History of Art (ARTH)Arts and Sciences

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ARTH 1158

Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE and rediscovered in the mid eighteenth century, Pompeii serves as an ideal model for the study of ancient Roman daily life and death.  The forums, baths, theaters, ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ARTH 1160

Upon viewing Carolee Schneemann's Fuses, fellow avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas proclaimed it the film of the year, saying, "It is so gorgeous… so dangerous." While Fuses was censored as pornographic, ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ARTH 2000

This course will introduce you to the field of Visual Studies.  Visual Studies seeks to define and improve our visual relationship to nature and culture after the modern surge in technology and knowledge.  ... view course details

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ARTH 2355

Survey lecture course covering the creation, encoding, and reception of Medieval (roughly AD 500-1500) European, Byzantine, and Islamic architecture, ornament, manuscripts, liturgical and luxury objects.  ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MEDVL 2355

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17283ARTH 2355  LEC 001

  • 17284ARTH 2355  DIS 201

  • 17285ARTH 2355  DIS 202

ARTH 2550

This course is designed to introduce students to Latin American art from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It will cover the arts of ancient civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Moche, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LATA 2050

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16173ARTH 2550  LEC 001

ARTH 2710

Some of our very best evidence for Roman art survives in the form of frescoes in Rome, Ostia and (especially) the area surrounding Pompeii. This course will take you through imperial palaces, rural villas, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2710CLASS 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16162ARTH 2710  SEM 101

ARTH 3010

Who are 'the poor' in the United States? Who are the largest recipients of federal welfare and entitlement spending? Why is there an unprecedented simultaneous increase in wealth and poverty in the United ... view course details

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  • 16937ARTH 3010  SEM 101

ARTH 3230

Myths are traditional tales. Their authority becomes apparent in that they were constantly adapted to changing social, political, cultural, etc. conditions. Although this seems to be a widely accepted ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3130CLASS 3727

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16181ARTH 3230  LEC 001

ARTH 3600

This course discusses new art practices since the 1960s. Although numerous artistic experiments took place during the first half of the twentieth century, it was with the declining importance of modernist ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 3600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9137ARTH 3600  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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  •   Combined with: INFO 3660VISST 3650

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16178ARTH 3650  LEC 001

ARTH 3800

This course offers a survey of the art and culture of China, from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. We begin with an inquiry into the meaning of national boundaries and the controversy of the Han ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3800ASIAN 3383

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16175ARTH 3800  LEC 001

ARTH 3900

This course provides an introduction to selected key themes in cinema and the moving image from South Asia. The course investigates documentary, artistic, and commercial cinemas, focusing on concepts and ... view course details

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  • 17171ARTH 3900  SEM 101

ARTH 4155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution

  • 17174ARTH 4155  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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6884ARTH 4171  SEM 180

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

ARTH 4352

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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  • 17096ARTH 4352  SEM 101

ARTH 4451

Printmaking in early modern Europe ushered in a revolution in the production and perception of images, relatively cheap and available to a wide public. What kinds of images emerged, and what purposes did ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6451VISST 4451

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17134ARTH 4451  SEM 101

ARTH 4517

For almost two thousand years the synagogue has been the focal point of Jewish life and identity. It has been the most prominent of Jewish buildings, for Jews and non-Jews. Thousands of synagogues have ... view course details

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  • 16649ARTH 4517  SEM 101

ARTH 4601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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  • 16194ARTH 4601  SEM 101

ARTH 4771

This course examines Indigenous art, new media and film from three distinct interrelated perspectives of aesthetics/theory, technology and history/culture. The relationship between technology and tradition ... view course details

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  • 17218ARTH 4771  SEM 101

ARTH 4818

Public display of art objects and artifacts involves more than just artistic presentations. How is the title selected? What (whose) works are included? How are they displayed? How are they framed in the ... view course details

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  • 17196ARTH 4818  SEM 101

ARTH 4857

Consciousness of the world's diversity has historically been rooted to artistic endeavors and scientific exploration. Collecting, describing, narrating and ultimately creating of human, plant, and animal ... view course details

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  • 16184ARTH 4857  SEM 101

ARTH 4992

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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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7388ARTH 4992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7390ARTH 4992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7391ARTH 4992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7392ARTH 4992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7393ARTH 4992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7394ARTH 4992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7395ARTH 4992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7397ARTH 4992  IND 610

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    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7483ARTH 4992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7484ARTH 4992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8211ARTH 4992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8212ARTH 4992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8213ARTH 4992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  9634ARTH 4992  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 18173ARTH 4992  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

ARTH 4999

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17214ARTH 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Samuels, S

ARTH 5992

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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7409ARTH 5992  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7410ARTH 5992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7411ARTH 5992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7412ARTH 5992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7413ARTH 5992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7414ARTH 5992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7415ARTH 5992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7417ARTH 5992  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7485ARTH 5992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7486ARTH 5992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8214ARTH 5992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8215ARTH 5992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8216ARTH 5992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9630ARTH 5992  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

ARTH 5994

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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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7398ARTH 5994  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7400ARTH 5994  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7401ARTH 5994  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7402ARTH 5994  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7403ARTH 5994  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7404ARTH 5994  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7405ARTH 5994  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7407ARTH 5994  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7491ARTH 5994  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7492ARTH 5994  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7877ARTH 5994  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8217ARTH 5994  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8218ARTH 5994  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9631ARTH 5994  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18174ARTH 5994  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18619ARTH 5994  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Samuels, S

ARTH 6155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution

  • 17177ARTH 6155  SEM 101

ARTH 6352

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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  • 17119ARTH 6352  SEM 101

ARTH 6451

Printmaking in early modern Europe ushered in a revolution in the production and perception of images, relatively cheap and available to a wide public. What kinds of images emerged, and what purposes did ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4451VISST 4451

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17135ARTH 6451  SEM 101

ARTH 6517

For almost two thousand years the synagogue has been the focal point of Jewish life and identity. It has been the most prominent of Jewish buildings, for Jews and non-Jews. Thousands of synagogues have ... view course details

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  • 16654ARTH 6517  SEM 101

ARTH 6601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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  • 16197ARTH 6601  SEM 101

ARTH 6734

This course will take advantage of new scholarship on the history of the senses to explore Greek and Roman culture through the perceptual capacities of the body. We will examine ancient theories of embodiment ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 7734

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17616ARTH 6734  SEM 101

ARTH 6771

This course examines Indigenous art, new media and film from three distinct interrelated perspectives of aesthetics/theory, technology and history/culture. The relationship between technology and tradition ... view course details

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  • 17554ARTH 6771  SEM 101

ARTH 6818

Public display of art objects and artifacts involves more than just artistic presentations. How is the title selected? What (whose) works are included? How are they displayed? How are they framed in the ... view course details

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  • 17199ARTH 6818  SEM 101

ARTH 6857

Consciousness of the world's diversity has historically been rooted to artistic endeavors and scientific exploration. Collecting, describing, narrating and ultimately creating of human, plant, and animal ... view course details

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  • 16185ARTH 6857  SEM 101

ARTH 6900

This course provides an introduction to selected key themes in cinema and the moving image from South Asia. The course investigates documentary, artistic, and commercial cinemas, focusing on concepts and ... view course details

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  • 17172ARTH 6900  SEM 101

ARTH 6910

This course takes as its point of departure the foundational questions that have informed interdisciplinary inquiry into vision and visuality in recent decades: What is an image? How do images produce ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6142GERST 6910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16389ARTH 6910  SEM 101