ARTH 400 (01) - Topics in Art History

Top Art Hist/Global Art Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54818
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.
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Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 400
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Jacqueline Lombard

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm PCAC A204
Final Exam 5/15/2024 5/15/2024 W 3:30pm - 5:30pm PCAC A204
Additional Course Details: 

ARTH 400: Introduction to World Art History

This seminar is a counterpart to ARTH 480: Introduction to Art History and will focus on non-western art and art created by historically marginalized artists and communities. Students will be introduced to a range of art works and architectural sites as they explore the diverse meanings, purposes, and histories of art from around the globe. We will also critically engage with key questions that have shaped the last several decades of art history, including: how have colonialism and global politics shaped the history of art? How do western universities and museums teach non-western art? What even is the distinction between non-western and western art? How have artists who have been marginalized within the societies they live in used art to assert their identities or subvert existing power structures? How can we as individuals come to understand cultures that our not our own through art? In addition to the key works covered in this class, students will have the opportunity to write a research paper on a work of art of their choosing.