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Art History: Course Desriptions

ART 204 INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY - WESTERN (3) 
A historical survey of architecture, painting, sculpture, and crafts, from prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the development of Western art. Recommended that sequence be taken in order (H). (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 205 INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY - WESTERN (3) 
A historical survey of architecture, painting, sculpture, and crafts, from prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the development of Western art. Recommended that sequence be taken in order. (H) (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 206 INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY - WESTERN (3) 
A historical survey of architecture, painting, sculpture, and crafts, from prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the development of Western art. Recommended that the sequence be taken in order. (H) (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 207 INDIGENOUS ART OF THE AMERICAS (3) 
A historical survey of native arts of Central, and North America, including architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, basketry, and beadwork, from prehistory to present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 360 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
Early Renaissance art. Lecture course on the principal stylistic manifestations of European architecture, painting, and sculpture from the late Middle Ages to 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206.

ART 361 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
High Renaissance art and mannerism. Lecture course on the principal stylistic manifestations of European architecture, painting, and sculpture from the late Middle Ages to 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206. 

ART 363 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
Baroque art. Lecture course on the principal stylistic manifestations of European architecture, painting, and sculpture from the late Middle Ages to 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206. 

ART 364 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
Late eighteenth-century neoclassicism and the nineteenth century. Lecture course covering the principal movements and trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Europe and America since 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206. 

ART 365 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
Twentieth-century art from 1900 to 1945. Lecture course covering the principal movements and trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Europe and America since 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206. 

ART 366 HISTORY OF ART (3) 
Art since 1945. Lecture course covering the principal movements and trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Europe and America since 1750. PREREQ: ART 204, ART 205, ART 206. 

ART 367 HISTORY OF DESIGN (3) 
A survey of the impact of technology on the visual qualities of graphic, advertising, fashion, architecture, and industrial design from the Victorian Arts and Crafts Movement to the computer age. (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 368 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3) 
The development of photographic processes and applications. Influential figures. From the early beginnings to contemporary trends. (Writing Intensive Course) 

ART 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ART 460 HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART (3) 
Specialized study of the visual arts in the United States focusing on such issues as landscape, mass culture, and American responses to European culture. Art and ideas from the colonial period to 1900. PREREQ: 9 credits of art history, American literature, or American history. Not offered every year. 

ART 461 HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART (3) 
Specialized study of the visual arts in the United States focusing on such issues as landscape, mass culture, and American responses to European culture. American modernism since 1900. PREREQ: 9 credits of art history, American literature, or American history. Not offered every year. 

ART 462 DIRECTIONS AND ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ART (3) 
Specialized study of current trends, developments, and critical issues, including the study of new media such as video and photography, as they manifest themselves in the contemporary art world. PREREQ: 9 credits of art history, or instructor approval required. Not offered every year. May be repeated with different topics. 

ART 463 TOPICS IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ART (3) 
Specialized study of selected areas of special interest, including such topics as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Bernini, and art in the Medici's Florence. Subject matter may vary year to year. PREREQ: 9 credits of art history or instructor approval required. Not offered every year. 

ART 464 CULTURAL STUDIES OF THE MUSEUM (3)
Overview of the history, visual culture, and cultural significance of the Western museum. Special attention paid to the development of the art museum and artist's projects that pertain to museums. PREREQS: 9 credits of art history or instructor approval required.

ART 465 NATIVE AMERICAN ART (3) 
Northwest Coast art. Courses covering the principal media, styles, and cultural influences in Native American arts from prehistory to the present. Not offered every year. (NC) 

ART 467 NATIVE AMERICAN ART (3) 
Plains art. Courses covering the principal media, styles, and cultural influences in Native American arts from prehistory to the present. Not offered every year. (NC) 

ART 469 METHODS AND THEORY OF ART HISTORY (3) 
Seminar designed to improve writing and library skills, develop interdisciplinary approaches, and explore art historical theory from Plato to the present. PREREQ: 9 credits of art history or instructor approval required. (Writing Intensive Course) 

ART 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

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