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Courses

Art History

5400. Topics in Art History   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Art History.

5402. History of Modern Crafts and Design I   (3 s.h.)

This course traces the ideas, personnel, workshops, objects, and styles of the Arts and Crafts Movement from William Morris to Henry Mercer (1850s-ca. 1915) in Europe and the United States; Charles and Margaret Mackintosh in Scotland; Eliel Saarinen in Finland; Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft in England; Stickley, Roycroft, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Tiffany in the United States; and other key designers/crafters of clay, metal, fiber, wood, and glass. The influence of Japanese art and craft, the development of the various forms of Art Nouveau, and "Arts and Crafts" houses are also examined.

5403. History of Modern Crafts and Design II   (3 s.h.)

This course continues the study of key schools, workshops, individuals, techniques, attitudes, and styles pertaining to 20th-century craft and design in the U.S. and Europe. Issues include the Bauhaus, the move to modernism, the continuing influence of Arts and Crafts ideas, the studio craft movement, and gender.

5405. History of Photography   (3 s.h.)

This course examines key developments in the history of modern photography.

5431. International Cinema   (3 s.h.)

This course examines various aspects of international cinema. Recent and planned topics include Italian Neorealism, Third World Cinema, India-Iraq: Comparative Cinema, German Expressionist Cinema, The "Artist" in Film, and Silent Cinema.

5460. Topics in 20th-Century Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in 20th-Century Art. Recent and planned topics include the History of Modern Graphic Design and the History of Printmaking.

5462. Picasso and Modern Masters   (3 s.h.)

This course examines the work of four major modern artists: Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, and Brancusi. It places them in a variety of cultural, social, aesthetic, and historical contexts. Because the works of these artists are strongly represented in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in other local collections, several trips to examine work firsthand are planned.

5510. Topics in Ancient Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Ancient Art. Recent and planned topics include Greek Vase Painting, Greek Architecture, Minoan and Mycenaen Art, Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture, Greek and Roman Monumental Painting, and Curating an Exhibition on the History of Archaeological Illustration.

5520. Topics in Medieval Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Medieval Art. Recent and planned topics include the Body in Medieval Art as well as the Visual Culture of Monasticism in late Antique and Medieval Egypt.

5530. Topics in Renaissance Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Renaissance Art. Recent and planned topics include Artistic Exchange Between Italy, Spain, and Northern Europe; Mannerism Redefined; Color and Meaning in Painting; Italian Architecture and Ideas; Michelangelo; The Sacred Image: Crisis and Resolution; Art and the Protestant Reformation; Albrecht Dürer and His Legacy; and Northern Renaissance Art, 1350-1550.

5540. Topics in Baroque Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Baroque Art. Recent and planned topics in the art of the Baroque and Early Modern period include Art and the Spectator; Style and Historiography; Bernini, Caravaggio, and Velazquez; Art of Venice and Cultural Construction of Identity; Rembrandt and His Followers; Art and the Market; and Northern Baroque Art.

5550. Topics in 19th-Century Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in 19th-Century Art. Recent and planned topics include Manet and 19th-Century French Criticism; Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; Pre-Raphaelite Painting; Symbolism; Depicting Race; Survey of American Art; American Cosmopolitans: Art and Modernity in the Gilded Age, 1870-1913; and Current Scholarship in American Art History.

5560. Topics in 20th-Century Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in 20th-Century Art. Recent and planned topics include Race and Gender in American Art; Art Since 1945; Dada and Surrealism; Futurist Art and Theory; Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, and Brancusi; History of Photography; and International Cinema.

5601. Historiography of Art History   (3 s.h.)

This course studies key methods and critical approaches in Art History.

5611. Greek Vase Painting   (3 s.h.)

This course offers a survey of Greek vase painting from the late Bronze Age until the period of red figure and black figure painting.

5621. Archeological Program   (3 s.h.)

Ancient art and archaeology are studied.

8410. Seminar:  Comparative Studies in Ancient Techniques   (3 s.h.)

This course examines the methods and technology used in the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Anatolia, Greece, and Rome to produce art. Reports cover ceramics, metalworking, jewelry making, glassmaking, painting, sculpture, weaving, architecture, lapidary, and other art forms. Presentations are sometimes made in studies and sometimes as slide lectures.

8430. Seminar:  Problems, Period, Style   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Art History. Recent and planned topics include Picasso and Duchamp, Methods in Modern Art, Futurist Art and Theory, Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture, The Body in Art History, Censorship, Dada and Surrealism, Arts of Asia, and Thomas Eakins and Philadelphia.

8440. Seminar:  Problems, Period, Style   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Art History. Recent and planned topics include Public Sculpture; Philadelphia Architecture and Urbanism; Minoan Wall Paintings; What's in a Name?; Defining 19th-Century "Isms"; and Prints: History, Theory, Practice.

8450. Special Projects   (3-6 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in art theory and criticism.

8460. Seminar in Contemporary Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Contemporary Art. Recent and planned topics include Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary American Realism, Art of the 1960s, Pop Art, Art of the 1980s, and Contemporary American Realism.

8470. Seminar in Modern Art   (3 s.h.)

This course examines selected topics in Modern Art. Recent and planned topics include Exhibition Studies, Public Sculpture, American Early Modernism, Art Nouveau, Visionary Art, Landscape Painting, and Monumental Sculpture.

8610. Problems in Ancient Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in Ancient Art. Recent and planned topics include Minoan Wall Paintings; Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture; Ancient Techniques and Technologies for Artmaking; Art in the Age of Augustus; Severan Art; and Ancient Counterfeits, Looting, and the Ethics of Collecting.

8620. Problems in Medieval Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in Medieval Art. Recent and planned topics include Materializing Salvation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt: The Case of the Red and White Monasteries; Eastern Mediterranean Art as a Gendering Agent: Visual Performances of Femininity and Masculinity; and Late Antique and Byzantine Aesthetics.

8630. Problems in Renaissance Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in Renaissance Art. Recent and planned topics include Michelangelo and His Times; After Raphael: Painting in Central Italy; Michelangelo's Last Judgment; Beyond Florence: Artistic Centers in the 15th Century; Palladio and His Legacy; Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese; Northern "Realisms"; Fact and Fiction in Early Modern Prints; The Global Renaissance; and Sensuous and the Church.

8640. Problems in Baroque Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in Baroque Art. Recent and planned topics in the art of the Baroque and Early Modern period include Art and the Spectator in the Early Modern Period; Style and Historiography; Bernini, Caravaggio, and Velazquez; Art of Venice and Cultural Construction of Identity; The Hapsburgs and Imperial Patronage; The Court Artist; and Art, Science, and the History of Collections.

8650. Problems in 19th-Century Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in 19th-Century Art. Recent and planned topics include Courbet and Manet, Cezanne, Delacroix, What's in a Name?, Defining 19th-Century "Isms," Art and Environment in American Culture, and Thomas Eakins and Philadelphia.

8660. Problems in 20th-Century Art   (3 s.h.)

This seminar examines selected problems in 20th-Century Art. Recent and planned topics include Exhibition Studies, Modern and Postmodern Portraiture, Futurist Art and Theory, Dada and Neo-Dada, Abstract Expressionism, Art of the 1960s, Art of the 1980s, Public Sculpture, Censorship, and the 20th-Century Metropolis.

9183. Archaeological Program   (3 s.h.)

This is a seminar study in Ancient Art and Archaeology as directed by advisor.

9585. Internship Seminar   (3 or 6 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Fine Arts Administration track.

Students are placed in a local museum or gallery (e.g., Temple University Gallery in Center City, Philadelphia) or other appropriate institutions. Placement is arranged with the Graduate Director.

9586. Internship Seminar   (3 or 6 s.h.)

Students are placed in a local museum or gallery (e.g., Temple University Gallery in Center City, Philadelphia) or other appropriate institutions. Placement is arranged with the Graduate Director. Open to all Art History Graduate students.

9891. Directed Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Faculty-directed research on a specific topic is undertaken. Arrangements are made with a faculty sponsor and the Graduate Director.

9991. Directed Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Faculty-directed research on a specific topic is undertaken. Arrangements are made with a faculty sponsor and the Graduate Director.

9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Ph.D. program.

Preparation for preliminary examinations is provided.

9996. Thesis Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Research and writing of the master's thesis is undertaken.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Ph.D. program.

Research of the dissertation proposal is undertaken.

9999. Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Elevation to Ph.D. candidacy.

Research and writing of the doctoral dissertation is undertaken.

 

Updated 2.18.10