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Fall 2015

Art, Culture, & Society I - ARTH 150 A
Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 10 
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
At a time when few people could read, human-made objects were the primary form of mass communication. Students will explore the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world (Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe) to discover how the visual arts shaped and reflected the values and concerns of different cultures.

Archaeology of Death in ANE - ARTH 222 A
Instructor: Dr. Leslie A. Warden
Block: 12 
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
This course investigates the range of objects, paintings, and tomb types in ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East. The study of these objects provides us with a window to living traditions and social structures. Material covered will include the Roayal tombs of Ur; tomb paintings; and human sacrifice.

18th Century European Art - ARTH 266 A
Instructor: Dr. James Hargrove
Block: 11 
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
This course focuses on the major artists, art works, and art historical ideas of Europe between roughly 1700-1789 and covers artistic styles from the late Baroque to Rococo to early Neo-Classicism. Watteau, Fragonard, Canaletto, Hogarth, and Gainsborough are some of the artists studied. 

Research Seminar in Art Hist. - ARTH 456 A
Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 7A 
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM 
Pre-requisites/Comments: Permission
A seminar approach to selected topics for advanced students. Topics vary. In Fall 2015, the topic will be Giotto.

Spring 2016

Art, Culture & Society II - ARTH 151 A
Instructor: Dr. James Hargrove
Block: 10 
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
The rise of an increasingly literate urban middle-class leads to great changes in the history of art, starting with the birth of the Renaissance in Italy through to the influence of popular culture in 20th-centruy America. Students will explore the works of major figures in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from circa 1400-1980 within the context of radical cultural and societal change.

Introduction to Archaeology - ARTH 218 A
Instructor: Dr. Leslie A. Warden
Block: 7A 
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM 
Pre-requisites/Comments: Take ARTH-218L
An introduction to the theories and methods used by archaeologists to reconstruct the cultural practices of past human societies, from religion and authority to domestic life and trade. Case studies introduce students to archaeological sites in places such as Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, and North America. 

Intro to Archaeology Lab - ARTH 218L 1
Instructor: Dr. Leslie A. Warden
Time: W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Pre-requisites/Comments: Take ARTH-218

The Encyclopedic Museum - ARTH 224 A
Instructor: Dr. Leslie A. Warden
Block: 12 
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Encyclopedic Museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, have large collections representing cultures across the globe and spanning human history. This class will look at encyclopedic museums through their Eqyptian and Near Eastern collections. We will investigate how such collections are formed, the ethics of collecting archaeological materials from Egypt and the Near East, and the controversy behind several famous pieces from the bust of Nefertiti to the Elgin Marbles.

Italian Renaissance Art - ARTH 246 A
Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 11 
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
The study of Italian art from Giotto to Michelangelo. Aspects of Italian Renais sance culture and patronage will be expl ored in order to explain the styles and themes of the period. Where appropriate, the accomplishments of Northern Renaiss ance artists will be introduced. 

19th Century European Art - ARTH 286 A
Instructor: Dr. James Hargrove
Block: 7A 
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
An examination of the major movements of European art from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism (1780-1900). including artists such as Jacques-Louis David, Francisco Goya, Casper David Friedrich, Eugene Delacroix, JMW turner, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Auguste Rodin, Artworks are discussed within cultural, political, and critical contexts with an eye to formal innovation and the emerging concerpt of modernity. 

Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt & - ARTH 353 A
Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 10 
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Rembrandt and Vermeer are among the most popular Old Master painters. Exhibitions of their works and movies and books about their lives attract huge audiences. This course explores the oeuvres of these two painters, comparing what we know (and want to know) about them as art historians with how they have been seen by non-scholars in the past twenty-five years.