Winter 2018 Courses

ARTH200 Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (Professor Harrington)
online course
Examines 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.



ARTH201 Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present (Professor Upshaw)
online course
Examines 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.




ARTH359B Film as Art: Quentin Tarantino (Professor Metcalf)
online course
Django pointing gun at viewerFrom Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers to Django Unchained, films directed or written by Quentin Tarantino provide a window on how contemporary Hollywood film absorbed cheap genre films, Asian action films and art film influences like the French New Wave to create a new sort of self-aware reinvigoration of Hollywood entertainment film. Screenings will be supplemented by lecture and discussion and readings. Students will write papers on the themes and issues raised by the films.