that deploy the imagination of "Japan" in their narratives. Discussions will take up such focal points as: ethnographic cinema, the politics of travel and translation, the intersections of race and gender, the cultural politics of alternate histories, and the ramifications of techno-orientalist discourse.
AMIN 3304 - Indigenous Filmmakers (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of film/video made by American Indian writers, directors, producers within contexts of tribally specific cultures/histories, as well as within context of US culture/film history.
AMST 3112 - Prince, Porn, and Public Space: The Cultural Politics of the Twin Cities in the 1980s (DSJ, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course uses music (especially Prince and the Replacements), debates around pornography/sex, and shifts around access to public space in order to explore the local culture and national importance of the Twin Cities during the 1980s.
AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3003/GloS 3003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary. Field research. Politics of ethnographic knowledge. Marxist/feminist theories of culture. Culture, language, and discourse. Psychological anthropology. Culture/transnational processes.
ANTH 3006 - Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science Fiction (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02159
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pairs anthropology texts with science fiction stories to illustrate how our future is more dependent on how humanity works anthropologically than what next technological invention has to offer.
ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What is universal in dreaming/myth, how they vary in different cultures. Influence of dreams on myths. Appearance of folk narratives and cultural symbols in dreams. Relationship between individual and culture. Symbolism, metaphor, metonymy, other tropes common to dreaming/myth. Underlying psychological processes. Papers by anthropologists, case studies, cultural examples.
ANTH 3034 - Roots Music in American Culture and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Southern American vernacular music that came to public attention in the 1920s and 1930s. Issues of race, class, and historical context.
ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Body-related practices throughout the world. Readings, documentaries, mass media.
ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
The relationship of art to culture from multiple perspectives including art as a cultural system; the cultural context of art production; the role of the artist in different cultures; methodological considerations in the interpretation of art across cultural boundaries.
ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in movies and in other popular media.
ANTH 4071 - Race, Culture, and Vision
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Evaluation of main trends in study of racism. Psychological, sociological, symbolic, and "critical" approaches that treat racism as a sociodiscursive phenomenon. Racist discourse as a practice that defines an "other" and subjugates that other to strategies of exclusion. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or 3003 or instr consent
ANTH 5444 - Archaeological Ceramics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ceramics as material, technology, and cultural/social trace. Methods of assessing technology/use. Research, design, and interpretation of ceramic analyses. Students work with collections and propose/answer a research question about a ceramic assemblage. Readings, discussion. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
ANTH 5446 - Archaeology of Representation as Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Uses of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photgraphs as means of communication, from earliest representations of 30,000 years ago to present day.
ARCH 3722 - The City in Visual Culture (GP, AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Grounded by the rich, complex and diverse architectural and urban contexts of the city, this course will examine how the spaces of the city are created, experienced and represented through its visual culture. The class will investigate how the physical landscape of the city has changed over time through all its historical incarnations. The course is location and content and focus will change as location of study program changes. The course will be structured around weekly seminars, readings, on-site lectures and will be supplemented by the participation of several guest speakers.
ARCH 4428 - History and Culture of European Cities (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This is a history course aimed at investigating the rich urban, landscape and architectural legacy of European cities, tracing their complex histories through the development of city morphology, and ceremonial and quotidian spaces. The course is location and content and focus will change as location of study program changes. Lectures are in class and also includes several field trips to historic sites and landscapes.
ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban form, related issues of design/theory/culture. Thematic history of cities. Lectures, discussions, assignments. prereq: [3411, 3412] or instr consent
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in architectural history. Readings, research, seminar reports.
ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines the history of architecture from a global perspective, addressing a variety of traditions and geographical locations, and following their interconnections and exchanges.
ARCH 5446 - Architecture Since World War II: Postwar Experimentation: Aesthetics and Politics of Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Eight-week seminar. Avant-garde architectural responses to postwar consciousness of social issues/meaning. How tenets of western avant-gardism were transformed by regional constraints when introduced to post-independent agendas of non-western world. prereq: M Arch major
ARTH 3005 - American Art (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Artistic practice in the United States: colonial period to cold war. America as idea/identity shaped, expressed, represented, and contested through art. Canon of American art history. Works by individuals outside of traditional channels of art instruction/reception. Questions about what does/does not count as art history.
ARTH 3012 - 19th and 20th Century Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major monuments/issues of modern period. Sculpture, architecture, painting, prints. Neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, evolution of modernism, symbolism, fauvism, cubism, dadaism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art, conceptualism, postmodernism.
ARTH 3013 - Introduction to East Asian Art (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3013/EAS 3013
Typically offered: Every Fall
A selective examination of works of art produced in China, Korea and Japan from the neolithic era to modern times. Nearly every major type of object and all major styles are represented.
ARTH 3309 - Renaissance Art in Europe (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major monuments of painting/sculpture in Western Europe, 1400-1600. Close reading of individual works in historical context. Influence of patrons. Major social/political changes such as Renaissance humanism, Protestant Reformation, market economy.
ARTH 3311 - Baroque Art in Seventeenth Century Europe (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dominant trends/figures of Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch Baroque period. Works of major masters, including Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, Velazquez, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Development of illusionistic ceiling decoration. Theoretical basis of Baroque art. Art's subservience to Church and royal court.
ARTH 3312 - European Art of the Eighteenth Century: Rococo to Revolution (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major developments in 18-century painting, sculpture, and interior decoration, from emergence of Rococo to dawn of Neoclassicism. Response of art to new forms of patronage. Erotics of 18-century art. Ways art functioned as social/political commentary.
ARTH 3401 - Art Now (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of visual representations in fine arts and popular media, in context of social issues. Obscenity, censorship, democracy, technology, commerce, the museum, propaganda, social role of artist. Understanding the contemporary world through analysis of dominant aesthetic values.
ARTH 3434 - Art and the Environment (AH, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical development of land, earth, and environmental art since 1968. Artists' engagement with environmental problems. Responses to changing aesthetic, political, biological, economic, agricultural, technological, and climactic conditions from global perspective.
ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Broad chronological overview of U.S./international art movements since 1945. Assessment of critical writings by major theoreticians (e.g., Clement Greenberg) associated with those movements. Theoretical perspective of postmodernism.
ARTH 3484 - The Art of Picasso and the Modern Movement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01755 - ArtH 3484/ArtH 5484
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Works of Picasso in all media. Blue, Rose, Cubist, Classical, and later periods of Picasso's development against innovations in media; collage, utilization of found-objects, printmaking and ceramics. Autobiographical nature of imagery gives methodological basis for exploring frequently personalized themes.
ARTH 3577 - Photo Nation: Photography in America (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of photography, from 19th century to present. Photography as legitimate art form. Portraits/photo albums in culture. Birth of criminal justice system. Technological/market aspects. Politics of aesthetics. Women in photography. Ways in which idea of America has been shaped by photographs.
ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of the motion picture as an art form; major films, directors, genres, and styles. Films discussed include THE BIRTH OF A NATION, CITIZEN KANE, BICYCLE THIEF, RASHOMON, and JULES AND JIM.
ARTH 3929 - Cinema Now (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Course examines contemporary cinema, including fiction films, documentaries, animation, and avant-garde experiments. Focuses on feature-length theatrical films, but will also consider other aspects of the contemporary media world: graphic novels, video games, television series and the Internet (e.g., Youtube). Examines media production, distribution, marketing, exhibition, and reception. Course will also present a survey of developments in contemporary cinema studies, since the choice of films will support a variety of critical approaches including economic, aesthetic (generic, auteurist, formalist), ideological (race, class, gender), and reception studies.
ARTH 3940 - Topics in Art History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ARTH 3975 - Directed Professional Experience
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Internship or research assistantship in approved program, art institution, business or museum. prereq: instr consent
ARTH 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD prereq: instr consent
ARTH 5112 - Archaic and Classical Greek Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sculpture, painting, architecture, and minor arts in Greek lands from the 9th through 5th centuries B.C. Examiniation of material remains of Greek culture, archaeological problems such as identifying and dating buildings; analysis of methods and techniques. prereq: jr or sr or grad or instr consent
ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Visual culture of Atlantic world, from Columbus to American Revolution. Visual objects, practices considered in context of Europe's colonization of Americas. Slavery, religious conflict, international commerce, production of scientific knowledge addressed in terms of their impact upon visual imagery.
ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Chronological/thematic study of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasizes major artists/commissions, but lesser schools/followers also considered.
ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The origin, character, and development of painting in Northern and Southern Europe. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
ARTH 5411 - Gender and Sexuality in Art Since 1863
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of art from late 19th to early 21st century. How gender/sexuality have been central to that period?s artistic production, art criticism, and aesthetic theorization. How gender/sexuality are important themes for artists. How the writing of history reveals assumptions about gender/sex. Critical reading/writing.
ARTH 5413 - Alternative Media: Video, Performance, Digital Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
In-depth examination of development of alternative media in 20th/21st century art. Video technologies. Performance, time based art. Digital art. prereq: 3464 or instr consent
ARTH 5417 - Twentieth Century Theory and Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Trends in 20th-century art theory, historical methodology, criticism. Key philosophical ideas of modernism/postmodernism: formalism, semiotics, poststructuralism, feminism, marxism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction. prereq: 3464 or instr consent
ARTH 5466 - Contemporary Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Survey of the art and important critical literature of the period after 1970. Origins and full development of postmodern and subsequent aesthetic philosophies. prereq: 3464 or instr consent
ARTH 5575 - Boom to Bust: American Art from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American art/culture from 1917 to 1940. Boom of post-WWI affluence, bust of stock market crash, Midwestern Dust Bowl. How tumultuous times influenced painting, sculpture, photography, and industrial design.
ARTH 5577 - Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Visual side of Harlem Renaissance, as represented by painters, illustrators, sculptors, and photographers. How African-Americans in 1920s/30s tried to reclaim visual field for purpose of racial redefinition.
ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/material culture of early China from Neolithic age (ca. 10000-2000 BCE) to early imperial period (221 BCE-906 CE).
ARTH 5766 - Chinese Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major works from the late bronze age to the modern era that illustrate the development of Chinese landscape painting and associated literary traditions.
ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Artistic developments under the three most powerful Islamic empires of the 16th through 19th centuries: Ottomans of Turkey; Safavids of Iran; Mughals of India. Roles of religion and state will be considered to understand their artistic production.
ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture, painting, and related arts in Iran from the inception of Islam (7th century) through the 20th century. Understanding the nature of Islam in Persianate cultural settings and how artistic production here compares to the Islamic world.
ARTH 5950 - Topics: Art History
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ARTH 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD prereq: instr consent
CHIC 3213 - Chicano Music and Art (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of diverse forms of cultural expressiveness in Mexican American music/art. History of various types of artistic production and musical forms in their regional specificity. Social/economic implications of several genres, styles, and traditions.
CHIC 3221 - Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies: Barrio Culture and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cultural studies approach to investigating aesthetic dimensions of experience that inform and are informed by dynamic relationship between culture, class, ethnicity, and power.
CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o visual representation. Depiction of Latina/o experience, history, and culture in film. Analyzing independent/commercial films as texts that illuminate deeply held beliefs around race, class, ethnicity, gender, and national origin.
COMM 3231 - Reality TV: History, Culture, and Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, visual, cultural, economic, historical, and ethical dimensions of reality television.
COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of media images/messages. Principles of literacy. Media content/industries. Media and identity. Media effects. Textbook/packet readings, videos, small groups of peer writing workshops, media analyses.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
COMM 3645W - How Pictures Persuade (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How words/pictures interact in graphic memoirs, political cartoons, and science to create/communicate meaning. How this interaction bears on public advocacy. Reading examples of comprehensive cognitive model of visual communication.
COMM 4235 - Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities--A World View
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Representation and involvement of various ethnic groups (e.g., African-Americans, Native Americans in United States and Canada, Maori, Turks in Europe) in radio, TV, cable, Internet. Roles of government, industry, public organizations, and minority groups in regulating, managing, and financing ethnic media activities.
COMM 4245 - Critical Television Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Television as object of criticism, as cultural institution, and as omnipresent mode of commercialized popular culture. Aesthetics, semiotics, political economics, consumer culture/advertising, social representation, global television, televisuality, flow. Reception and everyday life. prereq: 3211
COMM 4263 - Feminist Media Studies (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues, controversies, and practices of gender and their relationship to U.S. media. Ways in which gender is represented in and comes into play with media texts/institutions. Histories of feminism, theories/methods/political economy, case studies. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
COMM 4291 - New Telecommunication Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Development and current status of new telecommunication media such as cable TV, satellites, DBS, MDS, and video disk/cassettes. Technology, historical development, regulation, and programming of these media and their influence on individuals, organizations, and society. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of theories, research methods, and scholars dominating critical media studies since late 1920s. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CSCL 3115 - Cinema and Ideology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The cinema as a social institution with emphasis on the complex relations it maintains with the ideological practices that define both the form and the content of its products. Specific films used to study how mass culture contributes to the process of shaping beliefs and identities of citizens.
CSCL 3173W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How discourse reproduces consciousness and persuades us to accept that consciousness and the power supporting it. Literary language, advertising, electronic media; film, visual and musical arts, built environment and performance. Techniques for analyzing language, material culture, and performance.
CSCL 3176 - Oppositional Cinemas (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The ways diverse national cinemas engage the international hegemony of Hollywood cinema. The cinematic struggle against cultural imperialism and the role of race, class, and gender in the domain of international cultural politics.
CSCL 3177 - On Television (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key debates in the history, theory, and criticism of television. Focuses on critical/creative "readings" of television's past/present forms. TV's influence on film, music, and digital media.
CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Documentary cinema from its emergence in 1920s to present. Complex power relations between filmmakers and their subjects. Political appropriations of the genre.
CSCL 3352 - Queer Aesthetics, Queer Critique
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Is there such a thing as global queer aesthetic? If so, how do various modes of representation and expression—paintings and photographs, films and videos, novels and poems, pop music and punk—elaborate and enact queerness in particular material ways while also helping to create a larger, intermedial queer culture?
CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica.
CSCL 3461 - Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/critical reading of figures (e.g., uncanny double, monstrous aberration, technological hybrid) in mythology, literature, and film, from classical epic to sci-fi, cyberpunk, and Web.
CSCL 5305 - Vision and Visuality: An Intellectual History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02553 - CL 5305/CSCL 5305/CSDS 5305
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Central role of vision/visuality in modernity. Modern age as scopic regime. Ways that ideas/ideologies of perception have shaped aesthetic experience within social existence.
CSCL 5411 - Avant-Garde Cinema
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History/theory of avant-garde cinema, from classical period (1920s) to post-WWII. prereq: 1921 or ARTH 1921W or equiv
CSCL 5666 - Film Music: Theory, History, Practice
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Role of music in American/European film from early 20th century silent cinema to near present. Narrative features, shorts, documentary, horror, thriller, science fiction, comedy, cartoon. Film music as social/cultural practice and as part of political economy within culture industry.
DES 3141 - Technology, Design, and Society (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore/evaluate impact of technology/design on humans, societies. How design innovation shapes cultures. How people use technology to shape design, adoption, use of designed products/environments through consumerism/ethical values.
ENGL 3024 - The Graphic Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphic novel as well as manga.
ENGL 3030 - Studies in Drama
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01609
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Odd Year
Topics may include English Renaissance tragedy, English Restoration and 18th century, or American drama by writers of color. Single-author courses focus on writers such as Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, or issues/themes such as gender/performance.
ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01610 - EngL 3040/EngL 3040H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics regarding film in variety of interpretive contexts, from range/historic development of American, English, Anglophone film.
ENGL 3045 - Cinematic Seductions: Sex, Gender, Desire
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Gender/sexuality in cinema. Sexuality/identity. Historical contexts of films. Theoretical debates regarding gender/sexuality.
ENGL 3060 - Studies in Literature and the Other Arts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Examine literature's role in conjunction with other arts, including music, visual arts, dance, etc. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 5040 - Theories of Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced topics regarding film in a variety of interpretive contexts, from the range and historic development of American, English, and Anglophone film (e.g., "Fascism and Film," "Queer Cinemas"). Topics and viewing times announced in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FREN 3431 - Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will introduce students to colonial and postcolonial representations of gender and sexuality in Francophone contexts. Through literary and cinematic works from the Caribbean, Maghreb, West Africa, and Quebec, we will examine constructions and deconstructions of gender roles and sexual norms in relation to other identity categories such as race, class, nation and religion. We will consider topics such as exotic portrayals of the other, repressive and rebellious eroticism, and ambivalent or unruly affirmations of identity. Taught in French. prereq: 3101W. All courses counted toward a major/minor must be taken on an A-F basis.
FREN 3451 - North African Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Cinemas of the Maghreb, the northern African nations of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Themes may include North African cities/communities; gender, class and ethnicity; and impact of globalization in migratory patterns. Films. Readings in philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and cultural critique. prereq: 3101
FRIT 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theme, problem, period, filmmaker, or topic of interest in French/Italian cinema. See Class Schedule. Taught in English. prereq: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
FRIT 5850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Focuses on a theme, problem, period, filmmaker, or other topic of interest in French or Italian cinema. See Class Schedule. Taught in English. prereq: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GDES 5399 - Theory of Electronic Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01761
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories, methodologies, histories of electronic design, its impact on visual communications. Digitak artifacts, processes, paradigms. prereq: Graphic design track student or instr consent
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GER 5630 - Topics in German Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics chosen may focus on specific directors, genres, film production or reception, and/or other formal, theoretical, historical, or political issues. prereq: 3xxx film course or instr consent
GLBT 3411 - Gender and Sexuality in Art Since 1863
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01551 - ArtH 3411/GLBT 3411
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Representation of gender identity/sexuality. Modernism/postmodernism's reflecting of historical changes in gender roles, feminist politics. Construction/deconstruction of masculinity/femininity. Transgender performance as avant-garde practice. Body as image, medium, site of theoretical debate.
GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of women in the arts, as represented and as participants (creators, audiences). Discussion of at least two different art forms and works from at least two different U.S. ethnic or cultural communities.
GWSS 3306 - Pop Culture Women (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary U.S. feminism as political/intellectual movement. Ways in which movement has been represented in popular culture.
GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Construction of different notions of gender in film, social uses of these portrayals. Lectures on film criticism, film viewings, class discussions.
GWSS 3390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 4390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Sr or grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
IDES 3161 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: Ancient to 1750 (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of European and American interiors and furnishings, including furniture, textiles, and decorative objects.
IDES 3162 - History of Interiors and Furnishings: 1750 to Present (HIS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
European/American interiors/furnishings, including furniture, textiles, and decorative objects.
ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01133
Typically offered: Every Fall
Weekly guest lectures and critical readings expand from different disciplinary perspectives upon issues raised by films. Urban life, religion, nationalism, opera, violence, leisure, food, fascism, terrorism, family, emigration/immigration, ethnicity, Mediterranean culture.
ITAL 3850 - Topics in Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examine theme, problem, style, period, or filmmaker in Italian cinema history. Attention devoted to locating Italian visual culture within context of wider transnational political/artistic networks. Content varies depending on year/instructor. prereq: 3015 or instr consent
JOUR 3006 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Visual media, role of images in mass communication. Social, cultural, historical, psychological approaches.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01819 - Glos 3605/Hist 3705/Jour 3614
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical perspective on tools of communication from earliest times to present. Impact of new technologies on society.
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Past/present depictions of people of color in movies, literature, radio/TV against anthropological, psychological, sociological knowledge/experience. Personal/political effects of media depictions.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01279
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mass media's role in formation of popular culture/cultural discourse. Prevalent media metaphors, caricatures, stereotypes. Social/commercial pressures influencing media representation.
JOUR 3751 - New Media and Culture (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, theories, social impact of digital/interactive media on culture. How new media, including Internet, mobile devices, websites, applications, social media, may change ways people communicate/distribute/process information.
JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01280
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
German/American films by famous directors who left Europe in Nazi period. Analysis of films by Fritz Lang, Max Ophuls, Robert Siodmak, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Douglas Sirk, and others. Films as art works and as cultural products of particular social, political, and historical moments.
LA 5203 - Ecological Dimensions of Space Making
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design studio experience drawing on ecological, cultural, aesthetic influences to explore development of design ideas responsive to ecological issues and human experience. prereq: LA major or instr consent; recommended for both BED and Grad students
LA 5402 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture History and Theory
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent studies under the direction of landscape architecture faculty. prereq: instr consent
MIMS 5910 - Topics in Moving Image Studies
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special topics in moving image studies.
MST 5011 - Museum History and Philosophy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical and philosophical roots of museums and emerging philosophical issues faced by museums today - from art, history, science, and youth to living collections, living history sites, and historic houses. Field trips to area museums.
MST 5170 - Topics in Museum Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of specific topic, announced in advance. prereq: grad student
PDES 3705 - History and Future of Product Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
History, evolution, and trajectory of modern industrial/product design. Human relationships to consumer goods, including production aspects and consumption aspects.
PHIL 3502W - Introduction to Aesthetics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of aesthetic theories with applications to specific aesthetic problems.
PHIL 4501 - Principles of Aesthetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Problems arising in attempts to identify, characterize, or evaluate art. prereq: 3502 or philosophy course or instr consent
PORT 3800 - Film Studies in Portuguese
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: Port 3800/3800H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Films from Portuguese-speaking world in their historical, (geo)political, and socioeconomic contexts. Films from Brazil, Portugal, or Lusophone Africa analyzed under interdisciplinary framework, noting aspects related to cinematography/rhetoric. prereq: 3003 or instr consent or dept consent
RUSS 3512 - Russian Art and Culture (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major trends in Russian visual arts in context of social, political, and ideological questions.
SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genealogy of cinema in relation to other media, notably photography, radio, television/video, and the Internet. Representative films from decisive moments in global development of cinema. Rise/fall of Hollywood studio system, establishment of different national cinemas, cinematic challenges to cultural imperialism, emergence of post-cinematic technologies.
SCMC 3910 - Topics in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic concepts in historical/international debates over production/reception of media culture. Emphasizes cinema. Advanced orientation toward intellectual traditions that inform contemporary scholarship.
SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of textual analysis to the reading of a film. Students work collaboratively to discern and interpret all component aural/visual elements of what the film says and how it says it.
SOC 3415 - Consume This! The Sociology and Politics of Consumption
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How symbols are created, acquired, diffused, and used for organizing personal identity and maintaining group boundaries. Fashion. Socialization. Structure of retail trade. Role of mass media, advertising, marketing/production strategies. Implications of worldwide markets. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3701 - Social Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides an introductory overview of major social theories ranging from the foundational sociological theories of Marx, Weber and Durkheim to contemporary theories of postmodernism and globalization. We will examine a range of theories with particular attention to their treatments of core sociological questions and concerns. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
TH 3120 - Theatre: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introdution to diverse ways of thinking about theatre and its representational practices. Students explore traditional/non-traditional modes of performance through readings, discussions, and hands-on performance projects. Seminar-style course. prereq: 1101
TH 3171 - History of the Theatre: Ancient Greece Through Neo-Classicism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of Western theatre and drama; theatrical practices, staging conventions, and dramatic structure of plays. Ancient to mid-18th century. prereq: Th major or instr consent
TH 3172 - History of the Theatre: Age of Enlightenment to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theatrical practices, staging conventions, dramatic structure of plays. prereq: Th major or instr consent
TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading, writing, research, presentations and workshops explore activist performance projects. Theories of social formation and ideology provide framework to discuss/animate theater's potential for social change. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01863
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Interdisciplinary questions of Asian American experience, identity, and community. Literature, dance, music, photography, film, theater, other cultural forms. Students work with local Asian American arts groups/organizations. Students express their own cultural contradictions through writing and other forms of artistic expression and attend local arts events.
ENGL 3301 - Asian America through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01863
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Interdisciplinary questions of Asian American experience, identity, and community. Literature, dance, music, photography, film, theater, other cultural forms. Students work with local Asian American arts groups/organizations. Students express their own cultural contradictions through writing and other forms of artistic expression and attend local arts events.
ADES 4121 - History of Fashion, 19th to 21st Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01785 - ADes 4121/ApSt 5121
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of apparel/appearances in Western cultures, from 18th century to present. Role of gender, race, and class with respect to change in dress within historical moments and social contexts. Research approaches/methods in study/interpretation of dress.
APST 5121 - History of Fashion, 19th to 21st Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01785 - ADes 4121/ApSt 5121
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis/interpretation of primary data about 19th/20th centuries based on historical methods. Critique of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and artistic data presented through lens of dress in film/literature.
AFRO 3120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe.
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788 - Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbeans. Socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries within African Diaspora. Resistance in Suriname, Guyana, Caribbean. Protest organizations, intellectual discourses, radical movements in United States/Europe.
AFRO 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703 - Afro 3627/Afro 5627/EngL 5597
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Explore complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "Veil of Color."
AFRO 5627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "the Veil of Color." prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ARTH 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703 - Afro 3627/Afro 5627/ArtH 3627/
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Explore complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "Veil of Color."
ENGL 5597 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary review of Jazz Age's Harlem Renaissance: literature, popular culture, visual arts, political journalism, major black/white figures. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 3655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
African American cinematic achievements from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
ARTH 3655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 3655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
African American cinematic achievements from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
ARTH 5655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 4655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
African American cinematic achievements, from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182W/Th 5182W
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182/Th 5182
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
ALL 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014V - Art of India (GP, AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
RELS 3415W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504 - ALL 3377/RelS 3377
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
AMIN 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - Anth 3205/AmIn 3205/ArtH 3205/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
ANTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - AmIn 3205Anth 3205/ArtH 3205/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
ARTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - AmIn 3205Anth 3205/ArtH 3205/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
RELS 3322 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - AmIn 3205Anth 3205/RelS 3322/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
AMIN 3303 - American Indians and Photography (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3303/5303
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Historical/comparative overview of photos in which American Indian people are central subjects. Primary features of images in American Indian photos. Relationships among those involved in making/viewing photos. Ways in which photos are interpreted. Relation of photos to social contexts in which they are produced and to agencies of those who stand behind their making.
AMIN 5303 - American Indians and Photography (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3303/5303
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Historical/comparative overview of photos in which American Indian people are central subjects. Primary features of images in American Indian photos. Relationships among those involved in making/viewing photos. Ways in which photos are interpreted. Relation of photos to social contexts in which they are produced and to agencies of those who stand behind their making.
AMIN 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02486 - AmIn 3402/AmIn 5402
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Representations of American Indians in film, historically/contemporarily. What such representations assert about Native experience and cultural viability. What they reflect about particular relationships of power.
AMIN 5402 - American Indians and the Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02486 - AmIn 3402/AmIn 5402
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Representations of American Indians in film, historically/contemporarily. What such representations assert about Native experience and cultural viability. What they reflect about particular relationships of power.
AMIN 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence. prereq: Jr. or Sr. or grad student
ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examples of the built environment from the Enlightenment to the present are studied within a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and their associated forms and designs. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3412H - Honors: Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Built environment from the Enlightenment to the present in a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and associated forms/designs. Ideas/philosophies that have emerged over time. Lecture, textbooks, discussion, writing, drawing, looking, and researching. prereq: Soph, honors
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Honors, [soph or above]
ARCH 4423 - Gothic Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01093
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400. prereq: 3411 or instr consent
ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01093 - Arch 4423/5423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01094 - Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: 3411 or instr consent
ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01094 - Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01095 - Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: 3411 or instr consent
ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01095 - Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 4432 - Modern Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01097 - Arch 4432/Arch 5432
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Architecture and urban design in Europe and the United States from early 19th century to World War II. prereq: 3412 or instr consent
ARCH 5432 - Modern Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01097
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture and urban design in Europe and the United States, from early 19th century to World War II. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 4434 - Contemporary Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01098 - Arch 4434/Arch 5434
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Developments, theories, movements, and trends in architecture and urban design from World War II to present. prereq: 3412 or instr consent
ARCH 5434 - Contemporary Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01098 - Arch 4432/Arch 5432
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developments, theories, movements, and trends in architecture and urban design, from World War II to present. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 4435 - History of American Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02443
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Through lectures, readings, discussion, and research, we will analyze buildings and spaces—architect designed and “vernacular”—in the context of social, political, economic, technological, and ecological change. As we address these issues, we will examine the ways design and daily life, performed locally, interacted with national and global systems and flows; and the role the built environment has played in advancing structures and concepts of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and power. Students will gain a broad familiarity with the history of American buildings and landscapes, develop critical frameworks for analysis, and enhance their understanding of the environments they interact with every day—as designers, citizens, consumers, and professionals.
ARCH 5435 - History of American Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02443
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Through lectures, readings, discussion, and research, we will analyze buildings and spaces—architect designed and “vernacular”—in the context of social, political, economic, technological, and ecological change. As we address these issues, we will examine the ways design and daily life, performed locally, interacted with national and global systems and flows; and the role the built environment has played in advancing structures and concepts of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and power. Students will gain a broad familiarity with the history of American buildings and landscapes, develop critical frameworks for analysis, and enhance their understanding of the environments they interact with every day—as designers, citizens, consumers, and professionals.
ARCH 4441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01735
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people. prereq: [3411, 3412] recommended
ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01735
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people. prereq: [3411, 3412] recommended
ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02292
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Medieval art in Western Europe, from around 1000 to the mid-14th century. Works from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and England examined in their historical context. Cross cultural relations, development of completely new forms of art and techniques, and the processes of realization.
MEST 3009 - Medieval Art (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02292
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Medieval art in Western Europe, from around 1000 to the mid-14th century. Works from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and England examined in their historical context. Cross cultural relations, development of completely new forms of art and techniques, and the processes of realization.
ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
RELS 3706W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
ARTH 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00992 - ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Introduction to history of Greek/Hellenistic art, from formation of Greek city states, through conquest of last Hellenistic Kingdoms in Mediterranean (Egypt) and South Asia (Punjab).
CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00992 - ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Civilization of ancient Greece as revealed through art/ material culture. Case studies of selected monuments/sites.
ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Introduction to history of Roman art, from formation of city-state of Rome under Etruscan domination, to transformation of visual culture in late antiquity under peoples influenced by the Romans.
CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to art and material culture of Roman world: origin, change, continuity. Progress/decay in later empire, its legacy to modern world.
ARTH 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture, and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political, and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
CNES 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture, and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political, and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
RELS 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
ARTH 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537 - ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01480
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diverse ways in which making of art and scientific knowledge intersected in early modern Europe. Connections between scientific curiosity and visual arts in major artists (e.g., da Vinci, Durer, Vermeer, Rembrandt). Artfulness of scientific imagery/diagrams, geographical maps, cabinets of curiosities, and new visual technologies, such as the telescope and microscope.
HIST 3708 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800 (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01480
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diverse ways in which making of art and scientific knowledge intersected in early modern Europe. Connections between scientific curiosity and visual arts in major artists (e.g., da Vinci, Durer, Vermeer, Rembrandt). Artfulness of scientific imagery/diagrams, geographical maps, cabinets of curiosities, and new visual technologies, such as the telescope and microscope.
ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 3600 - The Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01888
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Relationships between the visual arts, literature, science, philosophy and politics in Europe from about 1300-1600. Works of artists, writers, and intellectuals (e.g., Michelangelo Buonarotti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne), different artistic and literary forms (e.g., portrait, sonnet, essay), and broad thematic issues, including the individual, antiquity, the state, and discovery. Team taught.
FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01888
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Relationships between the visual arts, literature, science, philosophy, and politics in Europe from about 1300-1600. Works of artists, writers, and intellectuals (e.g., Michelangelo Buonarotti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne), different artistic and literary forms (e.g., portrait, sonnet, essay), and broad thematic issues, including the individual, antiquity, the state, and discovery. Team taught.
ARTH 3926 - The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02150
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Achievement/significance of Alfred Hitchcock. Career including both British/American periods. Major films/television program. Characteristic themes/concerns, traditions that shaped him, influence he had on other films/filmmakers. Biographical, historical, technological, industrial, aesthetic issues surrounding his achievement.
ARTH 5926 - The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02150
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Achievement/significance of Alfred Hitchcock. British/American periods of career, major films, television program. Biographical, historical, technological, industrial, aesthetic issues surrounding his achievement.
ARTH 5115 - Hellenistic and Iranian Asia: Art and Archaeology of Hellenistic, Scythian, Kushan, and Sogdian Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02025
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transformations of Greek architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and decorative arts beginning of the eastern Mediterranean and Hellenistic Asia. Art and archaeology of the post-Hellenistic Iranian world. Religious, political and historical contexts of archaeological sites, monuments, and art objects.
CNES 5185 - Hellenistic and Iranian Asia: Art and Archaeology of Hellenistic, Scythian, Kushan, and Sogdian Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02025 - ArtH 5115/CNES 5185
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transformations of Greek architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, decorative arts beginning of eastern Mediterranean/ Hellenistic Asia. Art/archaeology of post-Hellenistic Iranian world. Religious, political, historical contexts of archaeological sites, monuments, art objects.
ARTH 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01829 - ArtH 5192/CNES 5192
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Art, archaeology of ancient Persia and the wider ancient Iranian world from the rise of the Achaemenid empire in 650 BCE to the advent of Islam in the seventh century CE.
CNES 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01829
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Art and archaeology of ancient Persia and the wider ancient Iranian world, from the rise of the Achaemenid empire in 650 BCE, to the advent of Islam in the seventh century CE.
ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02521
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues presented by sculpture, architecture and painting in India, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present day.
RELS 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02521
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues presented by sculpture, architecture and painting in India, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present day.
ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02491
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Evaluate critical perspectives from variety of interdisciplinary conversations. Framework for studying cross-cultural interaction among ancient visual cultures that integrates practical, cognitive, object oriented approaches. Cross-continental movement/selective appropriation of objects/motifs.
CNES 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02491
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Evaluate critical perspectives from variety of interdisciplinary conversations. Framework for studying cross-cultural interaction among ancient visual cultures that integrates practical, cognitive, object oriented approaches. Cross-continental movement/selective appropriation of objects/motifs.
CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.
HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.
CSCL 3220 - Screen Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01516
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of the ways that technologies of film, television, and computing have shaped the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, especially our forms of cultural expression and identity. These topics are approached from both critical and historical perspectives in order to explore the complex relationship between media technologies and audiences.
SCMC 3220 - Screen Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01516
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of the ways that technologies of film, television, and computing have shaped the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, especially our forms of cultural expression and identity. These topics are approached from both critical and historical perspectives in order to explore the complex relationship between media technologies and audiences.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
CSCL 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL/CSDS 5302
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Society, ideology, and aesthetic value considered in light of recent critical theories of visual art, music, and literature. Meditations of place, social class, gender and ideology on aesthetic judgment in post-Renaissance Western culture.
CSDS 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL/CSDS 5302
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Society, ideology, aesthetic value in light of recent critical theories of visual art, music, literature. Mediations of place, social class, gender, ideology on aesthetic judgment in post-renaissance Western culture.
ENGL 3020 - Studies in Narrative
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examine issues related to reading and understanding narrative in a variety of interpretive contexts. Topics may include "The 19th-century English (American, Anglophone) Novel," "Introduction to Narrative," or "Techniques of the Novel." Topics specified in the Class Schedule
ENGL 3020H - Honors: Studies in Narrative
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01608 - EngL 3020/EngL 3020H/EngL 5020
Prerequisites: honors student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Issues related to reading/understanding narrative in various interpretive contexts. Topics may include nineteenth-century English (American, Anglophone) novel, narrative, or techniques of the novel. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: honors student
GLBT 3305 - Queer Cinema (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02024
Typically offered: Every Spring
What queer/queering signify in relation to cinema. Directors, films, styles, genres of queer cinema. Ways in which traditional narrative codes are challenged/repackaged. Ideological dimensions. Impact of political climate. Readings, screenings, discussions, assignments.
GWSS 3305 - Queer Cinema (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02024 - GLBT 3305/GWSS 3305
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
What "queer" and "queering" signify in relation to cinema. Directors, films, styles, genres of queer cinema. Ways in which traditional narrative codes are challenged/repackaged. Ideological dimensions. Impact of political climate. Readings, screenings, discussions, assignments.
GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101 - GloS 3322W/Soc 3322W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Origins, dynamics, consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements/political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies.
SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements and political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies. prereq: 1001 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503 - Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform.
JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01503
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic, political, social determinants of character/content of mass communications in America. Effect, structure, functioning of mass media. Problems, prospects, criticism. Professionalism, technology, reform. prereq: Honors
LA 3413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of landscape architecture's roots by examining the creation of landscapes over time. Influences of ecological and environmental issues as well as political, economic, and social contexts on the cultural construction of landscape ideas and meaning and creation of landscape architectural works.
LA 5413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02160
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory course examines the multiple roots of landscape architecture by examining the making of types of landscapes over time. Emphasis on ecological and environmental issues, and issues related to political, economic, and social contexts of landscape architectural works. prereq: One course in history at 1xxx or higher
PHIL 4510 - Philosophy of the Individual Arts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01331
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Aesthetic problems that arise in studying or practicing an art. prereq: 3502
PHIL 5510 - Philosophy of the Individual Arts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01331 - Phil 4510/Phil 5510
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Aesthetic problems that arise in studying or practicing an art. prereq: 3502
PHIL 4605 - Space and Time
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 4605/5605
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Philosophical problems concerning nature/structure of space, time, and space-time. prereq: Courses in [philosophy or physics] or instr consent
PHIL 5605 - Space and Time
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 4605/5605
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Philosophical problems concerning nature/structure of space, time, and space-time. prereq: Courses in [philosophy or physics] or instr consent
SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SOC 3412 - Social Networking: Theories and Methods (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02230
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Network analysis spans a diverse range of phenomena from ego-centric ties, to small work-team sociograms, to organizational relations, to trade and military alliances among nation states. This course introduces undergraduate students to theories and methods for studying social networks, the ties connecting people, groups, and organizations. Topics include friendship, communication, small group, health, sexual and romantic, corporate, social movement, public policy, innovation diffusion, criminal and terrorist, and Internet networks.
SOC 3412H - Honors: Social Networking: Theories and Methods (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02230 - Soc 3412/Soc 3412H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Network analysis spans a diverse range of phenomena from ego-centric ties, to small work-team sociograms, to organizational relations, to trade and military alliances among nation states. This course introduces undergraduate students to theories and methods for studying social networks, the ties connecting people, groups, and organizations. Topics include friendship, communication, small group, health, sexual and romantic, corporate, social movement, public policy, innovation diffusion, criminal and terrorist, and Internet networks. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion, depth and to a degree length of writing assignments, presentations, and leadership of the students.
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096 - Soc 3451W/Soc 3451V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. "Brazilianization" of American city. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
ARTS 3404W - Professional Practices in the Arts (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Professional Practices in the Arts is a course that examines practical applications of presentation, documentation, business skills, and career planning specific to studio art. It provides a foundation of practical information to assist undergraduate and graduate studio majors in building a successful career. The course consists of lectures, discussions, readings, presentations, and demonstrations. The class will spend a significant amount of time discussing different types of art venues and the appropriate contexts for different types of work. Additionally, we will assess and interpret individual students' work as a means to generating appropriate questions and insights for artists statements. prereq: Grad student or [Art BFA student or Art Major, jr or sr]
ARTS 5404 - BA Capstone and Exhibition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The BA Captstone and Exhibition will focus on building professional skills, developing a strong studio practice, and preparing for an exhibition in Regis Center Public Spaces.
ALL 3356W - Chinese Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese cinema from China (PRC), Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Emphasizes discussion/comparison of global, social, economic, sexual, gender, psychological, and other themes as represented through film.
ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How visual/written media is used to form identity in representing people, places, history of Taiwan. Historical/contemporary contexts.
AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Historical analysis of how popular arts represent issues of gender, race, consumerism, and citizenship. How popular artists define boundaries of citizenship and public life: inclusions/exclusions in polity and national identity. How popular arts reinforce/alter political ideologies.
ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What is universal in dreaming/myth, how they vary in different cultures. Influence of dreams on myths. Appearance of folk narratives and cultural symbols in dreams. Relationship between individual and culture. Symbolism, metaphor, metonymy, other tropes common to dreaming/myth. Underlying psychological processes. Papers by anthropologists, case studies, cultural examples.
ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in movies and in other popular media.
ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban form, related issues of design/theory/culture. Thematic history of cities. Lectures, discussions, assignments. prereq: [3411, 3412] or instr consent
ARTH 3921W - Art of the Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of the motion picture as an art form; major films, directors, genres, and styles. Films discussed include THE BIRTH OF A NATION, CITIZEN KANE, BICYCLE THIEF, RASHOMON, and JULES AND JIM.
ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Art + Ecology explores the history, theory, and contemporary practice of artists engaged with the ecological issues of our time. This seminar offers an introduction to the dynamic and emerging field of Environmental Art, focusing on the ways in which artists use creativity to work across disciplines to address ecological concerns. This course investigates the role contemporary artists play as catalysts in relation to a range of concerns, including environmental justice, mass extinction, climate change, and treatment of "waste" as well as issues of the quality of the air, water, soil, and habitat. This seminar also will introduce the notion of artists as agents of change who build communities of ecologically aware practices around interrelated environmental and social issues. Students will be encouraged to see how their creativity and imagination can contribute to finding solutions to pressing environmental problems.
ARTS 3404W - Professional Practices in the Arts (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Professional Practices in the Arts is a course that examines practical applications of presentation, documentation, business skills, and career planning specific to studio art. It provides a foundation of practical information to assist undergraduate and graduate studio majors in building a successful career. The course consists of lectures, discussions, readings, presentations, and demonstrations. The class will spend a significant amount of time discussing different types of art venues and the appropriate contexts for different types of work. Additionally, we will assess and interpret individual students' work as a means to generating appropriate questions and insights for artists statements. prereq: Grad student or [Art BFA student or Art Major, jr or sr]
ARTS 5401W - Seminar: Concepts and Practices in Art (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Various ideologies, cultural strategies that influence practice/interpretation of art. Emphasizes diversity of viewpoints. Application of issues in developing final BFA exhibition.
COMM 3263W - Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images and Messages (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of media images/messages. Principles of literacy. Media content/industries. Media and identity. Media effects. Textbook/packet readings, videos, small groups of peer writing workshops, media analyses.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
COMM 3645W - How Pictures Persuade (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How words/pictures interact in graphic memoirs, political cartoons, and science to create/communicate meaning. How this interaction bears on public advocacy. Reading examples of comprehensive cognitive model of visual communication.
CSCL 3173W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How discourse reproduces consciousness and persuades us to accept that consciousness and the power supporting it. Literary language, advertising, electronic media; film, visual and musical arts, built environment and performance. Techniques for analyzing language, material culture, and performance.
CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Documentary cinema from its emergence in 1920s to present. Complex power relations between filmmakers and their subjects. Political appropriations of the genre.
CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica.
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
PHIL 3502W - Introduction to Aesthetics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of aesthetic theories with applications to specific aesthetic problems.
SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genealogy of cinema in relation to other media, notably photography, radio, television/video, and the Internet. Representative films from decisive moments in global development of cinema. Rise/fall of Hollywood studio system, establishment of different national cinemas, cinematic challenges to cultural imperialism, emergence of post-cinematic technologies.
AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182W/Th 5182W
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182/Th 5182
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
ALL 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014V - Art of India (GP, AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
RELS 3415W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Honors, [soph or above]
ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
RELS 3706W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
ARTS 3401W - Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02487 - ArtS 3401W/ArtS 3401V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Primary critical theories that shape analysis of works of art. Evaluation of works from artist's perspective. Theory as organizational structure from which to understand contemporary works. prereq: instr consent
ARTS 3401V - Honors: Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02487 - ArtS 3401W/ArtS 3401V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This honors course examines primary critical theories that shape analysis of works of art. Evaluation of works from artist's perspective. Theory as organizational structure from which to understand contemporary works. prereq: [junior] or instr consent
ARTH 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
CHIC 3216W - Chicana and Chicano Art (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02537 - ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A Chicana/o has been described as a Mexican-American with a political sense of identity that emerges from a desire for social justice. One journalist bluntly stated, "A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself" (Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times, 1970). This identity emerged through the Chicano Movement, a social and political mobilization that began in the 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement witnessed the rise of community-based political organizing to improve the working conditions, education, housing opportunities, health, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans. For its inception, the Chicano Movement attracted artists who created a new aesthetic and framework for producing art. A major focus of Chicana/o artists of the 1960s and 1970s was representation, the right to self-determination, and the role of art in fostering civic and public engagement. This focus continues to inform Chicana/o cultural production. Social intervention, empowerment, and institutional critique remain some of the most important innovations of American art of the last several decades, and Chicana/o artists played a significant role in this trend.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLOS 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101 - GloS 3322W/Soc 3322W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Origins, dynamics, consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements/political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies.
SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02101
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements. Challenges facing movement organizations. Relationship between movements and political institutions. Role of movements in bringing about social change. Theoretical issues, case studies. prereq: 1001 or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096 - Soc 3451W/Soc 3451V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. "Brazilianization" of American city. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
GEOG 3374V - Honors: The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00062 - Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide. Social/cultural conflict, political/economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, population/development issues (especially as they affect women/children). Additional weekly meeting discusses films, readings. Project on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. prereq: honors
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01876
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diversity of cultures designated "Asian American." Understanding women's lives in historical, cultural, economic, and racial contexts.
GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of media, art, literature, performance, on artistic contributions. History, politics, culture of Asian American women. Interpret cultural production to better understand role of race, gender, nation within American society/citizenship.