History of Art (ARTH)Arts and Sciences

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ARTH 1160

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ARTH 1166

In this course, students will explore the political roles of art in Latin America in a selection of works ranging from the 7th to the 21st century. How can we conceive of aesthetics as politics in Latin ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17698ARTH 1166  SEM 101

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

ARTH 1167

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17699ARTH 1167  SEM 101

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

ARTH 1704

Why do so many societies create statues, and why do they set them up in prominent spaces within their communities? How and why do statues loom so large in the public imagination? Looking both to the cultures ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 1704

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16599ARTH 1704  LEC 001

ARTH 2000

This course introduces 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.  It contains ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2000COML 2000VISST 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9257ARTH 2000  DIS 201

  •  9258ARTH 2000  DIS 202

  •  9259ARTH 2000  DIS 203

  •  9260ARTH 2000  DIS 204

  •  9261ARTH 2000  DIS 205

  •  9262ARTH 2000  DIS 206

  •  9533ARTH 2000  DIS 207

  •  9534ARTH 2000  DIS 208

ARTH 2101

This course explores Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) knowledge and its application across the disciplines and through time. In particular, it offers a glimpse into Cornell's local indigenous culture ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AIIS 2100AMST 2108

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17640ARTH 2101  LEC 001

ARTH 2221

What was it like to live in the Roman world?  What did that world look, taste and smell like?  How did Romans raise their families, entertain themselves, understand death, and interact with their government? ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2743CLASS 2743

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17935ARTH 2221  LEC 001

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 2050VISST 2550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16684ARTH 2550  LEC 001

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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  •  8209ARTH 3010  SEM 101

ARTH 3506

This interdisciplinary undergraduate lecture examines the visual culture of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the present. Lectures present artifacts, prints, paintings, ... view course details

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  • 16723ARTH 3506  LEC 001

ARTH 3535

This course introduces the New German Cinema (1962-85), an influential movement of West German filmmakers including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Margarethe von Trotta, and ... view course details

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  • 16693ARTH 3535  LEC 001

  • Taught in English. Screenings in German with English subtitles.

ARTH 3850

The arts of Southeast Asia are studied in their social context, since in traditional societies creative processes are often mapped on the sequence of events that compose human lives. We will be looking ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3350VISST 3696

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8630ARTH 3850  LEC 001

ARTH 3856

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ASIAN 3356

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17121ARTH 3856  SEM 101

  • A winter trip to Cambodia is required to attend this SP 19 class with Professor McGowan.

ARTH 4015

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  •   Combined with: AMST 6015ARTH 6015

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18196ARTH 4015  SEM 101

ARTH 4165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 16811ARTH 4165  SEM 101

ARTH 4540

This seminar will offer a survey of film theory and history tailored for art historians, especially but not exclusively for modernists.  The influence of cinema on twentieth-century aesthetics cannot be ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16792ARTH 4540  SEM 101

ARTH 4590

In this course, we will explore the long and varied history of abstraction as both a practice and an ideal. We will survey this history by drawing on two distinct bodies of thought relevant to the problem ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6590

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17315ARTH 4590  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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  • 16840ARTH 4601  SEM 101

ARTH 4691

While globalization is a process unfolding over many centuries, it has arguably intensified in recent decades. The incorporation of the communist world and independent nation-states into global finance ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6691VISST 4691

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16875ARTH 4691  SEM 101

ARTH 4720

During Europe's colonial era, the modern museum emerged as a site of cultural and scientific authority. This course investigates the history of imperial collections and collectors, with a focus on Britain ... view course details

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  • 16511ARTH 4720  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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  • 17052ARTH 4855  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

  •  6707ARTH 4992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6708ARTH 4992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6709ARTH 4992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6710ARTH 4992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6711ARTH 4992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6712ARTH 4992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6713ARTH 4992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6714ARTH 4992  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6793ARTH 4992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6794ARTH 4992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7316ARTH 4992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7317ARTH 4992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7318ARTH 4992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7955ARTH 4992  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8386ARTH 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

  •  8258ARTH 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9157ARTH 4999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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

  •  6723ARTH 5992  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6724ARTH 5992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6725ARTH 5992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6726ARTH 5992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6727ARTH 5992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6728ARTH 5992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6729ARTH 5992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6730ARTH 5992  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6795ARTH 5992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6796ARTH 5992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7319ARTH 5992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7320ARTH 5992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7321ARTH 5992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7953ARTH 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

  •  6715ARTH 5994  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6716ARTH 5994  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6717ARTH 5994  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6718ARTH 5994  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Finley, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6719ARTH 5994  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6720ARTH 5994  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6721ARTH 5994  IND 608

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6722ARTH 5994  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6801ARTH 5994  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6802ARTH 5994  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7121ARTH 5994  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7322ARTH 5994  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7323ARTH 5994  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7954ARTH 5994  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8387ARTH 5994  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8451ARTH 5994  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Samuels, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9618ARTH 5994  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

      Van Oyen, A

ARTH 6015

This graduate seminar explores the making of photographic archives, the narratives they tell, and the parameters that define them as objects of study. As visual collections, photographic archives present ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 6015ARTH 4015

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17377ARTH 6015  SEM 101

ARTH 6165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 16816ARTH 6165  SEM 101

ARTH 6540

This seminar will offer a survey of film theory and history tailored for art historians, especially but not exclusively for modernists.  The influence of cinema on twentieth-century aesthetics cannot be ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARTH 4540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16793ARTH 6540  SEM 101

ARTH 6590

In this course, we will explore the long and varied history of abstraction as both a practice and an ideal. We will survey this history by drawing on two distinct bodies of thought relevant to the problem ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4590

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17316ARTH 6590  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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  • 16854ARTH 6601  SEM 101

ARTH 6691

While globalization is a process unfolding over many centuries, it has arguably intensified in recent decades. The incorporation of the communist world and independent nation-states into global finance ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4691VISST 4691

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16880ARTH 6691  SEM 101

ARTH 6714

Some of our very best evidence for Roman art survives in the form of frescoes in Rome, Ostia and the Bay of Naples. Exploring imperial palaces, rural villas, town houses, shops, baths, tombs, taverns and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 7714

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16381ARTH 6714  SEM 101

ARTH 6720

During Europe's colonial era, the modern museum emerged as a site of cultural and scientific authority. This course investigates the history of imperial collections and collectors, with a focus on Britain ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16519ARTH 6720  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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  • 17055ARTH 6855  SEM 101