Fall 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 101-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
WEISS 235
ARTH 102-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
WEISS 235
ARTH 122-01 Fundamentals of Composition and Drawing
Instructor: Eleanor Conover
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.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, MW
WEISS 343
ARTH 130-01 Art and Sustainability
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
This course promotes themes of sustainability and social engagement as the catalyst for artmaking. Primarily investigated through the design and construction of sculptures, installation art or other creative acts, students will explore creative practices exemplified by land art, social practice art, collaborative art, and social sculpture, among others.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, MW
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 205-01 Greek Art & Archaeology
Instructor: Nikki Cummings
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 120-01 and CLST 221-01. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times: Bronze Age civilizations (Cycladic, NE Aegean and Trojan, Minoan, Helladic/Mycenaean); Protogeometric, Geometric, Archaeic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. A survey of architecture (temple, secular, funerary), sculpture, vase-painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Syria, Phoenice, Egypt, S. Italy and Sicily); comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments; styles and schools, regional trends. Historical contextualization of ancient Greek art and brief consideration of socio-economic patterns, political organization, religion, and writing. Evaluation of the ancient Greek artistic legacy and contribution to civilization. Field trips to archaeological collections and Museums.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 317
ARTH 206-01 Museum Studies
Instructor: Phillip Earenfight
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 206-01. Introduces students to the history, role, nature, and administration of museums. It examines the emergence and development of museums and the political, social, and ethical issues that they face. Case studies include: government funding of the arts, the lure and trap of the blockbuster, T-Rex "Sue", the Nazi Entartete Kunst exhibition, the Enola Gay exhibition, war memorials, the Holocaust Museum, public sculpture, conservation, museum architecture, auction houses, and the repatriation of cultural property. This course is open to all students and is especially relevant to those studying the fine arts, anthropology, archaeology, history, American studies, and public policy. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 206. Offered every two years.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
TOME 115
ARTH 212-01 Michelangelo-Man & Myth
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
In this course, we will explore the figure and art of Michelangelo from a historiographic and critical perspective. Understanding his role as an artist and the effect of his art on his contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists, critics, and scholars through our own era will be a primary goal. Readings will be drawn from a variety of primary and secondary sources, and will include writings by Michelangelo himself, critical and theoretical commentaries, historical narratives, and art-historical interpretations. Conflicts within the scholarly community about how we might understand and reconstruct his life will also be addressed, as well as how the idea of the creative process was constructed and enacted during the Renaissance in Italy.Prerequisite: 101 or 102, or permission of instructor.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
WEISS 219
ARTH 217-01 Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Instructor: Lisa Dorrill
Course Description:
This course examines the character and development of Modern and Contemporary architecture, with emphasis on the following stylistic periods: Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, International Style, Post-Modernism, and Deconstruction. Major architects to be studied include Wright, Gropius, Le Corbusier, Mies, Johnson, Venturi, Gehry, Koolhaas, Gang, and Hadid. Students will also examine 20th and 21st-century urban planning. Through discussions, lectures, and extensive readings primary and secondary sources, students will become familiar with notable architectural styles of the 20th and early 21st centuries; understand the contemporary issues shaping the development of such styles, including politics, social movements, religion, philosophy, and developments in technology; gain the ability to discuss and write about architecture; and establish a critical framework and approach for analyzing architectural history. A field trip to Fallingwater in Western PA will also enhance their understanding of architectural design, construction, and legacy.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
WEISS 235
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-01. 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.
09:30 AM-11:30 AM, TR
GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-02. 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.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST 101
ARTH 224-01 Wheelwork Ceramics
Instructor: Mitch Shiles
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.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST CERAMICS
ARTH 226-01 Ceramic Sculpture
Instructor: Mitch Shiles
Course Description:
This introductory course examines the principal attributes of sculpture with a focus on clay as the primary fabrication material. Students will examine a range of firing, glazing, and construction techniques. Satisfies 3D requirement for the studio art major.
03:30 PM-05:30 PM, TR
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.
03:30 PM-05:30 PM, TR
WEISS 342
ARTH 300-01 Artists, Audience, Patrons: Art & Architecture of the Italian Renaissance
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
This course examines painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1250 to 1570. The work of Giotto, Lorenzetti, Donatello, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, and Michelangelo, among others will be addressed. Students will study the significance of style, subject-matter, function, patronage, and artistic practice within historical and cultural contexts, and will also address Renaissance interpretations and responses to works of art. Discussion of art-historical theory and criticism as well as Renaissance theory and criticism based in primary texts will be an intrinsic part of the course. Students will acquire the ability to analyze and interpret works of art from the period within the framework outlined above, and will gain a working knowledge of the most significant works and the meaning(s) they have acquired over time. Analysis of primary and secondary sources will be a central focus of the research project, and students will be expected to construct a clear and well-supported interpretive argument over the course of the semester. The course includes a field trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., which has the largest collection of Italian Renaissance painting outside of Europe. Prerequisite: 101 or 102 or permission of the instructor. Offered every year.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
WEISS 221
ARTH 321-01 Advanced Drawing
Instructor: Eleanor Conover
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.
09:30 AM-11:30 AM, TR
GDYRST UPST
ARTH 323-01 Advanced Sculpture
Instructor: Anthony Cervino
Course Description:
Various sculpture media and studio processes will be explored including welding, casting, mold making, installation art, and expanded media as appropriate. An emphasis will be placed on technical and conceptual development to realize individual creative expressions. Prerequisite: 123.
03:30 PM-05:30 PM, MW
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 407-01 Art History Senior Seminar
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description:
An intensive seminar wherein students conduct original research on selected works of art as part of curating a formal, public exhibition in The Trout Gallery. Research is directed towards interpretive essays that go through multiple writing revisions, resulting in a publishedexhibition catalogue edited by the seminar faculty member and Trout Gallery Staff, and designed by Dickinson College Design Services Staff. Students work collaboratively as curators and contributors to the catalogue, and undertake a professional-level experience, most often reserved for graduate study or museum professionals. All of the senior majors' art historical knowledge and critical skills will be put to use in the Senior Seminar with the goal of further refining their ability to conduct advanced research and formal, polished writing.Prerequisite: Senior Art History majors only.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
WEISS 221
ARTH 410-01 Senior Studio Seminar, Part 1
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
The first in a two-course sequence required for senior studio art majors. 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. Prerequisite: Majors only or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: One studio course.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 500-01 Mixed Media Process
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:

ARTH 550-01 Race, Memory, Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Lee
Course Description: