Art History Courses

ARTH 506 - American Art & Architect
Hours: 3
American Art and Architecture. Three semester hours. The development of ideals and principles in art and architecture in the United States from the Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century. The characteristics of American art movements will be compared to those in Europe as social and cultural phenomena. Illustrated lectures, outside readings, and a research paper are required.

ARTH 507 - History of Graphic Design
Hours: 3
History of Graphic Design - Three semester hours This course focuses on the evolution of Graphic Design from the invention of writing and alphabets to the computer revolution. Topics include: Medieval manuscripts, the origins of printing and typography, the Arts and Crafts movement, Victorian & Art Nouveau Graphics, the influence of Modern Art on design and visual identity and conceptual imagery.

ARTH 508 - The Hist of Adv & Consumerism
Hours: 3
History of Advertising and Consumerism - Three semester hours. This course is designed to give a broad overview of the nature of a consumerist society and how it drives and is driven by advertising. Lectures will explore the types and causes of consumerism, commodities consumed by the public, and the promise of the "good life." Advertising's impact will be discussed from the aspect of target markets and positioning of goods and services, and the pros and cons of consumerism.

ARTH 510 - Readings in Modern Art
Hours: 3
Readings in Modern Art. Three semester hours. This course focuses on modern and avant-garde movements in the visual arts from the late 1800s until the 1950s and 1960s. Selected readings in modern art history and criticism underscore important developments in art and related fields.

ARTH 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4

ARTH 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Hours: One to four - Organized class Note May be graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis. May be repeated when topics vary