History of Art and Civilization

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Summer 1

May 25–June 30

Summer 2

July 5–August 1

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HA 112
History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Critical study of the history of Western art and civilization from the early Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Illustrated lectures explore painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to pertinent religious, political, economic, and social conditions. (G5: Western Civilization; G7: Humanities)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3717 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3714 OL2 ONLINE    
3718 OL3 ONLINE    

 

HA 204
History of East Asian Costume

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Survey of East Asian costume focusing on ancient through modern works of art in which traditional or regional dress is represented, and on surviving examples of dress and accessories. Material is studied within the context of art history along with socio-political changes and encounters with outside influences in different periods.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4082 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 214
Art In New York

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00


Selected studies in the history of art, utilizing resources available in New York City. Critical and historical investigations arise from direct study of art and architecture. (G6: Arts; G7: Humanities)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3720 35A MTW 12:10 PM–3:00 PM B506
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4085 35B MTWR 12:10 PM–2:50 PM B504

 

HA 219
African American Art

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Surveys diverse African traditions that have contributed to the rich fabric of American life since the 17th century. Students explore the continuities and disruptions of these traditions in art, and analyze concepts of race and racism, from the first moments of slavery through the contemporary era. (G7 Humanities; G10 American History)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4150 OL2 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4149 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 221
East Asian Art and Civilization

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course introduces the major characteristics and artistic traditions of East Asian countries. Through lectures and surveys, students will examine the historical, religious, and social aspects of these civilizations. Consideration will be given to how East Asian countries respond to the arts of their neighbors, near and far, in comparison with other major civilizations. Emphasis is placed on art techniques and materials unique to East Asian art. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3724 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 225
Art and Civilization of India

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Introduces major characteristics of Indian civilization through a survey of its traditions of art and architecture. Illustrated lectures survey artistic tradition in relation to historical, religious, and social aspects of this civilization. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4086 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 226
Art and Civilization of the Islamic World

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course examines the art and civilization of the Islamic world, from the birth of Islam in the seventh century CE to the present. Students are introduced to the spiritual, philosophical, and sociopolitical factors that led to the formation of this multiethnic style. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3727 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 231
Modern Art

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

An introduction to the history of European and American art from the French Revolution through the Second World War that addresses events and social context as well as global connections. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): HA 112

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3728 OL1 ONLINE    
3729 OL2 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3730 OL3 ONLINE    

 

HA 243
History of Photography

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

A history of photography from its beginnings to the present day. Illustrated lectures present a chronological survey that focuses on photographers, technical advancements, and aesthetic considerations in the context of pertinent ideas and events. (G7: Humanities)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3731 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4087 OL2 ONLINE    

 

HA 271
Japanese Art and Civilization

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course is a survey of the art and civilization of Japan from its prehistoric origins to the 21st century. Students study how Japan created artistic traditions in response to regional and international trends, and adopted new artistic styles through diplomatic relationships with China and Korea. Modernization of Japan within the context of global cultural encounters is discussed. (G7: Humanities) (G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3733 OL1 ONLINE    

 

HA 331
Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

An introduction to the interpretation of visual art in relation to international historical developments, with emphasis on late twentieth- and twenty-first-century art. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): HA 112

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3734 OL1 ONLINE