AHIS101
Cave Paintings to Cathedrals

Description: Survey of the history of western art from the earliest times to the end of the Medieval period.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 314, CLAS 314; AHIS 316, CLAS 316; AHIS 318

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

AHIS102
Renaissance to Modern Art

Description: Survey of the history of western art from the Renaissance period to the twentieth century.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 321; AHIS 322; AHIS 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

AHIS121
Classical Antiquity in Popular CultureCrosslisted with CLAS 121

Description: On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS160
Introduction to Asian Art

Description: An introduction to the arts and cultural traditions of India, China, Korea, and Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AHIS189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS198
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS206
Art of Ancient Egypt & MesopotamiaCrosslisted with ANTH 206, CLAS 206

Description: A survey of the history of civilization and arts in the Fertile Crescent including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant and Syria from the tenth millennium BC to the first millennium BC, with particular attention paid to the Bronze Age.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AHIS211
Classical Art and Archaeology

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Italy.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 314, CLAS 314; AHIS 316, CLAS 316

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS216
Medieval Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art of the Middle Ages from the Early Christian to Gothic periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS221
Italian Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Development of Italian art and architecture in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 321; AHIS 322

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS226
Northern Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Northern Europe. Major artists studied include Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and Albrecht Dürer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS231
Baroque Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Art and architecture in Europe from 1550 to 1700.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS246
Modern Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Intro to Art from Modern to Contemporary

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS251
American Art to 1865

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Role of the fine arts in creating national identity. How portraiture, genre, history painting, landscape, sculpture, photography, and folk art produced competing definitions of America. Growth of art institutions and patrons, the development of different audiences and how they established and changed expectations for art and artists.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS252
American Art 1865-1945

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: The changes in art resulting from the US's transition to an urban, industrial and cosmopolitan society. Careers and styles of individual artists, along with the impact of European art before and after the 1913 Armory Show. How the intersection of artists, patrons, and audiences supported the formation of new institutions and markets for modern art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS256
Latin American Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: From pre-Columbian through contemporary art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS261
Chinese Arts and Culture

Description: Introduction to the arts and culture of China.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS262
Japanese Art and Culture

Description: Introduction to the arts and culture of Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS286
Archaeological Fieldwork

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Participation in archaeological field research projects to learn basic field techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS298
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS314
Greek Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with CLAS 314

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS316
Roman Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with CLAS 316

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Introduction of the art and archaeology of ancient Italy from the villanovans through the end of the Roman Empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS318
Late Medieval Art in Europe

Prerequisites: AHIS 101 or permission

Description: Art in Europe from 1100 to 1500; style and iconography in Gothic art including architecture and architectural sculpture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS321
Early Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 221 or permission

Description: Introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 13th century to the end of the 15th century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS322
High Renaissance and Mannerist Art

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 221 or permission

Description: Introduction to the painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 15th to the mid-16th century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS341
European Art of the Nineteenth Century

Description: From Neoclassicism through Post-impressionism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS346
European Art of the Twentieth Century

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 246

Description: European art from 1870 to 1945, focusing on the development of the avant-garde, and on the relationship between art and its historical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS366
African ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 347, ARCH 547, ETHN 347

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS390
Directed Individual Readings

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

AHIS392
Independent Research in Art History

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

AHIS395
Internship in Art History

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS398
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS400
Art History Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Course is offered in spring semester only.

Description: Culminating experience in art history. A comprehensive analysis of the discipline of art history. Builds on material from previous course work. Historiographic and methodological issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AHIS406
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 806, ANTH 406, ANTH 806, CLAS 406, CLAS 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.

Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS411
Classical ArchitectureCrosslisted with AHIS 811

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: History and development of architectural orders and styles from ancient Greece and Italy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS412
Greek SculptureCrosslisted with AHIS 812

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: Greek sculpture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Stylistic evolution and classical themes as presented in individual freestanding and architectural sculpture. Techniques, materials, and uses of sculpture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS413
Roman PaintingCrosslisted with AHIS 813

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Development of Roman painting from the Etruscans through the Age of Constantine.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS418
Gothic Painting and PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 818

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Style, iconography, history, and function of painting and prints from ca. 1150 to 1475 in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Includes manuscript illumination, stained glass, panel painting, woodcuts, and engravings, stressing the development of naturalism before the "Renaissance" in Northern Europe.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS421
The Italian Renaissance CityCrosslisted with AHIS 821

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Exploration of the art and architecture of the Italian city in the late middle ages and Renaissance, with particular attention to civic projects and the role of art in defining the identity, and creating the "myths" of that city.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS426
Northern Renaissance and Reformation ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 826

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318 or 418, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Art of the Renaissance and Reformation in Germany and the Netherlands. Stresses the influences of Italian Renaissance Art and the impact of the Protestant Reformation from ca. 1475 to 1575.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS431
Italian Baroque ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 831

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS441
Impressionism and Post-ImpressionismCrosslisted with AHIS 841

Prerequisites: 12 hr in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: French Impressionism and Post-impressionism with consideration of the historical context out of which they emerged. Development of the avant-garde and the changing relationship of the artist to society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS446
Art since 1945Crosslisted with AHIS 846

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 and 246

Description: Art from 1945 to the present focusing on the development of the avant-garde, the transition from modernism to post-modernism, and the various art world institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS448
Post-ModernismCrosslisted with AHIS 848

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 or 246, and 446/846; or 12 hrs in related disciplines with permission

Description: Developments in art since 1970, exploring the various art styles and the relationship of the artists to their audience and to the institutions of the art world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS451
19th-Century American ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 851

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 251 or 341 or permission.

Description: 19th Century American art and material culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS452
American Art, 1893-1939Crosslisted with AHIS 852

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 252 or 346 or permission.

Description: Early 20th-century American art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS456
Pre-Columbian ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 856

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Emphasizing the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS457
Colonial Art of Latin AmericaCrosslisted with AHIS 857

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Emphasizing New Spain, the Viceroyalty of Peru, and Brazil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS471
History of PhotographyCrosslisted with AHIS 871

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of still photography with major emphasis on its development as an art form.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS472
Photography Since 1960Crosslisted with AHIS 872

Prerequisites: AHIS 471/871 or permission.

Description: Movements in photography since 1960 with emphasis on the interaction with art theory and criticism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS476
History of PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 876

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 221, 226, or 231, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of prints stressing printmaking techniques, i.e., woodcut, engraving, drypoint, etching, and the makers of prints during the first 300 years of printmaking in Europe. Baldung, Goltzius, Bruegel, and Rembrandt. Major technical developments, such as the introduction of printing colored woodcuts, are included.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS490
Directed Individual ReadingCrosslisted with AHIS 890

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS492
Independent Research in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 892

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS495
Internship in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 895

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS496
Advanced Archaeological FieldworkCrosslisted with AHIS 896

Prerequisites: AHIS 286 or equivalent, and permission.

Description: Further training in archaeological field research techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS498
Special Topics in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS499H
Honors: Special Problems in Art History

Prerequisites: Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: