Art History Courses

Please refer to the program guides found on this website or contact an advisor for more information about program requirements and questions regarding registration.

For Undergraduate Art History program information, please visit Introduction to Art History Undergraduate Programs.

For Graduate Art History program information, please visit Introduction to Graduate Programs.


Summer

Summer 2017

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter

Winter 2017

ARTH101 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies Sections

Drawing on examples from across history and around the world, this course deals with the role of the visual in society, culture, and everyday experience.

ARTH102 Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment Sections

Concepts and issues critical to the understanding of art and its histories in a global context.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH225 Art in Europe to the Sixteenth Century Sections

A selective survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH226 Art in an Era of Global Expansion Sections

A selective survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 16th century to the emergence of the modern era.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH227 Art and the Visual Environment in the Modern and Post-modern Periods Sections

A selective survey of visual art, architecture and other visual media since 1900.

ARTH253 Asian Architecture: Sacred and Urban Spaces Sections

Select built forms in Asia, such as temples, tombs, palaces, cities and gardens, and their relations to cultural, social and political systems.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH300 Seminar on Methods and Approaches in Art History Sections

Theories, problems, and literature in the study of art history. Required of all Major and Honours students in art history.

ARTH311 Art in the Early Medieval West Sections

From pagan adornment to Christian devotion to service of Christian or Islamic rule (AD 500 - 1000). Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 311 or ARTH 331.

Instructor(s): Knicely, Carol

ARTH321 Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1350-1550) Sections

Visual art and culture within the social, political, and religious contexts of the Papacy and the city-states.

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH338 Visual Culture in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (1715-1830) Sections

Art, architecture, and social space in Europe and America: redefining gender, identity and nation in the era of industrialization and political change.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH339 19th-Century Art and Social Space Sections

Ideologies of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and economics in 19th-century European and American visual culture.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH340 20th Century Art and Culture: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism Sections

A critical survey of western art and cultural production from the turn of the century to the development of Pop Art.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH341 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern Sections

A critical examination of international visual art and culture from the 1950s to the present; the role of art in consumerist society and the emergence of postmodernism.

ARTH344 Art and Photography in Canada, 1920 to the Present Sections

Art movements and art institutions from the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven to the photo-conceptualist practices of the Vancouver school.

ARTH345 History of Photography: Archive, Spectacle, Reality Sections

History and theory of photography, from the competitive context of invention in the 1830s to contemporary uses in social media.

ARTH351B Art and Architecture in the Islamic World - ART ARCH ISLAMIC Sections

A thematic study of visual arts, architecture, and objects from the Islamic world.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH352 Historic India: Images, Temples and the Construction of Indian Art History Sections

North and South Indian art and architecture with an emphasis on Buddhism and Hinduism.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH353 Nepal and Tibet: Art, Ritual and Performance Sections

Art of the Himalayan region situated within social and religious practices, festivals, and performances.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH358 Chinese Art for the Afterlife Sections

Close analyses of Chinese tomb objects and tombs as spatial constructs in their historical, ritual, and social context.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH363 Art in Japan: The Problem with Painting Sections

Key debates in the history of painting and its institutionalization.

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH368 Art in Japan: Print Media Sections

Historical and theoretical questions concerning the development of print media in Japan, from Edo period woodcuts to the advent of digital technologies.

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH377 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South Sections

The histories, historiography and cultural diversity of the Southern Northwest Coast region; persistence and innovation in the arts in communities, and in cross-cultural and market spheres.

ARTH380 Art as Technology Sections

Relationship between artistic practice and media, examined through a history of paradigm shifts in technology.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH432 Seminar in the Art of the Middle Ages Sections

Instructor(s): Knicely, Carol

ARTH439 Seminar in 18th and 19th-Century Visual Culture Sections

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH448 Seminar in North American Architecture Sections

Instructor(s): Carr, Geoffrey

ARTH455 Seminar in the Art of South Asia Sections

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH458 Seminar in Chinese Art Sections

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH479 Performance Actions and Approaches Sections

Advanced performance art practices and research methodologies.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH480 Visual and Digital Media Theory Sections

A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

Instructor(s): Carr, Geoffrey

ARTH535A Early Modern: Renaissance - RENAISSANCE ART Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH539A Studies in 19th-Century Art - 19TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH540B Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH543B Studies in Canadian Art - CAN ART Sections

ARTH550 Studies in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai Orell, Julia

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577B Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections