Art History Courses

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Summer

Summer 2020

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter

Winter 2020

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

ARTH226 Art, Colonialism, and Indigeneity Sections

Tensions and conflicts resulting from the expansion of trade and encounters among cultures, ethnicities, and religious practices, explored in visual art and architecture from the sixteenth century to the advent of the modern era.

ARTH227 What is Modern Art? Sections

Select issues in 20th-century art and the visual and built environment.

ARTH230 Art and Feminism(s): Histories, Lineages, Legacies Sections

Feminist art and visual culture, from the political activism of the feminist first wave to its intersections with present-day social justice movements.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

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): 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

ARTH310 Art and the Christian Transformation of the Roman Empire Sections

Visual culture and the rise of Christianity; social, political and religious contexts of art, including diverse viewing practices and cultural frameworks. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 310 or ARTH 330.

Instructor(s): Makris, Georgios

ARTH312 Medieval Art in the Age of Monasticism Sections

Art in Europe between 1000 and 1200; the role of monasteries as leading institutions and patrons of art and large-scale architecture.

Instructor(s): Makris, Georgios

ARTH319 The Archaeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria: Babylon and Beyond Sections

An overview of the archaeology of the ancient Near East, with special emphasis on the civilizations of Mesopotamia, from the appearance of the first cities (c. 3400 BCE) to the end of the Persian period (c. 330 BCE).

Instructor(s): FISHER, KEVIN

ARTH321 Public and Private Bodies: Italian Renaissance Art and Culture Sections

Visual art and culture within the social, political, and religious contexts of the Papacy and the city-states ca. 1350-1550 (Siena, Florence, Venice, Mantua).

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH323 Heaven and Earth: Renaissance Art and Culture in Northern Europe Sections

Early Modern painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from the great devotional triptychs, through the Reformation, to the emergence of a secular art (1400-1600).

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

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.

ARTH332 Roman Art and Architecture Sections

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

Instructor(s): MCCARTY, MATTHEW

ARTH339 19th-Century Art and Social Space Sections

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

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.

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.

ARTH350 Grounding the Islamic Image Sections

Contextualizing the complex language of images in the Islamic world.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH361 Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Sections

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

ARTH363 Art in Japan: The Problem with Painting Sections

Key debates in the history of painting and its institutionalization.

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

ARTH380 Art as Technology Sections

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

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH382 Is Art History Queer? Sections

Issues in the history of art through the lens of queer theory.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH436 Seminar in Early Modern Art Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

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

ARTH440A Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

ARTH443 Seminar in Canadian Art Sections

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH445 Film and the City Sections

The complex interrelations between film and the city; dominant urban theories, film technologies and viewing practices and the intersections between them.

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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): Smith, T'ai

ARTH499 Honours Essay Sections

ARTH537 Early Modern: 17th Century Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH540A Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH550 Studies in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH551A Studies in Chinese Art - CHN ART Sections

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH553A Studies in Japanese Art - JAPANESE ART Sections

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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