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Art History Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous.

ARHI 1100 L21 - Introduction to Art History: World Art
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course is an introduction to the study of art history, approached from a global perspective. Because most human societies have created art, this course looks at works created in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. And since art objects can, and do, move across cultural boundaries, it also looks at the cross-cultural transmission of artworks. Over the course, you'll learn about how peoples across space and time created works of art and architecture in response to social crisis, as an aid to or container of ritual, and to express norms and ideals of gender. You'll come to understand how and why abstraction and naturalism emerged at different times and places.

CRN: 12557
Instructor: Breidenthal
3 credits


ARHI 1102 PW1 - Introduction to Art History: Asia
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This course is a survey of Asian art that introduces artistic practices in India, China, and Japan. It will introduce works from the ancient, medieval, and modern/contemporary periods, and cover major religious arts (such as those associated with Buddhism and Hinduism); cultural traditions unique to their regions (Chinese landscape paintings and Japanese woodblock prints); and art produced in the modern world.

CRN: 12807
Instructor: Ikeda
3 credits