Art History

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 101 Art Building 530-752-0105; http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/art-history-people


(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 101 Art Building 530-752-0105; http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/art-history-people

The Major Program

Art History studies the changing visual expression of values, beliefs and experiences across diverse cultures and over time. It provides training in historical, social and aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, scholarly research, and lucid, thoughtful analysis and writing. More than any other discipline art history sharpens its students’ visual acuity and deepens their visual literacy. In so doing, it prepares them to face the increasingly complex visual world we find ourselves in today.

The Program. The major begins with a series of courses that surveys major landmarks in the history of visual culture, art and architecture in Asia, Europe, and the United States. More advanced lecture courses and proseminars focus on particularly important periods and issues. Students are encouraged to personalize their training with internships, independent study, and focused upper-division study. Top students considering graduate study are encouraged to engage in more advance study in the Honors program.

Career Options. A major in Art History develops critical thinking and the integration of research, interpretation and understanding. It provides an excellent liberal arts basis for professions as far ranging as advertising, law, medicine, politics and business. The major prepares students for advanced study in Art History, Architecture, Museum Studies and Cultural Studies. It also serves as the foundation for careers in teaching, arts, administration, museums, galleries, historic preservation, art libraries, publishing, journalism, advertising, art conservation, and art investment. As the world becomes increasingly flooded with images, the critical visual literacy gained through the study of art history becomes more important for a wide variety of careers.

Honors Program. The Honors Program is encouraged for Art History majors who are considering attending graduate school. To be eligible for the program, a student must have a grade point average of 3.700 in the major or consent of the major advisor. In addition to meeting the standard major requirements, the honors student completes one undergraduate seminar (course 100 or 190A-L), and writes an honors thesis (course 194H) after completing Art History 100 or equivalent, and after satisfactorily preparing a preliminary thesis draft through a preparatory special study (Art History 199), supervised by the prospective thesis advisor. Students participating in this Program are candidates for Departmental recommendation for graduation with High or Highest Honors. See the Academic Information chapter, Letters and Science honors section, of this catalog and consult the department website for more information.

Teaching Credential Subject Representative. Department Chairperson; see the Teacher Education program.

Graduate Study. The Program in Art History offers studies leading to the Master of Arts degree in History of Art as preparation for further graduate study or professional work. For more information, contact the Graduate Staff Advisor at 530-752-8710, or see http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 20
Choose four:
16
AHI 001A
Ancient Mediterranean Art (Active)
4
AHI 001B
Medieval and Renaissance Art (Active)
4
AHI 001C
Baroque to Modern Art (Active)
4
AHI 001D
Arts of Asia (Active)
4
AHI 001DY
Arts of Asia (Active)
5
AHI 001E
Islamic Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 005
Understanding Visual Culture (Active)
4
AHI 025
Understanding Architecture (Active)
4
Any lower division Art Studio (ART) course except ART 010 or ART 030.
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 40
Choose four, one each in four of the following six areas; two must be from areas a, b, c; two must be from areas d, e, f.
16
(a) Ancient Mediterranean Art:
 
AHI 172A
Early Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 172B
Later Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 173
Roman Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 175
Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
(b) East Asian Art:
 
AHI 163A
Early Chinese Art (Active)
4
AHI 163B
Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 163C
Early Modern Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 163D
Art from China 1900 to the Present (Active)
4
AHI 164
The Arts of Japan (Active)
4
(c) Islamic Art:
 
AHI 155
The Islamic City (Active)
4
AHI 156
Arts of the Islamic Book (Active)
4
(d) European Art before 1700:
 
AHI 110
Cultural History of Museums (Active)
4
AHI 120A
Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (Active)
4
AHI 176A
Art of the Middle Ages: Early Christian and Byzantine Art (Active)
4
AHI 176B
Art of the Middle Ages: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art (Active)
4
AHI 176C
Art of the Middle Ages: Gothic (Active)
4
AHI 178B
Early Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 178C
High and Late Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 179B
Baroque Art (Active)
4
(e) Western Art 1700-1900:
 
AHI 110
Cultural History of Museums (Active)
4
AHI 168
Great Cities (Active)
4
AHI 182
British Art and Culture (1750-1900) (Active)
4
AHI 183A
Art in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 (Active)
4
AHI 183B
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Manet to 1900 (Active)
4
AHI 183C
Modernism in France, 1880-1940 (Active)
4
AHI 188A
The American Home (Active)
4
AHI 188B
Architecture of the United States (Active)
4
AHI 188C
American Art to 1910 (Active)
4
(f) Art after 1900:
 
AHI 110
Cultural History of Museums (Active)
4
AHI 148
Theory and Criticism: Painting & Sculpture (Active)
4
AHI 163D
Art from China 1900 to the Present (Active)
4
AHI 183C
Modernism in France, 1880-1940 (Active)
4
AHI 184
Twentieth Century Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 185
Avant-Gardism and its Aftermath, 1917-1960 (Active)
4
AHI 186
Contemporary Art 1960-Present (Active)
4
AHI 187
Contemporary Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 189
Photography in History (Active)
4
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History:
4
AHI 190A
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
AHI 190B
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Medieval (Active)
4
AHI 190C
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Renaissance (Active)
4
AHI 190D
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: American (Active)
4
AHI 190E
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Gendering of Culture (Active)
4
AHI 190F
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Chinese (Active)
4
AHI 190G
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Japanese (Active)
4
AHI 190H
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Modern-Contemporary (Active)
4
AHI 190I
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: 17th-18th Century (Active)
4
AHI 190J
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Islamic (Active)
4
AHI 190K
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: 19th Century (Active)
4
AHI 190L
Undergraduate Seminar in Art History: Architecture & Heritage (Active)
4
Electives
20
Choose five additional upper-division Art History courses in consultation with the major advisor. Appropriate course substitutions may be made with the consent of the major advisor. Art History 401 and 402 may be counted among the elective units.
 
Emphasis in Architectural History
Units: 60
Emphasis in Architectural History follows the same requirements as for the Art History major above, applying at least six of the following to their respective required areas or as electives:
 
AHI 025
Understanding Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 110
Cultural History of Museums (Active)
4
AHI 120A
Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (Active)
4
AHI 155
The Islamic City (Active)
4
AHI 163A
Early Chinese Art (Active)
4
AHI 168
Great Cities (Active)
4
AHI 172A
Early Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 172B
Later Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 173
Roman Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 175
Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
AHI 176A
Art of the Middle Ages: Early Christian and Byzantine Art (Active)
4
AHI 176B
Art of the Middle Ages: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art (Active)
4
AHI 176C
Art of the Middle Ages: Gothic (Active)
4
AHI 178B
Early Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 178C
High and Late Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 184
Twentieth Century Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 188A
The American Home (Active)
4
AHI 188B
Architecture of the United States (Active)
4
Fulfilling the undergraduate seminar requirement (AHI 190A-H) through an architectural topic is highly recommended.
 
Total: 60

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 101 Art Building 530-752-0105; http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/art-history-people

The Program in Art History offers studies leading to the Master of Arts degree in History of Art as preparation for further graduate study or professional work. For more information, contact the Graduate Staff Advisor at 530-752-8710, or see http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu.

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 101 Art Building 530-752-0105; http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/art-history-people

Art History studies the changing visual expression of values, beliefs and experiences across diverse cultures and over time. It provides training in historical, social and aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, scholarly research, and lucid, thoughtful analysis and writing. More than any other discipline art history sharpens its students’ visual acuity and deepens their visual literacy. In so doing, it prepares them to face the increasingly complex visual world we find ourselves in today.

Art History Minor
Units: 20
Choose three from three of the following six areas with at least one in area a, b, or c, and one in area d, e, or f:
12
(a) Ancient Mediterranean Art:
 
AHI 172A
Early Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 172B
Later Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 173
Roman Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 175
Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
(b) East Asian Art:
 
AHI 163A
Early Chinese Art (Active)
4
AHI 163B
Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 163C
Early Modern Chinese Painting (Active)
4
AHI 163D
Art from China 1900 to the Present (Active)
4
AHI 164
The Arts of Japan (Active)
4
(c) Islamic Art:
 
AHI 120A
Art, Architecture, and Human Rights (Active)
4
AHI 155
The Islamic City (Active)
4
AHI 156
Arts of the Islamic Book (Active)
4
(d) European Art before 1700:
 
AHI 178B
Early Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 178C
High and Late Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 179B
Baroque Art (Active)
4
(e) Western Art 1700-1900:
 
AHI 110
Cultural History of Museums (Active)
4
AHI 130
Landscape, Nature, and Art (Active)
4
AHI 168
Great Cities (Active)
4
AHI 182
British Art and Culture (1750-1900) (Active)
4
AHI 183A
Art in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 (Active)
4
AHI 183B
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Manet to 1900 (Active)
4
AHI 188A
The American Home (Active)
4
AHI 188B
Architecture of the United States (Active)
4
AHI 188C
American Art to 1910 (Active)
4
(f) Art after 1900:
 
AHI 148
Theory and Criticism: Painting & Sculpture (Active)
4
AHI 163D
Art from China 1900 to the Present (Active)
4
AHI 183C
Modernism in France, 1880-1940 (Active)
4
AHI 184
Twentieth Century Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 185
Avant-Gardism and its Aftermath, 1917-1960 (Active)
4
AHI 186
Contemporary Art 1960-Present (Active)
4
AHI 189
Photography in History (Active)
4
Choose two additional upper division art history courses which may include an Undergraduate Seminar, AHI 190A-H strongly recommended.
8
One lower division course may be substituted for upper-division study in any of these areas. Other appropriate substitutions may be made for the course options listed above with the prior consent of the major advisor.
 
Total: 20
Courses in AHI:
AHI 001AAncient Mediterranean Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
AHI 001BMedieval and Renaissance Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Christian, Barbarian, Moslem, and Classical traditions in European Art from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 001CBaroque to Modern Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to visual analysis through study of western art 1600-present, examining major artists and movements from Europe to North America. Study of the relationship of art and artists to political, religious, social change, and to changes in ideology, patronage, audience. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
AHI 001DArts of Asia (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts, architecture, and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed AHI 1DV. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 001DYArts of Asia (5) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2.5 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary, emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed AHI 1D. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
AHI 001EIslamic Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the art and architecture of the Islamic world including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South Asia, from the 7th century CE to the 20th. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
AHI 005Understanding Visual Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Development of visual literacy for an increasingly visual world; critical analyses focusing on the widest variety of visual imagery: the fine arts across media and eras of world culture, television, film, and advertising. Intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 025Understanding Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Development of architecture and urban design; how form, space, order are conceived and used across eras and cultures. Examines the function and organization of space, technological problems of construction, visual qualities of architecture, and social issues connected to architecture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to lower division students. Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 100Methods of Art History (4) Active
Extensive Writing/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of two upper-division Art History courses recommended. Methods of art historical research and analysis, and general issues in critical thought. Writing skills appropriate to a range of art-historical exposition. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
AHI 110Cultural History of Museums (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of museums in the western world from the "cabinet of curiosities" of sixteenth-century Europe to the modern "art center." The changing motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects. Attention to museums' historical legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 120AArt, Architecture, and Human Rights (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Study of human rights as they relate to art, architecture, and cultural heritage. Examines museums, art collections, and cultural-heritage management, their relation to the cultural prerogatives of communities and indigenous groups, and protection of cultural heritage during war and conflict. (Same course as HMR 120A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 121Politics of Public Art (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Politics of public art. Role of contemporary artists, public monuments, urban spaces, the movie industry, photography, propaganda art, and comics in construction of political ideologies and collective identities. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
AHI 122Sex and Space (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Relationship between space and sexuality. Sexual metaphors in art and architecture, gender identity formation via images and space. Diverse intersections of sexuality and art history. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
AHI 123The Museum in the Age of Spectacle (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The institution of the museum in the context of modernity, nationalism, (post)colonialism, and the society of spectacle. Designed to bring art objects of the Manetti Shrem collection, global art history, and foundational critical theory together in a meaningful and experimental way. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
AHI 130Landscape, Nature, and Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Interpretation of the natural world in the western world 1600-1900, with perspectives on the present; landscape painting, ideology of picturesque and sublime, landscape art and travel, reshaping the land as art; dialogues between art and science; nature as national identity. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 148Theory and Criticism: Painting & Sculpture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ART 005 or 007 recommended. Study of forms and symbols in historic and contemporary masterpieces. (Same course as ART 148.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
AHI 150Arts of Subsaharan Africa (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Traditional arts and crafts of subsaharan Africa from prehistoric times to the present; the relationships among art, nature, cycles of life, and religion; art as expression of power; sculpture and culture in West and Central Africa; Colonialism and collecting. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 151Arts of the Indians of the Americas (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Development of art in North America, emphasizing ancient Mexico. South American relationships and parallels. Recent and contemporary Indian arts and crafts from Alaska to Chile. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
AHI 152Arts of Oceania and Prehistoric Europe (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Traditional arts of aboriginal Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia, as seen in their cultural contexts. Prehistoric art of Europe and the Near East. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 154The Hindu Temple (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Comparative history of architecture and symbolism of the Hindu Temple in India, Southeast Asia and the United States. Attention to the temple as expression of religious knowledge, political authority, and cultural heritage through the lens of colonialism and postcolonialism. (Same course as REL 154.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
AHI 155The Islamic City (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): AHI 001E recommended. Introduction to the urban history of the Islamic world. Critical study of the historiography of the Islamic city, development of urban form, institutions and rituals, and analysis of selected themes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 156Arts of the Islamic Book (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of AHI 001E recommended. Critical study of the arts of the luxury book in the pre-modern Islamic world. Representation in Islam, the relationship of word and image, the discipline of calligraphy, aesthetics and representation in Persianate painting. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 163AEarly Chinese Art (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Thematic and chronological examination of 3000 years of Chinese art and culture from Neolithic through Tang Dynasty (10th c. CE). Study of ceremonial and secular objects manifesting folk beliefs and belief systems of ancestor worship, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 163BChinese Painting (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Thematic and chronological examination of Chinese painting and culture from the Tang Dynasty (7th c. CE) through the early 20th century. Issues considered include political art (made to support or protest regimes), art and the market, art and individual expression. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 163CEarly Modern Chinese Painting (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Topics in Chinese Art History, 13th-19th century. Study of issues pertaining to self and society; gender and gendering; religion and philosophy; political engagement and protest; economy and the market; the effects created by periods of transition on visual expression. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 163DArt from China 1900 to the Present (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Forms of modern and avant-garde expression from China's industrialization to the 21st century. Interactions of art and politics, individual and state, art for the free market versus art for the state, expressions of modernity; China on the world stage. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
AHI 164The Arts of Japan (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Japan’s painting, architecture, decorative arts, and print heritage, ancient times to the 20th century in literary, political, intellectual, and spiritual contexts; impact of Japanese art on the West and the West’s transformative impact upon Japan’s opening in the 19th century. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
AHI 168Great Cities (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Transformation in architecture and urban form in Paris, London, and Vienna in the context of varying social, political, and economic systems as well as very different cultural traditions, concentrating on the years 1830-1914. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 172AEarly Greek Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Examination of the origin and development of the major monuments of Greek art and architecture from the eighth century to the mid-fifth century B.C. (Same course as CLA 172A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
AHI 172BLater Greek Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Study of the art and architecture of later Classical and Hellenistic Greece, from the mid-fifth century to the first century B.C. (Same course as CLA 172B.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
AHI 173Roman Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Art and architecture of Rome and the Roman Empire, from the founding of Rome through the fourth century C.E. (Same course as CLA 173.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 175Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Architecture and urban development in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. Special emphasis on the social structure of the ancient city as expressed in its architecture, and on the interaction between local traditions and the impact of Greco-Roman urbanism. (Same course as CLA 175.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
AHI 176AArt of the Middle Ages: Early Christian and Byzantine Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Term paper or gallery studies and review. Painting, sculpture and architecture of the early Christian era and Byzantine Empire: through the later Roman Empire in the West and to the final capture of Constantinople in the East. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 176BArt of the Middle Ages: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Term paper or gallery studies and review. Painting, sculpture and architecture of western Europe in the early medieval era: from the rise of the barbarian kingdoms through the twelfth century. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 176CArt of the Middle Ages: Gothic (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Term paper or gallery studies and review. Painting, sculpture and architecture in northern Europe from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 177Northern Renaissance Art (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Artistic culture of Western and Central Europe c. 1350-1600. Topics include the development of "realism" in portraiture and landscape, prints and print culture, urbanism, science and the exotic, anti-religious artworks, religious attacks on art, contacts with Renaissance Italy. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
AHI 178BEarly Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Fifteenth-century artists, with a focus on Florence; Donatello and Masaccio through Botticelli, in their artistic, architectural, and cultural setting; the impact of Humanism and the rebirth of classical learning. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 178CHigh and Late Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. High Renaissance and Mannerism in 16th-century Italy: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian in their artistic and cultural settings—Florence, Rome, and Venice; the architecture of Bramante, Michelangelo, and Palladio. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 179BBaroque Art (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Seventeenth-century painting, sculpture and graphic arts, including such artists as Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velázquez in their political and social context. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 181Latin American Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Pass One restricted to Art History Majors. Art and architecture of Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting, sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from North and South America. How art and architecture shape and define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of nationalism and globalism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
AHI 182British Art and Culture (1750-1900) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. British painting in relation to the position of women in society and the rise of the middle-class art market. Topics covered Hogarth and popular culture, Queen Victoria and the female gaze, and Pre-Raphaelite artists and collectors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 183AArt in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of AHI 001C recommended. Emergence of modernism in Europe from the late l8th century to the middle of the l9th century. Major artistic events viewed against a revolutionary backdrop of changing attitudes toward identity, race, and gender. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 183BImpressionism and Post-Impressionism: Manet to 1900 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of AHI 001C recommended. Innovations of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and Symbolists in relation to social changes. Assessment of role of dealers and critics, myth of the artist-genius, and gender relations in French art and culture of the late 1800s. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 183CModernism in France, 1880-1940 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Development of modern art in France, its social context, and its transnational aspects. Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism are considered in relation to secessionist movements, the formation of other artistic groups, new forms of patronage, and new audiences. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 184Twentieth Century Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of AHI 025 recommended. Major movements in architecture of the twentieth century in Europe and America. Formal innovations are examined within the social, political, and economic circumstances in which they emerged. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 185Avant-Gardism and its Aftermath, 1917-1960 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Social, cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical development for artists and their audiences in the context of larger issues like the Mexican, Russian and German revolutions, WWI, the Depression, WWII, etc., and a critical-theoretical inquiry into questions of modernism, modernity, and avant-gardism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 186Contemporary Art 1960-Present (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Development of new media and aesthetics in the context of such cultural and political phenomena as the New Left, feminism, and globalization; investigation of the critical-theoretical questions of neo avant-gardism, postmodernism, and postmodernity. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 187Contemporary Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to world architecture and urban design since circa 1966. Relation of influential styles, buildings, and architects to postmodern debates and to cultural, economic, technological and environmental change. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
AHI 188AThe American Home (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. American domestic architecture and its responsiveness to changes in daily life from Colonial times to the 1960s. Vernacular developments, effects of different socioeconomic conditions, and women's role in shaping the home receive special attention. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 188BArchitecture of the United States (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Major movements from colonial times to the present. The role of buildings in a changing American society, the interplay of styles with technologies of construction, relationship between American and European developments and evolution of the architectural and planning professions. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 188CAmerican Art to 1910 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Major movements in American art from the 17th-century English-speaking colonies to the onset of World War I. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 189Photography in History (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Social, cultural, aesthetic and technical developments in the history of photography including patronage and reception, commercial, scientific, political and artistic applications, and a critical-theoretical inquiry into photography's impact on the social category "art" and the history of subjectivity. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
AHI 190AUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Mediterranean Antiquity (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190BUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Medieval (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190CUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Renaissance (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190DUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: American (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190EUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Gendering of Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190FUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Chinese (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190GUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Japanese (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190HUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Modern-Contemporary (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor or other significant training recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190IUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: 17th-18th Century (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190JUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Islamic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190KUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: 19th Century (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 190LUndergraduate Seminar in Art History: Architecture & Heritage (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
AHI 192Internship (2-12) Active
Internship. Supervised program of internships at professional art institutions such as museums, galleries, and art archives including collections of slides and photographs. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 194HSpecial Study for Honor Students (4) Active
Independent Study—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AHI 190; Or the equivalent, as determined by the major advisor. Open only to students in the Art History Honors Program. Independent study of an art historical problem culminating in the writing of an honors thesis under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 200AVisual Theory and Interpretive Methods (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Close study of selected recent developments in interpretive methodology used by art historians and other analysts of visual culture and the place of those developments within art history's history and in the larger field of social, cultural and historical analysis. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
AHI 200BResearch and Writing Methods in Art History (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate students in Art History. Development of the research, writing, and editing skills necessary for producing publishable work. Focus on reference tools used by art historians and the mechanics of scholarship, from question framing and organization of ideas to writing clear, effective prose. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Winter Quarter.
AHI 200CThesis Writing Colloquium (1) Active
Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Auto Tutorial. Prerequisite(s): AHI 200B; Taken by all Art History M.A. students in their first year. Restricted to graduate students in Art History. Meeting concurrently with course 200B, the colloquium provides a structured, supportive environment for second-year Art History graduate students drafting masters' theses. Offers a forum for technical discussions, discussion of writing/editing procedures, and peer review of writing in progress. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
AHI 210Museums, Art Exhibitions and Culture (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion; Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate status in art history or an allied field. Class size limited to 20 students. Issues accompanying the evolution and function of museums from cabinets of curiosities in sixteenth-century Europe to modern art centers. Examination of divergent motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects. Investigation of museums' historical legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
AHI 250Problems in Art Historical Research (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Major topics in art historical research, emphasizing special methods of investigation, and of historical and critical analysis. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 254Seminar in Classical Art (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Selected areas of special study in classical art of the Greek and Roman tradition. Course may be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit / with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 263Seminar in Chinese Art (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Selected areas of special study in Chinese Art. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit /with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 276Seminar in Medieval Art (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Selected areas of special study in medieval art from Early Christian to late Gothic. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit /with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 278Seminar in Italian Renaissance Art (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Selected areas of special study in Italian art from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 283Seminar in Visual Culture and Gender (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Selected areas of special study in the relationship between visual culture and gender in Europe and America from 1750 to present. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit /with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
AHI 288Seminar in European and American Architecture (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Exploration of selected topics in European and American architectural history with concentration on the Modern Period. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit /with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 290Special topics in Art History (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Special research seminar in the theory or methods of Art History, or in a period of Art History. Topic will vary depending on the interests of the instructor or students. May be repeated for credit topic differs and with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
AHI 292Internship (1-4) Active
Internship—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate student. Restricted to graduate students in Art History only. Supervised internship at professional art or cultural institution including museum, galleries, archives, government offices, visual resources libraries, etc. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
AHI 298Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Seminar. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2002 Winter Quarter.
AHI 299Individual Study (1-6) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 390Introduction to Teaching Art History for Teaching Assistants (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Designed for teaching assistants with emphasis on problems and procedures encountered by teachers of undergraduate art history. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Seminar; Practice. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
AHI 401Museum Training: Curatorial Principles (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Approved for graduate degree credit. Study of private and public collections. Museum personalities. Appraisal of works of art; appraisal ethics. Auction and sales: methods and catalogues. Registration. Museum technical problems. Connoisseurship. Collateral reading. Visits to museums. Seminar with assigned papers. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
AHI 402Museum Training: Exhibition Methods (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Approved for graduate degree credit. History of exhibition methods in private and public collections. Comparisons of different types of museums and their exhibition problems. Lighting and techniques of display with emphasis on actual design. Experimentation with unusual presentation forms. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.