ARTH 301
Methods of Art History Fall 2018 (also offered Spring 2019)
Division I
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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.
The Class: Type: lecture and discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 15-10
Class#: 1023
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: six short papers, one final paper, one short oral presentation, and class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: any 100 level ARTH course or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: enrollment restricted to Art-History majors and required of them
Distributions: Division I

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