Graduate Courses

7005—Topics in Art History and Archaeology (cr.arr.).

Special studies in art history or archaeology; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses. Instructor’s consent.

7120—Women, Art and Society 1700-1920 (3).

This course surveys and analyzes the careers and works of selected European and American women artists, and images of women (by male and female artists) in the 18th, 19th, and the first half of the 20th centuries. Instructor’s consent.

7130—Museum Studies (3).

Functions and history of museums and interrelations among departments, including those of director, curator, registrar, education, conservation, and marketing. Topics include acquisitions policies; public outreach; role of architecture; and philosophical and legal issues pertaining to administration of museums. Instructor’s consent.

7170—Historic Preservation (3-9)

(same as History 7450). Survey of the historic preservation movement and techniques by faculty and guest speakers active in the field. Instructor’s consent.

7320—Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age (3).

Analysis of the material culture of Greek prehistoric civilizations from 3000 to 1000 B.C.. Instructor’s consent.

7340—Greek Architecture (3).

Survey of the art of building in the Aegean and Classical world from earliest times to the Hellenistic period. Instructor’s consent.

7350—Greek Pottery (3).

Examination of pottery and vase painting with an emphasis on production, iconography, and social context. Instructor’s consent.

7360—Greek Sculpture (3).

The origins and development of sculpture in the Aegean and Classical world from earliest times to the Hellenistic period. Instructor’s consent.

7420—Minor Arts of Antiquity (3).

Discussion of selected minor arts and crafts of the Greco-Roman world. Instructor’s consent.

7440—Roman Architecture (3).

The history of Roman architecture, origin and development of forms and techniques, major monuments in Rome and its provinces through the 3rd century after Christ. Instructor’s consent.

7460—Roman Sculpture (3).

The origins and development of sculpture in the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Instructor’s consent.

7490—Late Antique Art and Archaeology (3).

Exploration of the material culture of the Mediterranean world from the 3rd century to Iconoclasm. Instructor’s consent.

7510—Byzantine Art and Archaeology (3).

Historical investigation of Byzantine material culture in the eastern Mediterranean and Russia, from the outbreak of Iconoclasm to the Ottoman conquest. Instructor’s consent.

7520—Art of the Dark Ages (3).

Survey of the visual arts of western Europe during the period of migrations, from the fall of Rome to the Carolingian renovation of the 9th century. Instructor’s consent.

7530—Romanesque Art and Architecture (3).

Discussion of selected topics in architecture, sculpture and painting and their artistic and cultural relationships from ca. 800 to ca. 1150. Instructor’s consent.

7540—Gothic Art and Architecture (3).

Discussion of selected topics in architecture, sculpture and painting and their artistic and cultural relationships from ca. 1150 to ca. 1400. Instructor’s consent.

7620—Michelangelo and the High Renaissance (3).

Sculpture, architecture, paintings, and drawings of Michelangelo in the context of his times. Instructor’s consent.

7630—The Renaissance Artist (3).

Lectures, readings, discussions and a research paper related to the Renaissance artist. Focus will be on representations of the artist in art and literature from ca. 1300 to ca. 1650. Instructor’s consent.

7640—Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (3).

Problems in European architectural history from the 15th through the 18th century. Instructor’s consent.

7650—Venetian Painting (3).

Survey of Venetian painting from the 14th through the 18th century. Instructor’s consent.

7660—Renaissance Figural Arts of Northern Europe (3).

Discussion of selected topics in painting and sculpture and their artistic and cultural relationships from the 14th through the 16th century in northern Europe. Instructor’s consent.

7670—Baroque Figural Arts (3).

Painting and sculpture of Italy in the 17th century. Instructor’s consent.

7710—Arts of the Rococo (3).

Examines painting, sculpture, architecture, interior decoration, and decorative in Europe between 1715 and 1789.

7720—Revolution and Romanticism: Art circa 1800 (3).

Examines European art between 1780 to 1830, focusing on art made in conjunction with the major events of the French Revolution and its global repercussions.

7730—Realism through Post-Impressionism (3).

Styles and issues in 19th-century art. Instructor’s consent.

7740—Modern Architecture (3).

Problems in the history of architecture from the late 18th century to the present. Instructor’s consent.

7760—Modern Sculpture (3).

Sculpture in Europe and the U.S. ca. 1880 to the present, with special emphasis on changing definitions of the medium. Instructor’s consent.

7780—Advanced Course in Contemporary Art (3).

Topics in European and American painting and sculpture after 1950. Instructor’s consent.

7820—American Material Culture (3).

An exploration of American material culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. Instructor’s consent.

7840—American Architecture (3).

Architecture and urbanism from the colonial period to the present. Instructor’s consent.

7940—Archaeological Methods (2-6).

Methods of excavating various types of sites; recording, preserving their materials. Instructor’s consent.

7960—Special Readings in Art History or Archaeology (cr. arr.).

Independent readings and research selected in consultation with supervisory faculty. Instructor’s consent.

7980—Internship (3).

A one-semester or full summer intensive internship with specific projects and responsibilities to be arranged by the student and the program director. Instructor’s consent.

8080—Readings for MA Thesis (cr.arr.).

Reading, critical evaluation of literature of special fields of art history and/or archaeology. Instructor’s consent.

8090—Research and Thesis (cr.arr.).

Individual research leading to preparation of the MA thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only. Instructor’s consent.

8110—Introduction to Graduate Study (3).

Research methods, bibliography, use and criticism of source material. Required of graduate students in art history and archaeology who have not had 4996. Departmental consent.

8120—Theories and Methodologies of Art History and Archaeology (3).

Literature of art and archaeology in terms of works of leading European and American art historians, archaeologists. Instructor’s consent.

8130—Museum Studies Seminar (3).

Appropriate means for care and display of artifacts. Topics include: accessioning, cataloging, retrieval of information, and laws and ethics of collecting; the museum environment and its monitoring; condition reports, shipping and storage, and conservation. Field trips. Instructor’s consent.

8140—Art Theory and Criticism (3).

Theoretical and critical literature of art from earliest times to the present. Instructor’s consent.

8170—Historic Preservation Methods (1-6).

Research techniques to solve research problems and conduct field recording in historic preservation, material culture, historic architecture, and cultural heritage studies. Instructor’s consent.

8320—Seminar in Greek Art and Archaeology (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8420—Seminar in Roman Art and Archaeology (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8440—Ancient/Medieval Topography (cr.arr.)

(same as Classics 8440). Descriptive and historical analysis of a selected city or site. Subject varies. Instructor’s consent.

8490—Seminar in Late Antique Art and Archaeology (cr. arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8520—Seminar in Medieval Art and Archaeology (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned to students for presentation in relation to broader questions of the cultural/historical phenomena of the time, from ca. 700 to ca.1400. Instructor’s consent.

8620—Seminar in Renaissance Art (cr. arr.).

Special subjects of study in Northern or Southern Renaissance art assigned for individual research, discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8710—Seminar in 18th-Century Art (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study in 18th-century art assigned for individual research; reports to be presented and discussed by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8720—Seminar in 19th-Century Art (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study in 19th-century art assigned for individual research; reports to be presented and discussed by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8740—Seminar in Modern Architecture (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8750—Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent.

8800—Seminar in American Art (cr.arr.).

Special subjects of study assigned for individual research; discussion of reports by seminar members. Instructor’s consent and the program director. Instructor’s consent.

9080—Readings for PhD Dissertation (cr.arr.).

Reading, critical evaluation of literature of special fields of art history and/or archaeology. Instructor’s consent.

9090—Research and Dissertation (cr.arr.).

Individual research leading to preparation of the PhD dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only. Instructor’s consent.