2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog

History of Art

Students may complete a major or minor in History of Art.

Faculty

David Cast, Professor
Erica Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor
Christiane Hertel, Professor
Homay King, Associate Professor
Steven Levine, Professor and Chair
Gridley McKim-Smith, Professor
Lisa Saltzman, Professor
Diala Toure, Lecturer
Alicia Walker, Assistant Professor

The curriculum in History of Art immerses students in the study of visual culture. Structured by a set of evolving disciplinary concerns, students learn to interpret the visual through methodologies dedicated to the historical, the material, the critical, and the theoretical. Majors are encouraged to supplement courses taken in the department with history of art courses offered at Haverford, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. Majors are also encouraged to study abroad for a semester.

Major Requirements

The major requires eleven units, approved by the major adviser. A usual sequence of courses would include at least one 100-level "critical approaches" seminar, four 200-level lecture courses, four 300-level seminars, and junior seminar in the fall semester of the junior year and senior conference in the spring semester of senior year. In the course of their departmental studies, students are strongly encouraged to take courses across media and areas, and in at least three of the following fields of study: Ancient and Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and Contemporary, Film, and Non-Western.

With the approval of the major adviser, courses in fine arts or with significant curricular investment in visual studies may be counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirements, such as courses in ancient art offered by the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology department or in architecture by the Growth and Structure of Cities department. Similarly, courses in art history taken abroad or at another institution in the United States may be counted. Generally, no more than two such courses may be counted toward the major requirements.

A senior paper, based on independent research and using scholarly methods of historical and/or critical interpretation must be submitted at the end of the spring semester. Generally 25-40 pages in length, the senior paper represent the culmination of the departmental experience.

Honors

Seniors whose work is outstanding will be invited to submit an honors thesis instead of the senior paper. Two or three faculty members discuss the completed thesis with the honors candidate in a one-hour oral examination.

Minor Requirements

A minor in history of art requires six units: one or two 100-level courses and four or five others selected in consultation with the major adviser.

HART B100 The Stuff of Art

An introduction to chemistry through fine arts, this course emphasizes the close relationship of the fine arts, especially painting, to the development of chemistry and its practice. The historical role of the material in the arts, in alchemy and in the developing science of chemistry, will be discussed, as well as the synergy between these areas. Relevant principles of chemistry will be illustrated through the handling, synthesis and/or transformations of the material. This course does not count towards chemistry major requirements, and is not suitable for premedical programs. Lecture 90 minutes, laboratory three hours a week. Enrollment limited to 20.
Division II with Lab
CROSS-LISTED AS CHEM-B100
1.0 units
Burgmayer,S.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B103 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Icons and Idols

What is an icon? What is an idol? How do they differ or are they the same? And what is the relation between icons, idols, and images? This course treats potent image-objects across cultures and across time, including religious icons (Madonnas), pop icons (Madonna), and comparable image-objects of other traditions, such as African minkisi and Native American totems. Readings range from Plato and the Old Testament to contemporary criticism.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B104 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: The Classical Tradition

An investigation of the historical and philosophical ideas of the classical, with particular attention to the Italian Renaissance and the continuance of its formulations throughout the Westernized world.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Cast,D.

HART B105 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Poetry and Politics in Landscape Art

An introduction to the representation and perception of nature in different visual media, with attention to such issues as nature and utopia; nature and violence; natural freedom; and the femininity of nature.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Hertel,C.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B107 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France

A study of artists' self-representations in the context of the philosophy and psychology of their time, with particular attention to issues of political patronage, gender and class, power and desire.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Levine,S.

HART B108 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art

An investigation of the history of art since the Renaissance organized around the practice of women artists, the representation of women in art, and the visual economy of the gaze.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Saltzman,L.

HART B110 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Identification in the Cinema

An introduction to the analysis of film through particular attention to the role of the spectator.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
King,H.

HART B115 Classical Art

An introduction to the visual arts of ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age through Late Imperial times (circa 3000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.). Major categories of artistic production are examined in historical and social context, including interactions with neighboring areas and cultures; methodological and interpretive issues are highlighted.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B115
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B115
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B115
1.0 units
Donohue,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky

This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B125
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B125
1.0 units
Lindenlauf,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B140 The Visual Culture of the Ancient Near East

The visual culture of ancient Mesopotamia, a region with its heartland in modern Iraq, from the first city to the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE, includes images designed to gain favor of the gods, promote royal achievements and adorn the deceased on the journey to the afterlife. Particular emphasis placed on the visual analysis of royal and elite artistic production of architecture, sculpture and cylinder seals.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B140
Counts toward Middle East Studies concentration
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present

This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors—geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics—are considered as determinants of urban form.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B190
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B190
1.0 units
Cohen,J., Hein,C.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B204 Greek Sculpture

One of the best-preserved categories of evidence for ancient Greek culture is sculpture. The Greeks devoted immense resources to producing sculpture that encompassed many materials and forms and served a variety of important social functions. This course examines sculptural production in Greece and neighboring lands from the Bronze Age through the fourth century B.C.E. with special attention to style, iconography and historical and social context.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B205
1.0 units
Donohue,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B205 Introduction to Film

This course is intended to provide students with the tools of critical film analysis. Through readings of images and sounds, sections of films and entire narratives, students will cultivate the habits of critical viewing and establish a foundation for focused work in film studies. The course introduces formal and technical units of cinematic meaning and categories of genre and history that add up to the experiences and meanings we call cinema. Although much of the course material will focus on the Hollywood style of film, examples will be drawn from the history of cinema. Attendance at weekly screenings is mandatory.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B205
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Tratner,M., Nguyen,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B206 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture

This course surveys the sculpture produced from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., the period beginning with the death of Alexander the Great that saw the transformation of the classical world through the rise of Rome and the establishment and expansion of the Roman Empire. Style, iconography, and production will be studied in the contexts of the culture of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman appropriation of Greek culture, the role of art in Roman society, and the significance of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture in the post-antique classical tradition.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B206
1.0 units
Donohue,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B209 Topics in Chinese Cultural History

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Current course description: The Chinese Visual Imagination
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B210
1.0 units
Lin,P.

HART B210 Medieval Art

An overview of artistic production in Europe antiquity to the 14th century. Special attention will be paid to problems of interpretation and recent developments in art-historical scholarship.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B212 Medieval Architecture

This course takes a broad geographic and chronological scope, allowing for full exposure to the rich variety of objects and monuments that fall under the rubric of "medieval" art and architecture. We focus on the Latin and Byzantine Christian traditions, but also consider works of art and architecture from the Islamic and Jewish spheres. Topics include: the role of religion in artistic development and expression; secular traditions of medieval art and culture; the use of objects and monuments to convey political power and social prestige; gender dynamics in medieval visual culture; and the contribution of medieval art and architecture to later artistic traditions.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B212
1.0 units
Walker,A.

HART B213 Theory in Practice: Critical Discourses in the Humanities

This seminar provides exposure to influential 20th-century French thinkers. It will examine three major currents: Postcolonial Theory; Feminist Theory; Post-Structuralist Theory. The primary goal here is to introduce students to exciting and difficult critical thought that will prove useful to their future studies and will begin to develop necessary critical skills. While the materials covered are primarily grounded in French intellectual history, the course will also spend time situating these intellectual currents in broader transnational and transdisciplinary contexts. This is a required course for the French major. Course taught in English and serving the humanities.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS PHIL-B253
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B213
CROSS-LISTED AS FREN-B213
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B213
1.0 units
Dostal,R.

HART B215 Russian Avant-Garde Art, Literature and Film

This course focuses on Russian avant-garde painting, literature and cinema at the start of the 20th century. Moving from Imperial Russian art to Stalinist aesthetics, we explore the rise of non-objective painting (Malevich, Kandinsky, etc.), ground-breaking literature (Bely, Mayakovsky), and revolutionary cinema (Vertov, Eisenstein). No knowledge of Russian required.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS RUSS-B215
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Harte,T.

HART B225 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature

This a topics course. This course explores modern China from the early 20th century to the present through its literature, art and films, reading them as commentaries of their own time. Topics vary.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B225
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B220
1.0 units
Lin,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B227 Topics in Modern Planning

This course examines topics in planning as defined by specific areas (modern European metropoles) or themes (the impact of oil). It is a writing intensive course.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B227
CROSS-LISTED AS FREN-B227
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B227
1.0 units
Hein,C.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B229 Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 20 with preference to Cities majors. Current topic description: Conquest, subordination, hybridities, resistance and post-colonial reconfigurations have shaped cities and citizens worldwide for millennia. Beginning from the work of Fanon, we explore political economics, architecture, planning, culture, and social struggle via British rule (Hong Kong, Belfast), French domination (Paris, North Africa) and dialectics of the U.S.-Mexico border. The class entails systematic comparison through research, discussion and writing. Limit 20, pref soph/junior majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B230 Renaissance Art

A survey of painting in Florence and Rome in the 15th and 16th centuries (Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael), with particular attention to contemporary intellectual, social, and religious developments.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Cast,D.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B234 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity

We investigate representations of women in different media in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the cultural stereotypes of women and the gender roles that they reinforce. We also study the daily life of women in the ancient world, the objects that they were associated with in life and death and their occupations.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B234
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B234
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Lindenlauf,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B238 The History of Cinema 1895 to 1945 Silent Film: From United States to Soviet Russia and Beyond

This course will explore cinema from its earliest, most primitive beginnings up to the end of the silent era. While the course will focus on a variety of historical and theoretical aspects of cinema, the primary aim is to look at films analytically. Emphasis will be on the various artistic methods that went into the direction and production of a variety of celebrated silent films from around the world. These films will be considered in many contexts: artistic, historical, social, and even philosophical, so that students can develop a deeper understanding of silent cinema's rapid evolution.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B238
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B238
CROSS-LISTED AS RUSS-B238
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Harte,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B239 Women and Cinema

This course will examine the particular challenges that women filmmakers face, as well as the unique and innovative contributions they have made to film aesthetics and narrative form. The class will address central debates within feminism from the 1970s to the present, in particular, feminism's influence on women's independent film production and the question of female authorship.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B239
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B241 New Visual Worlds in the Spanish Empire 1492 - 1820

The events of 1492 changed the world. Visual works made at the time of the Conquest of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America by Spain and Portugal reveal multiple and often conflicting political, racial and ethnic agendas.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
McKim-Smith,G.

HART B242 Material Identities in Latin America 1820-2010

Revolutions in Latin America begin around 1810. By the 20th and 21st centuries, there is an international viewership for the works of Latin American artists, and in the 21st century the production of Latina and Latino artists living in the United States becomes particularly important.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
McKim-Smith,G.

HART B250 Nineteenth-Century Art in France

Close attention is selectively given to the work of Cézanne, Courbet, David, Degas, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, Manet, and Monet. Extensive readings in art criticism are required.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Levine,S.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B253 Survey of Western Architecture

The major traditions in Western architecture are illustrated through detailed analysis of selected examples from classical antiquity to the present. The evolution of architectural design and building technology, and the larger intellectual, aesthetic, and social context in which this evolution occurred, are considered.
(Cast, Division III: Humanities)
Cross-listed as CITY B253
Cross-listed as HIST B253
Not offered in 2010-11.

HART B254 History of Modern Architecture

A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. The course concentrates on the period since 1890, especially in Europe and North America.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B254
1.0 units
Hein,C.

HART B255 Survey of American Architecture

An examination of landmarks, patterns, landscapes, designers, and motives in the creation of the American built environment over four centuries. The course will address the master narrative of the traditional survey course, while also probing the relation of this canon to the wider realms of building in the United States.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B255
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B260 Modern Art

This course will involve an inquiry into the history of 20th-century visual culture, European and American, through an exploration of art practice, art history, art criticism and art theory. Against the dominant and paradigmatic theorization of modernism, the course will introduce and mobilize materials aimed at its critique.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Saltzman,L.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B266 Contemporary Art: 1945 to the Global Present

America, Europe and beyond, from the 1950s to the present, in visual media and visual theory.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
Saltzman,L.

HART B271 History of Photography: The American Century

Examines the development of photography, from its invention to contemporary artistic practices. Beginning with an investigation of the scientific origins, traces the complex functions of the photographic image. Familiarizes students with key figures in European and American photography as well as key texts reflecting the unstable status of the photographic object between technology and aesthetics, mass culture and the avant-garde, art and document.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B271
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B272 Topics in Early and Medieval China

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B272
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B273
1.0 units
Lin,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B280 Video Practices: Analog to Digital

This course explores the history and theory of video art from the late 1960's to the present. The units include: aesthetics; activism; access; performance; and institutional critique. We will reflect on early video's "utopian moment" and its manifestation in the current new media revolution. Feminist, people of color and queer productions will constitute the majority of our corpus. Prerequisite: ENGL/HART B205 Intro to Film or consent of the instructor.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B280
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Nguyen,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B282 Arts of Sub-Saharan Africa

This course examines the significant artistic and architectural traditions of African cultures south of the Sahara in their religious, philosophical, political, and social aspects.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies concentration
1.0 units
Toure,D.

HART B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to present

This course surveys the history of narrative film from 1945 through the contemporary moment. We will analyze a series of styles and national cinemas in chronological order, including Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and other post-war movements and genres. Viewings of canonical films will be supplemented by more recent examples of global cinema. While historical in approach, this course emphasizes the theory and criticism of the sound film, and we will consider various methodological approaches to the aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of cinema. Fulfills the history requirement or the introductory course requirement for the Film Studies minor.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B299
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
King,H.

HART B305 Classical Bodies

An examination of the conceptions of the human body evidenced in Greek and Roman art and literature, with emphasis on issues that have persisted in the Western tradition. Topics include the fashioning of concepts of male and female standards of beauty and their implications; conventions of visual representation; the nude; clothing and its symbolism; the athletic ideal; physiognomy; medical theory and practice; the visible expression of character and emotions; and the formulation of the "classical ideal" in antiquity and later times.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B303
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B313
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Donohue,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B306 Film Theory

An introduction to major developments in film theory and criticism. Topics covered include: the specificity of film form; cinematic realism; the cinematic "author"; the politics and ideology of cinema; the relation between cinema and language; spectatorship, identification, and subjectivity; archival and historical problems in film studies; the relation between film studies and other disciplines of aesthetic and social criticism. Each week of the syllabus pairs critical writing(s) on a central principle of film analysis with a cinematic example. Class will be divided between discussion of critical texts and attempts to apply them to a primary cinematic text.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B306
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B306
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
King,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B308 Topics in Photography: Photography and War

Examining photographic practices between the 1850's and the 1970's, this seminar seeks to move beyond the reflective analysis of the city in the image and as the subject of representation to the relationship between photography and urbanization. Taking up various theories and models it explores how making records and reorganization of space developed as related means of modernization.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B308
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: Through case studies of specific cultural groups and their architectural traditions, this seminar traces the development of Islamic sacred space during the seventh to the twentieth centuries, from North America to India. Readings address both the historical contexts in which buildings were produced as well as the rituals and beliefs that gave them meaning. Critical texts from architectural theory provide students with a foundation in the methods and concepts that have shaped scholarly discourse on sacred space in the modern era.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B312
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B311
1.0 units
Walker,A.

HART B323 Topics in Renaissance Art

Selected subjects in Italian art from painting, sculpture, and architecture between the years 1400 and 1600.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B323
1.0 units
Cast,D.

HART B331 Palladio and Neo-Palladianism

A seminar on the diffusion of Palladian architecture from the 16th century to the present.
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B331
1.0 units
Cast,D.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B334 Topics in Film Studies

This is a topics course. Content varies. Current topic description: Picturing the Invisible. In what ways do film, photography, and digital media shape the space of public appearance? To what extent are political, social, and cultural recognition predicated on the capacity to appear in photographs, on film, on television, on the internet, and in classrooms and musuems? We will explore topics such as 1) how invisible and marginal subjects are to be pictured, 2) how existing repertoires of images affect who and what can appear, 3) how the censorship, circulation, and exhibition of images factor into public visibility.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B334
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
King,H.

HART B336 Topics in Film

This course examines experimental film and video from the 1930's to present. It will concentrate on the use of found footage: the reworking of existing imagery in order to generate new aesthetic frameworks and cultural meanings. Key issues to be explored include copyright, piracy, archive, activism, affect, aesthetics, interactivity and fandom.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B336
1.0 units
Nguyen,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B340 Topics in Baroque Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B340
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
McKim-Smith,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B341 Cult Genres

Serving to theorize and historicize cult film and questions of the aesthetic and cultural value, this class will examine conceptual issues of taste, reception, and mass culture as they have accrued around cult film phenomena such as the midnight movie, the cult horror film, exploitation film, underground, and camp cinema. Prerequisite: One course from: ENGL/HART B205; HART B110; HART/ENGL B299; or consent of instructor.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B341
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B348 Advanced Topics in German Cultural Studies: Vienna 1900

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Topic for 2011-12 is The Transnational Cosmopolitanism of Swiss Literature.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B321
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B319
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B321
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Hertel,C., Meyer,I.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B350 Topics in Modern Art: Portraiture and Self-Portraiture

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Current topic description: Portraiture and Self-Portraiture, from sixteenth-century courts to the internet today.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Levine,S.

HART B354 Topics in Art Criticism

Individual topics in art-historical methodology, such as art and psychoanalysis, feminism, post-structuralism, or semiotics are treated.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B354
CROSS-LISTED AS HEBR-B354
1.0 units
Levine,S.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B355 Topics in the History of London

Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B355
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B355
1.0 units
Cast,D.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B358 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology

A research-oriented course taught in seminar format, treating issues of current interest in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Prerequisites: 200-level coursework in some aspect of classical or related cultures, archeology or art history.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B359
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B359
1.0 units
Donohue,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B362 The African Art Collection

This seminar will introduce students to the African art holdings that are part of the Art and Archaeology Collections.
Division III: Humanities
Counts toward Africana Studies concentration
1.0 units
Toure,D.

HART B367 Asian American Film, Video and New Media

The course explores the role of pleasure in the production, reception, and performance of Asian American identities in film, video, and the internet, taking as its focus the sexual representation of Asian Americans in works produced by Asian American artists from 1915 to present. In several units of the course, we will study graphic sexual representations, including pornographic images and sex acts some may find objectionable. Students should be prepared to engage analytically with all class material. To maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity among the participants in the class, no auditors will be allowed.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ENGL-B367
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward Film Studies minor
1.0 units
Nguyen,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B377 Topics in Modern Architecture

This is a topics course on modern architecture. Topics vary. Current topic description: This course uses the global architecture of oil—its extraction, administration, and resale—to examine the impact of international economic networks on architecture and urban form since the mid-19th century.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B377
1.0 units
Hein,C.

HART B380 Topics in Contemporary Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: Even as "performance art" came to stand as a dynamic site of aesthetic experimentation and critical inquiry, it was only the most explicit instance of the ethical and political claims to "representation" at work and at play across a history of 20th century visual practice. Portraiture and photography, video and film, became sites and situations of expressions and subversions of categorical identities. It will be the challenge of the seminar to immerse students in the project of re-thinking the aesthetic and ethical implications of the bodies that structure visual modernity and its inheritance.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B380
CROSS-LISTED AS HEBR-B380
1.0 units
Saltzman,L.

HART B397 Junior Seminar

Designed to introduce majors to the canonical texts in the field of art history and to formalize their understanding of art history as a discipline. Required of and limited to History of Art majors.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Levine,S., Hertel,C.

HART B399 Senior Conference

A seminar for the discussion of senior research papers and such theoretical and historical concerns as may be appropriate to them. Interim oral reports. Required of all majors; culminates in the senior paper.
1.0 units
Cast,D., Walker,A., Saltzman,L.

HART B403 Supervised Work

Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.
1.0 units
Staff

HART B425 Praxis III

Students are encouraged to develop internship projects in the college's collections and other art institutions in the region.
Counts toward Praxis Program concentration
1.0 units
Staff

HART B610 Topics in Medieval Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current course description: Constantinople, Queen of Cities. Admission by permission of instructor.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Walker, A.

HART B645 Problems in Representation-Realism

This seminar examines, as philosophy and history, the idea of realism, as seen in the visual arts since the Renaissance and beyond to the 19th and 20th centuries. Admission by permission of instructor.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Cast, D.

HART B650 Topics in Modern Art

Topics include semiotics, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, deconstruction, feminism, marxism.; Current topic description: Manet, Monet, and Modernism.
Admission by permission of instructor.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Levine, S.

HART B680 Topics in 20th C. Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: Photography and its Afterlife. This seminar will engage the history and theory of photography, as well as its "afterlife" in contemporary art and other forms of visual culture.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Saltzman, L