Art Humanities (ARH)
Understanding and enjoyment of art and visual culture through study of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, design elements, media and processes, and cultural contexts. Emphasis on contemporary topics and cultural diversity in the arts. Prerequisites: None.
History of art from prehistoric through medieval period. Prerequisites: None.
History of art from around the world from the Renaissance through contemporary period. Prerequisites: None.
Development and variety of American Art. Presentation of architecture, sculpture, painting and decorative objects. Prerequisites: None.
Survey of the history of graphic design from its origins to the present. Traces the characteristics, aesthetics and the reciprocal influence of design and society. Includes movements and individual designers. Emphasizes the function of design as a distinct but equal branch of human visual communication and the role of design as the dominant visual exercise of the contemporary world. Prerequisites: None.
Development of and significant aspects of modern art since the mid-nineteenth century. Emphasis on modern art's relationship to socio-political and aesthetic developments, new media and the rise of mass culture. Prerequisites: None.
Survey of history of photography from beginning to present. Emphasizes medium's impact upon society and other visual arts. Technical developments, aesthetic concerns, and individual photographers studied. Prerequisites: None.
Explores Chinese philosophy, symbolism, history and religions that underlie the choice of subject matter and life forms in Chinese art. Uses Chinese bamboo brush, ink and rice paper to study Chinese calligraphy and traditional subjects for painting. Prerequisites: None.
Survey of American Indian Art from precontact to present. Reviews the impact of these art forms on contemporary American society, other world societies and on the visual arts. Explores characteristics, cultural influences and concerns represented in various art forms past and present. Features field trips to galleries and collections. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the origins and historic development of art in Asia, with emphasis on China, Japan, and India. Prerequisites: None.
The art and culture of ancient Egypt from prehistoric through the Greco-Roman period. Prerequisites: None.
Detailed examination of the art and architecture of ancient Rome from the monarchical period to the late empire, with emphasis on the visual culture and artifacts of the civilization. Prerequisites: None
Art of the Americas prior to European contact, focusing on Mesoamerica and the Central Andean region and their respective adjoining areas, with some attention to the U.S. Southwest and Eastern Woodlands Mound Building cultures. Prerequisites: None.
Art of Mexico and related cultures, from the prehistoric to the contemporary period. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the principal achievements in art and architecture of the Islamic world circa 650-1800 CE and placing them in social and cultural contexts and consideration of the historical evolution of Western knowledge and understanding of these works. Prerequisites: None.
Examines the communication of concepts through visual interpretation and expression. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ART111, ART112, ART131, ART167, and ARH100) or permission of instructor.