ARTH 400 (2SY) - Topics in Art History

Top in Art History/Art Writers

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 55869
Art History will be presented thematically. At least three distinct chronological periods will be treated; students will develop research skills and give oral presentations. Topics will vary: "Art Writers: Their Sources and Their Effects;" "Rome from Romulus to the Fascists;" "Cults of the Original and Cultures of the Copy." Repeatable up to a maximum of 12 credits with different topics. May count towards Architectural Studies Minor if papers take the appropriate emphasis.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 400
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
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This course for beginners to the subject will introduce the history of art through the history of influential writings about the history of art, as well as texts which have served to inspire artists’ imaginations. The interface between text and image will be addressed in relation to ancient art, medieval art, Renaissance art, and in the use of intertitles in silent film. Art theory, art criticism, and art historical writing (both scholarly and not) will be sampled, always in relation to how we look at works of art, and how those patterns of looking change across the centuries. When is visual communication sufficient in itself, and when is it not?