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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Art History ARHI
Art History ARHI

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Junior Courses
Art History 201       Introduction to Art History I
An examination of art and architecture before 1400  in relation to significant historical and cultural events.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 201 and 209 will not be allowed.
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Art History 203       Introduction to Art History II
An examination of art and architecture after 1400 in relation to significant historical and cultural events.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 203 and 209 will not be allowed.
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Art History 211       Writing and Art History
An introduction to the techniques and strategies of writing about art and cultural objects within the discipline of art history. Students develop and strengthen their writing skills in relation to addressing, evaluating, and assessing art.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Senior Courses
Art History 305       Canadian Art History
A critical analysis of the forms, objects, and practices that compose the art canon of northern North America. Organized thematically, this course covers the period of history ranging from European contact to the present day.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 305 and either 301 or 303 will not be allowed.
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Art History 311       Topics in Art History and Visual Studies

Key concepts and theories within the discipline of Art History. Topics may include: Feminist Art Histories; and Art and Social Critique.


Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art History 319       Introduction to a History of Photography
An introduction to the histories of photography and the photographic image. Examines the development of photography as a technology, art form, and way of envisioning the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 319 and either 419 and 423 will not be allowed.
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Art History 321       Medieval Art and Architecture
An examination of art and architecture c. 400- 1400.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 323       Survey of Far Eastern Art: India and Related Civilizations
An examination of the art and architecture of ancient India and related civilizations, with special emphasis on Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic art.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 325       Survey of Far Eastern Art: China and Related Civilizations
An examination of the art and architecture of ancient China and related civilizations, with special emphasis on Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist art.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 327       Renaissance Art
An examination of the arts and architecture of Europe from c. 1300-1600.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):

Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 327 and 329 will not be allowed.
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Art History 331       Discourses of Modern Art and Architecture
A critical exploration of the development of and discussions about different art movements in relation to Modern Art and the avant-garde, addressing the historical circumstances that enabled the creation of selected art movements, which may include Impressionism, the Arts and Crafts Movement, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Fluxus, and Situationist.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 331 and any of 405, 407 or 415 will not be allowed.
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Art History 333       Discourses of Contemporary Art and Architecture
An introduction to the socio-political approaches and critical discourses that have informed art-making in the contemporary period. Examines artworks and their production, circulation, and reception through a variety of positions including gender, race, sexuality, and post-coloniality.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 333 and 209 will not be allowed.
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Art History 340       Topics in Art and Technology
Examination of the development of art techniques and forms in relation to a variety of technologies. Topics may include the printing press, the history of video games, telematics, interactive art, and structures of surveillance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 340 and either Art History 341 or Art 311.01 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art History 343       A History of Design
An introduction to the history of design including international movements, materials and technologies, production and consumption, and contemporary issues of critical design practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 357       Baroque Art
An examination of the art and architecture of Europe during the seventeenth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 359       Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art
An examination of the art and architecture in Europe and its colonies during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):

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Art History 365       Survey of Far Eastern Art: Japan
An examination of the art and architecture of dynastic Japan, with special emphasis on Shinto and Buddhist traditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 367       Indigenous Art of the Americas
Historical and contemporary studies of indigenous cultural production within the geographic context of the Americas.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 371       Art and Site
An exploration of the ways in space, place, and context influence the meanings and values of art objects. Topics may include the history of displays, street art, art and the environment, and art in public spaces and sacred sites, and monuments.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 389       Artist Case Study
Introduction to case study methodology in Art History by way of an in-depth study of the work and life of a particular artist.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Art History 411       Selected Topics in the History of Art
An in-depth examination of a particular topic related to the study of Art History.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
6 units of Art History courses.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art History 425       Architecture in the Western World Since 1900
A survey of significant examples of modern architecture, defining their stylistic character in light of developments in technology, the history of ideas, and social and historical factors.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):

Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art History 425 and either Environmental Design Architecture 525 or Environmental Design 683.15 will not be allowed.
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Art History 431       Art and the Body
A critical analysis of the power dynamics inherent to forms of looking and representations of the body in a variety of historical periods and geographical locations. May include gendered representations, the medicalized body, the body in classical art, and displays of marginalized bodies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
6 units of courses labelled Art History at the 300 level or above.
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Art History 471       Topics in Global Art
An advanced exploration of topics and issues relevant to art-making and exhibitions within global contexts. Topics may include World’s Fairs, art biennales, outsider art, and souvenirs.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
6 units in courses labelled Art History at the 300 level or above.  
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art History 501       Independent Research in Art History
Independent research projects for advanced students in art history.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
18 units in Art History at the 300 level or above and consent of the Department.
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Art History 511       Capstone in the History of Art
A critical investigation of a particular subject related to the advanced study of Art History and Visual Culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
18 units in Art History at the 300 level or above and consent of the Department.
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Art History 513       Directed Studies in Art History
An independent research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
18 units in Art History at the 300 level or above and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Art History 613       Independent Study in Art History

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art History 615       Conference Course in Art History
Focuses on close examinations and discussions of students’ research and writing, with an emphasis on communicating informed research creation practices. The course will culminate in a conference presentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Art History 617       Thesis Development
A reading and conference course in the student's research area.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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