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History of Art Classes

HA 100 Introduction to Western Art History
A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and North America from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Intended for non-majors. Does not count toward the 30 required hours in the major. Not open to students with credit in HA 103, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161, or HA 300. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Di Resta, Jason
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 16309
LEC Kirchhoff, Chassica
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 20062
LEC Arft, Sadie
MW 06:00-07:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 17814
LEC Ivey, Mary
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 20171
LEC Long, Elizabeth
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 22467
LEC Long, Elizabeth
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 26908

HA 103 Introduction to Western Art History, Honors
A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and North America from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Intended for non-majors. Does not fulfill the 30 required hours in the major. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161, HA 300, or HA 303. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

HA 150 History of Western Art: Ancient Through Medieval
A survey of the art of earlier periods in the West, from prehistoric times through the middle ages in Europe, with special emphasis on the relationship between artistic developments and cultural changes. Not open to students with credit in HA 160. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Marina, Areli
TuTh 12:00-12:50 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 11874
DIS Maxfield, Emaline
W 10:00-10:50 AM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 16125
DIS Maxfield, Emaline
W 12:00-12:50 PM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 18486
DIS Dyer, Sarah
Th 01:30-02:20 PM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 16120
DIS Dyer, Sarah
F 09:00-09:50 AM SMA 208 - LAWRENCE
3 16124
DIS Dyer, Sarah
F 11:00-11:50 AM SMA 208 - LAWRENCE
3 19191
DIS Maxfield, Emaline
F 12:00-12:50 PM SMA 208 - LAWRENCE
3 23861

HA 151 History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
A survey of art in the West from the Renaissance to the contemporary period in Europe and America, with special emphasis on the achievements of individual artists in relation to the cultural movements of their times. Not open to students with credit in HA 161. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

HA 160 History of Western Art : Ancient Through Medieval, Honors
A survey of the art of earlier periods in the West, from prehistoric times through the middle ages in Europe, with special emphasis on the relationship between artistic developments and cultural changes. Not open to students with credit in HA 150. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Marina, Areli
TuTh 12:00-12:50 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 19393
DIS Marina, Areli
Th 01:00-01:50 PM SMA 207 - LAWRENCE
3 22046

HA 165 Introduction to Asian Art
This course examines major forms of artistic expression in India, China, and Japan. Discussions introduce basic art concepts, the themes and purposes of art, and different art styles in Asia from ancient times to the present. Students develop critical skills through analyzing, writing about, and talking about art and Asian cultures. Students also learn about important museums internationally. No prior knowledge of art history or Asia expected. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

HA 166 The Visual Arts of East Asia
This course examines major forms of artistic expression in China, Korea, and Japan. Discussions introduce basic art concepts, the themes and purposes of art, and different art styles in East Asia from ancient times to the present. Students develop critical skills through analyzing, writing about, and talking about art and East Asian cultures. Students also learn about important museums internationally. No prior knowledge of art history or East Asia expected. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lee, Jungsil
MW 10:00-10:50 AM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 23821
DIS Gao, Ruiying
W 11:00-11:50 AM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 23862
DIS Gao, Ruiying
Th 10:00-10:50 AM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 23863
DIS Gao, Ruiying
Th 12:00-12:50 PM SMA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 23865

HA 261 Introduction to Modern Art
This course considers the efforts of artists to explore and represent their place in the modern world. The political, industrial, and scientific revolutions of the late 18th and 19th centuries in the West overturned the certainties of traditional authority and liberated artists to raise new questions. Innovations ranged from Impressionism's light-filled landscapes to Surrealism's dream imagery, Abstract Expressionism's paint-spattered canvases, and Pop Art's celebration of consumer culture. This course addresses these and other modern art movements, emphasizing developments in Europe and the United States through the late 20th century and concluding with international contemporary art in an age of globalization. Intended for non-majors. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Park, Eun Young
MW 03:00-04:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 15216
LEC Stepp, Sara
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 22885

HA 367 Art and Culture of Japan
The history of Japanese art interpreted from visual, historical, social, religious, and political perspectives. Representative topics: archaeological discoveries, Buddhist images and architecture, gender relationships expressed through art, interactions with different countries, and the roots of modernism in Japanese art. Art history goals: direct engagement with museum collections and enhanced ability to analyze, write about, and talk about art. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

HA 300 Introduction to Western Art History
A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and North America from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Intended for non-majors. Does not count toward the 30 required hours in the major. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 103, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161, or HA 303. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Di Resta, Jason
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 16310
LEC Kirchhoff, Chassica
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 20063
LEC Arft, Sadie
MW 06:00-07:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 17815
LEC Ivey, Mary
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 20172
LEC Long, Elizabeth
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 22468
LEC Long, Elizabeth
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 26909

HA 330 Italian Renaissance Art
A survey of the art and architecture of Italy from c. 1300 to 1550. Special emphasis is placed on regional styles and the private, political, and devotional contexts in which works of art and architecture functioned. Some of the artists whose works are considered are Giotto, Duccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Di Resta, Jason
MW 09:30-10:45 AM SMA 309 - LAWRENCE
3 22348
LEC Tennison, Heather
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 26910

HA 363 Modern Korean Art and Culture
This course is a thematic introduction to Korean art and culture with an emphasis on modern and contemporary Korea. Pre-modern works are contextualized with respect to contemporary issues. Students learn how to conduct a comprehensive analysis of an artwork by considering the political, historical and social conditions of its time within a broader East Asian cultural framework. Prerequisite: An introductory course in art history at the college level, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yan, Weitian
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 22043
LEC Lee, Jungsil
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 26561

HA 367 Art and Culture of Japan
The history of Japanese art interpreted from visual, historical, social, religious, and political perspectives. Representative topics: archaeological discoveries, Buddhist images and architecture, gender relationships expressed through art, interactions with different countries, and the roots of modernism in Japanese art. Art history goals: direct engagement with museum collections and enhanced ability to analyze, write about, and talk about art. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

HA 388 Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts of Japan
This course covers Japanese visual arts from the Meiji era (1868-1912) through the present day. The course is designed thematically as well as chronologically, and examines painting, sculpture and architecture focusing on both socio-political contexts and artistic concerns that emerged at certain times in recent Japanese history. The aim of this course is to provide first-hand knowledge of Japanese modern and contemporary visual arts as well as an in-depth consideration of some of the key issues attached to Japan's modernization and modernity. The course is taught at the 300 and 500-levels with additional work required at the 500-level. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kaneko, Maki
MW 11:00-12:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 26112


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