Undergraduate College

Courses

ARH-0175 Visual Culture of the West, I
A survey of western visual culture from prehistory through the Middle Ages, in architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts. Class lecture and discussion will be integrated with visits to area museums, such as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and/or New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, to view art of the ancient through medieval world. Offered fall semester. 3 credits. This course fulfills a Global Awareness/Culture requirement in the Undergraduate College’s General Education program.

ARH-L175 Visual Culture of the West, I, Experiential Component
This course is required of all History of Art and Studio Art majors. This course is an elective for all other students taking ARH-0175. Please note – this course does not fulfill the experiential learning component in the Undergraduate College. Offered fall semester. 1 credit.

**ARH-0176 Visual Culture of the West, II
A survey of architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts, from the 12th century Gothic through the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Class lecture and discussion will be integrated with visits to museums, such as: Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn’s New Church, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and/or New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Cloisters. During designated semesters, this course will have a travel/study component, featuring an eight-day experience in Florence, Rome, and Paris, to trace the visual culture of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries in architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Visits to the major monuments and museums in these cities will accompany lecture/discussion on site. Offered spring semester. 3 credits. This course fulfills a Global Awareness/Culture requirement in the Undergraduate College’s General Education program.

ARH-L176 Visual Culture of the West, II, Experiential Component
This course is required of all History of Art and Studio Art majors. This course is an elective for all other students taking ARH-0176. Please note – this course does not fulfill the experiential learning component in the Undergraduate College. Offered spring semester. 1 credit.

ARH-0229 The Splendors of Ancient Rome
A study of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts of Ancient Rome, the cradle of Western civilization, from circa 400 BCE to 300 CE in the west, with special emphasis on the individuality that develops in the Roman aesthetic. Projects and themes include: the birth of the individual in portraiture, investigation of the classical style and its evolution into individual realism, and the birth of city structure. Course will include regular museum work/study at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the newly-renovated Roman section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. No prerequisite. Offered regularly upon rotation, with other courses in Ancient art. 3 credit.

ARH-0230 Art of the Ancient World
A study of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts from circa 800 BCE to 400 CE in the West, with special emphasis on the classical in style. Projects and themes include investigation of the classical style in today’s monumental art and regular museum work/study in area museums. No prerequisites. Usually offered in spring semester. 3 credits

ARH-0231 Painted Ladies: Women of the Ancient World
An interdisciplinary exploration of images of women in Mediterranean painting from the Bronze Age through the Roman period. Topics covered include gender roles, women’s participation in religion, the aesthetics of female beauty, and modes of female dress and ornamentation. A studio art project will be a main component of this course. This course satisfies the Ancient requirement and the studio art requirement for the major/minor. This course is cross-listed as WST-0231. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in Ancient Art. 3 credits.

ARH-0232 Medieval Art: The Arts of the Early Christianity and the Middle Ages
A study of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the second through the thirteenth centuries, including Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic cultures. ARH-0175 or ARH-0230 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered regularly upon rotation with other courses in medieval art. 3 credits.

**ARH-T232 The Devil Made Me Do It: The Art Of Sin, Faith, & Pilgrimage
This travel/study opportunity will take you to France and Spain for 9 days, to re-enact the medieval pilgrimage to St. James of Compostela, Spain, from the French Pyrenees. Guided by Prof. Bizzarro, students will follow the pilgrimage road (by car!), visiting medieval churches, monuments, and museums along the road. Trip cost will be determined later in the semester. Anyone participating in this travel/study opportunity will satisfy their Experiential Learning requirement by attending this trip. Students who wish to participate in this trip without taking the course for credit are permitted to do so. No prerequisites. 3 credits.

ARH-0233 Crafting in Clay: The Arts of Early Christianity and the Middle Ages
This interdisciplinary course features a combination of a study of the medieval periods (as listed in course ARH-0232), in combination with a studio art component in Ceramics. Students develop and produce objects inspired by themes in medieval art. Interested students need not have studio art experience. ARH-0175 or ARH-0230 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in medieval art. 3 credits.

ARH-0235 The Arts of Death: Portrait, Icon, and Photograph
This interdisciplinary course will examine the ars moriendi (art of dying) and associated rites of passage and commemoration in order to deconstruct the philosophical, sociological, psychological, and gendered underpinnings of images of the dead. Rituals associated with the decaying, natural body, cleaning, preparing, dressing, waking, displaying, burying, and recording the dead in images will be looked at cross-culturally with examples taken from ancient Egypt through nineteenth death-mask photographs. This course is cross-listed with WST-0236. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other medieval art courses. 3 credits.

**ARH-0236 The Arts of Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage of some sort and of some length was an integral part of the lives of most medieval men and women. Just as we travel to Europe and other faraway places to discover our roots, our tradition, ourselves, the medieval pilgrim journeyed to churches and shrines, to monasteries and holy wells, in order to bring him/herself closer to sacred sites, bodies and belongings of saints, and significant relics, for either repentance or spiritual discovery and renewal. This course will examine the medieval arts involved in the art of pilgrimage: architecture, fresco, mosaic, statuary, stained glass, and liturgical arts. During designated semesters, this course will feature a 3-credit travel/study component in the form of a modern pilgrimage to visit the Romanesque and Gothic churches and other liturgical arts of the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. ARH-0175 or ARH-0232 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses on medieval art. 3 credits.

ARH-0255 Art of the Italian Renaissance
An investigation of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture from circa 1280 to 1520. Masters of Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture are treated in detail. Significant work at Philadelphia’s or New York’s museums of art will be integral to course. ARH-0175, ARH-0176, or ARH–0230 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with ARH-0256 and ARH-0260. 3 credits.

ARH-0256 Antiquity and the Renaissance
This course investigates the art of the Italian Renaissance from circa 1400 to 1520, with a special emphasis on the nature and relationship of the art forms of Greco-Roman Antiquity to the Italian quattro- and cinquecento revival. In-class lecture and discussion are integrated with museum study. ARH-0176 or ARH-0230 are preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered regularly upon rotation with ARH-0255. 3 credits.

ARH-0260 Art of the Northern Renaissance
This course explores painting in northern Europe from the International Style through the Gothic and Renaissance to the rise of the Baroque. Special emphasis is given to the interrelationship of paintings with social, economic, philosophical, and religious ideas. Visits to and oral and written projects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s rich collection of northern European painting are integral to this course. ARH-0175 or ARH-0176 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with ARH-0255 and ARH-0256. 3 credits.

ARH-0265 The Birth of the Modern: Mannerism and Baroque Art
An examination of the late works of Michelangelo and Raphael will establish links with Mannerist painters such as Parmagianino, Pontormo, Bronzino, and others. Masters of seventeenth-century painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Spain will be examined against the backdrop of Reformation and Counter Reformation Europe. Visits to and oral and written projects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collections of sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth-century painting and sculpture as well as to area monuments inspired by the Baroque style are integrated with class lecture and discussion. ARH-0176, ARH-0255, or ARH-0256 are preparatory but not required courses. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses on sixteenth and seventeenth art. 3 credits.

ARH-0266 Sensuous Manipulation: The Art of Mannerism
This course will examine the late works of Michelangelo and Raphael, as well as other painters of the maniera, with special attention to the changes in technique, surface, and pigment in sixteenth-century Italy. This course features museum visits and lectures in the Philadelphia and New York areas. This course will run in tandem with ARH-0267. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with ARH-0265 and other courses in sixteenth century painting. 1 credit.

ARH-0267 Smoke, Mirrors & Gesture: The Art of the Baroque
This course will run in tandem with ARH-0266 (described above). The art of seventeenth-century Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the Low Countries will be carefully examined, with particular emphasis on the changes in gestural painterly technique, subject matter, and theatrical and musical appeal of this period. Museum visits to Philadelphia and New York museums, rich in the art of this period, will be fundamental. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with ARH-0265 and other courses in seventeenth-century art. 1 credit.

ARH-0270 The Art of Rococo
A study of the style that succeeded the seventeenth-century Baroque. Rococo was the expression of elegance and sophistication that developed in Europe during the eighteenth century. This course will place special emphasis on the decorative arts and landscape architecture. There will be a scheduled bus trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum. As well, students will visit the Rococo collection at Philadelphia’s Museum of Art. ARH-0175 is a preparatory but not a required course. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in seventeenth and eighteenth-century art and architecture. 3 credits.

ARH-0275 American Art
A study of the architecture, painting, and sculpture of the U.S. from the seventeenth century through the 1913 Armory Show and the introduction of major contemporary Paris-based art movements to the American art world. Integrated museum study and monument visitation are integral to course. ARH-0176 is a preparatory but not required course. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation. 3 credits.

ARH-0279 Body Art: Tattooing, Piercing, and Their Ritual Meanings
This course responds to the recent tattoo renaissance across Europe and the U.S. in which bodily inscription, piercing, scarification, cicatrization, and other bodily decorations have migrated from the margins of Western culture to the center of popular, commercial, and bourgeois culture. We will excavate the meaning — art historical, cultural, historical, and psychological — of the tattoo from its beginning in the Ice Age through its development in tribal ritual, through its facile, modern translation. Some themes for discussion are: the typology of tattoos—penal, religious, patriotic, etc; gender relationships within tattoo art; the migration of the tattoo as symbols of working-class male rebellion to middle-class, female expressions of status, self-expression, and transgression; and the body as canvas. This course is cross listed as WST-0279. No prerequisites. Offered upon rotation. 3 credits.

ARH-0280 The Art of Asia: China and Japan
A critical survey of the varied art forms of China and Japan from the Neolithic period to the nineteenth century, as influenced by religious philosophies and social institutions. A course in Asian history or Oriental religions is good preparation but not required. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0282 Art of Asia: India and Islam
A survey of the art and architecture of Islamic countries and India from the Neolithic to the nineteenth century. A course in Asian history or Oriental religions is good preparation but not required. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0283 A History of Asian Art
A survey of the history of China from the Neolithic to the last imperial or Qing dynasty through its major artistic traditions. Also studied are Buddhism and Buddhist art in India, China, and Japan. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0285 Art of the Native American
A study of Native American stylistic traditions, monuments, and artifacts from the prehistoric southeastern and southwestern United States, organized by region. The emphasis is on the eighteenth-century Iroquois Confederacy, the northwest coast and plains, the Inuit peoples, and the art of nineteenth-century California. The course will also include lectures on contemporary Alaskan and Canadian artistic developments among the Navajos and other native groups. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0286 The Arts of Africa
An examination of the arts of sub-Saharan Africa from prehistoric rock art to the art of today. Discussions focus on the aesthetics of Nigerian carving, concepts of the “cool”, and the influence of European forms on colonial Nigeria, as well as on African beadwork, fetishes studded with metal nails, and the architecture made by women in South Africa. Gold and Ashanti sculpture cloth will be explored for its significance to African kingship and their relationship to a rich oral literature. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other non-Western offerings. 3 credits.

ARH-0287 The Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico
An exploration of pre-Columbian art made in Mexico and Guatemala from the first millennium BCE to the arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century, including major monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, manuscripts, ceramics, and gold. The course emphasizes the influences of shamanism on images and symbolism, natural history observations transferred into the arts, and the relationship of native cosmology and ideology to the visual arts. Area museum work/research is integral to this course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0288 Art and the African-American Woman
African-American art forms an important and integral but overlooked piece of our cultural heritage. This interdisciplinary course traces and investigates the role of African-American women in art, as both the objects and makers of representation, from their roots in slavery to the present-day. We will examine painting, sculpture, pottery, woodcarving, architecture, photography, and filmmaking from the colonial era through the nineteenth century, the Harlem movement of the early twentieth century, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, and the contemporary art scene. Themes for discussion are the objectification of the black female body, the gendered portrayal of African-American women in art, the devaluation of the African-American woman’s artistic contribution, and the role of this art in political struggles. This course is cross-listed with WST-0288. Prerequisite: one History of Art course or permission of instructor. Offered upon rotation. 3 credits.

ARH-0289 The Exotic Other: Imaging Race in Western Art
This course will examine the representation of the non-Western body in Western art and culture from roughly the eighteenth century to the present. It will encompass a wide range of visual imagery, including nineteenth century depictions of Africa and the Orient, scientific illustrations, and “primitivism” in the works of Picasso and Gauguin, bringing in as well examples from contemporary popular culture. The course is framed around the following questions: How are race and identity constructed in visual imagery? How do race and gender intersect? And more broadly, how does power operate in representation? This course is cross-listed with WST-0289. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other modern art history and women studies courses. 3 credit.

ARH-0290 Museum Studies: The Nuts & Bolts
An examination of the nature, function, and ethos of the museum from an historical and cultural point of view. Field trips each week to area museums form an integral part of course. Students will learn about internship possibilities. One course in the history of art is good preparation but not required. This course requires work at museums not visited with class. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0291 Issues in Museum Education: An Inside View
An inside view of some of the important issues for museum educators today. Students will learn about methods of presentation to various audiences, internship possibilities, and the nuts and bolts of museum outreach today. Visits to local museums and discussions with leading museum educators will form an integral part of the course. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0295 History of Philadelphia Architecture
This course will thoroughly examine Philadelphia’s rich architectural heritage — domestic, institutional, and commercial — from its earliest colonial rows on Elfreth’s Alley; its Georgian and Federal rows and freestanding mansions; the staggering display of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century revival styles; and the Post-Modern office buildings of the eighties, nineties, and onward that punctuate Philadelphia’s skyline. Much of this course will be conducted on site, in and around Philadelphia. Prerequisite: ARH-0175 or ARH-0176 or one History of Art course. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0297 History of Photography
The role of photography as an art form has been debated since its earliest days. This course will examine photography’s origins in nineteenth-century France and England, and then examine American adaptations. Both images and processes will be examined and various uses of photographic images will be considered. The focus will be on the years circa 1830 to 1945. Prerequisite: AHR-0176 or one History of Art course. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

**ARH-0299 The Art of Ireland: From Prehistory through the Twelfth Century
A study of the history of the art of Ireland, from the Old Stone Age with its dolmens and passage graves, through its Romanesque architectural efflorescence in the twelfth century. Particular attention will be paid to the Golden Age of Ireland with its treasures of richly illuminated manuscripts, precious metalwork, and austere monastic settlements. A short field trip to Ireland is an optional feature, at student’s additional expense. No prerequisite. Offered regularly. 3 credits, with the opportunity for travel/study to Ireland, for additional credits.

ARH-0300 A History of the Decorative Arts
From status symbol to utilitarian product, from hand-crafted construction to machine-made object, furniture has been a part of the human environment from civilization’s beginnings. This course concentrates primarily but not exclusively on the evolution of furniture from ancient Egypt through the mid-twentieth century and the influences that change the appearance, materials, and technology of the decorative arts. ARH-0175 or ARH-0176 are preparatory but not required courses. Recommended for Interior Design students. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation. 3 credits

ARH-0301 Why We Wear What We Wear: A History of Fashion
Doreen Yarwood (Fashion in the Western World) calls fashion “one of the essential arts of civilization” and considers it as much a reflection of culture as painting or sculpture. Utilizing a variety of sources, this course will consider fashions, masculine and feminine, as they appear in the western world from the Middle Ages through today. Class projects will investigate fashion trends and the underlying psychology in order to excavate motives such as clothing as escapes and clothing as means of establishing authority, using interviews as a means to understanding. No prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0307 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture
An examination of the architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a review of the numerous revival styles in Europe and the United States, Art Nouveau architecture, experiments in cast iron and reinforced concrete, the development of the skyscraper, the Bauhaus, the International Style, and Post-Modernism. A substantial amount of class time is devoted to visiting/work-study at Philadelphia’s museums and nineteenth and twentieth-century monuments of importance. ARH-0176 is a preparatory but not a required course. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0308 From Revolution to Modernism: Art in Europe, 1789 to 1889
The nineteenth century reflects a pluralism of styles. This course focuses on some of the major European styles in painting and sculpture, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not a required. Museum study/panel discussion complement class lectures. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0309 Painting and Sculpture in the Twentieth Century
A study of the major movements in painting and sculpture of the twentieth century in Europe and the United States. Museum work/study is integral to this course. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0310 Pop Art I: Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, and the Commercialization of Beauty
This interdisciplinary course examines New York’s Pop Art of the 1960’s, with its bold graphic design and language, its giant scale and carnival color, and its positive embrace of contemporary commodity culture. Pop Art’s bitter “pink pill” was the beauty myth as swallowed by women. Themes to be examined: Marilyn, the limpid blonde; Elvis, the gyrating body; the packaging and pursuit of beauty in Hollywood; commodity, cartoon, and comic painting; the impersonal handling of love. Research and presentations at area museums will be integral to this study. AHR-0175 or ARH–0176 are preparatory but not required. Recommended for Graphic Design students. This course is cross-listed with WST-0310. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0311 Pop Art II: Star Power, Coca Cola, and Mass Culture
This interdisciplinary course examines New York’s Pop Art of the 1960’s. Incorporating heavy black outlines, flat primary colors, Benday dots used to add tone in printing, and the sequential images of film into painting, Pop gurus such as Warhol and Lichtenstein crafted images which drew on popular and powerful commercial culture for their style and subject matter. War and romance comic books, Madison Avenue advertising, television, and Hollywood movies and movie stars provided Pop artists with grist for their new, bold mills. Pop Art threatened the survival, many feared, of the sophisticated, modernist art and high culture it mocked. Themes to be examined: Pop Art’s embrace or parody of popular culture; shower curtains, coke bottles, lipstick — erotic or banal art; post-WWII and a new art mirroring a society of contented women and men with ample time to enjoy cheap and plentiful material goods. ARH-0175 or ARH-0176 are preparatory but not required. Recommended for Graphic Design students. Incorporates museum work. This course is cross-listed as WST-0311. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art; follows Pop Art I (ARH-0310) in sequence. 3 credits.

ARH-0312 Fast Food for Thought: Italian Futurist Art and Cuisine
Speed, travel, life in the fast lane of the new industrial city, and the changing dynamics of new technology informed and propelled Italian Futurism, the early twentieth-century avant-garde movement. The Futurist Manifesto of February 1909, which appeared on the front page of the French newspaper, Le Figaro, shivered with enthusiasm for a new language in all of the arts: visual arts, music, literature, theatre, film, and cooking — a reflection, after all, of historical and sociological issues portrayed in modern Italian literature from the early 1900’s on. This course will investigate the artistic ideals that inspired the Futurists to create their vision of modernity, and, as well, the “Futurist Cuisine” of the artist, critic, founder of the movement, and cuisinier, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. He hoped his “extreme eating experiences” would shock Italians into a futuristic world. Cooking will be included in the course. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0313 Dada’s Big “NO”: Nihilist Art and the Politics of Power
“Dada” — two sharply repeated, percussive syllables formed the battle cry of revolt of poets, artists, and intellectuals, in perhaps the greatest noisy movement of artist against art. Poets, intellectuals, and artists in a dozen countries resorted to the arbitrary, the unconscious, and the primitive, in order to ridicule western confidence in the autonomy of the ego and of reason, of bourgeois culture, of the humanist tradition. The resultant art objects were wild, bizarre, shocking, and unsettling. Explore the nihilism of the years during World War I and after in the works of Duchamp, Man Ray, Schwitters, Ernst, Picabia, Tzara, and others. Museum work is integral to the course. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0314 Surrealism and Nazism: The Golden Years!
Many members of the “Dada” movement also became interested in the Surrealist style that followed it. Surrealist art juxtaposed bizarre and irreconcilable objects to confound general expectations and sabotaged the passive enjoyment of the world — as Hitler would, politically and philosophically. Surrealism was an exploration of the unknown, dream and nightmare worlds of the psyche, in search for a new and latent order of things. The first Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 advocated an art and literature based on Freud’s psychoanalytic techniques of free association, an exploration into the imagination, and a reentry into the world of myth, fear, fantasy, and dream — all as Hitler marched on for decades. Explore the world of art within the maelstrom of Nazi politics and abuse. Museum work is integral to the course. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art; follows “Dada” (ARH-0314) in sequence. 3 credit.

ARH-0316 Stepford Wives: Women, Art, and Advertising in the Pop Art Generation
This course investigates Pop Art images in the fine arts, advertising, television, newspaper, film, and in other commercial art forms. Some topics of class discussion are: the re-domestication of the American housewife and her new space-age kitchen and home; art’s return to a retro vision of composition, design, and color; the commercialization and suppression of domesticity in mass media; and images of the cult of motherhood. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. This course is cross-listed as WST-0316. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other modern art and women studies courses. 3 credits.

ARH-0317 Bold and New: Art Nouveau
The turn of the century in western Europe — especially in France, Belgium, Austria, and Germany — witnessed an outpouring of sensuous and curvilinear forms in the decorative and building arts: architecture, furniture, lamps, jewelry, etc. Called “Art Nouveau,” after the “Maison de l’Art Nouveau,” an interior design gallery opened in Paris in 1896, this stylized, organic, and elegant aesthetic of the 1880’s and 1890’s was derived from writhing, natural plant forms, and heralded the clean, sharp look of modern art and architecture. This three-credit course examines many of these new well-known masterpieces and their association with the international “Arts and Crafts” movement. Museum visits to the excellent collection in Philadelphia’s Museum of Art will form an integral part of the course work. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. No prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with Interior Design course requirements and other courses in the history of modern art. 3 credit.

ARH-0325 The Moving Image: A History of the Film
The history of the development of the film as an art form from its origins in France and England to the present. Prerequisite: one History of Art course. Offered upon rotation with other courses in film. 3 credits.

ARH-0328 Film and Politics
An examination of the narrative content and visual style of American cinema and the studio politics of that representation in the theatre and on television. As a means of comparative analysis, films representing Hollywood cinema, network television, and other western and non-western societies are considered. Alternative cinema, dialectical cinema, and film propaganda are examined. Extra-curricular work with film and political science issues is integral to the course. Prerequisite: one History of Art course. Offered upon rotation with other courses in film. 3 credits.

ARH-0330 Film and Literature
A course allowing the student to make the conceptual and technical leap from the written text to its transformation into a cinematic text. Students examine the relationships between written and filmed dialogue, written description and cinematic mise-en-scene, and the novel’s omniscient narrator and the film’s voice-over. Work with an extracurricular literary/film project is required. Prerequisite: one History of Art course. Offered upon rotation with other courses in film. 3 credits.

ARH-0331 Scream Queens: Women, Violence, and the Hollywood Horror Film
Exploring art historical and contemporary feminist film theory, students in this interdisciplinary history of art and women’s studies course will discover the roles of women in the horror film genre and its role in popular visual culture. Themes to be examined: women and violence; horror versus sadism; recreational terror and its broader cultural implications. This course is cross-listed with WST-0331. Prerequisite: one History of Art / Women’s Studies course or Permission of Instructor. Offered upon rotation with other film and women studies courses. 3 credits. This course fulfills the Multiculturalism and Gender requirement in the Undergraduate College’s General Education program.

ARH-0335 Women and Film
The issues raised by feminism create new contexts through which to understand human behavior and the functioning of culture. Through the examination of certain films as well as recent psychological, social, and political theories, this course examines current issues in narrative structure and the female subject. Extracurricular work with a women’s association or film association is integral to course. This course is cross-listed as WST-0327. Prerequisite: one History of Art course. Offered upon rotation with other film and women studies courses. 3 credits.

ARH-0345 Film and Psychology
An examination of areas of perceptual and clinical psychology as they relate to those factors regulating an individual’s experience of the cinema. This course tracks the psychological study of films (and television) from the early writings of Hugo Munsterberg and Rudolf Arnheim to the more recent psychoanalytic semanalysis of modern theorists and beyond. Work with an extracurricular psychology/film project is required. Prerequisite: one History of Art course. Offered upon rotation with other courses in film. 3 credits.

ARH-0350 Women and Art
An investigation of the role of women in art from antiquity to the present, both as objects of gendered representation and as artists. The historical devaluation of the contributions of women to art is examined. Extra-curricular work with various local women’s agencies is integral to the course. ARH-0175 or ARH-0176 are preparatory but not required courses. This course is cross-listed as WST-0350. No Prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other art history and women studies courses. 3 credit.

ARH-0352 Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Art since 1970
Feminist art emerged within the context of the Women’s Liberation movement of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. A generation later, this movement calls for reintegration into art’s mainstream. This course will examine the works of well-known women artists such as Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Alice Neel, Ana Mendieta, and many others, who have changed the shape of the art world. Political activist groups such as the world-renowned, international Gorilla Girls will be studied and interviewed, when possible. ARH-0176 is preparatory but not required. This course is cross-listed as WST-0352. No Prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art and women’s studies. 3 credit.

ARH-0355 Sleeping Beauties: The Nude in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Visual Culture
This course examines the multi-dimensional role of the nude in nineteenth and twentieth-century art — historically, critically, thematically, and aesthetically. Students critically examine questions such as gender and power, the body as battleground, the body as landscape, art versus pornography, and the objectification and politicization of the nude. Extra-curricular work with local women’s groups is integral to the course. ARH-0176 and/or ARH–0176 are preparatory but not required. This course is cross-listed as WST-0355. No Prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other history of art and women's studies courses. 3 credits.

ARH-0360 The Goddess, Eve, and Mary: How Women Are Represented in Art
This course focuses on three archetypes of woman — the goddess of prehistory, Eve the temptress, and the Virgin Mary — examining artifacts from prehistory through the Renaissance. Issues such as gender, the sin of woman, the fall of “mankind”, and veneration of the Mother Mary will be examined, with attention to the consequences of these three archetypes in western visual culture. Extra-curricular work with local women’s groups is integral to the course. This course is cross-listed as WST-0360. Prerequisite: one Women’s Studies course or permission of instructor. Offered upon rotation with other history of art and women’s studies courses. 3 credits.

ARH-0370 Sisters in Art: Representation versus Reality
This interdisciplinary history of art and women’s studies course focuses on the unique relationship between biological sisters, analyzing the history of cultural constructions of sisters in sacred texts, mythology, fairytales, painting, film, television, and advertising. From Rachel and Leah to Roseanne and Jackie, sisterly relations will be examined with regard to the complicated mixtures of love, envy, hatred, devotion, jealously, dispassion, etc. How have representations of sisterhood reflected/betrayed larger cultural constructs, concerns, and prejudices? Fieldwork at area museums and/or with local women’s organizations is integral to this course. This course is cross-listed as WST-0370. Prerequisite: one Women’s Studies course. Offered upon rotation with other history of art and women’s studies courses. 3 credit.

ARH-0390 Issues in Contemporary Art since 1945
A study of the dramatic shift in the form and content of visual art from the end of World War II to the present. Within a lecture/discussion format, this course investigates issues of significant artistic and cultural concern beginning with the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S. The course also explores the art of women and other traditionally marginalized cultural groups and the return to figuration in art in the avant-garde of the eighties and nineties. ARH-0175, ARH-0176, ARH-0307, or ARH-0308 are preparatory but not required courses. Gallery and museum work/research is integral to this course. No Prerequisite. Offered upon rotation with other courses in modern art. 3 credits.

ARH-0400 German Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism
An investigation of the three movements in early twentieth-century art in which artists rejected classical and realistic doctrines and began to respond to materials and procedures of personal artistic activity. Questions of artistic and societal revolt, non-objective art, the relationship of the artist to society, and the influence of literature on art are explored. Work/research with area museums is integral to this course, and studio projects may be assigned. ARH-0176 or ARH-0308 are preparatory but not required course. No Prerequisite. Offered occasionally. 3 credits.

ARH-0460 Seminar: Special Topics
Advanced topics of special interest selected by instructor. Intended for history of art majors/minors but open to others with interest and permission of instructor. Selected course topics will feature travel/study components. No Prerequisite. Offered upon rotation. 1 or 3 credits.

ARH-0465 Independent Study
Area of study to be selected by student and instructor relative to a student’s special interests and needs. Must be arranged in advance with the discipline coordinator and requires approval of the Academic Dean. Offered as needed. 1 to 3 credits.

ARH-0470 Art Historical Methodology and Research
Tutelage in art historical methods and research, progressing from the fundamental level to a comprehensive investigation of the diverse approaches to the discipline. Designed for first semester seniors and/or second semester juniors who are majoring/minoring in the history of art and as preparation for the comprehensive examinations and the senior thesis/writing sample. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Art History Major Status. Offered spring semester. 3 credits.

ARH-0475 History of Art Criticism
An investigation of the principles and methods involved in writing about the history of art. Historiographical literature of the major critical historians of art from Antiquity through the twentieth century is examined. Designed for, but not restricted to, junior or senior majors and minors in the history of art. Interviews with art critics, artists, and historians of art are conducted by students. No Prerequisite. Offered when needed. 3 credits.

ARH-0480 Internship
Applications of the study of the history of art and studio art for majors, minors, and interested students through work in the marketplace. Students intern at museums, galleries, historical societies, stained glass window studios, architectural firms, graphic arts firms, and other art-related institutions to gain insight into the job market, to practice skills, and to learn the discipline from other practical and professional points of view. Students are advised to discuss possibilities and arrangements with the internship coordinator. Contract required. Offered each semester. 1 to 3 credits.

**Indicates courses which often incorporates travel/study component.

Faculty

Tina Waldeier Bizzarro
Professor, History of Art
Department Chair

Kim Parise
Adjunct Instructor, History of Art

Lucetta Pejrone Strumia
Adjunct Instructor, History of Art