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New Options and New Numbering for
Introduction to Art History Courses:


New Courses
Beginning Fall 2014, there will be three options for Introduction to Art History:

ARHI 1101: Introduction to Art History: Europe
ARHI 1102: Introduction to Art History: Asia
ARHI 1103: Introduction to Art History: The Americas

 

  • All courses satisfy the Core Fine Arts requirement
  • Introduction to Art History: Asia (ARHI 1102) and Introduction to Art History: The Americas (ARHI 1103) also satisfy the Core Global requirement

Explanation
Previously we offered ARHI 1100: Introduction to Art History.  This course covered Europe primarily, sometimes with a few days on art in the United States.  The new structure takes advantage of the expertise of our faculty and responds to student interests in global culture.

The new Introduction to Art History: Europe (ARHI 1101) will correspond closely to the former ARHI 1100 (a course number that now no longer is used).

For Art History Majors or Minors and Art History-Visual Arts Majors
Art History Majors and combined Art History and Visual Arts Majors must take ARHI 1101: Introduction to Art History: Europe.  The other courses (ARHI 1102 and 1103) may count as the Global elective within the Art History major.  Art History Minors may take any one of the three Introduction to Art History courses to satisfy the required introductory level requirement, and may count one or both of the other introductory courses toward the minor.

Course Descriptions
Introduction to Art History: Europe (ARHI 1101)
An introduction to the study of the art of Europe through key paintings, sculptures, architecture, and other arts.  Form, style, context, function, and the changing role of the artist in society are explored.

Introduction to Art History: Asia (ARHI 1102)
An introduction to the study of the art of Asia.  This course covers architecture, sculpture, and painting in China, Japan, and India from the ancient to the contemporary period.

Introduction to Art History: The Americas (ARHI 1103)
A survey of the art and architectural traditions of the Americas from 3000 BCE to the present.  This course explores artistic productions in both North and South America and considers how architecture and visual works have been used to express ideas about American identity and the place of the Americas in the world.

For questions, please contact Nina Rowe, Chair of the Department of Art History and Music, nrowe@fordhm.edu.

 


Rose Hill, Fall 2014
Every semester, the department offers a number of sections of the Art History Introduction course, which satisfies the fine arts core requirement. Check My.fordham.edu for days and times.

Upper level courses are listed below.


Course Number Title Professor Attributes Days Time Credits
ARHI 2210 Asian Art TBA  Globalism MR 2:30-3:45 4
ARHI 2415 Italian Renaissance Art Waldrop  Medieval Studies TF 10:00-11:15 4
ARHI 2520 American Art Heleniak  American Studies MR 2:30-3:45 4
ARHI 3200 Museum Studies in Ancient Art Udell   MR 10:00-11:15 4
ARHI 4230 Art and Ethics: Articulating Function in the Visual Arts Meadows-Rogers  EP4, Value Sem. MR 4:00-5:15  4
             

Course Descriptions


ARHI 2210 - Asian Art (4 credits)

This course is a chronological survey of the arts of China, Japan and Korea from pottery-making and jade-carving cultures of the Neolithic era down to contemporary works in video and performance art.  Students will view and discuss selected works of art from the material culture of all three countries.  The emphasis will be on the arts of China--the most populous of the three countries and the cultural hegemony of East Asia. (Globalism)

ARHI 2415 - Italian Renaissance Art (4 credits)

This history of Renaissance painting and sculpture in Florence, Venice and Rome from the 14th through the 16th centuries.  The course will focus on the leading artists of this era:  Donatello, Masaccio, Fra-Angelico, Bellini, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giorgione, and Titian.


ARHI 2520 - American Art (4 credits)

This course will examine the development of American painting, sculpture and architecture from colonial times to the early 20th century, with an emphasis on painting.  Major artists will be discussed in depth (Copley, West, Allston, Cole, Church, Bierstadt, Mount, Bingham, Homer, Eakins, Cassatt, O'Keeffe and others).


ARHI 3200 - Museum Studies in Ancient Art (4 credits)

This course will approach the topic of museum studies as it pertains to ancient art using not only the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art, but also the vast resources of museum collections in New York City.  Among other issues, the class will examine:  how museums approach the display of ancient material; what makes for an effective installation and conversely, what detracts from the vieweer experience; and how the particular type of institution impacts the way art can be displayed.  Students will engage with aesthetic and ethical considerations while contributig to the installation of the Fordham museum.

ARHI 4230 - Art and Ethics: Articulating Function in the Visual Arts (4 credits)

This course will examine the inter-disciplinary dialogue between "art" and "ethics."  Do these two terms have any necessary connection to each other?  Can one nudge them together into some kind of binary concept, like "ethical art" or "artful morality"?  Or do these terms relate at some other, deeper level, through a common ontological foundation?  In the course of the semester, we will consider the relationship between art and ethics, as it has surfaced in philosophy, in theology, in history, in the history of art, and in art criticism from antiquity to the present era.  As an EP4 course, the seminar will emphasize the articulation of insights stimulated by the readings, class discussions, and museum visits in several brief, but intensively pursued, essays.



Lincoln Center, Fall 2014
Every semester, the department offers a number of sections of the Art History Introduction course, which satisfies the fine arts core requirement. Check My.fordham.edu for days and times.

Upper level courses are listed below.


Course Number Title Professor Core Requirements Days Time Credits
ARHI 2305 Greek Art McFadden   TF 2:30-3:45
4
ARHI 2550 20th Century Art Kalina   M 11:30-2:15 4
ARHI 4600 Senior Seminar Rowe   T 2:30-5:15
4
             
             

Course Descriptions

ARHI 2305 - Greek Art (4 credits)

This course provides a survey of the major monuments of Greek Art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Period (c. 2500-100 B.C.), focusing on their function in Greek myth and ritual mythological depictions in vase paintings, funerary sculpture, the cult statue, narrative reliefs, temple architecture and urban sacred landscapes.


ARHI 2550 - 20th Century Art (4 credits)


A study of major trends in modern art from the late 19th century to the present day with an emphasis on developments before 1930.

ARHI 4600 - Senior Seminar (4 credits)

Readings and discussion of representative texts in the varying methodologies of art history.  application of selected critical methods to research culminating in a paper or oral presentation.


Projected Course Offerings

Spring 2015, Rose Hill:
Indian Art (TBA), Gender and Modern Art (Heleniak), Northern Renaissnace (Spalding), Aztec Art (Mundy), Age of Cathedrals (Rowe)

Spring, 2015, Lincoln Center:
Roman Art (McFadden); Contemporary Art (Kalina)
 

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