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ART HISTORY (ARH)
 
ARH 100 Survey of Art 3 cr
A survey of major periods of artistic development from prehistoric times to the present. Note: this course cannot be counted toward fulfilling degree requirements for B.F.A. concentrations in Studio Art or Art History. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARH 103 Art History I 3 cr
A survey of art and architecture from prehistoric times to Medieval times. European, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, North and Meso-American, and African cultures will be covered. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARH 123 Art History II 3 cr
A survey of art and architecture from the 15th through the 18th centuries. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARH 240 Art History III 3 cr
A survey of the major developments in the visual arts from the late 18th century to the end of the 19th century in the Western World. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARH 242 Art History IV 3 cr
A survey of the major developments of the visual arts from the beginning to the middle of the twentieth century. Fee. Core Course.
 
ARH 245

History of Graphic Design

3 cr
A survey of graphic design from the ancient Sumerians to the present day. Prerequisite: ARH 242. Fee.
 
ARH 248 History of Photography 3 cr
A comprehensive study of the medium of photography. The course traces chronologically and thematically the evolution of an independent art form. The focus of the course is the growth of this contribution to the visual arts, through the inseparable aspects of science and art. Fee.
 
ARH 250 African Art 3 cr
This course is designed as a basic orientation to the arts of Africa and the interpretation of experience as witnessed in various African visual art forms. The course will focus on the major civilizations and/or nations south of the Sahara Desert and their stylistic developments. Emphasis will be placed on the aesthetic approach of African artists and the influence of their art on western culture. Fee.
 
ARH 290 Special Topics 3 cr
Different subjects or themes in art or architectural history as announced. This course may be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: To be announced. Fee.
 
ARH 304 Ancient Greek Art and Architecture 3 cr
Architecture, sculpture, and painting in ancient Greece and the expansion and influence of Greek culture in the Ancient World. Prerequisite: ARH 103. Fee.
 
ARH 322 Northern Renaissance Art 3 cr
Art of Flanders, Germany, and France in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Prerequisite: ARH 123. Fee.
 
ARH 324 Italian Early Renaissance Art 3 cr
Art of 14th- and 15th-century Italy. Prerequisite: ARH 123. Fee.
 
ARH 326 Sixteenth Century Italian Art 3 cr
Art of the Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist periods. Prerequisite: ARH 123. Fee.
 
ARH 330 Baroque Art of Southern Europe 3 cr
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy, France, and Spain during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Prerequisite: ARH 123. Fee.
 
ARH 343 African-American Art 3 cr
Investigation of the art of African-Americans and the historical and social contexts in which the works were produced. Major periods of concentration include slavery, post-slavery, and the 20th century. Fee.
 
ARH 344 Contemporary Art 3 cr
A study of art developments since 1960. Fee.
 
ARH 345 American Arts: 1600-1940 3 cr
American painting, graphics and sculpture from the Colonial period to 1940. Fee.
 
ARH 346 American Architecture: 1600-1940 (W) 3 cr
American architecture from the colonial period to 1940. Fee.
 
ARH 360

Traineeship in Museum Work

2 cr
This course is evaluated experience in museum work at an accredited institution of art. ARH 360 is a two credit-hour course that cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the Art History major or minor. It may be repeated twice if the experience differs. Prerequisites: Fifteen hours of Art History and permission of the course director.
 
ARH 362 Internship in Architectural Preservation 3 cr
Evaluated experience in architectural preservation at the Mobile Historic Development Commission. Cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the Art History primary concentration or minor. This course cannot be repeated. Prerequisites: ARH 304, ARH 346, ARH 406, ARH 415, and permission of instructor. Fee.
 
ARH 390 Special Topics 3 cr
 
Different subjects or themes in art or architectural history as announced. This course may be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: To be announced. Fee.
 
ARH 406 Roman Art 3 cr
 
Architecture, painting, and sculpture in Ancient Rome and its empire. Prerequisite: ARH 103. Fee.
 
ARH 415 Gothic Architecture 3 cr
A study of architecture and architectural sculpture during the Gothic Age, with special emphasis on France, Germany, England, Italy, and Scandinavia. Prerequisite: ARH 103. Fee.
 
ARH 434 Baroque Art of Flanders and Holland 3 cr
A study of the painting of the major artists of Baroque Flanders and Holland; the work of Rubens, Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others will be studied. Prerequisite: ARH 123. Fee.
 
ARH 492 Seminar (W) 3 cr
This seminar will treat variable subjects. This course may be repeated once when the content varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: Nine hours of Art History above the 200 level. Fee.
 
ARH 494 Directed Studies/Research 3-12 cr
Research in a selected topic in art or architectural history under the direction of a faculty member, resulting in a scholarly paper presented as an illustrated lecture. Prerequisites: Nine hours in Art History courses numbered 300 or higher and permission of the instructor. Fee.
 
ARH 499 Honors Senior Thesis 3 cr
Honors students will identify and carry out independent scholarly research on an art history topic over two semesters with the guidance of a faculty member. At the end of the first semester, the project will be concluded with a formal oral presentation to the Visual Arts faculty. At the end of the second semester, the student will submit the senior thesis. The work from both semesters will be graded by a three-member faculty committee, chaired by the mentor. This course is to be taken as two sequential, three-credit course units.
 
ARH 590 Special Topics 3 cr

Different subjects or themes in art or architectural history as announced. This course may be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: ARH 103, ARH 123, and nine hours in upper-level Art History courses.

 
 

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