Art History : Courses

AHI 101 Survey of Art History: Egypt to Northern Renaissance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Chronological survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture from the birth of civilization to the Northern Renaissance; stylistic analysis of works of art within social and historical contexts.

AHI 102 Survey of Art History: Italian Renaissance to Present

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Chronological survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture from the Italian Renaissance to modern European and American art; stylistic analysis of works of art within social and historical contexts.

AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys art and culture of the Third and Fourth Worlds and the Americas with reference to indigenous people globally. Examines multiple historical markers of visual expression from precontact to contemporary Native, African, and Spanish/Latino/Latina America. Thematically, addresses "art" through creation or emergence stories; significance of land, corn, and ceremony; and the construction of colonial representation to the present day.

AHI 155 Introduction to Contemporary Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys contemporary art practices and the ideas that form them. Gives special attention to issues involved in the art featured in the University Art Gallery and other regional venues.

AHI 200 Sophomore Tutorial

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

AHI 204 Mythology in Ancient Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Greek and Near Eastern mythologies in ancient art; mythological representations in the art of these cultures and the differences in the manner each represented similar myths; readings in mythology.

AHI 206 Introduction to Chinese Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Familiarizes students with the major and minor arts of China from Neolithic to the Modern periods. Requires no prior exposure to the arts and culture of China. The course considers the artistic history of China in terms of its material culture, looking at techniques, materials, and processes, as well as stylistic influences and evolution.

AHI 210 Art of the Middle Ages

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Drawing upon examples of the made and built environment from ca. 300 to ca. 1400, the course considers a number of topics of current interest to medievalists: becoming Christian, the power of the image, who makes art, who sees art, such liminal experience as pilgrimage and crusade, the cult of relics, the construction of the ruler, imperial and papal programs, and civic and individual patronage.

AHI 212 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Examines a current topic of interest in Art History, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

AHI 251 Introduction to Modern Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Major ideas defining the art of the modern world; painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts; what these works mean and how they illustrate changing views of modernity.

AHI 254 Nineteenth-Century Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting and sculpture in France and its relationship to contemporary political, social, intellectual, and cultural developments; David, Ingres, G?ricault, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, C?zanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Gauguin; the modern artist in a society characterized by an accelerating sense of change.

AHI 262 America in Art: an Introduction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Offers a highly selective survey of U.S. painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and popular culture from the Colonial era to the present. Focusing on five thematic units--gods, nature/culture, consumer culture, gender, and the body--the class provides an overview of U.S. art, suggesting how our material record both expresses and forms America's social, political, and cultural climate.

AHI 275 Art and Revolution

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Relationship between the artist and revolutionary society; uses revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1917 to examine artists like David, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet, and Malevich.

AHI 300 Junior Tutorial

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

AHI 301 Art & Archaeology of Egypt

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the student to the sculpture, painting and architecture of Ancient Egypt, tracing its development stylistically and chronologically. Art will be presented in its historical and religious context.

AHI 302 Art of Greece

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Architecture, painting, and sculpture of ancient Greece; archaic and classical periods; subsequent rise of new forms during the Hellenistic era.

AHI 303 Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Architecture, painting, and metal work of the Aegean area, 2200 B.C.E. to 1200 B.C.E., art forms of Minoan and Mycenean civilizations and their indebtedness to eastern cultures.

AHI 304 Narration in Ancient Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Main themes in ancient art and on the manner in which they were narrated. These themes include mythological stories, historical events, political justifications, and propaganda. Media include wall painting, vase painting, and sculpture.

AHI 305 Greek Sculpture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Significance of monumental bronze and marble sculptures of archaic and classical Greece; the development of sculptural style and content through the study of Greek literature and history.

AHI 307 Art of Early Greece

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the student to major monuments and issues of Aegean archaeology. We focus on the architecture, sculpture, and wall painting of the Greek Bronze Age. Archaeological sites to be visited include Lerna, Vasiliki, Knossos, Phaistos, Zakros, Mycenae, Pylos, Phylakopi, and Kea. We consider Aegean foreign relations and trade, cult, social organization, and literacy.

AHI 308 Art and Archaeology of Rome

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Ancient Roman art and archaeology; how the monuments of Rome reflect imperial propaganda; how the archaeological remains testify to the daily life of the citizens of the Roman Empire.

AHI 310 Early Medieval Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting, architecture, sculpture, and minor arts from the decline of the Roman Empire through the Ottonian era; the beginnings of Christian art.

AHI 311 Indigenous Arts: Past, Present

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Sees the art of North and South American natives, Canadian natives, and aboriginal people of Australia from both the native and the nonnative perspective; discussions focus on differing world views or ideologies, in conjunction with the impact of colonialization.

AHI 312 Romanesque Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts in France, Spain, Italy, and England from A.D. 1050 to A.D. 1150; the course addresses the importance of crusades, pilgrimage, and monastic reform.

AHI 317 Art of the Middle Ages

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Drawing upon examples of the made and built environment from ca. 300 to ca. 1400, the course considers a number of topics of current interest to medievalists: becoming Christian, the power of the image, who makes art, who sees art, such liminal experience as pilgrimage and crusade, the cult of relics, the church as heavenly Jerusalem, imperial and papal programs, and civic and individual patronage. LEC

AHI 319 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

AHI 320 Northern Renaissance Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the variety of artistic achievements during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in northern Europe, primarily in Flanders and Germany. The works discussed range from the intense mystical realism of Jan van Eyck and Roger van der Weyden to the classical idealism of Albrecht Durer and to the visionary imagery of Bosch and Bruegel. Emphasizes painting, but devotes some time also to the newly developing art of printmaking and the elaborate tradition of wooden figure sculpture. LEC

AHI 322 Italian Renaissance Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting and sculpture from early fifteenth-century Florentine art to the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence; covers the intellectual developments of fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy, such as civic humanism and Neo-Platonism.

AHI 324 Italian Mannerist Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Development of central Italian art in the early- and mid-sixteenth century; relationship of mannerism to Renaissance and High Renaissance; current definitions of mannerism.

AHI 325 Greek Art and Mythology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the mythological depictions in Greek vase painting, sculpture, and metalwork during 700-300 B.C.E. Emphasizes Archaic and Classical vase painting and sculpture and its artistic and historical context. Students read Greek mythology and discuss Greek art.

AHI 328 Renaissance Architecture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews major architectural developments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy. Includes major works of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and many others. Emphasizes how architecture reflects Renaissance humanist ideas. Investigates key building projects, such as St. Peter's in Rome, to examine the confluence of ideas from several disciplines.

AHI 330 Italian Baroque Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Art of central Italy, particularly Rome, in the early seventeenth century; its influence on the rest of Italy; how the change in cultural ideology affected artistic change.

AHI 331 Michelangelo and His Era

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting, sculpture, and architecture of Michelangelo; the uniqueness and impact on the development of Renaissance concepts; major historical events of the sixteenth century affecting Italian art; the Reformation and Counter Reformation; historiography of Michelangelo and his image; his popularity from the sixteenth century until the present day.

AHI 332 Rembrandt and His Era

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the art of Holland in the baroque period, concentrating on the life and work of Rembrandt. Also emphasizes the careers of Hals and Vermeer, and the so-called "little masters". Considers the distinct character of Dutch art and its relationship to that of the rest of baroque Europe.

AHI 334 Native American Art: Economic Renewal or Ruin

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Locates discussion at the crossroads of nineteenth- to twentieth-century indigenous North American and Euroamerican exchange. Enables students to understand the relationship among contact, trade, tourism, economics, and cultural confluence. Places art and native women at the center as ongoing strategies for survival. Demonstrates the conflation of Victorian aesthetics with Iroquoian, Algonquian, Cree, Micmac, and Ojibwa traditions in the art.

AHI 335 Northern Baroque Painting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting in Holland and Flanders during the seventeenth century; investigates the rise of baroque painting from mannerism throughout Europe; dominant artists in each country.

AHI 342 Photography and the Colonial Gaze

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Critically explores the photographic representation of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians prior to the First World War and the advent of modernism. This period, which also coincides with the early years of photographic practice, covers the attempted assimilation of the Native American and the so-called Indian Wars of the 1850s-1890s.

AHI 343 Japanese Architecture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the development of Buddhist art and architecture in Japan from the introduction of Buddhism to Japan in the sixteenth century. Examines paintings, sculpture, and ritual implements, as well as architecture, temple plans, and landscape gardens. Considers the function of art in Buddhist practice; the perception of Buddhist art by lay and clerical audiences; the role of art in Buddhist philosophy; the relationship between the Buddhist arts of Japan and art in China, Korea, and India; syncretic elements in Japanese Buddhist art, especially those arising from Shinto beliefs; and the different forms of religious and artistic expression to be seen in the centers of power and the rural areas of ancient Japan.

AHI 344 Japanese Painting and Prints

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the major trends in Japanese pictorial art from the seventh century to the early twentieth century. Focuses on important developments in style and subject matter, particularly emphasizing the relationship between Japanese art and that of continental Asia.

AHI 345 Chinese Painting Premodern-Present

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Offers a general view of the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art by discussing the emergence of Chinese modernism in the pre-modern period, the new modern art movement in the 1930s, Mao's revolutionary art, and the avant-garde movement in the post-Mao period. Through lectures, readings and discussions, this course investigates the momentous changes--political, economic, and cultural--that have swept through modern Chinese history and have profoundly impacted the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art. Also examines how rapid modernization, changing political realities, and conflicting global, ethnic, and local identities are transforming centuries-old Chinese visual traditions and the cultural assumptions behind them.

AHI 346 Chinese Painting/Calligraphy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the representations of figures and landscapes from the dawn of Chinese painting in the pre-Han period through the Yuan dynasty. Particularly stresses important developments in style and subject matter. Supplements classroom study of visual images with readings from ancient Chinese critical and theoretical writings (in translation) and modern art historical readings. As appropriate, relates issues in style and subject matter to contemporary developments in philosophy, religion, government, society, and culture.

AHI 347 African American Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates the different forms of African American visual artistic traditions in relation to their historical origins and sociocultural context from the early days of slavery to the present time. Starts with an overview of African art, the experiences of the middle passage, and slavery in relation to African American traditions in the decorative arts, including pottery, architecture, ironwork, quiltmaking, and basketry. This is followed by a fine-art survey starting with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continuing through early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance up to the present. Also explores certain issues related to African American arts and creativity, such as improvisation, Black aesthetic, Pan Africanism, and gender. Slides, films, and videos are used extensively to illustrate topics discussed in class.

AHI 348 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

AHI 349 Junior Seminar

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Art History major or permission of instructor
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics course; the format is largely discussion but also includes classroom presentation and collaborative research. The specific topic varies with the instructor's area of expertise and involves some faculty-undergraduate research, with a general presentation at the end of the term. The course also takes advantage of current exhibition projects, visiting faculty, and regional events.

AHI 350 Eighteenth-Century European Art and Ideas

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
European rococo and neoclassical painting of the eighteenth century, including Tiepolo, David, Hogarth, and Gainsborough; sources in baroque and Renaissance art; effects on romantic painting.

AHI 352 Nineteenth Century Architecture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The ascendancy of American Architecture. Modernism is traced from the Enlightenment through a sequence of historical revivals from which the two dichotomous aspects of 19th century architecture, art and utility, emerge. The European Art Nouveau style is viewed as a thematic counterpart to the achievements of Richardson, Sullivan and the Chicago School in America.

AHI 353 Art of Islam

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces Islamic culture and its art and architecture. Uses both a chronological and geographical approach, beginning with the establishment of Islam in Arabia in the seventh century, following the course of its spread throughout Europe, Asian and Africa, and ending with contemporary Islamic art and architecture.

AHI 354 Topics in Islamic Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Familiarizes students with Islamic culture and its art and architecture by focusing on specific topics and issues, such as architecture, painting, patronage, or a geographic region. Concentrates on a different theme each time, such as Art of Islamic Iran, Art of the Ottoman Empire, History of Istanbul, Women and Islamic Art, and Islamic Painting.

AHI 355 Painting and Sculpture: 1789-1850

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Painting and sculpture produced in the new European democracies for a widening, critical public. Focus on neoclassicism, romanticism, and realism. Considers these styles in light of the Industrial Revolution in England, political revolution in France, and the intellectual currents of the Enlightenment.

AHI 358 Impressionism and Postimpressionism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
French art from 1860-1900; Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and C&eacutezanne; the aesthetic nature of their works and the connection to contemporary literary, political, philosophical, and scientific developments. Impact of impressionism and postimpressionism on the art of the twentieth century.

AHI 360 Frank Lloyd Wright

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Wright's sources, innovations, major works, and his position between the nineteenth century and current modernism; visits to some of Wright?s houses in Buffalo.

AHI 363 Eakins and Homer

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Undergraduate seminar; begins with a description of the artistic and cultural climate in which Eakins and Homer worked. Each following week addresses a specific theme of central importance to the artists' work. Such themes include realism, the artist in society, the nature/culture divide, masculinity, femininity, whiteness and blackness, and class. In addition to asking students to think about the multiple ways in which the form of art held meaning for different audiences, the seminar exposes students to a range of scholarly studies, encouraging them to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular methodological approaches.

AHI 364 American Realisms: the Evolution of the Real in American Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Begins with an introduction to European realism and a discussion of its adaptation to an American context during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. The course then denaturalizes Realism's ties with objectivity, explaining the movement as one in a series of subjective strategies for ordering one's relation to the world. Focusing then on several discrete artistic movements, the course considers the changing cultural functions of "the real", ranging from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Movements to be addressed include romanticism, sentimentality, naturalism, impressionism, urban realism, regionalism, abstract expressionism, neo-realism, and photorealism.

AHI 365 Art and Culture in Victorian America

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines how American writers and artists negotiated the complexities of U.S. society during the final third of the nineteenth century. Emphasizing issues ranging from women's rights to laissez-faire capitalism, and from Reconstruction to manifest destiny, we consider how the era's cultural products provided artists, patrons, and audiences with metaphoric coping strategies to counteract what Victorians perceived to be the period's overwhelming social and political changes.

AHI 372 Art Between World Wars I and II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Art produced between 1920 and 1940 in France, Germany, Russia, and the United States; impact of social and political events on culture.

AHI 380 Image and Gender

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers the representation of gender (femininity and masculinity) in pictures, and the impact of gender on making and looking at art and media. Discusses works from several historical periods, concentrating on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and media. Topics and issues considered are the professionalization of the artist and myths of genius; artists and models; the problems of a "feminine" aesthetic; the nude; and the gendered spectator.

AHI 386 Modern Architecture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
German expressionism, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the architects of the international style as initiators of contemporary architectural trends; the city as a twentieth-century problem.

AHI 387 American Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the development of twentieth-century U.S. art, emphasizing art since 1945. Through a close examination of a diverse range of visual arts, including painting, film, video, photography, sculpture, earth works, and performance art, we explore what contemporary art reveals about American culture. While offering students exposure to many issues that are of critical concern to contemporary society, the course pays particular attention to questions surrounding sexuality, gender, race, and consumer culture.

AHI 390 American Architecture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Native American building, colonial, neoclassical, and eclectic styles, and the rise of industrialism, the impact of builders' guides, and the development of the architectural profession highlight this survey of American architecture to the Civil War.

AHI 391 American Architecture: a History of Style

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
American Architecture is as vast and varied as the country itself. This course will explore the forces that have shaped American architecture from per-contact Native America to the Prairie period of Frank Lloyd Wright through such themes as the vernacular/ high style dichotomy, racial, ethnic and religious influences, expressions of power, industrialism and innovation, and building technologies. At least one field trip will be part of the course.

AHI 395 Contemporary Art

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Art of contemporary life; art criticism; art and politics; art in the media; pop and minimal art; conceptual art, earthworks, realism, feminist art, and performance. Requires attendance at events and exhibitions at local galleries.

AHI 400 Senior Tutorial

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: permission of instructor
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
A written proposal outlining and justifying the work must be presented to and approved by the faculty member with whom the work is to be done.

AHI 411 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, modern, etc.

AHI 448 History of Photography

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews photography's contribution to the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Studies individual photographers, the nature and development of various styles, photography's relationship to other art media, and the effect of photographic imagery on our culture.

AHI 461 Architectural Preservation: History, Theory, and Practice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of historic building preservation, a field that began in the nineteenth century and has continued to expand its scope and develop and refine its approaches and techniques throughout the twentieth century. Following a grounding in historic styles and the history and development of approaches to historic preservation, the course culminates with site visits and student presentations on specific local preservation projects and issues. Buffalo and Western New York function as a laboratory for case studies of individual preservation projects.

AHI 480 Museum Studies

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides an understanding of the purpose, function, and organization of art museums and introduces managerial and curatorial skills and techniques essential to museum work. Writing assignments are intended to have students carefully examine works of art, compile information about works of art, describe works of art and express opinions and ideas about works of art.

AHI 494 Aims and Methods of Art History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Looks closely at the ways in which influential art historians have analyzed and discussed works of art, and at the significance of the strategies that these art historians developed. The first half of the semester covers subjects like iconography, connoisseurship, formal and structural analysis, and psychoanalytical approaches.

AHI 496 Museum Internship

Credits: 1 - 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Museum and gallery internships are available at such institutions as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the CFA Art Gallery, the University Art Gallery, the Amherst Museum, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The opportunity is by permission only. Students are encouraged to take AHI 480 Museum Studies, before applying for an internship.

AHI 497 Honors Thesis Tutorial

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: permission of instructor
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Accepted senior pursue a specialized, independent study leading to an honors thesis. For further information, please contact the director of undergraduate studies

AHI 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Three credit hours of independent study may be undertaken with a faculty member. It must be an outgrowth of course study already completed, and not a substitution for any of the required coursework. Only three credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

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