ARTH 301 Fall 2014 Methods of Art History

This course on the methods and historiography of art history offers art-history majors an overview of the discipline since the late 18th century. The course surveys influential definitions of the discipline, the evolving tasks it has set itself, and the methods it has developed for implementing and executing them. Works of art will inevitably enter into our discussions, but the main objects of study will be texts about art as well as texts about methods for an historical study of art. Topics include: style and periodization; iconography, narratology, and phenomenology; the social functions of images and the social history of art; art and the material world; art, gender, and sexuality; and art as a global phenomenon.
Class Format: lecture and discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: six short papers, one final paper, one short oral presentation, and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: ARTH 101-102 or its equivalent
Enrollment Preference: enrollment restricted to art-history majors and required of them
Department Notes: for spring: open to undergraduate Art majors only; graduate students may not enroll without permission of the department chair
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 15-10
Class Number: 1959
ARTH 301 - 01 (F) LEC Methods of Art History Division 1: Languages and the Arts Guy M. Hedreen
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Lawrence 003 1959
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