Summer 2018 Courses

ARTH898 Pre-Candidacy Research
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Summer Term I (May 29 - July 6)

ARTH201 Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present (Professor Upshaw)
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Ivo Pannaggi, Treno in corsa, 1922Examines representative European and American works of art from the later Middle Ages to the present, highlighting the dynamic exchange between artistic and cultural traditions both within periods and across time.




ARTH359V Film as Art: Seeing Through Film: How Films Mean (Professor Metcalf)
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The study of film as a visual art, from theoretical, cultural and aesthetic perspectives. Content varies by semester.
Neo Re-materializing from The MatrixThis course explores how Hollywood entertainment films have meanings beyond their plots. Students will learn how to analyze the totality of a film and its context, how a film tells its story as they explore the way directors use film form and film conventions to create films with multiple meanings, films that undermine their overt stories, films that critique film genres and star personae, films created out of other films, films that explicate philosophical ideas, and films that change meanings depending upon the culture and expectations of the audience.


ARTH386 Experiential Learning (Professor McEwen)
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ARTH389I Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Art & Literature in the Harlem Renaissance (Professor Singer)
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Aaron Douglas cover of Opportunity: A Journal of Negro LifeThis course considers the literary and artistic production of the Harlem Renaissance within the social and political contexts of the United States between World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression. The course will incorporate visual art, literature, and primary texts published during the time period that reflects the larger philosophical debates at the time concerning African American cultural production. Students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which African American artists and writers navigated complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class in their struggle for self expression and social equality.



Summer Term II (July 9-August 17)

ARTH200 Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (Professor Berkowitz)
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Queen NofreteMosaic of Justinian IExamines the material culture and visual expressions of Mediterranean and European societies from early times until ca. 1300 CE, emphasizing the political, social, and religious context of the works studied, the relationships of the works to the societies that created them, and the interrelationship of these societies.