Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 101-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Lisa Dorrill
Course Description:
This course is a critical survey of western art beginning with the Ancient Near East (approximately 4000 B.C.) through the Gothic period in Europe (early 1300s). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of style, subject-matter, and function within an historical context, and especially on the student's ability to develop skills in visual analysis. Developing appropriate vocabularies with which to discuss and analyze works of art and imagery will also be stressed, along with learning to evaluate scholarly interpretations of them.
0930:MWF   WEISS 235
ARTH 102-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Lisa Dorrill
Course Description:
This course surveys art of the European renaissance through the contemporary period. Art will be examined within the historical context in which it was produced, with attention to contemporary social, political, religious, and intellectual movements. Students will examine the meaning and function of art within the different historical periods. In addition, students will learn to analyze and identify different artistic styles.
1130:MWF   WEISS 235
ARTH 122-01 Fundamentals of Composition and Drawing
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
Working from observation and using a variety of media, this basic studio drawing course will explore issues common to both representational and non-representational art. This course serves as the foundation to upper-level two-dimensional offerings.
1330:MW   WEISS 343
ARTH 123-01 Fundamentals of Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
A studio course covering basic elements of three-dimensional composition and sculpture. Students will construct sculptures examining a range of media and fabrication techniques.
0930:MW   GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 205-01 Gender & Sexuality in Modern American Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 201-01. With the rise of industrialization and the growth of the nation's cities, social patterns in American life underwent dramatic change. Between the late nineteenth century and the middle of the twentieth, shifts in gender identity influenced ideas about bachelorhood, the nature of dating, the meaning of family and the definition of marriage. New notions of sexuality also transformed heterosexual and homosexual experiences. Art from the period reflects and helped shape these changes. The course considers how artists in America respond to marriage, sexual practice and gender roles through the production of painting, photography and sculpture.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 08
ARTH 205-02 Gothic Pilgrimage
Instructor: Phillip Earenfight
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. Gothic Pilgrimage considers the visual arts in the major European cities, courts, and religious centers at the end of the fourteenth century as seen through the eyes of a wealthy pilgrim c. 1400 en route from London to Jerusalem. Discussions focus on the key centers along the way, including Paris, Avignon, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Rome, Naples, Venice, Padua, Prague, Cologne, and Aachen. Materials selected for the course highlight the objects and sights a pilgrim (medieval and his/her modern counterpart--the tourist) would likely experience en route to the Holy Land. Readings and discussions will examine medieval notions of the sacred, the civic, and the afterlife and the role of relics and visual artifacts in spirituality, civic identity, death, and burial. Each object or sight will be considered within the broader fabric of its surroundings, paying particular attention to how it was experienced within its physical context.
1330:W   WEISS 219
ARTH 205-03 Greek Art & Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 120-01 and CLST 221-01. A survey of the archaeology of ancient Greece from ca. 4000 to 323 B.C. Particular attention is devoted to the development of Greek civilization and culture as seen through architecture, art, pottery and town planning.
0900:TR   DENNY 317
ARTH 205-04 Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 140-01. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the pre-dynastic period to the Hellenistic era, focusing mainly on the archaeological record of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdom. The course includes a survey of public architecture (temple, palatial, funerary) and domestic/secular architecture, sculpture, wall-paintings and reliefs, metalwork, seal-stones, faience/ivory-carving, and pottery, complemented with a comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments. Special emphasis is given to historical developments and the archaeological evidence for the complex political, socio-economic, and cultural evolution of ancient Egypt, including urbanization and centralization of government, administration and writing (hieroglyphics), social hierarchy and craft specialization, ancient environment and technology. Religion, mythology, and literature are also explored, as well as historical sources, relative and absolute chronology, military power and expansionism, diplomacy, international dynamics and trade contacts, and the legacy and impact of ancient Egypt on the modern world. Course content will also include visits to archaeological collections and/or museums and educational CD-ROMs and videos.
1030:TR   DENNY 317
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
1330:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 222-01 Drawing
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
A studio course to explore further, those issues covered in 122, but focusing on the creation of light and space. Landscape, architecture, still-life and the model will serve as subject matter. A large variety of media will be used, including pastel, monotype, ink, acrylic paint and charcoal. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TR   GDYRST UPST
ARTH 223-01 Digital Studio 1: Image Manipulation and Experimental Processes
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
This course will focus on 2-dimensional studio processes in the digital environment. It will also explore how digital processes can be used in conjunction with traditional processes like drawing, painting, and printmaking. The initial goal of this class will be to gain a thorough understanding of Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation. As the semester progresses, the class will explore uses of digital technology in contemporary art practice, including experimental processes. *Please note: this is not a photography course, some photo related processes will be part of the class, but those students looking for a more traditional approach to photography should consider the 221 Intro to Photography class. Prerequisite: 122, 221, or permission of the instructor.
1530:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 224-01 Wheelwork Ceramics
Instructor: Barbara Diduk
Course Description:
A studio course exploring expressive possibilities offered by the potters wheel. Students will examine both utilitarian and sculptural aspects of the medium. A variety of clays, glazes and firing approaches will be examined.
1330:MW   GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 227-01 Fundamentals of Painting
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
A basic studio course exploring the techniques, practices and history of painting and theories of color. Working from observation, subject matter will range from still-life and landscape to architecture and the figure. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
1530:MW   WEISS 342
ARTH 228-01 Printmaking Survey
Instructor: Ward Davenny
Course Description:
A studio course in which students will gain a working knowledge in each of the four major areas of printmaking woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprinting. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
0930:MW   WEISS 340
ARTH 260-01 The Photographic Landscape
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
0930:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 300-01 Italian Renaissance Art 1250-1450
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from approximately 1250 to 1450. The works of Giotto, Pisano, Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Massacio, among others, will be addressed. Issues of style, patronage, and function will be considered within the political and cultural contexts of the 13th through 15th centuries. Critical and theoretical writings of the period will also be discussed. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and WR graduation requirement.
1030:TR   WEISS 221
ARTH 314-01 Contemporary Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
A survey of major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present, beginning with Pop art through Postmodernism and global art today. The course will also incorporate key critical and theoretical writings from the period for discussion. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   WEISS 219
ARTH 407-01 Art Historical Methods
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
Study of the research tools and methodologies of art historical analysis, a study of the use of primary and secondary sources, and documents in art history. In addition, the major schools of art historical writing and theory since the Renaissance will be considered. The course has as its final project a public exhibition in The Trout Gallery curated by the seminar students. Prerequisite: Senior Art & Art History majors only.
1330:MR   WEISS 219
ARTH 410-01 Senior Studio Seminar
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
A required course for senior studio students. Critiques of students' work will include examination of timely topics in the visual arts and the relationship of the artist to society. Critiques, selected critical readings, museum visits and visiting artists will provide the basis for discussion. Co-requisite: One studio course. Prerequisite: One studio course.
1330:W   GDYRST DOWN