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ARTH 200IA ART OF WORLD CIVILIZATION I

ARTH 201IA ART OF WORLD CIVILIZATION II

ARTH 240IH   EXPLORING ARTISTS ON FILM

ARTH 302   SURVEY OF ANCIENT ART

ARTH 310   ART & ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT MESOAMERICA 

ARTH 312   DECORATIVE ARTS & ENVIRONMENT 

ARTH 360   HISTORY OF ASIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE

ARTH 400   ART & ARCHITECTURE OF EGYPT

ARTH 402   GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE

ARTH 406   ROMAN ART & ARCHITECTURE

ARTH 410   MEDIEVAL ART

ARTH 421   LATE GOTHIC PAINTING

ARTH 422   EARLY RENAISSANCE-15 CENTURY ART

ARTH 423   HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING (1450-1945)

ARTH 424   HIGH RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM

ARTH 426   BAROQUE ART IN ITALY & S. EUROPE, 1600-1700

ARTH 427   BAROQUE ART IN NORTHERN EUROPE

ARTH 430   19TH CENTURY ART

ARTH 432   ART IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

ARTH 438   BEGINNINGS OF MODERN ART

ARTH 440   20TH CENTURY ART

ARTH 451   CONTEMPORARY ART

ARTH 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARTH 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARTH 495   FIELD STUDY

ARTH 498   INTERNSHIP

ARTH 499R  SENIOR THESIS:ART HISTORY

ARTH 501   PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONALISM IN ART HISTORY

ARTH 506   ART HISTORY METHODS AND CRITICAL THEORY

ARTH 512   ETRUSCAN ART

ARTH 532   PORTRAITURE AND IDENTITY FORMATION

ARTH 555   CRITICAL TERMS IN ART HISTORY

ARTH 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

ARTH 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ARTH 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

ARTH 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ARTH 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARTH 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARTH 594   SEMINAR


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ARTH 200IA ART OF WORLD CIVILIZATION I
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- This course examines the visual arts from their beginnings to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome through the Medieval period. It focuses on an understanding of art as the nonverbal expression of universal cultural concepts.

ARTH 201IA ART OF WORLD CIVILIZATION II
S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- A survey of Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th and 20th century art which focuses on the evolution of humanistic expression and the emergence of the artist as an individual responding to the impact of modern society.

ARTH 240IH EXPLORING ARTISTS ON FILM
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Analyzes a variety of portrayals of art and artists throughout history in Hollywood and foreign feature films. Artists and their works will be studied in their historical context, and in terms of how history is mediated by fictional depiction in film.

ARTH 302 SURVEY OF ANCIENT ART
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200.
-- This course will examine the art and architecture of ancient civilizations surrounding the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Beginning with the Aegean civilizations, the course will then examine the rise of the historical Greeks and will conclude with the Roman world.

ARTH 310 ART & ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT MESOAMERICA
Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- A comparative survey that will examine the art and architecture of selected cultures of Mesoamerica, Central America and South America, commonly grouped under the designation of New World civilizations. The material presented will focus on the Aztecs and Maya of Mesoamerica (southern Mexico and northern Central America) and the Incas of Central Andes of South America.

ARTH 312 DECORATIVE ARTS & ENVIRONMENT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course introduces students to the history of decorative arts in western Europe and the United States from the Renaissance through the early 20th Century. Emphasis will be placed on major media and stylistic trends. Attention will also be given to the use of objects in their original spatial environments.

ARTH 360 HISTORY OF ASIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200 or ARTH 201.
-- The purpose of this course is to offer students a broad exposure to art and architecture produced in China, Japan, Southwest Asia and India from the Neolithic period through the 20th century with special emphasis placed on Chinese developments.

ARTH 400 ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF EGYPT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200.
-- This course is an exploration of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt and the Near East (Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Persia). Due to the nature of the surviving material, the emphasis will be on the ideas and attitudes of these civilizations about the relationship between humans and divinities, the cult of the ruler/king, and funerary cult and the afterlife.

ARTH 402 GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200 and ARTH 201.
-- This lecture-based course will present a survey of the art and architecture of ancient Greece from its origins in the Dark ages through the Hellenistic period. Study begins with the Bronze Age of antecedents of Hellenic art and ends with the wide-spread dissemination of Greek material culture after the death of Alexander the Great.

ARTH 406 ROMAN ART & ARCHITECTURE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200.
-- This course is a survey of the public and private art and architecture of Republican and Imperial Rome. The study encompasses both the Etruscan and Republican foundations-cultural, political and artistic-of Rome and then moves on to the period when emperors ruled and the borders of the empire at its height ranged from Britain to North Africa. The course is arranged as a chronological survey moving from the prehistory of the Italic peninsula to the reign of the emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE.

ARTH 410 MEDIEVAL ART
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 200.
-- Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic periods.

ARTH 421 LATE GOTHIC PAINTING
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course will deal with the development of Gothic painting in Italy and its subsequent influence on the Northern tradition of painting in the Netherlands and Germany. Major masters include Giotto, Jan van Eyck, Bosch, Grunewald, Durer, and Bruegel.

ARTH 422 EARLY RENAISSANCE-15TH CENTURY ART
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- A study of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy in the 15th century. Major artists include Donatello, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca and Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Giorgione.

ARTH 423 HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING (1450-1945)
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course introduces students to the vocabulary, techniques and history of printmaking in the western world from the mid-fifteenth century to end of World War II.

ARTH 424 HIGH RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course is a study of the high renaissance in Rome, Florence and Venice, and the reactions to this in the style of mannerism. Major artists include Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Pontormo and Titian.

ARTH 426 BAROQUE IN ITALY & S. EUROPE, 1600-1700
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course is a history of painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Italy during the 17th century. Emphasis will be placed on major artists and stylistic trends as well as the various social, political and religious contexts for viewing art.

ARTH 427 BAROQUE ART IN NORTHERN EUROPE
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
--The purpose of this course is to offer students a more in-depth study of art in the Baroque period in Europe (1600-1700) by focusing on cultural developments in the Republic of the Netherlands and its colonies.

ARTH 430 19TH CENTURY ART
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course examines the major artists of the 19th century in Europe and America and the development of the styles of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism.

ARTH 432 ART IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- This course offers students an in-depth understanding of painting and sculpture in France and Britain in the 18th century. Through focused lectures, readings and discussions and writing assignments students will learn about the 18th century cultural, philosophical and scientific developments in their original contexts as well as their bearing on the present day.

ARTH 438 BEGINNINGS OF MODERN ART
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- From Post-Impressionism to World War I. Major artists include Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and the German Expressionists.

ARTH 440 20TH CENTURY ART
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- Art from World War I to the present.

ARTH 451 CONTEMPORARY ART
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 440.
-- This course will focus on issues in contemporary painting, sculpture, and related radical art forms. Students are responsible for discussions of assigned readings and presentations of research projects.

ARTH 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 5 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARTH 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the director.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARTH 495 FIELD STUDY
S 2-5 cr. LAB 2-5
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 106, ARTZ 108 or ARTH 201, or consent of instructor.
-- Course will allow students to study at an off-campus location such as a foreign country under the direction of art faculty member. Includes preparatory meetings, several hours per day of discussion on site, and writing or creative project which assimilates direct experience and research.

ARTH 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the director. Art History majors.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ARTH 499R SENIOR THESIS:ART HISTORY
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Senior capstone course. Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, undergraduate thesis paper, or undergraduate thesis exhibition. Graphic design students must take this course in the spring. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ARTH 501 PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONALISM IN ART HISTORY
F 2 cr. RCT 1 SEM 1
-- Art historians are continually challenged to impart visual and critical thinking skills to a public audience, whether in the context of a university classroom or a scholarly conference. This graduate seminar is designed to provide graduate students with skills necessary for becoming effective instructors and professionals in academic or museum environments.

ARTH 506 ART HISTORY METHODS AND CRITICAL THEORY
F 3cr. SEM 3
-- The discipline of Art History has had a remarkably complex development, from the formalist concerns of the late nineteenth century to the theoretical arguments of the late twentieth century. This graduate seminar will explore various art historical methods currently in use and diverse critical theories developed over the last few decades.

ARTH 512 ETRUSCAN ART
S 3cr. LEC 3
-- The course focuses on the art and architecture produced by an important Italic civilization, the Etruscans, as well as their Iron Age ancestors, Villanovan civilization. The approach is contextual, with an examination of the social, economic, religious factors surrounding their artistic developments.

ARTH 532 PORTRAITURE AND IDENTITY FORMATION
S, alternate years 3 cr. SEM 3
-- This graduate seminar will explore how portrait images have promoted a range of identities for sitters from the Renaissance through the Modern Era. It will consider them as strategies for communicating political and social values to various viewing constituencies.

ARTH 555 CRITICAL TERMS IN ART HISTORY
F alternate years 3 cr. SEM 3 cr.
-- This is a seminar designed for candidates for the masters degree in art history to expose them to a gamut of issues and approaches to research in the history of art, with particular emphasis on recent concepts and theories pertaining to modern and contemporary art.

ARTH 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

ARTH 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

ARTH 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

ARTH 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

ARTH 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARTH 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARTH 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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