Art History Courses

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Summer

Summer 2019

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter

Winter 2019

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.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

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

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.

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH309 Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas Sections

Comparative exploration of art practices and their relationship to colonial and postcolonial histories.

Instructor(s): Porto, Nuno

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.

ARTH322 Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1550-1700) Sections

Focus primarily on Rome as the center of artistic, cultural, economic, and religious power in the seventeenth century.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH331 Greek Art and Architecture Sections

Visual culture of the ancient Greek world in the second and first millennia BCE, especially from c. 1000 to 30 BCE.

Instructor(s): FISHER, KEVIN

ARTH332 Roman Art and Architecture Sections

Visual culture of the ancient Roman world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE.

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): Lerner, Jillian

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.

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai

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.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

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

ARTH360 Chinese Painting: Word and Image Sections

Analyses visual narratives and relationships between painting, calligraphy, and poetry in court and literati painting.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH361 Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Sections

Chinese art and its global entanglements from Qing Encounters to the 21st century.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH362 Art in Japan: Objects and Spaces Sections

Changing relationship between art objects and the built environment in the Japanese archipelago, in its social and historical context.

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

ARTH376 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North Sections

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

Instructor(s): McGeough, Michelle

ARTH380 Art as Technology Sections

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

Instructor(s): Lerner, Jillian

ARTH381 The Artist in the World Sections

Critical approach to the figure of the artist in art, film and texts, from the Early Modern period to the present.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH383 Queer Partnerships in Art and Art-Making Sections

Diverse forms of human contact and creative collaboration, their effects on art and art-making, and their capacity to challenge conventions of artistic genius as dependent on masculinity, singularity, and heteronormativity.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

Instructor(s): McGeough, Michelle

ARTH432 Seminar in the Art of the Middle Ages Sections

ARTH440B Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH440C Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

ARTH450 Seminar in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Key debates in the field of art and architecture in the Islamic World.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH459 Seminar in Chinese Art Sections

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

ARTH476 Seminar in North American Indigenous Art Sections

Instructor(s): Shelton, Anthony

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.

ARTH499 Honours Essay Sections

ARTH533B Studies in Medieval Art - MEDEVAL ART Sections

ARTH535A Early Modern: Renaissance - RENAISSANCE ART Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH540C Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai

ARTH543B Studies in Canadian Art - CAN ART Sections

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH561A Studies in the Indigenous Arts of the Americas - AMER INDIG ART Sections

Instructor(s): McGeough, Michelle

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

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