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    ART HISTORY (ARTS)

    ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art (3 credits)
    A study of selected masterpieces of Western civilization in painting, sculpture, and architecture, from antiquity to the 20th century.

    ARTS 1051; ARTS 1052 History of Art (3 credits)
    Introduction to the history of art and architecture of the West. First semester: ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome; the early medieval world; the Romanesque, Gothic, and early Renaissance periods. Second semester: mid Renaissance through early 20th century, with emphasis on style and expression in the work of selected artists. ARTS 1052 is not open to students who have taken ARTS 1050.

    ARTS 1170 Art of Ancient Greece and Rome (3 credits)
    Art of ancient Greece and Rome from the 10th century B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1051.

    ARTS 1200 Medieval Art (3 credits)
    Survey of European painting, sculpture, architecture, and luxury arts from the 3rd to mid-14th centuries. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1051.

    ARTS 1301 Northern Renaissance Art (3 credits)
    Northern European painting, sculpture, and graphic arts of the 15th and 16th centuries. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1302 15th Century Italy (3 credits)
    Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 15th century. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1303 16th Century Italy (3 credits)
    Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 16th century. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1350 Baroque Art (3 credits)
    Survey of Baroque painting, sculpture, and architecture of 17th century Europe. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1352 18th-Century Art (3 credits)
    Survey of Rococo and Neoclassical painting, sculpture, and architecture of 18th century Europe. Prerequisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1431 Early 19th Century Art (3 credits)
    Painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 18th century to the mid-19th century. Topics include Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1432 Late 19th Century Art (3 credits)
    Painting, sculpture, and architecture from the middle to the end of the 19th century. Realism, Impressionism, and from antiquity to the present. Post-Impressionism. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1451 Early 20th Century Art (3 credits)
    Painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1900 to the 1930s. Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Futurism, and Surrealism. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1471 Contemporary Art (3 credits)
    Art from 1940 to the present, with emphasis on American art of the post World War II period. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1540 East Asian Art (3 credits)
    Survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1051 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1613 American Art (3 credits)
    Survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the colonial period until the present. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1630 American Architecture (3 credits)
    Introductory course that compares buildings from various eras and cultures and examines their systems. Covers early colonial settlements to postmodern practices, resulting in a basis for an architectural vocabulary and a greater consciousness of the built environment in the United States. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052.

    ARTS 1637 NYC Architecture and Urban Design (3 credits)
    The architecture of New York, its building types, and various styles. Site visits and study in light of the history of the city, significant social and economic events, and patrons responsible for commissions. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052 and permission of the instructor.

    ARTS 1645 Survey of the History of Photography from its origins to the present.
    Topics covered may include photography as technology, its use in mass media, and its legitimization as an art. Special focus on the theory and history of the medium of photography and its rise to prominence in contemporary artistic practice. Prerequiste: ARTS 1050 or 1052

    ARTS 1750 Philosophy and Criticism of Art (3 credits)
    This course examines key philosophical issues in the history of art, together with influential critical approaches to art, its meaning and reception in society. Important texts from classical antiquity to contemporary culture develop students critical skills in analysis of art and its surrounding issues.  Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050, 1051 or 1052; or Philosophy course

    ARTS 1924 Jewish Art and Visual Culture (3 credits)
    Selected topics in the history of Jewish art from antiquity to the present.

    ARTS 1948 Image of Jerusalem (3 credits)
    This course explores how artists and architects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam expressed their reverence for Jerusalem and affected its landscape, and how they created symbols of Jerusalem outside the Land of Israel that evoked the Holy City.

    ARTS 1973-77 Topics in Art History (3 credits)
    May be repeated, as subject matter varies from term to term. Some courses offered abroad.

    ARTS 1985 Seminar in Art History (3 credits)
    Students develop research skills employing various methodologies used in the study of art history. Oral and written reports are presented on works of art in New York collections.

    ARTS 1990 Senior Thesis (1 credit)
    Exit paper combining research and original scholarship. The paper normally stems from work done in Seminar in Art History.
    Pre-requisite: required for seniors; open to others with permission.

    ARTS 4901; ARTS 4902 Independent Study
    See Academic Information and Policies section.

    ARTS 4932 Art and Experience in Medici Florence (3 credits)
    Covers the art and history of Florence the center of the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century as well as the role of the Jews and their contribution to Italian culture, through visits to Florence museums and monuments. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1050 or ARTS 1052. Recommended: ARTS 1302.

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