History of Art (ARTH)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

ARTH 1100

This lecture course introduces students to the History of Art as a global and interdisciplinary field. Team-taught by a selection of professors from the department, in collaboration with members of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: SHUM 1100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6804ARTH 1100  LEC 001

  • 16829ARTH 1100  DIS 201

  • 16830ARTH 1100  DIS 202

  • 16831ARTH 1100  DIS 203

  • 16832ARTH 1100  DIS 204

ARTH 1132

This course is centered on Granada's Alhambra, built, for the most part, during the middle decades of the 14th century A.D. Both the most complete surviving medieval Islamic palace and the most popular ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18763ARTH 1132  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ARTH 1171

This course follows the traces of the social, aesthetic, political, and economic transformations that made the nineteenth century "The Age of Revolutions" on the canvases of Courbet, Cassatt, and Ensor, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18764ARTH 1171  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ARTH 1172

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18765ARTH 1172  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ARTH 1704

Recent events in the USA and across the globe have drawn attention to the dynamic and highly political role that statues play within public life. But why do so many societies create statues, and why do ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 1704

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19086ARTH 1704  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous

ARTH 2600

This course offers a broad introduction to some of the artistic practices that have come to be known as "modern" in Europe and the United States. Beginning with the upheavals of the French Revolution and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7529ARTH 2600  LEC 001

  •  7530ARTH 2600  DIS 201

  •  7531ARTH 2600  DIS 202

  •  7532ARTH 2600  DIS 203

  •  7533ARTH 2600  DIS 204

ARTH 2711

With megacities, long-distance trade, and fluid identities, the Roman empire can seem uncannily close to our modern world. This course adopts a thematic approach to explore whether this is a valid parallel, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2711CLASS 2711SHUM 2711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16509ARTH 2711  LEC 001

ARTH 2800

This course offers a survey of the art and culture of China from the Neolithic period to the twenty-first century to students who have no previous background in Chinese studies. The course begins with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2800ASIAN 2288SHUM 2800

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17531ARTH 2800  LEC 001

ARTH 3100

How did photography become the world's most dominant kind of visual representation?  This course investigates photography's scientific origins and complex relations to painting, portraiture, urban life, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16861ARTH 3100  LEC 001

ARTH 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16822ARTH 3505  LEC 001

ARTH 3650

In this course students will examine the role of mechanical, electronic and digital technologies in the arts of the late 20th and early 21st centuries with emphasis on Europe and North America. Beginning ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 3660STS 3650VISST 3650

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16837ARTH 3650  LEC 001

ARTH 4035

Commonly understood as currency, coins are also a medium of exchange, of communication, of power and authority on practical and symbolic levels. As such they provide a host of historical, socio-political, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17969ARTH 4035  SEM 101

ARTH 4101

Works of art have always engendered political, social, and cultural meanings. This seminar presents an introduction to the methods used by art historians and the objects and ideas that constitute ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6101VISST 4101

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6349ARTH 4101  SEM 101

ARTH 4110

This course will explore visual and literary material surrounding women's engagement in U. S. politics over the past two centuries. The seminar is collaborative and thematic, combining the expertise of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6010

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17977ARTH 4110  SEM 101

    • T
    • Samuels, S

ARTH 4151

Topic - Biological Art (Bio Art): From the late 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They have designed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16844ARTH 4151  SEM 101

ARTH 4171

An examination and analysis of the major trends in art from Neoclassicism and Romanticism through Post Impressionism and the dawn of the twentieth century. Lectures and readings will concentrate on the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17527ARTH 4171  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC.

ARTH 4507

Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6507VISST 4507

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy

  • 16819ARTH 4507  SEM 101

ARTH 4545

The history of photography as an art has been mostly on the page, not on the wall.  This course refocuses the standard museum and gallery history of photography back to the book.  Significantly, it takes ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6545

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ARTH 4695

Topic: Art of the Arab World, Central Asian, Iran, Turkey view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6695

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Art of the Arab World, Central Asian, Iran, Turkey

  • 16879ARTH 4695  SEM 101

ARTH 4820

This course explores how the art of Zen (Chan) developed in China and was transmitted to Korea and Japan. It will also examine how ideas of Zen informed Western Modern art in both Europe and North America, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6820ASIAN 4450ASIAN 6650

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8168ARTH 4820  SEM 101

ARTH 4855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16922ARTH 4855  SEM 101

ARTH 4991

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5329ARTH 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5331ARTH 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5332ARTH 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5333ARTH 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5334ARTH 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5335ARTH 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5336ARTH 4991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5337ARTH 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5338ARTH 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  5389ARTH 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6188ARTH 4991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6351ARTH 4991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6352ARTH 4991  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6447ARTH 4991  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7034ARTH 4991  IND 618

    • MW
    • Johnson, C

ARTH 4998

A course for senior Art History majors working on honors theses, with selected reading, research projects, etc., under the supervision of a member of the History of Art faculty. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5240ARTH 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8523ARTH 4998  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

ARTH 4999

The student under faculty direction prepares a senior thesis. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18175ARTH 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

ARTH 5991

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4185ARTH 5991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5357ARTH 5991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5358ARTH 5991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5359ARTH 5991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5360ARTH 5991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5361ARTH 5991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5362ARTH 5991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5363ARTH 5991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5364ARTH 5991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5390ARTH 5991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6189ARTH 5991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6353ARTH 5991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6354ARTH 5991  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7152ARTH 5991  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

ARTH 5993

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5365ARTH 5993  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5366ARTH 5993  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5367ARTH 5993  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5368ARTH 5993  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5369ARTH 5993  IND 606

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5370ARTH 5993  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5371ARTH 5993  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5372ARTH 5993  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5373ARTH 5993  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5391ARTH 5993  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6355ARTH 5993  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6356ARTH 5993  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7043ARTH 5993  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7154ARTH 5993  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7153ARTH 5993  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

ARTH 6010

This course will explore visual and literary material surrounding women's engagement in U.S. politics over the past two centuries. The seminar is collaborative and thematic, combining the expertise of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4110

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17572ARTH 6010  SEM 101

    • T
    • Samuels, S

ARTH 6101

Works of art have always engendered political, social, and cultural meanings. This seminar presents an introduction to the methods used by art historians and the objects and ideas that constitute ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4101VISST 4101

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6959ARTH 6101  SEM 101

ARTH 6151

Topic - Biological Art (Bio Art): From the late 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They have designed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Biological Art (Bio Art)

  • 16873ARTH 6151  SEM 101

ARTH 6507

Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy. view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4507VISST 4507

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Art Super Star and the Global Art Economy

  • 18180ARTH 6507  SEM 101

ARTH 6545

The history of photography as an art has been mostly on the page, not on the wall.  This course refocuses the standard museum and gallery history of photography back to the book.  Significantly, it takes ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4545

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ARTH 6695

Topic: Art of the Arab World, Central Asian, Iran, Turkey view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4695

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Art of the Arab World, Central Asian, Iran, Turkey

  • 16958ARTH 6695  SEM 101

ARTH 6820

This course explores how the art of Zen (Chan) developed in China and was transmitted to Korea and Japan. It will also examine how ideas of Zen informed Western Modern art in both Europe and North America, ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4820ASIAN 4450ASIAN 6650

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8170ARTH 6820  SEM 101

ARTH 6855

This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 16925ARTH 6855  SEM 101