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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and North America from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Not open to students with credit in HA 103, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161, or HA 300. LEC
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A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and the Americas from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161, HA 300, or HA 303. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program. LEC
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This course is designed for the study of special topics in art history at the introductory level, including courses taken in the study abroad program. May deal with individual artists, special themes, or other topics not generally covered in courses offered by the department. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC
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A survey of the art of earlier periods in the West, from prehistoric times through the middle ages in Europe, with special emphasis on the relationship between artistic developments and cultural changes. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 103, HA 160, or HA 300. This course does not fulfill the ancient-medieval requirement for majors. LEC
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A survey of the art of later periods in the West, from the Renaissance to the contemporary period in Europe and America, with special emphasis on the achievements of individual artists in relation to the cultural movements of their times. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 103, HA 161, or HA 300. This course does not fulfill the Renaissance/modern requirement for majors. Prerequisite: HA 150 or HA 160. LEC
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Honors section of HA 150. Students taking HA 150 for Honors credit must enroll in HA 160. They will attend HA 150 lectures and Honors discussion group led by the professor in charge of the course. LEC
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Honors section of HA 151. Students taking HA 151 for Honors credit must enroll in HA 161. They will attend HA 151 lectures and Honors discussion group led by the professor in charge of the course. Prerequisite: HA 150 or HA 160. LEC
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A general survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphic art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on major movements and their artists, including Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Pop Art, and the developments of the contemporary period. LEC
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An introduction to Asian art and architecture through a study of the principal monuments, their aesthetic principles, and their relation to philosophies and religions. LEC
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An introduction to the visual arts of China, Korea, and Japan, with equal time given to each country. Emphasis will be placed on cultural context, including religion, social class and gender, and on the cultural interaction between the three countries. LEC
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An introduction to the Arts of Japan in historical and cultural context. Visual arts will be stressed. LEC
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An introduction to the arts of China in historical and cultural context. Visual arts will be stressed. No prerequisite. LEC
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An introduction to the arts of Korea in historical and cultural context. Visual arts will be stressed. LEC
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A chronological survey of Western art and architecture, including the ancient Near East, Europe from antiquity to the present, and North America from the colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes major historical and cultural developments, analyzes key art works and monuments, and introduces basic art historical principles and analytical methods. The course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels, with additional reading and writing assigned at the 300 level. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 103, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, or HA 161. LEC
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An introduction to art and architecture in Western culture. Basic principles and problems of the visual arts are analyzed as are the major historical trends and periods. Style, content, and cultural backgrounds are discussed and illustrated by slides and original material in the Spencer Museum of Art. Not open to students with credit in HA 100, HA 103, HA 150, HA 151, HA 160, HA 161,or HA 300. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program. LEC
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This course is designed for the study of special topics in art history, including courses taken in the study abroad program. May deal with individual artists, special themes, or other topics not generally covered in courses offered by the department. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC
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Supervised study and research into special fields of art of particular interest to the student. Weekly consultation and reports. LEC
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Taught in the Humanities and Western Civilization Program Abroad, this course examines the major movements that defined and shaped the art and architecture of Florence and Paris, with special attention to the Renaissance in Florence and the Gothic and modern periods in Paris. Through classroom lectures, readings, and visits to museums, churches, and other historic sites, selected works of art and architecture are analyzed in terms of their formal qualities, iconography, and cultural context. Prerequisite: Approval for enrollment in the Humanities and Western Civilization Study Abroad program through the KU Office of Study Abroad. LEC
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A survey of prehistoric art focusing on the material record and interpretations of rock art (paintings, engravings on rock surfaces in rock-shelters, caves and in open air sites) and portable art created by prehistoric people. The emphasis is on the small-scale societies (hunter-gatherer and early food producers) around the world before the appearance of written records in respective geographic areas. Environmental, social and cultural contexts in which these art forms were created are discussed along with a review of past scholarship and current interpretive approaches to this old and enduring expression of human creativity. Course may be offered in lecture or online format. (Same as ANTH 315.) LEC
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A survey of the art of ancient Greece and Rome (ca. 1000 B.C.E. - 500 C.E.). Emphasis on major sites, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Illustrated lectures and discussion; use of the Wilcox Classical Museum. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Not open to students who have taken both CLSX 526/HA 526 and CLSX 527/HA 537, except with permission of the instructor. (Same as CLSX 317, HWC 317.) LEC
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A survey of the art and architecture of Italy from c. 1300 to 1550. Special emphasis is placed on regional styles and the private, political, and devotional contexts in which works of art and architecture functioned. Some of the artists whose works are considered are Giotto, Duccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. LEC
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A history of Korean painting from the 4th through the 19th centuries. An examination of tomb murals, Buddhist painting, landscape, genre painting, portraiture, documentary painting, and decorative symbolic imagery. Lectures and discussion focus on artistic style and cultural context. Completion of HA 266, HA 269 or ECIV 104 is recommended. LEC
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A survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from colonial to recent times. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the rich visual art traditions of West Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Western Sudan and the Guinea Coast, including the pre-historic cultures of Nigeria, Mali, and Ghana. The diverse forms of figure sculptures and masquerade performance and meanings of these arts in historical and cultural contexts are examined. (Same as AAAS 376.) LEC
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An introduction to the history of photography as a means of artistic expression and visual communication. Special attention is placed on the relation between developments in photography and the artistic and cultural context of the time. LEC
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Honors version of HA 267, requiring additional readings and writing assignments. An introduction to the arts of Japan in historical and cultural context. Basic principles and problems of the visual arts are analyzed, as are the major historical trends and periods. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or permission of the instructor. Not open to freshmen or students with credit in HA 267. LEC
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Honors version of HA 268, requiring additional readings and writing assignments. An introduction to the arts of China in historical and cultural context. Basic principles and problems of the visual arts are analyzed, as are the major historical trends and periods. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or permission of the instructor. Not open to freshmen or students with credit in HA 268. LEC
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Honors version of HA 269, requiring additional readings and writing assignments. An introduction to the arts of Korea in historical and cultural context. Basic principles and problems of the visual arts are analyzed, as are the major historical trends and periods. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or permission of the instructor. Not open to freshmen or students with credit in HA 269. LEC
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A survey covering the development of Japanese painting from the Kofun period down to the early twentieth century. Topics will include Buddhist and other religious paintings, narrative handscrolls, suibokuga, decorative screens, genre paintings and ukiyo-e prints, and western-style paintings of the Meiji and Taisho periods. Work requirements will be greater for students enrolled at the 700 level than at the 400 level. Prerequisite: HA 265, or HA 267, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of the development of painting in China, beginning with the earliest forms of figural and landscape depiction. Emphasis will be placed on the major painting traditions of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Prerequisite: One of the following four courses: HA 150, HA 265, HA 266, or ECIV 104; and membership in the University Honors Program or permission of the instructor. LEC
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Required for departmental honors. A course of directed research and the preparation of a paper on an art history topic, supervised by a professor. Prerequisite: A grade-point average of 3.5 in art history and 3.25 in all courses, and consent of a major adviser and supervising professor. IND
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The major historical achievements in the field of printmaking, the artists who produced prints, and the impact of their work on the visual arts. Lectures supplemented by work with original material. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Western art history at the college level and three further hours of history of art or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of the major artists and schools of the Japanese print, especially in their technical and stylistic developments and in their relation to the culture of Japan in the Edo period. Prerequisite: A survey of Asian or Japanese art, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed for the study of special topics in art history on a trial or one-time basis, open to both undergraduate and graduate students. LEC
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This course examines the art of Europe from the Early Christian era through the Romanesque period, up to 1200. Architecture, sculpture, manuscript illumination, metalwork and painting are explored in relation to their political, religious and social contexts. Graduate students can expect to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100 or HA 150, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course examines the art of Europe during the Gothic period, from 1140-1500. Architecture, sculpture, manuscript illumination, metalwork, painting and furniture are explored in relation to their political, religious and social contexts. Graduate students can expect to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100 or HA 150, or permission of instructor. LEC
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An interdisciplinary survey of the major cultures of the prehistoric Aegean (Greek) world from the Neolithic period to the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1100 B.C.E.), with special emphasis on the cultural and artistic achievements of the Mycenaeans, Minoans, and Cycladic islanders, including their contacts with the neighboring cultures of Anatolia (Hittites and Troy), the Levant, Egypt, and South Italy. Includes lecture with slides and discussion. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as CLSX 525.) LEC
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An interdisciplinary survey of the material culture of the ancient Greek world from the Protogeometric period to the end of the Hellenistic age (ca. 1100 - 30 B.C.E.), with an emphasis on the major sites, monuments, and changing forms of social and artistic expression (architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and other arts). Includes lectures with slides and discussion; use of the Wilcox Museum of Classical Antiquities. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. For advanced undergraduates and graduate students with backgrounds in the humanities; and for graduate students (especially those in History of Art and Classics). (Same as CLSX 526.) LEC
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This course examines the history of paintings, sculptures and buildings produced in Italy from c. 1250 to 1400. Important individual works, artists, and decorative complexes, such as Giotto's Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, are analyzed in terms of their stylistic, geographical, social, historical, devotional, and literary contexts. Current theories and controversies pertinent to the history and study of 13th- and 14th-century Italian art are also addressed. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 150, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A cross-cultural survey of the material remains of the major civilizations of the ancient Near East, including Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt from Neolithic period to the rise of the Roman empire (ca. 6000 B.C.E. - 30 B.C.E.). Includes lectures with slides and discussion. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as CLSX 529.) LEC
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The focus of this course is the history of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1400 to 1500. Special emphasis is placed on the diverse artistic styles and functions of works of art, as well as on the artists and patrons that produced them. Domestic art and the art and architecture of the 15th-century Italian courts are also discussed. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 150, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course explores the history of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture from c. 1500 to 1600. It focuses on the artistic centers of Florence, Rome, Parma, and Venice. Some of the artists whose works is considered are Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Pontormo, Titian, Cellini, and Giambologna. The history of 16th-century women patrons and artists is also addressed. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 150, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will analyze painting in Europe from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which images represent and/or repress such themes as politics, history, gender, ethnicity, race, and class. Assigned readings present a variety of methodological perspectives--social-historical, feminist, formalist, and psychoanalytic. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will examine painting in France from 1848 to 1900 with particular emphasis given to the visual articulation and/or repression of such constructs as gender, race, history, and ethnicity. Assigned readings present a variety of methodological perspectives--social-historical, feminist, formalist, and psychoanalytic. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of the development of the Impressionist style in France in the 19th century. The theories and techniques of Degas, Cassatt, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, and Renoir are emphasized, though lesser-known Impressionist artists are not neglected. The impact of Impressionism on the currents of modern art is examined. Prerequisite: An introductory course in art history plus either HA 261 or HA 455, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An interdisciplinary survey of the material culture of ancient Rome from its origins to the late empire (8th c.B.C.E. - 4th c.C.E.). Emphasis on major sites, monuments, and changing forms of social and artistic expression, as well as on Etruscan and Greek influence on Rome and Rome's influences on its provinces. Includes lectures with slides and discussion; use of the Wilcox Museum of Classical Antiquities. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. For advanced undergraduates and graduate students with backgrounds in the humanities; and for graduate students (especially those in History of Art and Classics). (Same as CLSX 527.) LEC
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A survey of Chinese art from Neolithic times through the Han Dynasty (ca. 200 C.E.). Emphasis will be placed on recent archaeological excavations and also on the development of bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Prerequisite: A college level introduction to Asian art history, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of Chinese sculpture from the Shang dynasty through the Song dynasty (1600 BCE-1279 CE), focused on sculptural programs in native funerary art and Buddhist temples and cave-shrines. LEC
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Examination of Chinese paintings based on the major Buddhist scriptures (sutras) popular in China from the 8th century through the early modern period. Readings include selections from the sutras (in translation). Emphasis is placed on the cultural and religious reasons why certain scriptural themes were selected for representation and on the distinctively Chinese interpretation of these themes in pictorial art. Prerequisite: One of the following: HA 265, HA 266, HA 585, ECIV 104, REL 106. LEC
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A study of the art of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1900, with emphasis on Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Gothic monuments, 18th-century architecture, and 18th- and 19th-century painting. Prerequisite: Nine hours of history of art, or a major in history or English. LEC
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A detailed survey of modern European art from the turn of the century through World War II. Movements to be considered may include post-impressionism, cubism, constructivism, dada, and surrealism. Graduate students may be expected to do additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An international survey of modern and postmodern art since 1945. Topics to be covered may include abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism, happenings, and performance art, earth works, conceptual art, feminist art, photo-realism, crafts, and new media. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An international survey of modern and post-modern art from World War II to the 1980s. Topics may include abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, happenings and performance art, earth works, conceptual art, feminist art, photo-realism, the craft revival, and new media. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An examination of recent developments internationally in art and visual culture. Emphases may include consideration of diverse critical perspectives, theoretical debates, post- and trans-national art, the impact of new media, and the internationalization of institutions, exhibitions, audiences, and markets. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from colonial times to the present. (Same as AMS 580.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in Western art history at the college level. LEC
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A survey of avant-garde sculpture in Europe and America from the late 19th century to recent times. Attention will focus on the work of major sculptors considered within larger artistic, cultural, and historical contexts. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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French, Netherlandish, and German art in the 15th and 16th centuries. Manuscripts, painting, prints, and sculpture from Jan Van Eyck to Pieter Brueghel, the Elder. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 150, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Seventeenth-century art in the northern and southern Netherlands with emphasis on painting of Rubens and Rembrandt. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course explores the history of art and architecture in Italy during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The visual culture of the Italian Baroque is examined in terms of style, patronage, and religious or secular function. Attention is also paid to art theory, practice, gender issues, and foreign artists working in Italy, as well as to understanding and interpreting primary sources. Prerequisite: HA 100/HA 300, HA 151, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the arts and cultures of Central Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Equatorial Forest and the Southern Savanna regions of Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, and Angola. The historical and cultural contexts for the visual arts associated with centralized leadership and non-centralized societies are explored. (Same as AAAS 578.) LEC
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An advanced introduction to the history of photography as a means of artistic expression and visual communication. Special emphasis will be placed on critical readings and research projects. Prerequisite: Six hours of Western art history. LEC
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A survey of major artists and movements in painting, sculpture, and allied arts, from the period of initial European settlement to the mid-19th century. Consideration will be given to developments in portraiture, history painting, landscape, still-life, statuary, and decorative arts. Attention will be paid both to formal developments and to cultural context. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of major artists and movements in painting, sculpture, and allied arts in the later 19th century. Consideration will be given to developments in landscape painting and images of the American West, the impact of impressionism and other European movements, and the decorative programs of the Gilded Age. Attention will be paid both to formal developments and to cultural context. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of major artists and movements in painting, sculpture, and allied arts, from the early urban realists to the emergent avant-garde at mid century. Consideration will be given to the cosmopolitan tendencies of the 1910s and the 1920s, to regionalist impulses of the 1930s, and the assimilation of European modernism. Attention will be paid both to formal developments and to cultural context. Graduate students may be expected to complete additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An overview of the art and cultural history of Kansas (and Kansas City) from territorial days to the present. Emphasis is placed on key issues, figures and events. A general familiarity with American history is recommended. (Same as FMS 414). LEC
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A survey of the Buddhist arts (architecture, sculpture, and painting) of India, China, and Japan. LEC
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A survey of Japanese sculpture from the Kofun period (300-700 C.E.) to the present day. Emphasis is placed on works of Buddhist sculpture from the 7th through the 13th centuries. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Asian art history or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course covers Japanese visual arts from the Meiji era (1868-1912) through the present day. The course is designed thematically as well as chronologically, and examines painting, sculpture and architecture focusing on both socio-political contexts and artistic concerns that emerged at certain times in recent Japanese history. The aim of this course is to provide first-hand knowledge of Japanese modern and contemporary visual arts as well as an in-depth consideration of some of the key issues attached to Japans modernization and modernity. Prerequisite: A survey of Japanese art, or modern art, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Consideration of Japanese artistic responses to visual culture from Europe and the United States. The course focuses upon Japanese art from the 16th century to the present. Prerequisite: A college-level introduction to Asian art history or consent of instructor. LEC
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An interdisciplinary study of a city, covering its history, literature, and arts during the periods when the city's culture reached its height. LEC
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This course is intended to provide for special themes the department wishes to offer, usually on a trial basis, by itself or in cooperation with other departments, either on- or off-campus, as circumstances require. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Asian art history at the college level or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is intended to provide for special themes which will be offered on a limited basis. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Western art history at the college level or consent of instructor. LEC
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Consideration of a specific topic in the history of American art (such as landscape or portraiture). Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the rich visual art traditions of West Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Western Sudan and the Guinea Coast, including the archaeological cultures of Nigeria, Mali, and Ghana. The diverse forms of figure sculptures and masquerade performance and the meanings of these arts in historical and cultural contexts are examined. Upper division and graduate students can enroll for this course with appropriate course requirements. Not open to students who have taken AAAS 376/HA 376. (Same as AAAS 676.) LEC
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A survey of sub-Saharan African media, emphasizing textiles, ceramics, metal and bead work, the artist's techniques, working methods and apprenticeship, and historical and contemporary cultural contexts, including the influence of tourism and the international art market on artistic production and style. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. (Same as AAAS 677.) Prerequisite: AAAS 376 or HA 376, or AAAS 578 or HA 578, or an introductory course in art history at the college level, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An in-depth examination of an artistic tradition shared by a number of African cultures. Discussion includes historical development related to style, use and meaning and other relevant issues critical to the topic. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. (Same as AAAS 679.) Prerequisite: AAAS 376 or HA 376, or AAAS 578 or HA 578, or an introductory course in art history at the college level, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of subject matter in the visual arts and of modes of representing certain themes and categories of ideas and meanings in the history of art. Prerequisite: Nine hours of history of art and knowledge of a foreign language. LEC
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The study in detail of a single artist or of an artist and his school or shop. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Western art history at the college level and the 400-level course in the period in which the artist's work falls. LEC
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Seminar dealing with particular art historical problems of a special and specific nature. Different topics are offered in different semesters. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. LEC
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Supervised study and research into special fields of art of particular interest to the student. Weekly consultations and reports. RSH
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Primarily for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in art museum work. The development of the museum idea, the activities of the art museum, as well as practical experience in the various fields of art museum curatorship and public activity are among the areas studied. LEC
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Supervised study and research projects related to art works in the permanent collections or special exhibitions of local museums of art. Planned in consultation with a faculty member and the director of the museum. RSH
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A concentrated study of a special topic relating to African Art studies. Different topics are offered in different semesters. (Same as AAAS 715.) Prerequisite: Nine hours of Art History and/or consent of instructor. LEC
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A pro-seminar in the art of the West from the Migration Period through the art of the Carolingian Empire. LEC
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This course examines the major methodologies and theories that have shaped and continue to shape the field of art history. Through critical reading of primary, secondary, and interpretive texts, the course will analyze closely the history and current state of the discipline. Prerequisite: Nine hours of History of Art or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of Western European sculpture, painting, and architecture from the period of the Migrations, through the so-called "Dark Ages" to the creation of the Gothic style. Prerequisite: A survey of Medieval art. LEC
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The development and spread of Gothic architecture and sculpture in France, England, Spain, and Germany. Prerequisite: A college level introduction to Medieval art history. LEC
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The religious and secular painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Iberian peninsula during the Visigothic, Asturian, Moorish, Mozarabic, Romanesque, Gothic, and Isabeline periods. The monuments are studied in their relation to general continental developments and as vehicles for the transmission of Islamic artistic ideas to the rest of Europe. Prerequisite: A survey of Medieval art. LEC
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A detailed study of the art of Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, on the one hand, and of Rubens and Van Dyck on the other. Prerequisite: A survey of Northern Baroque art or consent of instructor. LEC
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The history of East Asian calligraphy will be examined, including seal script, clerical script, standard script, running script, grass script, and Japanese kana scripts. The styles of outstanding masters of the past will be studied, and students will also be expected to practice these scripts and styles as part of the understanding of technique and calligraphic expression. LEC
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A survey covering the development of Japanese painting from the Kofun period down to the early twentieth century. Topics will include Buddhist and other religious paintings, narrative handscrolls, suibokuga, decorative screens, genre paintings and ukiyo-e prints, and Western-style paintings of the Meiji and Taisho periods. Work requirements will be greater for students enrolled at the 700 level. Prerequisite: HA 265, or HA 267, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of painting in Japan during the Edo Period (1615-1868), arranged by the many schools and styles of painting that were brought to a height during this era. Ink painting, Zen painting, decorative painting, naturalistic painting, literati painting, and court painting will be included. Prerequisite: A course in Japanese painting or consent of instructor. LEC
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A thorough study of the works attributed to the great masters of the Five Dynasties, Sung and Yuan Dynasties (10th to14th centuries) in China, in relation to the various theories of Chinese painting and the problems of connoisseurship. Prerequisite: A survey of Asian or Chinese art. LEC
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A thorough study of the major artists and schools of Ming and Qing painting (14th to 20th centuries) in relation to the aesthetic theories of the period and to its main stylistic trends. Prerequisite: A survey of Asian or Chinese art. LEC
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A survey of the development of painting in China, beginning with the earliest forms of figural and landscape depiction. Emphasis will be placed on the major painting traditions of the Sung, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Prerequisite: A survey of Asian art or consent of instructor. LEC
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Critical analysis of readings on selected topics in Japanese art. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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Critical analysis of readings on selected topics in Chinese art. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A concentrated study of one or more artists, techniques, or movements. Different topics are offered in different semesters. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: A course in graphic art, or in a discipline related to the field of the seminar. LEC
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This seminar will focus on different selected topics on the Arts and Crafts Movement. These could include the movement in relation to Medievalism, Orientalism, and other revival styles; issues of social and economic policy in various countries; new ideas in design theory in relation to the Industrial Revolution; or investigations of individual artists or groups. LEC
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The analysis of the work of a specific artist, medium, or period, and developing a knowledge of the methods and means of establishing standards of quality and authorship. Includes study in Spencer and Nelson Museums. Prerequisite: Nine hours of art history and a reading knowledge of a pertinent foreign language. LEC
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