ARTH-ART HISTORY

ARTH 1115G. Orientation in Art

3 Credits (2+3P)

A multicultural examination of the principles and philosophies of the visual arts and the ideas expressed through them.

ARTH 2110G. History of Art I

3 Credits (3)

This survey course explores the art and architecture of ancient pre-historic cultures through the end of the fourteenth century. While focused primarily on the art of the Western civilizations, this course will also provide insights into the works of other major cultures in order to provide alternate views of art and history. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of artworks to political, social, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural movements that affect and are affected by their creation and development.

ARTH 2120G. History of Art II

3 Credits (3)

This survey course will explore the architecture, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and glass objects from the 14th century to the modern era. While focused primarily on the art of the Western civilizations, this course will also provide insights into the works of other major cultures in order to provide alternate views of art and history. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of artworks to political, social, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural movements that affect and are affected by their creation and development.May be repeated up to 3 credits.

ARTH 300. Special Topics in Art History

3 Credits (3)

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 305. Medieval Art

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, stained glass, sculpture, architecture and manuscript illumination in Europe from the Early Christian period to the end of the Gothic period; taught with ARTH 505.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 310. Native American Art

3 Credits (3)

Cross-cultural introduction to art of the prehistoric and historic native people of the North, Central, and South Americas. Considers the artistic expression and the function of art in diverse cultural and environmental contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 312. Art of China II: Song Dynasty to Today

3 Credits (3)

Survey of art, architecture and landscape design of China from the Song Dynasty to the present day Crosslisted with: ARTH 512.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2671 or ARTH 2110G or HIST 2250G and HIST 2251G or consent of instructor.

ARTH 321. Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture of the Andes

3 Credits (3)

Examines the arts and history of pre-Columbian Andean cultures in a cultural context. Analysis of architecture, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and feather work.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 325. Northern Renaissance Art

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, manuscript illumination and graphics in Northern Europe from the late 14th century to the mid-16th century; taught with ARTH 525.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 329. Survey of Western Architecture

3 Credits (3)

Survey of history of Western architecture from prehistoric time to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671 or consent of instructor.

ARTH 330. Modern Architecture

3 Credits (3)

A survey of the history of Modern Architecture with focus given to major architects, monumental buildings, and building groups stressing construction techniques and style from the 18th century to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 336. Race in Art

3 Credits (3)

Traces race, representation and appropriation through a historical and cultural lens. Issues of identify up to and including contemporary visual expression are examined. Non-majors welcomed. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, and ARTS 2671.

ARTH 337. American Art to 1900

3 Credits (3)

Examines painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1900 and places them within conceptual and historical contexts. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 338. Late Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts created in Europe from 1789 to 1900. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 339. History of Photography

3 Credits (3)

Course studies history, theory and use of photographic practices in art, especially from formal introduction of the process in 1839 to the present. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 342. Twentieth-Century Art I, 1900-1945

3 Credits (3)

Examines themes and monuments of the Western world created between 1900 and 1945 and emphasizes the growth of modern and avant garde cultural practices.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 343. Twentieth-Century Art II, 1945-Present

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, sculpture, and other arts in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere from 1945 to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 354. History of Graphic Design

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces students to the history of graphic design and evolution of visual communication. Course will involve writing and design projects.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 390. Visual Culture of the 1960s

3 Credits (3)

Focus on major cultural trends and historical events in 1960's America. Offers analysis of art, films, and pop culture phenomena of the period.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 392. Visual Culture of the 1980s

3 Credits (3)

Focus on major cultural trends and historical events in 1980's America. Offers analysis of art, films, and pop culture phenomena of the period.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 444. Art and Life in Renaissance Italy

3 Credits (3)

Examines how Italian Renaissance textual and visual culture offered Europe new ways of seeing and portraying itself. 1350-1550. Topics include: Florence, Venice, Rome, Leonardo, Michelangelo, titian, humanism, the Medici, and republican and courtly culture.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671, or consent of instructor.

ARTH 477. Independent Research Problems in Art History

1-9 Credits

Advanced research on special problems to be conducted under supervision of art history faculty. May be taken up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671 and one 300 level art history course and consent of instructor.

ARTH 478. Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History

3 Credits (3)

Reading, research, and discussion of advanced problems. Topics will be announced in the course schedule. Each topic may be only taken once. Non-art/art history majors, contact instructor for consent. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G and ARTS 2671, and one 300 level art history course.

ARTH 479. Methodologies and Theories of Art

3 Credits (3)

Theories and methodologies in art history and art criticism; taught with ARTH 579 May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671 and one 300 level art history course and consent of instructor.

ARTH 497. Readings in Art History

3 Credits (3)

In-depth study of art historical writing. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2110G, ARTH 2120G, ARTS 2671 and one 300 level art history course.

ARTH 500. Special Topics in Art History

3 Credits (3)

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate status.

ARTH 505. Medieval Art

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, stained glass, sculpture, architecture and manuscript illumination in Europe from the Early Christian period to the end of the Gothic period; taught with ARTH 305.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing.

ARTH 510. Advanced Native American Art

3 Credits (3)

Cross-cultural introduction to art of the prehistoric and historic native people of the North, Central, and South Americas. The artistic expression and the function of art considered in diverse cultural and environmental contexts. Crosslisted with: ARTH 310.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 521. Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture of the Andes

3 Credits (3)

Examines the arts and history of pre-Columbian Andean cultures in a cultural context. Analysis of their architecture, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and featherwork. Crosslisted with: ARTH 321.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 525. Northern Renaissance Art

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, manuscript illumination and graphics in Northern Europe from the late 14th century to the mid-16th century; taught with ARTH 325.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 536. The African American in Art

3 Credits (3)

This course explores the visual expression of race and identity in art and visual culture from a diverse geographical and historical range Crosslisted with: ARTH 336.

ARTH 537. American Art to 1900

3 Credits (3)

Covers the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1900. Crosslisted with: ARTH 337.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 539. History of Photography

3 Credits (3)

Course studies history, theory and use of photographic practices in art, especially from formal introduction of the process in 1839 to the present. Crosslisted with: ARTH 339.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 542. Twentieth-Century Art I, 1900-1945

3 Credits (3)

History of painting, sculpture, and other arts in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere from 1900 to 1945. Crosslisted with: ARTH 342.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 578. Seminar: Selected Topics in Art History

3 Credits (3)

Reading, research, and discussion of advanced problems. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ARTH 579. Graduate Seminar: Art Theory, Criticism, Historiography

3 Credits (3)

Theories and methodologies in art history and art criticism.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ARTH 590. Visual Culture of the 1960s

3 Credits (3)

Focuses on major cultural trends and historical events in 1960s America. Offers analysis of art, films, and pop culture phenomena of the period. Fulfill all requirements of ARTH 390 plus graduate-level research.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 592. Visual Culture of the 1980s

3 Credits (3)

Focuses on major cultural trends and historical events in 1980s America. Offers analysis of art, films, and pop culture phenomena of the period. Fulfill all requirements of ARTH 392 plus graduate-level research.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

ARTH 597. Readings in Art History

3 Credits (3)

In-depth study of historical writing about art. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ARTH 599. Art History Thesis

1-15 Credits

Art history master's thesis research. May be repeated for unlimited credit. Restricted to masters level art history students. Consent of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.