Art History Minor

The art history minor provides advanced training to students in the history and theory of art.

This course will introduce you to the major monuments of art and architecture across the globe beginning with prehistoric civilizations and ending with medieval societies. As a survey, we will be covering a wide range of objects, concepts, terms, chronology and geography. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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This course will introduce you to the major monuments of art and architecture across the globe beginning with medieval societies and ending with the modern world. As a survey, we will be covering a wide range of objects, concepts, terms, chronology and geography. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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ART242-A
Kaford, Katherine M.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 252
Complete three to four (3-4) units from the following:

An introduction to the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory and their use as tools for effective visual communication. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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ART201-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-B
Beck, Melissa B.
09/03/2024 MW 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-A
Beck, Melissa B.
09/03/2024 MW 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MW 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU ART2
ART201-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MW 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU ART2

This course is one of the foundation courses that develop the perceptual and technical skills for effective drawing. Presents drawing as an essential tool for visual expression. This course is also recommended for general education. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

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ART204-A
Bautista, Stephen J.
09/03/2024 M 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART204-B
Bautista, Stephen J.
09/03/2024 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART204-C
Bautista, Stephen J.
09/03/2024 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART204-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park A22
ART204-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park A22

Basic elements of sculpture. Creating forms in clay, plaster, paper and multi-media techniques. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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ART225-A
Lippire, Kristine
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Adams Business Park C33

Introduction to working with clay, using pinch, coil, slab and wheel; applying glazes, exploring decorating techniques using oxides. History of clay as an art form. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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Projects introduce traditional painting methods in oils or acrylic paints. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201, 204 or 208. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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ART283-A
Ward, Nancy G.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adams Business Park A22

This course provides an introduction to creativity through discussion and project-based learning. The course provides overview and practice of creative processes (e.g. ideation, research, empathy, proto-typing, etc), in-depth discussion of the theological foundations for creativity, and practice for developing creative habits. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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DES110-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MW 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-E
Ward, Nancy G.
09/03/2024 MW 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-D
Ward, Nancy G.
09/03/2024 MW 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU ART2
DES110-A
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36 36A1
DES110-B
Dietrich, David D.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B220
DES110-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus
DES110-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus
DES110-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus
DES110-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus
Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the formation and context of various architectural ideas. This course on architectural theory provides students with a means to propose and navigate architectural discourse as a part of their development as architects. Prerequisite: ARC 242, ART 241, or 242. (3 units; Fall)

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ARC350-A
Kaford, Katherine M.
09/03/2024 WF 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 107A

A study of the major developments in the visual arts in Europe from David to the first Impressionist show in 1874. Lecture and slides. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242. (3 units; As offered)

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A study of the development of modern painting from the French Impressionist movement to the present day in the United States. Lecture and slides. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242. (3 units; As offered)

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This course critically examines visual art and design on a global scale from 1945 to the present. We will consider art in its broader framework of visual culture that includes performance, installation, print media, video and propaganda. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242. (3 units, As offered)

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The course will examine the pivotal role that the curators play in museums, and the ways in which the expanding art-world functions today. It will introduce students to aspects of museum work, with an emphasis on the role of the fine arts curator and curatorial theory and how this can integrate with becoming a professional arts administrator. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 241, 242 or PHO 140. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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As an introduction to the ancient Americas, this course will focus on seven major cultures in Mesoamerica (Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec) and Andean South America (Chavín, Moche, and Inca). The course concludes with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century and a brief analysis of new visual forms produced in response to new social, political and religious contexts. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242 (3 units; As offered)

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This course covers the development of art in India and Southeast Asia (i.e. Cambodia, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam and Indonesia) from pre-historic periods to the present. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242 (3 units; As offered)

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This course will focus on women both as the subjects and the creators of art. It will be organized chronologically and thematically. This will involve a historical survey of women artists and their artistic contributions, as well as an examination of the religious, mythological and secular images of women in art. Extensive attention will be given to the creation, modification and persistence of these images throughout history, due to their respective religious, social, economical, psychological and intellectual conditions. Prerequisite: ART 241 or 242. (3 units; As offered)

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Projects in Art History topics of current interest not normally covered by established courses. Content variable. May be repeated twice for credit with change of topic. (1-4 units; As offered)

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A study of the dynamic relationship, which has historically existed between the content of Biblical texts and visual art, with consideration also being given to select examples of music and literature. (3 units; As offered)

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National Cinema is an advanced course focusing on the most significant films and filmmakers of one country. It looks at cinematic history and practice in the nation being covered and may include a consideration of popular, independent, and/or art film. The course may cover the entire history of cinema in one nation or focus on a particular type of film or cinematic movement in one country. Special attention will be paid to the socio-historical contexts of the films assigned during the course. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 150. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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History of Graphic Design is a study of the causes and effects of critical design movements. This course explores the political and social environments that shaped the creation and evolution of graphic design. This course will give students insight into different movements, such as the Medieval Era, Graphic Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Digital Revolution. Students will also evaluate how the history of graphic design influences current design philosophies and strategies. (3 units; Online)

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