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Twin Cities Campus

Art B.F.A.

Art Department
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 68 to 74
  • Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) is a highly selective degree program intended for students who plan to either pursue a professional career in art or prepare for specialized graduate study. Our program provides in-depth instruction in the visual arts through a high concentration of coursework in the Department of Art.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students can apply to the BFA program after being admitted to the University of Minnesota. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be invited to apply to the program after confirming their decision to attend the University of Minnesota and declaring the Art BA. Current students can also apply in both fall and spring semesters. For application information, portfolio requirements, and deadlines, see the department website: cla.umn.edu/art. Students should apply and be admitted to the BFA program before they have completed 60 credits. Students can apply to the BFA program twice, but a third application will not be considered.
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 who wish to apply credits from art courses taken outside the University of Minnesota should contact the department's undergraduate advisor. At least 24 upper division credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. A given course may only count towards one major requirement. 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. All students must complete a capstone in at least one CLA major. The requirements for double majors completing the capstone in a different CLA major will be clearly stated. Students must also complete all major requirements in both majors to allow the additional capstone to be waived. Student completing an addition degree must complete the capstone in each degree area.
Foundation Courses
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling 14 - 15 credit(s) from the following:
Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory or Art and Life
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· 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)
· ARTS 1002 - Art and Life: Thinking About Ethics Through Art [AH, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· Preparatory Courses
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 1102 - Introduction to Painting [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1104 - Introduction to Drawing and Printmaking (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1107 - Introduction to Digital Drawing [AH] (4.0 cr)
· Sculpture and Ceramics
· ARTS 1801 - Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing and Hand-Building Techniques [AH] (4.0 cr)
or ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Practice of 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)
Core Courses
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling 7 - 9 credit(s) from the following:
Critical Theories and Their Construction From a Studio Perspective
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· 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)
· Professional Practices in Art
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3404W - Professional Practices in the Arts [WI] (3.0 cr)
· Art Internship
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 1 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3896 - Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or ARTS 3481 - Curatorial Practice Field Experience (3.0 cr)
Art Electives
Take 9 or more course(s) totaling 34 or more credit(s) from the following:
1xxx
Take 0 - 1 course(s) totaling 0 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 1101 - Introduction to Drawing [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1102 - Introduction to Painting [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1104 - Introduction to Drawing and Printmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1107 - Introduction to Digital Drawing [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1201 - Art + Change: The Transformational Power of Art (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1202 - Art and Yoga: Combining Somatic, Contemplative, and Creative Practices (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 1203 - Art + The Mississippi River (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1701 - Introduction to Photography [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1704 - Introduction to Moving Images [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1801 - Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing and Hand-Building Techniques [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Practice of Sculpture [AH] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 1803 - Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 19xx: Freshman Seminar
· 3xxx
Take 0 - 7 course(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3110 - Intermediate Drawing (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3120 - Intermediate Painting (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3130 - Intermediate Printmaking: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3140 - Figure Drawing (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3150 - Dimensional Painting (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3170 - Intermediate Digital Drawing (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3180 - Zines, Comics, and Books (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3190 - Watercolor Painting (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3230 - Sound Art (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3240 - Making Art Interactive (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3250 - Art + Performance (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3300 - Intermediate Sculpture (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3415H - Honors Exhibition (2.0 cr)
· ARTS 3416H - Honors Thesis: Supporting Paper (1.0 cr)
· ARTS 3481 - Curatorial Practice Field Experience (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3490 - Workshop in Art (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3710 - Black and White Darkroom Photography (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3720 - The Extended Image (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3730 - Intermediate Digital Photography (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3740 - Lighting and the Constructed Image (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3750 - Narrative Digital Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3760 - Experimental Film and Video (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3770 - Animation (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3780 - Super 8 and 16 MM Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3820 - Ceramic: Wheel Throwing (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3830 - Ceramic Sculpture (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3850 - Foundry and Metal Sculpture (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3860 - Sculpture and Installation (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3890 - 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 3896 - Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
· 5xxx
In the final year of studies, a minimum of 8 Art Elective credits must be at the 5xxx level. A 5xxx-level course must be taken concurrently with both ARTS 5401W (Fall) and ARTS 5407 (Spring).
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· ARTS 5105 - Advanced Dimensional Painting (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5110 - Advanced Drawing (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5120 - Advanced Painting (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5140 - Advanced Printmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5230 - Advanced Art + Sound (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5250 - Art + Performance (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5260 - Art + Interdisciplinary Collaborations (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 5490 - Workshop in Art (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5610 - New Media: Making Art Interactive (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5710 - Advanced Photography and Moving Image Projects (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5740 - Lighting and the Constructed Image (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5750 - Advanced Narrative Digital Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5760 - Experimental Film and Video (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5770 - Animation (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5780 - Advanced Super 8 and 16 MM Filmmaking (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5810 - Advanced Ceramics (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5850 - Advanced Foundry and Metal Sculpture (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5860 - Advanced Sculpture (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5890 - 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication (4.0 cr)
· ARTS 5990 - Independent Study in Art (1.0-4.0 cr)
Art History/Cultural Studies Elective
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling 6 - 8 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)
· AMES 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] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 1001W - Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, Desire [AH, DSJ, WI] (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)
· ITAL 1837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film [AH, GP] (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 1501 - Digital Games and Society [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1102 - Stage, Screen, Society: Performance in the Media Age [AH, CIV] (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, TS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 1202W - Media: Word, Image, Sound [AH, TS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· Upper-Division
Take 1 - 2 course(s) from the following:
· ACL 5231 -  Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Issues for Cultural Leaders (3.0 cr)
· ACL 5251 - Courageous Imagination in Action: Art and Culture as Forces and Resources of Change (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3654 - African Cinema [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3357 - Taiwan Film (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3456 - Japanese Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3466 - Japanese Popular Culture in a Global Context (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3556 - Korean Film and Media [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3856W - Palestinian Literature and Film [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 5277 - Space and Modernity in Asia (3.0 cr)
· AMES 5351 - Chinese New Media (3.0 cr)
· AMES 5359 - Early Shanghai Film Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMES 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] (3.0 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 3034W - Roots Music in American Culture and Society [DSJ, WI] (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)
· 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] (3.0 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 on Trial [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 3577 - Photo Nation: Photography in America [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3896 - Directed Professional Experience (1.0-2.0 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 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 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 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 3221 - 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 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas [GP] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics [AH, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3221 - On Television [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3310W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3334 - Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3351W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3352W - Queer Aesthetics & Queer Critique [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art (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 3020 - Studies in Narrative (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3024 - The Graphic Novel (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3045 - Cinematic Seductions: Sex, Gender, Desire (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 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema (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)
· GER 5630 - Topics in German Cinema (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 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)
· 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 - Digital 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)
· 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 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (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)
· TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (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)
· AMES 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, 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)
· AMES 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 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3412W - Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP, WI] (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 4425W - Baroque Architecture [WI] (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)
· 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, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3708 -  The Age of Curiosity: Art, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 [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 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Empires after 1200 (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Empires after 1200 (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 3210 - Cinema and Ideology [AH] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 3210 - Cinema and Ideology [AH] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3220W - Screen Cultures [AH, TS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SCMC 3220W - Screen Cultures [AH, TS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, 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)
Capstone
The year-long capstone experience provides students with skills in critical evaluation of contemporary art and with the experience needed to build a strong portfolio in contemporary art practice. Both ARTS 5401W and 5407 must be taken concurrently with a 5xxx-level course, that count towards the Electives requirement. Students who double major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major are still required to take the Art BFA capstone.
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 7 credit(s) from the following:
Concepts and Practices
ARTS 5401W is a writing-intensive and research-based course in contemporary art theory. The course provides students with the opportunity to do original research on contemporary artists and relate that experience to their own art practices.
· ARTS 5401W - BFA Seminar Capstone 1: Concepts and Practices in Art [WI] (3.0 cr)
· Critique and Exhibition
ARTS 5407 is a critique-based seminar that will provide a structured forum for production and critical discussion of student creative work. The course will help students to verbally articulate their ideas, communicate their creative processes, and develop original art work. The course includes one-on-one and group critiques of independently produced creative work culminating in the BFA Thesis Exhibition in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
· ARTS 5407 - BFA Capstone 2: Critique and Exhibition (4.0 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:
· AMES 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 [HIS, CIV, WI] (3.0 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 - BFA Seminar Capstone 1: 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 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics [AH, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3310W - The Rhetoric of Everyday Life [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3351W - 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)
· SCMC 3001W - History of Cinema and Media Culture [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
· TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, 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 3350W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· These courses do not fulfill other requirements of the major
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· 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)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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ARTS 1001 - Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: 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]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1101/ArtS 2101
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 1102 - Introduction to Painting (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1102/ArtS 2102
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 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1103/ArtS 2502
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 1104 - Introduction to Drawing and Printmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course exposes students to the ideas, methods, and materials of drawing and printmaking. 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. Students will be introduced to printmaking methods through monoprinting and other immediate techniques. In hands-on exercises and projects, students will create original work based on observation and imagination. Slide lectures and critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of these two graphic media. Studio work outside of scheduled class time 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: Wheel-Throwing and Hand-Building Techniques (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in working with a material and practice that dates back 20,000 years? Want direct engagement with creative processes and materials that correlate the hand and the eye with the mind? The course introduces an exciting hands-on experience of ceramic three-dimensional object making. The course introduces general aspects of ceramic practice in art form, based on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, using electric and gas firing methods. It also deals with the basic visual concepts of three-dimensional form whether utilitarian object or non-utilitarian object. The assignments in this course introduce various fundamental elements, technically and artistically, of artistic ceramic production. Students become familiar with the processes and techniques of working with and firing clay, and also the artistic formal languages and experience of externalizing inner thought. Critiques will be used as a tool for developing critical thinking and project development. Finished pieces will be produced that reflect the full ceramic production experience.
ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Practice of Sculpture (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of sculpture through a studio practice with a variety of materials, concepts, techniques, and styles. The course is an introduction to the inherent nature of materials, the development of form in real space, and the shops and tools with which to create sculptural forms in our state-of-the-art facilities. We will focus on the foundations of sculpture through hands-on demonstrations of basic sculptural processes: for example, carving, modeling, assembling, and casting. You will also be exposed to, and experiment with, the diverse range of approaches, work methods, and topics that have occupied sculptors both past and present. Students learn the proper use and function of the wood and metal shops, as well as a variety of other tools and techniques, including new technologies such as the Laser Cutter and VR (Virtual Reality), along with more traditional techniques such as metal casting, paper folding, clay, and plaster. You will discover your individual creative process and aid the sculptural articulation of your conceptual issues through discussion and critique of your class accomplishments. Critiques will be used as a tool for developing critical thinking and project development.
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]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1701/ArtS 2701
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]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1704/ArtS 2601
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to Moving Images provides students with the fundamentals of moving image production including camera work, lighting, and sound. Students will explore audio/visual aesthetics and fundamental elements of narrative, experimental, and animated moving images. Students create several short film projects, both individually and in groups and develop skills in critical evaluation through critique sessions that investigate the aesthetic, technical and cultural interpretation of moving images.This course is the prerequisite for intermediate level Department of Art courses in Moving Images including Narrative Digital Filmmaking, Experimental Film and Video, Animation and Super 8 and 16 mm Filmmaking.
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: 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: 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
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 3896 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field work at local, regional, national, or international arts organization or with professional artist provides experience in activities/administration of art/art-based organizations. prereq: BFA Art major, instr consent
ARTS 3481 - Curatorial Practice Field Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course looks at current critical questions of curating and exhibition making. We explore the process of developing an exhibition, building working relationships with artists and understanding how to e?ectively communicate ideas to turn a concept into a project. The course assumes that curating has also evolved from a practice associated with a museum art expert to something that is increasingly framed as a creative marketable skill related to cultural production. Discussions, readings, and coursework include consideration of gallery and public space and audience experience. Curatorial trends will be explored via site visits to established and alternative exhibit spaces. Students are introduced to a wide variety of artists and how their work is contextualized by the exhibition format. Site visits to exhibition spaces and conversations with professional curators reinforce the course material. Through practice and application, students examine the evolving de?nitions and responsibilities of a curator, and a variety of issues related to the development of a coherent and relevant exhibition. Students participate in hands-on, curatorial workshops, and curate a professional, public presentation using a nontraditional space, gallery space, digital space or other local venue.
ARTS 1101 - Introduction to Drawing (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1101/ArtS 2101
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 1102 - Introduction to Painting (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1102/ArtS 2102
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 1103 - Introduction to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital Processes (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1103/ArtS 2502
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 1104 - Introduction to Drawing and Printmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course exposes students to the ideas, methods, and materials of drawing and printmaking. 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. Students will be introduced to printmaking methods through monoprinting and other immediate techniques. In hands-on exercises and projects, students will create original work based on observation and imagination. Slide lectures and critiques will help students to address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of these two graphic media. Studio work outside of scheduled class time 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 1201 - Art + Change: The Transformational Power of Art
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Art+ Change: The Transformational Power of Art is an introduction to the complex and varied artist-centered approaches to the social, ethical, political, and environmental challenges of our times. As an emerging form of art, contemporary socially engaged art is not a monolithic practice and goals amongst practitioners exhibit a wide range of approaches. Artists may work towards changing dominant systems in order to foster more positive outcomes; other artists strive to acknowledge and call out complexity and contradictions of those same systems. While artists working in this field, commonly called social practice work, investigate a broad set of topics and media approaches, with varying motivations and intentions, what they share is a foregrounding of the subject and content that informs the work. This course examines the way engaged social art practice can lead to sustained connections and shared visions within communities and institutions; can create a more just and equitable culture; and can address many pressing environmental and social issues of our day. The class investigates the role of the art as a catalyst for social change. We will approach this through questions and dialogue, acknowledging that many of the tensions and contradictions cannot be resolved but are still worth the effort to recognize and address. This course combines a research-based learning environment with a strong studio- based component. Through readings, presentations, field trips, experiential and sensory opportunities, case studies, video presentations, and class project initiatives, we will explore the spectrum of contemporary strategies to a socially engaged approach to art. Students will create hands-on and a culminating collaborative creative project and will learn to identify themes, develop ideas individually, and collectively and execute these ideas through multiple ways of knowing and making of art projects. Through a variety of media, students will be encouraged to explore issues and address themes that they are passionate about. Students will be assessed through their participation in discussion, through their writing, and the quality of their creative projects
ARTS 1202 - Art and Yoga: Combining Somatic, Contemplative, and Creative Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Art and Yoga integrates somatic and creative practices for greater peace, joy, self-acceptance, and vitality. It nurtures your full creative potential and develops your connection to your inner resources through a careful sequencing of yoga and art. Each class opens with yoga, chanting, and meditation, which leads into guided creative exercises with various art materials. This yoga-then-art sequence helps you selectively calm and energize the body/mind prior to experimenting with the expressive arts. Highlighting Kundalini Yoga, during each class we learn a mixture of pranayam (breathing techniques), kriyas (postural asana sequences), and meditations with mudra (hand positions) and mantra (repetition of primal sounds and sacred phrases). Along the way students learn effective self-care practices to manage stress and overwhelm. During the second half of each class, once in a meditative, yogic state, we explore a guided creative prompt, typically using oil pastels, water-based paints and other mixed media for drawing and painting, or pen and paper for creative writing. Occasionally we explore sound and authentic movement. Overall, the course emphasizes the creative process rather than the final outcome; the intention is to cultivate a non-judgmental attitude towards our body/minds and the creative gifts we have to share. You leave the course feeling stronger emotionally, physically, and creatively. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing to class. Art materials are supplied for the creative exercises we do during class. The yoga-then-art sequence is also used during your weekly home practice. A list will be provided for you to purchase supplies to use at home, though feel free to use materials you already own. Evaluation based on attendance, participation, quality of engagement, a service component, regular home creative practice, two self-assessment written reports, and one additional home creative project. This class is for all levels of art and yoga backgrounds: although welcome, no previous experience is necessary.
ARTS 1203 - Art + The Mississippi River
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
As the Mississippi River flows through campus, it shapes the site of a seventy-two-mile urban national park in the heart of Dakota homeland. Using the river as a basis for artistic inquiry, research, and collaborative practices, students engage in interdisciplinary creative explorations while learning about water ecologies and politics: mapping, book-making, digital photography, sound portraits, aerial photography, underwater photography, and performance. The Mississippi River, increasingly identified with the University of Minnesota, sparks our collective imagination and connects us through time, water, land, and culture. In this course we will focus on learning about the Mississippi, and ourselves, by cultivating a personal relationship with the river and experimenting with art to convey this. We will examine why place-based learning, systems thinking, and engaged individual and collective creative engagement can lead to out-of-the-box learning, art-making, and innovative solutions to challenging social and ecological problems. Students are not expected to have previous art experience but will be introduced to a number of media approaches. This class provides multiple opportunities to learn about how art intersects with other disciplines, including physics, geology, history, anthropology. Our process will value multiple ways of knowing, generate varied perspectives, emphasize peer-to-peer learning, and introduce a range of creative media, materials, and technologies. Class activities will include traveling on a river boat, launching aerial balloon cameras, visiting cultural, scientific, and historic places, and engaging in conversations with guest artists, architects, composers, scientists, and culture keepers. Many students at the University of Minnesota are looking for ways to be creative in how they connect to issues that they care about. This course introduces approaches that will assist students in learning how to initiate and create these types of art projects and practices.
ARTS 1701 - Introduction to Photography (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1701/ArtS 2701
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]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 1704/ArtS 2601
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to Moving Images provides students with the fundamentals of moving image production including camera work, lighting, and sound. Students will explore audio/visual aesthetics and fundamental elements of narrative, experimental, and animated moving images. Students create several short film projects, both individually and in groups and develop skills in critical evaluation through critique sessions that investigate the aesthetic, technical and cultural interpretation of moving images.This course is the prerequisite for intermediate level Department of Art courses in Moving Images including Narrative Digital Filmmaking, Experimental Film and Video, Animation and Super 8 and 16 mm Filmmaking.
ARTS 1801 - Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing and Hand-Building Techniques (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in working with a material and practice that dates back 20,000 years? Want direct engagement with creative processes and materials that correlate the hand and the eye with the mind? The course introduces an exciting hands-on experience of ceramic three-dimensional object making. The course introduces general aspects of ceramic practice in art form, based on wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, using electric and gas firing methods. It also deals with the basic visual concepts of three-dimensional form whether utilitarian object or non-utilitarian object. The assignments in this course introduce various fundamental elements, technically and artistically, of artistic ceramic production. Students become familiar with the processes and techniques of working with and firing clay, and also the artistic formal languages and experience of externalizing inner thought. Critiques will be used as a tool for developing critical thinking and project development. Finished pieces will be produced that reflect the full ceramic production experience.
ARTS 1802 - Introduction to Sculpture: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Practice of Sculpture (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of sculpture through a studio practice with a variety of materials, concepts, techniques, and styles. The course is an introduction to the inherent nature of materials, the development of form in real space, and the shops and tools with which to create sculptural forms in our state-of-the-art facilities. We will focus on the foundations of sculpture through hands-on demonstrations of basic sculptural processes: for example, carving, modeling, assembling, and casting. You will also be exposed to, and experiment with, the diverse range of approaches, work methods, and topics that have occupied sculptors both past and present. Students learn the proper use and function of the wood and metal shops, as well as a variety of other tools and techniques, including new technologies such as the Laser Cutter and VR (Virtual Reality), along with more traditional techniques such as metal casting, paper folding, clay, and plaster. You will discover your individual creative process and aid the sculptural articulation of your conceptual issues through discussion and critique of your class accomplishments. Critiques will be used as a tool for developing critical thinking and project development.
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 3110 - Intermediate Drawing
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An intermediate level course that expands upon skills learned in beginning drawing. Specialized drawing techniques in dry and wet media will be introduced as well as contemporary, experimental, and conceptual approaches and issues. prereq: 1101 or 1104
ARTS 3120 - Intermediate Painting
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of painting and the development of artistic voice. The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of techniques, materials, processes and aesthetic sensibilities related to contemporary painting. Exploration of individual approach and self- directed concepts are stressed. Students can choose to work with acrylics and/or oils. Studio work outside of scheduled class time is expected. prereq: 1102
ARTS 3130 - Intermediate Printmaking: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The print as vehicle for conceptual/personal expression. Traditional printmaking techniques, evolving contemporary processes for realizing visual concepts. Historical/cultural development of multiple/matrix as means of communication. prereq: 1103 or 1104
ARTS 3140 - Figure Drawing
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3140/ArtS 3112
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to develop ability in drawing through observation and interpretation of the human form. Some in class work and assignments will be structured with strict limitations, including choices of media. Students will explore contemporary viewpoints and modern aspects of the figure through slide lectures and class discussions. Prereq: 1101 or 1104
ARTS 3150 - Dimensional Painting
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores the hybridization of painting, sculpture, and installation. The illusionary space and techniques of two dimensional media is combined and co-exists with three dimensional sculptural approaches. Students will discover their own solutions to painting in space. Formats for projects include wall constructions, wall paintings, object-based paintings, found objects, assemblage, reliefs, floor works, and installations. The students will also explore a vast number of materials, and the technical problems and solutions that are possible. Historical and contemporary artists and concepts that are relevant to dimensional painting will also be introduced. Studio work outside of class is expected. prereq: 1102
ARTS 3170 - Intermediate Digital Drawing
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Possibilities of digital technology as tool and component in contemporary, creative drawing practice. prereq: 1107
ARTS 3180 - Zines, Comics, and Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class introduces students to the culture and creation of artists books, comics, and zines. Students will generate one example of each format, while being exposed to a wide range of works and relevant processes. We will view and read examples across cultures and develop an understanding of the history and contemporary context for making artists books. We will look at zines that embrace punk culture, gay culture, counter culture, and feminist movements. We will read graphic novels and connect with the local comics scene. We will visit archives of artists books in the Twin Cities, starting with the impressive collection at the University of Minnesota. Students will learn basic letterpress printing and screen printing as well as other generative techniques for self-publishing, from the copy machine to internet publishing. Students will also be introduced to binding techniques for the artists' book section of this class.
ARTS 3190 - Watercolor Painting
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students will explore expressive and technical possibilities of watercolor including contemporary, traditional, and experimental approaches to painting. They will learn about pictorial structure, color relationships, and forming creative ideas for visual expression. Projects will focus on both representational and abstract imagery. This class encourages the development of critical thinking, self­-evaluation, and the pursuit of independent ideas. Contemporary and historical painting will be introduced as a reference for painting projects. In addition to creating artwork, we will discuss the creative process and artistic practice through selected readings. A goal of this course is for students to understand the importance of painting as a thinking process and as a language.
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 3230 - Sound Art
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This Sound Art course is designed to cultivate your curiosity about the sonic as a contemporary art modality. It provides an introduction to diverse practices, techniques, and ways of thinking about sound while encouraging you to develop and expand upon your creative work. Students produce creative projects using sound as primary material. History of experimental sound art from early 20th century to present. Critiques, readings, writing, public presentations will be included weekly. prereq: 1704
ARTS 3240 - Making Art Interactive
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Responsive, tangible media. Critical theory/history of new media. prereq: 1704
ARTS 3250 - Art + Performance
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3250/ArtS 5250
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Studio practice, investigation of forms of expression involving narrative, performance, installation. Hybrid art forms introduced by Dada movement in 1920's, continued by Fluxus movement in 1950's, to contemporary performance/installation artists.
ARTS 3300 - Intermediate Sculpture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [1001, 1301] or [2301, 3390]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Studio practice. Historical/contemporary methods/concepts. Personal sculptural thinking in various media platforms. Individual/collaborative modes for contemporary sculptural practice. prereq: [1001, 1301] or [2301, 3390]
ARTS 3415H - Honors Exhibition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced problems in studio and research, leading to a magna or summa exhibition. prereq: [Magna or summa honors candidate], instr consent, dept consent
ARTS 3416H - Honors Thesis: Supporting Paper
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Summa thesis paper written in support of honors exhibition or in relation to candidate's visual/conceptual interests. prereq: Summa level honors candidate, instr consent
ARTS 3481 - Curatorial Practice Field Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course looks at current critical questions of curating and exhibition making. We explore the process of developing an exhibition, building working relationships with artists and understanding how to e?ectively communicate ideas to turn a concept into a project. The course assumes that curating has also evolved from a practice associated with a museum art expert to something that is increasingly framed as a creative marketable skill related to cultural production. Discussions, readings, and coursework include consideration of gallery and public space and audience experience. Curatorial trends will be explored via site visits to established and alternative exhibit spaces. Students are introduced to a wide variety of artists and how their work is contextualized by the exhibition format. Site visits to exhibition spaces and conversations with professional curators reinforce the course material. Through practice and application, students examine the evolving de?nitions and responsibilities of a curator, and a variety of issues related to the development of a coherent and relevant exhibition. Students participate in hands-on, curatorial workshops, and curate a professional, public presentation using a nontraditional space, gallery space, digital space or other local venue.
ARTS 3490 - Workshop in Art
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected topics and intensive studio activity; topics vary yearly.
ARTS 3710 - Black and White Darkroom Photography
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classical photographic practice, concentrating on camera and darkroom controls. Historical overview of the medium. Conceptual and contemporary approaches to traditional themes. prereq: 1701
ARTS 3720 - The Extended Image
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Manipulation of the photo image using various camera and darkroom methods including sequence, multiples, narrative, and book formats. Marking and altering photographic surfaces, applied color, and toning. Use of the photograph in interdisciplinary projects. prereq: 1701
ARTS 3730 - Intermediate Digital Photography
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Photographic digital imaging in fine arts. Manipulation, computer applications. Editing in photo imaging software. prereq: 1701
ARTS 3740 - Lighting and the Constructed Image
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3740/ArtS 5740
Typically offered: Every Spring
Take charge of your photographs and moving images. This class is about making pictures vs. taking pictures. Students will learn to use flash and continuous light sources to shape the content and feeling of your work, to create worlds, characters, and stories. Some projects will be specific to still photography, but you will have the option of working with moving image in others. You will learn principles of lighting that apply to all media. In addition to lighting, the use of props, sets, costumes and digital manipulation will be explored in a series of student projects. We will learn to control and shape light in the studio and on location, in table-top setups and large-scale outdoor productions. We will look at contemporary and historic artists in all genres who are masters of the constructed image. There will be a lot of hands-on skills taught in this class, but always in the service of exploring and expressing your personal vision. prereq: ARTS 1701 Introduction to Photography
ARTS 3750 - Narrative Digital Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3750/ArtS 5750
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Narrative forms of video. Documentary, live action, memoir, experimental forms. Digital video production and editing. Personal aesthetic and conceptual directions. Theory, critical readings about historical and contemporary works in video. prereq: [1704 or instr consent]
ARTS 3760 - Experimental Film and Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3760/ArtS 5760
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within a contemporary art context. Using digital media technologies in installation, performance, and interactive video art. Emphasizes expanding personal artistic development. Theoretical issues, critical/historical readings/writings in media arts. prereq: ARTS 1704
ARTS 3770 - Animation
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3770/ArtS 5770
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creating ideas visually with 2- and 3-dimensional animation technologies. Vector- and layer-based raster animation. Modeling objects and spaces, creating textures, lighting, movement, sound track. prereq: ARTS 1704
ARTS 3780 - Super 8 and 16 MM Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3780/ArtS 5780
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will explore the medium of Super 8 filmmaking in the tradition of the experimental and avant ­garde. We will focus on the physicality of the film stock, the basic mechanics of the camera and projector, and how these elements translate into a visual language and aesthetic. Students will learn how to shoot, process, edit, splice, project, and transfer their own super 8 films. This course will balance the technical, conceptual, and historical aspects of small­ gauge or amateur analog filmmaking, and address what it means to work in this medium at the beginning of the 21st century. The course will include presentations, readings, and discussions on contemporary and historical artists in the medium, as well as outside film screenings and lectures. Classroom visits by artists will also provide an informed context for the primary course objective.
ARTS 3820 - Ceramic: Wheel Throwing
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Expands wheel-throwing skills, develops aesthetic awareness of ceramic forms. Kiln firing, glaze formulation. prereq: 1801
ARTS 3830 - Ceramic Sculpture
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intermediate hand building. Development of abilities, critical awareness. Kiln firing, glaze formulation. prereq: 1801
ARTS 3850 - Foundry and Metal Sculpture
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3850/ArtS 5850
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Metal casting of sculpture in bronze, iron, aluminum, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods and concepts. Development of personal sculptural imagery. prereq: ARTS 1802
ARTS 3860 - Sculpture and Installation
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This class will examine the historical and contemporary aspects of sculpture installation art. The structure of this studio course provides space for in-depth research, idea development, individual exploration, experimentation, play and critical feedback. This course is not media specific, you will be working with materials that work with the concepts in your practice. You are encouraged to explore the use of sound, video and performance in your installations. A generous amount of studio time is allowed for studio work and personal exploration augmented by readings, field trips and visiting artist lectures. prereq: 1802
ARTS 3890 - 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3890/ArtS 5890
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this class, students will learn the basic skills of 3D computer modeling and digital fabrication to generate objects using the Department of Art's 3D Printers, 3-axis CNC Router and Laser Cutter. Instruction includes computer modeling in Adobe Illustrator and Rhino, transfer of files and object fabrication.
ARTS 3896 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field work at local, regional, national, or international arts organization or with professional artist provides experience in activities/administration of art/art-based organizations. prereq: BFA Art major, instr consent
ARTS 5105 - Advanced Dimensional Painting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Illusionary space applied to sculptural forms. Practical applications of spatial/painterly concepts. Emphasizes critical/visual judgment. Development of cohesive body of work reflecting interaction of two/three dimensions. prereq: 3105 or instr consent
ARTS 5110 - Advanced Drawing
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This studio course provides students the opportunity to investigate individual ideas and work on self-guided projects within a communal learning environment. Students will be encouraged to develop and execute their ideas with skillfulness and clarity. Through a consideration of diverse materials and practices, students will develop a proficiency in the language of contemporary drawing or painting. This course is designed to assist students in making connections between their own work and larger global themes and issues. Group and individual critiques, field trips, reviewing the work of other artists and readings will supplement studio work. Students are expected to spend time working on their projects outside of scheduled class time. prereq: Art major and ARTS 3110
ARTS 5120 - Advanced Painting
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This studio course provides students the opportunity to investigate individual ideas and work on self-guided projects within a communal learning environment. Students will be encouraged to develop and execute their ideas with skillfulness and clarity. Through a consideration of diverse materials and practices, students will develop a proficiency in the language of contemporary painting. This course is designed to assist students make connections between their own work and larger global themes and issues. Group and individual critiques, field trips, reviewing the work of other artists and readings will supplement studio work. Students are expected to spend time working on their paintings outside of scheduled class time. prereq: ARTS 3120 and ARTS major
ARTS 5140 - Advanced Printmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth research of personal imagery using a broad range of historical and contemporary applications. Development of imagery using color, photo-mechanical, digital processes. Cross-media approaches. Prereq: ARTS major and ARTS 3130
ARTS 5230 - Advanced Art + Sound
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sound art practice/theory. Emphasizes individual creative projects using sound as primary material. History of experimental sound art from early 20th century to present. Critiques, readings, writing, public presentations. prereq: ARTS major and 3605 or 3230
ARTS 5250 - Art + Performance
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3250/ArtS 5250
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Studio practice in performance art and installation; investigation of historical and contemporary methods and concepts of interdisciplinary expression. Development of personal imagery. Prereq: ARTS major
ARTS 5260 - Art + Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary, collaborative artist teams explore modes of creative expression at intersections of the arts. Students collaborate to co-author/produce works of art for pubic presentation. Emphazes integration of media arts with visual art, music, dance, and theater to produce interdisciplinary/collaborative art. prereq: Upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in art, creative writing, dance, music or theater.
ARTS 5490 - Workshop in Art
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected topics and intensive studio activity. Topics vary yearly.
ARTS 5610 - New Media: Making Art Interactive
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Conceptual/aesthetic development with digital, interactive art. Experimental approaches to interactive technologies. Projects with responsive/tangible media. Theory/history of new media. prereq: 3601 or instr consent
ARTS 5710 - Advanced Photography and Moving Image Projects
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design/implementation of individual advanced projects. Demonstrations, lectures, critique. Reading, writing, discussion of related articles/exhibitions. prereq: previously completed a 3XXX course in Photography or Moving Images and Art major
ARTS 5740 - Lighting and the Constructed Image
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3740/ArtS 5740
Typically offered: Every Spring
Take charge of your photographs and moving images. This class is about making pictures vs. taking pictures. Students will learn to use flash and continuous light sources to shape the content and feeling of your work, to create worlds, characters, and stories. Some projects will be specific to still photography, but you will have the option of working with moving image in others. You will learn principles of lighting that apply to all media. In addition to lighting, the use of props, sets, costumes and digital manipulation will be explored in a series of student projects. We will learn to control and shape light in the studio and on location, in table-top setups and large-scale outdoor productions. We will look at contemporary and historic artists in all genres who are masters of the constructed image. There will be a lot of hands-on skills taught in this class, but always in the service of exploring and expressing your personal vision. prereqs: ARTS Major
ARTS 5750 - Advanced Narrative Digital Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3750/ArtS 5750
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Narrative forms of video. Documentary, live action, memoir, experimental forms. Digital video production and editing. Personal aesthetic and conceptual directions. Theory, critical readings about historical and contemporary works in video. prereq: 3750
ARTS 5760 - Experimental Film and Video
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3760/ArtS 5760
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental approaches in producing digital video within a contemporary art context. Using digital media technologies in installation, performance, and interactive video art. Emphasizes expanding personal artistic development. Theoretical issues, critical/historical readings/writings in media arts. prereq: ARTS major
ARTS 5770 - Animation
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3770/ArtS 5770
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creating ideas visually with 2- and 3-dimensional animation technologies. Vector- and layer-based raster animation. Modeling objects and spaces, creating textures, lighting, movement, sound track. prereq: Art major
ARTS 5780 - Advanced Super 8 and 16 MM Filmmaking
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3780/ArtS 5780
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will explore the medium of Super 8 filmmaking in the tradition of the experimental and avant ­garde. We will focus on the physicality of the film stock, the basic mechanics of the camera and projector, and how these elements translate into a visual language and aesthetic. Students will learn how to shoot, process, edit, splice, project, and transfer their own super 8 films. This course will balance the technical, conceptual, and historical aspects of small gauge or amateur analog filmmaking, and address what it means to work in this medium at the beginning of the 21st century. The course will include presentations, readings, and discussions on contemporary and historical artists in the medium, as well as outside film screenings and lectures. Classroom visits by artists will also provide an informed context for the primary course objective. Prereq: Art major
ARTS 5810 - Advanced Ceramics
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Critical discourse of aesthetics. History of, contemporary issues in clay and criticism. Independent, advanced projects. prereq: ARTS major and ARTS 3820 or ARTS 3830
ARTS 5850 - Advanced Foundry and Metal Sculpture
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3850/ArtS 5850
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Metal casting of sculpture in bronze, iron, aluminum, other metals. Studio practice, investigation of historical/contemporary methods and concepts. Development of personal sculptural imagery. prereq: Art major
ARTS 5860 - Advanced Sculpture
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This advanced Sculpture course is a self-motivated and self-directed studio class to help you develop and maintain a personal studio practice. The structure of this studio course provides space for in-depth research, idea development, individual exploration, experimentation, play and critical feedback. Prereq: ARTS major and ARTS 3860
ARTS 5890 - 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtS 3890/ArtS 5890
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this class, students will learn the basic skills of 3D computer modeling and digital fabrication to generate objects using the Department of Art's 3D Printers, 3-axis CNC Router, and Laser Cutter. Instruction includes computer modeling in Adobe Illustrator and Rhino, transfer of files, and object fabrication. Prereq: ARTS major
ARTS 5990 - Independent Study in Art
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent study project designed by student in consultation with instructor. prereq: Major, completed regular course with instructor, 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.
AMES 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: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 1004W/1004V/1016W/1016V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This one-semester course is an introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture from South, Southeast, and East Asia. It will cover works from ancient cultures to those of contemporary Asian diasporas. Resisting the impossible task of covering everything, we will instead home in on specific objects in order to understand them in their broader cultural, religious, and social contexts. We will trace the ways in which common themes and problems appear in different art forms and in different places, and we will discover the ways in which seemingly disparate styles and objects may be productively understood in conversation with each other. We will work together to create an interpretive model that is synthetic, critical, and appreciative of the enormously diverse field that is Asian Art. Lectures will move from explanatory descriptions of objects and histories that are covered in the textbook to critical interpretations of the historiographies that shape the contemporary reception of Asian art.
CSCL 1001W - Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, Desire (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Culture is a site of struggle, over meanings, values, history, and reality. This course introduces students to cultural studies as a conceptual, interpretive, and interdisciplinary approach to the role that culture plays in defining reality and to the possibilities for contesting those definitions. Through exploring the rituals and practices of culture that shape our perceptions of the world, often in ways we take for granted, the course seeks to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between individual and society, representation and reality, as well as theory and practice.
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: GDes 2399W/GDes 2399V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Secret history of modern, postmodern, and contemporary design. Principles and 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: Ger 1601/Ger 1601H/JwSt 3601
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.
ITAL 1837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 and Society (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Digital games have a wide-ranging impact on our culture and society and are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the entertainment media industry, generating enormous profits for the game companies. In this course, you will: (1) be introduced to the academic study of video games; (2) examine digital games as forms of communication and interactive storytelling, as well as games of entertainment, commerce, social activism, professional training, and education; (3) consider the impact of mobile media, particularly for games and gameplay; (4) discuss next-generation virtual reality technology that may change the way we think about immersive media experiences; and (5) study the history, ethics, and socio-cultural impact of digital games and related technologies.
TH 1102 - Stage, Screen, Society: Performance in the Media Age (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
From viral memes to ?fake news,? from video-gaming to vlogging, our rapidly changing media-scape is at the center of public debates about everything from mental health to the future of democracy. This course engages with these debates to understand the power of new media to shape our identities and values, our cultural habits and communities, our economy and political life. We discuss how we ?perform ourselves? through media, giving rise to social anxieties about truth, authenticity, equality, and belonging, but also to tremendous opportunities for self-expression and connection. And we investigate how our performances are monetized or instrumentalized by governments, social movements, or corporations. How did our current media system develop, and whose interests has it served? How, for better or worse, has the social media age changed us and the world we live in? And how can we make sure that in the future that change is for the better?
ARTH 1921W - Introduction to Film Study (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 1921W/CSCL 1201W/SCMC 120
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: 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, CSCL 1201V, SCMC 1201V, ARTH 1921W, CSCL 1921W, CSCL 1201 or SCMC 1201
SCMC 1201W - Cinema (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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, TS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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, TS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 - Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Issues for Cultural Leaders
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 - Courageous Imagination in Action: Art and Culture as Forces and Resources of Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class is for anyone passionate about the unique capacities embedded in arts and cultural work, concerned about the cascade of challenges facing humanity, and determined to lead with and through the powerful resources of the arts and culture. Fundamental changes in organizations, programs, and resources are needed to meet the complex challenges of our times. A key emphasis of the course is development of a personal mission and purpose by each student as a leader in working with existing organizations and systems and leading changes essential for a sustainable, humane, creative, and thriving future. The course is designed to challenge and support students as they choose a direction and purpose they wish to address ? contacts, examples, resources, local, regional, national, websites, people, and examples will be provided. The course examines existing organizations and systems, those in transformation and the opportunity, need and challenge in creating new forms. Students meet key people in different sectors and stages of change. This is a highly interactive course, with simulations, imaginative work and a variety of visitors, site visits, and explorations of ideas and beliefs that may be challenging. These may include connections with Minnesota State legislature, regional arts councils, City of Minneapolis and/or St Paul, large and small arts and culture organizations in the area. National networks including USDAC, Americans for the Arts, Climate Generation, The Wounded Warrior Project, and others. Students will prepare a presentation that links their personal purpose and mission with the work they seek and the differences they hope to make and support.
AFRO 3654 - African Cinema (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
This course introduces you to films written and directed by African filmmakers beginning the 2nd part of the 20th Century. Through an exploration of the stylistic and thematic issues raised by each film, it is expected that students will gain a broad understanding of how African filmmakers portray African social and cultural life, including the artistic and political contexts within which they work. In this way, students will gain an historical perspective on the origins of African filmmaking, confront the basic social, cultural and aesthetic questions raised by African filmmakers and critics, and consider how questions raised by African filmmakers and their films fit into the larger context of world cinema. We will contrast postcolonial African films with Hollywood jungle epics, settler/adventure romances in safari paradise, and colonial movies about Africa. Moving beyond strict categories and standards we will also examine the role of documentary films in shaping our understanding of African people's lives and the social construction of reality. We will review the place of documentary film in the current media-scape and discuss its functions and limitations. Most films will be screened in original languages with English subtitles.
AMES 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 3556 - Korean Film and Media (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course is an introduction to Korean film from the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) to the present day. We discuss the emergence of the Korean film industry under the conditions of colonial modernity and the various political pressures put on film production in South Korea until the 1990s. We will then turn to the last twenty years, during which South Korean film and television have experienced a boom in popularity in East Asia and globally. Throughout, we will focus on the formal and technical aspects of film, representations of history and historical memory, genre borrowing and genre mixing, and the relationships between art-house and culture industry productions.
AMES 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.
AMES 3856W - Palestinian Literature and Film (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 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.
AMES 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: 3.0 [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: Anth 2006/Anth 3006
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Science Fiction has been one of the most popular genres of literature over the last century and a half. Despite its great popularity, however, many fans of the genre do not realize how much it has in common with the discipline of Anthropology. Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human in all times and places. Science fiction, for its part, explores human existence in equally diverse contexts, except that those imagined contexts frequently have not yet happened. Despite this similarity, anthropology is extremely poorly known compared to science fiction. This course uses the stimulating and entertaining literature of science fiction to expose students to anthropology who, having never been exposed to it in high school, are likely to leave university without learning the power of the discipline?s perspective on humanity. Through individual pairings of anthropology texts and science fiction stories, the course explores the relevance of biological anthropology, social anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology to humanity?s future. The course?s juxtaposition of anthropological literature to science fiction stories is designed to provide students with the ability to see how our future is more dependent on how humanity works (as anthropology understands it), than merely what the next technological invention has to offer us. This course introduces students to the breadth of anthropological topics using the literature of such award-winning science fiction (SF) authors as Isaac Asimov, Elisabeth Bear, Jerome Bixby, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin, Catherine Moore, Mike Resnik, Kim Stanley Robinson, Neil Stephenson, James Tiptree, Jr., and Kurt Vonnegut. While the course is not designed to cover the literary criticism of SF literature nor the social analysis of the SF community of readers and authors, the choice of which SF authors to oppose to select anthropological topics was shaped by my understanding of the historical development of SF literature. Students will thus read stories written from the Golden Age of magazine SF to the most recent post-cyberpunk novelists. The selection of SF stories is of course idiosyncratic but it is designed to reflect the goal of learning something of anthropology while having a blast reading SF.
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 3034W - Roots Music in American Culture and Society (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course focuses on aspects of southern American vernacular music that came to public attention in the 1920s and 1930s as commercial recordings and field recordings of rural music became available. Although the music had deep roots in the American past, it also underwent dramatic transformations as a result of the coming of industrial capitalism to the south and as a result of the commercial recording process itself. This music continues to profoundly shape popular music today. We will try to consider as many questions as possible during the semester, but we will focus especially on three sets of issues. First, we will consider the music in terms of the historical contexts that shaped it. Second, we will consider the cultural politics surrounding the music as we focus on question of how historical narratives, popular media and popular perceptions, and scholarly works represent and interpret (in often problematic ways) certain genres of popular music and what the politics of those representations might be; and we will consider also how we listen to ?roots music,? how our listening is shaped by contemporary social and political circumstances. Third, we will attempt to understand musical genres in relation to the production of race and class and the experience of racial and class inequalities in the United States, and this may in turn prompt us to think critically about the idea of musical genre itself.
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: Every Fall
This course will explore images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in the movies and in other popular media. It has four aims: l) to introduce the problem of nonWestern peoples in the West from historical points of view, 2) to discuss the relationship between mass media and issue of representation to the marketplace, 3) to introduce the concept of morality in and through collective representations as developed by Durkheim, and 4) to analyze the problem of moral agency in a series of Hollywood and Independent movies which portray nonwestern peoples and cultures. We will watch movies portraying three different groups of cultures, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and the Japanese. In each unit, we will first read important commentary on Western representations of each of these peoples, such as Bernard Smith on Pacific Islanders and Vine Deloria on images of Native Americans and Gina Marchetti on Hollywood?s Japanese.
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 Spring
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: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic 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 on Trial (AH, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & 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 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 3896 - 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 3921W - Art of the Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will engage with the history of film as an art form through a selection of significant movements, styles, filmmakers, institutions, and, of course, individual films from around the world. While this will not be a comprehensive study, it will address both mainstream, commercial films as well as oppositional, experimental, underground, and otherwise challenging works. Some of the wide-ranging selection of films we will watch and discuss: Germaine Dulac?s La Coquille et le Clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman) (1922), Gillo Pontecorvo?s The Battle of Algiers (1966), Julie Dash?s Daughters of the Dust (1991), and Alfonso Cuarón?s Roma (2018).
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 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 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 5765 - Early Chinese Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 5781/RelS 5781
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 3221 - 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 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3211/SCMC 3211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores Global and Transnational Cinemas as alternative traditions to the dominant Hollywood-centered accounts of film history. Students will grapple with the historical, social, and political motivations of cinematic projects that critique traditions of national cinema, or that resist the hegemonic force of neocolonial cultural centers. Italian Neo-realism and the French New Wave will be examined as movements that challenge politics and mass culture. Third Cinema in Latin America and pan-African cinematic movements will be examined through their struggles with both colonialism and the rise of post-colonial dictatorships. Indian and Japanese cinemas of the 50s & 60s will mark out new possibilities of filmmaking and distribution. Finally, counter-hegemonic and experimental movements in U.S.-based film, such as the L.A. Rebellion and Fluxus, will allow students to understand how opposition to Hollywood style could exist within the very centers of cultural power while also reaching out to larger global communities.
CSCL 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3212W/SCMC 3212W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course explores the ethics and aesthetics of documentary cinema, arguably the very first genre of film. We will track the way documentary has widened from largely instructional and experimental uses early in its history to become a distinct genre among today?s familiar feature films. We will screen early documentaries, which may include shocking ethnographies (Nanook of the North, The Mad Masters). Over the course of the term, the syllabus makes its way to recent exemplars of the genre (films may include: Amy, American Teen, I Am Not Your Negro, A Jihad for Love, Generation Wealth, Fetish, Blackfish and so on). One of our aims will be to explore students? relations as viewers and documentarians themselves (via smartphones, Instagram, etc.) to this participatory, revelatory, and always controversial, politically fraught film practice. Documentary Cinema includes both full class lectures and discussions as well as small group discussion of films and readings, and may include the opportunity for students to create their own personal documentary. Intellectually, the course balances out a study of the grammar of documentary as an artistic practice with explorations of the ways the genre reflects broader currents of cinematic and cultural history. By the end of the semester, students should have a stronger understanding of the ways documentary cinema opens our senses to the world around us.
CSCL 3221 - On Television (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3221/SCMC 3221
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
We will study writings on television and specific TV shows from a variety of angles to understand the rise of American broadcast technologies, how race and class are crafted on TV, representations of gender and the home, postmodernity and late capitalism, the rise and demise and of taste, global television and the public sphere, the production of ?reality? in our present historical moment, and changes in televisual technologies. Throughout the course, we will also consider what constitutes television?the technology, the form, and the content?and learn to read these three facets of it concurrently.
CSCL 3310W - 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. (previously 3173W)
CSCL 3334 - Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. (previously 3461)
CSCL 3351W - 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. (previously 3458W)
CSCL 3352W - Queer Aesthetics & Queer Critique (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Is there such a thing as global queer aesthetic? If so, how do various modes of representation and expression (novels, poetry, and sophisticated uses of language across film, television and video, digital media, pop music and punk) elaborate and enact queerness in particular material ways while also helping to create a larger, intermedial queer culture?
CSCL 5302 - Aesthetics and the Valuation of Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CL 5302/CSCL 5302/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.
CSCL 5305 - Vision and Visuality: An Intellectual History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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
In 1939, the art critic Clement Greenberg defined avant-garde art in opposition to the ?kitsch? of mass-produced culture. To what extent does this conception of the avant-garde apply to the cinema?an institution and art form that supposedly requires machines and industrial modes of production? This course introduces students to key works of avant-garde and experimental film made by artists working on the margins of commercial film and mainstream art institutions. From the first half of the twentieth century, we will consider influential films made under the banners of Futurism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and Dada, and discuss their complex relation to Hollywood commodities. In the postwar period, we will explore a range of increasingly global experimental film practices, from the queer underground cinema in Latin America to the use of film projection in avant-garde performance. We will examine these practices in light of larger debates about medium specificity as well as the aesthetics and politics of the personal vs. the structural. In the final unit, we will reflect on the way contemporary artists, scholars, and curators have assembled a tradition of avant-garde cinema in the age of new media, and contemplate new directions we want it to take.
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 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 3024 - The Graphic Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course aims to read and study a specific kind of narrative we call "graphic novel." The term itself is often a point of contention, but the purpose of this course is not to defend the validity of the term or the medium. "Comic books" and "graphic novels" are not endangered animals. Rather, we will use this example of "sequential art" to think through the ways this genre intersects, uses, and informs various other narrative and artistic forms as well as the way the genre may be unique with its own way of producing meaning. Comics involve a hybrid strategy of image and text, so we will attempt to keep both aspects in mind throughout the semester, never forgetting that comics are neither purely "visual" nor purely "textual." Since comics are often wedded-in mainstream culture-with certain kinds of content (e.g. superheroes), we will also investigate the characteristics of different "genres" within comics, as well as various questions about literariness.
ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 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 3600 - The Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3600/CLA 3600/FrIt 3600/H
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 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
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
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.
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
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 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: 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 3006 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
From Instagram to YouTube to memes-we live in a visual culture. How can we interpret this flood of images? Learn how to analyze advertisements, photographs, television, and social media from multiple perspectives. Historical, cultural, and ethical approaches unearth the changing role of visual media in society. You'll actively interpret current images to learn how to effectively communicate with visuals.
JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Glos 3605/Hist 3705/Jour 3614
Typically offered: Every Spring
In the history of humankind, there have been five major changes in how we communicate and we're in the middle of the latest revolution. This class helps you make sense of these uncharted waters by exploring how humanity adopted, and adapted to, past disruptions. From the alphabet to the internet and social media, learn how technological innovations in the media have changed not only how people share information and values but also what people have communicated throughout history. We will learn about these five phases in mediated communication over 5,000 years, and how they relate to major changes in politics, society and culture. And then we'll use history's lessons to peek into the future: When presidents tweet and everyone's foodie photos are on Instagram, how does the world communicate?
JOUR 3741 - Diversity and Mass Communication (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How are our perceptions of crime been influenced by the news? How do social movements use media to share their messages? What can we as audiences do? Social media, news and entertainment media help shape our ideas about identity and differences. Learn how representation and inclusion have been negotiated through media with a particular focus on local case studies. Topics include race, ethnicity, social class, physical ability, and gender. Students will learn how to use media literacy to build a just and equitable society.
JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Popular culture is everywhere. Social media, film, music, video games, television, websites, and news bring popular culture into our daily lives. In this class, we will examine popular culture in modern and historical contexts through various mass communication, sociological, and cultural theories. Is popular culture of the people? or dictated by corporate interests? What social and commercial pressures result in stereotypes, misrepresentation and exclusion in popular culture? Does popular culture mirror or shape social reality? This course will provide you with the tools to become active and thoughtful consumers of media and popular culture.
JOUR 3751 - Digital Media and Culture (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How have digital media innovations like social media, mobile phones, artificial intelligence, drones and games shaped and been shaped by a culture and society globally? Learn to critically examine the function of digital media in your life. Take away a socio-historical understanding of digital media innovation, and the social, political, and economical impact of new media in creativity, industry, and culture from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics range from the concept of branding in an online context, to the varied uses of digital media in the context of journalism, social mobilization, law and privacy, business, globalization, content creation, and beyond. You will read, discuss, and debate cutting edge material from documentaries, podcasts, popular press, and academic literature. This course balances local contexts with global perspectives, and provides details into the practicalities of working and living in a new media environment.
JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ger 1601/Ger 1601H/JwSt 3601
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
This class covers critical milestones in the history, evolution, and trajectory of modern product design as well as the human relationships to consumer goods, including production and consumption. In some assignments, students have the opportunity to apply the topics discussed towards imagining the future of the product design industry.
PORT 3800 - Film Studies in Portuguese
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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
This course serves as a capstone within the Studies in Cinema and Media Culture program as well as an advanced seminar in cinema and media theory. It covers such topics as contemporary cinema, transnational television, video games, digital networks, and surveillance technologies. It builds on the knowledge of cinema and media studies that students have developed over their undergraduate education. Students are given the resources and encouragement to construct larger reading and viewing lists that will further develop their knowledge of media and cinema. The final grade is based on participation, critical essays, weekly viewing assignments, and an individualized project that can include creative and professional interests.
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 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3451W/Soc 3451V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
The core themes of this class will provide an essential toolkit for approaching broad questions about social justice, culture, work, housing and service provision on multiple levels and across the globe. This course will have units on economic development, inequality, the interaction between design and human action, inclusive and exclusive cultural formations, crime and cultures of fear, social control and surveillance. 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
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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.
AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AAS 3301/EngL 3301
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course focuses on the close analysis and interpretation of individual works by a range of modern and contemporary artists. Students will analyze, critique, and interpret these works in light of the historical and social contexts in which they were produced, their creation and uses of aesthetic form, and their impact on individuals and communities. Discussion, writing assignments, and oral presentations will focus on different ways of encountering and evaluating artistic work; for instance, students will write critical analyses and production reviews as well as dialogue more informally through weekly journal entries and online discussion forums. We will examine what it means to define artists and their work as being "Asian American" and explore how other categories of identity such as gender, sexuality, or class intersect with race. We will study how art works not only as individual creativity but also as communal and social practice; for instance, we look at the history of theaters, such as East-West Players or Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, that have sustained Asian Americans as actors, playwrights, and designers.
ENGL 3301 - Asian America through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AAS 3301/EngL 3301
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course focuses on the close analysis and interpretation of individual works by a range of modern and contemporary artists. Students will analyze, critique, and interpret these works in light of the historical and social contexts in which they were produced, their creation and uses of aesthetic form, and their impact on individuals and communities. Discussion, writing assignments, and oral presentations will focus on different ways of encountering and evaluating artistic work; for instance, students will write critical analyses and production reviews as well as dialogue more informally through weekly journal entries and online discussion forums. We will examine what it means to define artists and their work as being "Asian American" and explore how other categories of identity such as gender, sexuality, or class intersect with race. We will study how art works not only as individual creativity but also as communal and social practice; for instance, we look at the history of theaters, such as East-West Players or Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, that have sustained Asian Americans as actors, playwrights, and designers.
ADES 4121 - History of Fashion, 19th to 21st Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: 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: 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.
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
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: 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."
AFRO 5627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3627/Afro 5627/ArtH 3627/
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: 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: Afro 3627/Afro 5627/ArtH 3627/
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: 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: 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: Afro 3655/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.
AMES 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
AMES 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: 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.
AMIN 3402 - American Indians and the Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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.
ANTH 5402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists reconstruct the past through the study of animal bones associated with artifacts at archaeological sites. Skeletal element (e.g., humerus, femur, tibia), and taxon (e.g., horse, antelope, sheep, bison, hyena) when confronted with bone. Comparative collection of bones from known taxa.
ARCH 3412W - Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP, WI)
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: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
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: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
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: Arch 4423/Arch 5423
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: Arch 4423/Arch 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: 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: 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 4425W - Baroque Architecture (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: 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: 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: Arch 4432/Arch 5432
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: 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: Arch 4434/Arch 5434
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: Arch 4435/Arch 5435.
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: Arch 4435/Arch 5435.
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.
ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3009/MeSt 3009/RelS 3609
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: ArtH 3009/MeSt 3009/RelS 3609
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: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
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: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
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: ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Greek art, architecture and archaeology from the formation of the Greek city states in the ninth century BCE, through the expansion of Greek culture across the Mediterranean and Asia in the Hellenistic period, to the coming of Rome in the first century BCE. While this survey concentrates on the main developments of Greek art, an important sub-theme of this course this is the changes Classical visual culture underwent as it served non-Greek peoples, including the role it played for Alexander and his successors in forging multiethnic, globally minded empires in Western, Central and South Asia. No background in the time period or discipline is expected and therefore this class will also serve as an introduction to interdisciplinary study of art history and the classical world. A number of art historical methodologies will be introduced in order to not only give students a useful background in art history but to give them the tools to think as art historians and incorporate related visual and textual evidence meaningfully into their writing.
CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Greek art, architecture and archaeology from the formation of the Greek city states in the ninth century BCE, through the expansion of Greek culture across the Mediterranean and Asia in the Hellenistic period, to the coming of Rome in the first century BCE. While this survey concentrates on the main developments of Greek art, an important sub-theme of this course this is the changes Classical visual culture underwent as it served non-Greek peoples, including the role it played for Alexander and his successors in forging multiethnic, globally minded empires in Western, Central and South Asia. No background in the time period or discipline is expected and therefore this class will also serve as an introduction to interdisciplinary study of art history and the classical world. A number of art historical methodologies will be introduced in order to not only give students a useful background in art history but to give them the tools to think as art historians and incorporate related visual and textual evidence meaningfully into their writing.
ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: 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: ArtH 3182/CNES 3182/RelS 3182
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: ArtH 3182/CNES 3182/RelS 3182
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: ArtH 3182/CNES 3182/RelS 3182
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: ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W/Chic 512
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]
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, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ARTH 3315/HIST 3708/ARTH 5315/
Typically offered: Periodic 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, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ARTH 3315/HIST 3708/ARTH 5315/
Typically offered: Periodic 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: ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/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: ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/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: ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/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 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Empires after 1200
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3777/ArtH5777/RelS 5777
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This class considers the development of Indian and Pakistani art and architecture from the introduction of Islam as a major political power at the end of the 12th century to the colonial empires of the 18th century. We will study how South Asia?s diverse ethnic and religious communities interacted, observing how visual and material cultures reflect differences, adaptations, and shared aesthetic practices within this diversity of traditions. Students in this class will have mastered a body of knowledge about Indian art and probed multiple modes of inquiry. We will explore how Muslim rulers brought new traditions yet maintained many older ones making, for example, the first mosque in India that combines Muslim and Indic visual idioms. We will study the developments leading to magnificent structures, such as the Taj Mahal, asking why such a structure could be built when Islam discourages monumental mausolea. In what ways the schools of painting that are the products of both Muslim and Hindu rulers different and similar? The course will also consider artistic production in the important Hindu kingdoms that ruled India concurrently with the great Muslim powers. In the 18th century, colonialist forces enter the subcontinent, resulting in significant innovative artistic trends. Among questions we will ask is how did these kingdoms influence one another? Throughout we will probe which forms and ideas seem to be inherently Indian, asking which ones transcend dynastic, geographic and religious differences and which forms and ideas are consistent throughout these periods of political and ideological change. To do all this we must constantly consider how South Asia?s diverse ethnic and religious communities interact.
RELS 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Empires after 1200
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3777/ArtH5777/RelS 5777
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This class considers the development of Indian and Pakistani art and architecture from the introduction of Islam as a major political power at the end of the 12th century to the colonial empires of the 18th century. We will study how South Asia?s diverse ethnic and religious communities interacted, observing how visual and material cultures reflect differences, adaptations, and shared aesthetic practices within this diversity of traditions. Students in this class will have mastered a body of knowledge about Indian art and probed multiple modes of inquiry. We will explore how Muslim rulers brought new traditions yet maintained many older ones making, for example, the first mosque in India that combines Muslim and Indic visual idioms. We will study the developments leading to magnificent structures, such as the Taj Mahal, asking why such a structure could be built when Islam discourages monumental mausolea. In what ways the schools of painting that are the products of both Muslim and Hindu rulers different and similar? The course will also consider artistic production in the important Hindu kingdoms that ruled India concurrently with the great Muslim powers. In the 18th century, colonialist forces enter the subcontinent, resulting in significant innovative artistic trends. Among questions we will ask is how did these kingdoms influence one another? Throughout we will probe which forms and ideas seem to be inherently Indian, asking which ones transcend dynastic, geographic and religious differences and which forms and ideas are consistent throughout these periods of political and ideological change. To do all this we must constantly consider how South Asia's diverse ethnic and religious communities interact.
ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 5787/CNES 5787
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: ArtH 5787/CNES 5787
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: CNES 3061/Hist3061
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: CNES 3061/Hist3061
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 3210 - Cinema and Ideology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3210/SCMC 3210
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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.
SCMC 3210 - Cinema and Ideology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3210/SCMC 3210
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 3220W - Screen Cultures (AH, TS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3220W/SCMC 3220W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Screens increasingly define the ways that we communicate with one another and how we encounter the world. This course will offer a critical, historical approach to the emergence of ?screen cultures? from the beginning of photography and cinema to our own age of ubiquitous touch screen displays. We will pay a great deal of attention to the ways that such technologies drive our patterns of consumption and production as well as how they create and define our social environments.
SCMC 3220W - Screen Cultures (AH, TS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3220W/SCMC 3220W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Screens increasingly define the ways that we communicate with one another and how we encounter the world. This course will offer a critical, historical approach to the emergence of ?screen cultures? from the beginning of photography and cinema to our own age of ubiquitous touch screen displays. We will pay a great deal of attention to the ways that such technologies drive our patterns of consumption and production as well as how they create and define our social environments.
CSCL 3350W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3350W/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: CSCL 3350W/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.
JOUR 4721 - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Are the news media doing a good job? How can you tell? Does it matter? Is The Daily Show the best news program on television? Why or why not? Most people seem to have an opinion about all of these questions. Most discussions seem to center on one of four themes: 1) who owns the media and what they care about; 2) whether the news media are becoming more or less credible and/or biased; 3) whether entertainment is replacing or enhancing information in news programming; and 4) how much, if at all, is the Internet changing everything about the way the media work, including who we think of as a journalist. Mass Media and U.S. Society explores the validity and importance of these themes in terms of what roles can the media play in society, what roles does it play, and how have those roles have changed over time. The course draws on ideas from various social sciences to develop tools for discussing a number of specific issues related to these themes.
JOUR 4721H - Mass Media and U.S. Society (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jour 4721/Jour 4721H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Are the news media doing a good job? How can you tell? Does it matter? Is The Daily Show the best news program on television? Why or why not? Most people seem to have an opinion about all of these questions. Most discussions seem to center on one of four themes: 1) who owns the media and what they care about; 2) whether the news media are becoming more or less credible and/or biased; 3) whether entertainment is replacing or enhancing information in news programming; and 4) how much, if at all, is the Internet changing everything about the way the media work, including who we think of as a journalist. Mass Media and U.S. Society explores the validity and importance of these themes in terms of what roles can the media play in society, what roles does it play, and how have those roles have changed over time. The course draws on ideas from various social sciences to develop tools for discussing a number of specific issues related to these themes. 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: LA 3413/LA 5413
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: Phil 4510/Phil 5510
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: 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: Scan 3614/Scan 5614
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: Scan 3614/Scan 5614
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: Soc 3412/Soc 3412H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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.' prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3412H - Honors: Social Networking: Theories and Methods (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3412/Soc 3412H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. Examples of additional requirements may include: · Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session. · Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour). · Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news, or a two-page critique of a class reading · Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2 page maximum reflective paper. · Interview a current Sociology graduate student and present briefly in class or write a reflective piece, not more than 2 pages in length, to be submitted to the Professor. prereq: [SOC 1001] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F, honors
ARTS 5401W - BFA Seminar Capstone 1: 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.
ARTS 5407 - BFA Capstone 2: Critique and Exhibition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This critique-based seminar will provide a structured critical forum for the discussion of your work, help you to verbally articulate and defend your work and prepare you in the presentation of your work. This is a self-motivated and self-directed class. It is expected that you will produce a substantial amount of work to show in this course. Your work is self-directed Artwork created from assignments (in other classes) will not be critiqued. Each artist will have two one-hour critiques of their work over the course of the semester. Critiques may include members from the arts community such as local artists, MIA, Midway Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, The Soap Factory and Franklin Artworks. Grades are based on critique participation, attendance and your artist presentation. This class culminates in the BFA Exhibition in the Nash Gallery. Throughout the semester, we will meet with Nash Gallery staff to develop this final show.
AMES 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.
AMST 3252W - American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940 (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [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: Every Fall
This course will explore images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in the movies and in other popular media. It has four aims: l) to introduce the problem of nonWestern peoples in the West from historical points of view, 2) to discuss the relationship between mass media and issue of representation to the marketplace, 3) to introduce the concept of morality in and through collective representations as developed by Durkheim, and 4) to analyze the problem of moral agency in a series of Hollywood and Independent movies which portray nonwestern peoples and cultures. We will watch movies portraying three different groups of cultures, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and the Japanese. In each unit, we will first read important commentary on Western representations of each of these peoples, such as Bernard Smith on Pacific Islanders and Vine Deloria on images of Native Americans and Gina Marchetti on Hollywood?s Japanese.
ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
This course will engage with the history of film as an art form through a selection of significant movements, styles, filmmakers, institutions, and, of course, individual films from around the world. While this will not be a comprehensive study, it will address both mainstream, commercial films as well as oppositional, experimental, underground, and otherwise challenging works. Some of the wide-ranging selection of films we will watch and discuss: Germaine Dulac?s La Coquille et le Clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman) (1922), Gillo Pontecorvo?s The Battle of Algiers (1966), Julie Dash?s Daughters of the Dust (1991), and Alfonso Cuarón?s Roma (2018).
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 - BFA Seminar Capstone 1: 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 3212W - Documentary Cinema: History and Politics (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3212W/SCMC 3212W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course explores the ethics and aesthetics of documentary cinema, arguably the very first genre of film. We will track the way documentary has widened from largely instructional and experimental uses early in its history to become a distinct genre among today?s familiar feature films. We will screen early documentaries, which may include shocking ethnographies (Nanook of the North, The Mad Masters). Over the course of the term, the syllabus makes its way to recent exemplars of the genre (films may include: Amy, American Teen, I Am Not Your Negro, A Jihad for Love, Generation Wealth, Fetish, Blackfish and so on). One of our aims will be to explore students? relations as viewers and documentarians themselves (via smartphones, Instagram, etc.) to this participatory, revelatory, and always controversial, politically fraught film practice. Documentary Cinema includes both full class lectures and discussions as well as small group discussion of films and readings, and may include the opportunity for students to create their own personal documentary. Intellectually, the course balances out a study of the grammar of documentary as an artistic practice with explorations of the ways the genre reflects broader currents of cinematic and cultural history. By the end of the semester, students should have a stronger understanding of the ways documentary cinema opens our senses to the world around us.
CSCL 3310W - 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. (previously 3173W)
CSCL 3351W - 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. (previously 3458W)
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.
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.
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3451W/Soc 3451V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
The core themes of this class will provide an essential toolkit for approaching broad questions about social justice, culture, work, housing and service provision on multiple levels and across the globe. This course will have units on economic development, inequality, the interaction between design and human action, inclusive and exclusive cultural formations, crime and cultures of fear, social control and surveillance. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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.
AMES 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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: ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
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: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
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: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
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: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
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: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
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: 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: 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: ArtH 3216W/Chic 3216W/Chic 512
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]
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 3350W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3350W/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: CSCL 3350W/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.
SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3322W/Soc 3322W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focusing on the origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements, this course explores debates about the dilemmas and challenges facing movement organizations, the relationship between social movements and various institutions, and the role of social movements and protest in bringing about change. The course is organized around general theoretical issues concerning why people join movements, why they leave or remain in movements, how movements are organized, the strategies and tactics they use, and their long-term and short-run impact. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AAS 3409W/GWSS 3409W
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: AAS 3409W/GWSS 3409W
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.
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).