Art History Summer Courses

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ARHI 1100 L21 - Art History Introduction: World Art
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 7, 2023
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course is an introduction to the study of art history, approached from a global perspective. It reaches back to Cycladic art (c. 3300 to 1100 BCE) and ends with the present. 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. Students will 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. Students will come to understand how and why abstraction and naturalism emerged at different times and places. The course is a collaborative endeavor, co-designed by faculty members in Fordham’s program in art history (Professors Beach, Ikeda, Isaak, Mundy, Rowe, Ruvoldt, and Teverson), and facilitated by our curator for visual resources (Katherina Fostano) and a team of teaching assistants. Through this course, therefore, as you gain a broad and deep understanding of art history, you will also get to know leading scholars in the field and peers who are enthusiastic about the study of art and will help you see how it intersects with the interests and concerns of the current moment. Portions of the class will take place online while live sessions will focus on museum visits.

CRN: 14929

Instructor: Fostano, Katherina
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FACC, FRFA, GLBL, INST, ISIN

ARHI 1102 PW1 - Art History Introduction: Asia
Summer Session III, May 30 - August 7, 2023
Online, Asynchronous

An introduction to the study of the art of Asia. This course covers architecture, sculpture, and paintings in India, China, and Japan from the ancient to the contemporary period.


Instructor: Ikeda, Asato
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHGL, FACC, FRFA, GLBL, INST, ISAS

MUSC 1100 V11 - Introduction to Music History: African American Musical traditions and Jazz
Summer Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2023
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course presents a survey of music history, with a focus on developing the skills of thinking and writing critically about music. Students will learn to listen in a focused way and relate what they hear to issues of musical “meaning” and general culture. Students will learn some technical vocabulary that will help them describe or advocate for any music they encounter, and they will apply this vocabulary to examples throughout the semester, for instance, a Beethoven Symphony or a Duke Ellington jazz arrangement. Sections may have different focuses in terms of geography or chronology.

CRN: 14881

Instructor: Yaramam, Sevin
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, ASAM, ASHS, FACC, FRFA

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.