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Department of Art and Art History

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ARH | Art History

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

301 (TCCN: ARTS 1301). Introduction to the Visual Arts. The visual elements, their nature, functions, and relationships in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

302 (TCCN: ARTS 1303). Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art. A study of the major monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork from the ancient period through the end of the Middle Ages. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

303 (TCCN: ARTS 1304). Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art. A study of the major monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork from the Renaissance to the present. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For studio art majors, credit or registration for Art History 301; for others, none.

304. Issues in Visual Culture. Aspects of visual culture during the period when art history became an academic discipline in the West (nineteenth and twentieth centuries). The ways in which art has been studied as well as produced. The cultural significance of visual traditions. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Art and Art History.

119Q, 219Q, 319Q, 419Q, 519Q, 619Q, 719Q, 819Q, 919Q. Topics in Art History. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Art and Art History. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

325. Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Art. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 4: Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Art). The art of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Syria, and Persia to the Islamic period. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327J. Greek Architecture. Architecture of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, and Magna Graecia from the Dark Ages to the end of the Hellenistic period, ca. 1000 to 30 bc. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327L. Ancient Greek Art. The art of the ancient Greek world from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Discussion of the significance of the art in its original context. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327M. Hellenistic Art and Architecture. Art of the Hellenistic period, from the reign of Alexander the Great to the beginning of the Roman Empire, ca. 336 to 31 bc. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327N. Roman Imperial Art. Same as Classical Civilization 340 (Topic 2: Roman Art). Public art of the Roman Empire from Augustus to late antiquity, ca. 31 bc to ad 350. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327P. Roman Architecture. Republican and imperial Roman architecture. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

327R. Art in the Everyday Life of Ancient Romans. Art and architecture from the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Ostia as indices of Roman culture, 100 bc to ad 250. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

329J. Byzantine Art. Same as Religious Studies 357 (Topic 2: Byzantine Art). Examination of early Christian and medieval art and architecture in the eastern Roman empire, including related traditions (Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Crusader, Norman). Art History 329J and Religious Studies 355E (Topic: Byzantine Art) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

329K. Early Medieval Art. Architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork in western Europe from the third to the eleventh century. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

129Q, 229Q, 329Q, 429Q, 529Q, 629Q, 729Q, 829Q, 929Q. Topics in Art History. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Art and Art History. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

329R. Romanesque Art and Architecture. Form and function of religious art in twelfth-century Europe. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

330G. Art at Court: The Gothic Period. Changing manifestations of Gothic art and architecture at selected court centers, 1140 to 1400. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

331K. Early Italian Renaissance Art. Florentine and central Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture of the fifteenth century. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

331L. High Renaissance Art. Major works of art and architecture in Florence, Rome, and Venice in the early sixteenth century. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

331M. Mannerist and Early Baroque Art. The art of western Europe from about 1520 to 1590. Emphasis on art in Italy, but developments in the northern countries are also considered. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

332K. Northern Renaissance Art, 1350–500. Northern European art from the International Style to van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

332L. Northern Renaissance Art, 1500–1600. Art and cultural development in the sixteenth century; artists include Dürer, Grünewald, Holbein, and Brueghel. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

333K. Italian Baroque Art. The art of Italy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; includes the sixteenth-century sources from which Roman baroque developed. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

333L. The Age of Rembrandt and Rubens: Northern Baroque Art. Northern European art in the seventeenth century, stressing the Netherlands and Flanders. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

334. Eighteenth-Century European Art. European painting, sculpture, and architecture as social and political events from the age of absolutism to the French Revolution. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

335N. European Art, 1789–1848. European painting and sculpture as social and political events from the French Revolution to the revolutionary crises of midcentury. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

335P. European Art, 1848–1900. European painting and sculpture as social and political events from the revolutions of 1848 to the turn of the century. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

337K. Twentieth-Century European Art to 1940. Major movements in the development of modern European painting and sculpture. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

338L. Art since 1930: Modernism and Mass Modernity. Avant-garde activity, primarily painting, photography, and film, in the United States and Europe from 1930 to 1970. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

338M. Art and Culture: 1968 and After. Artistic and critical activity in the United States and Europe from 1968 to the present. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

339J. American Art: Colonial Era to the Civil War. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from 1665 to 1860. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

339K. American Art: Civil War to the Armory Show. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from 1860 to 1920. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

339L. Twentieth-Century American Art to the 1950s. Art in the United States from the Armory Show through abstract expressionism. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

339M. American Art since 1960. Survey of major movements from 1958 to 1985, from pop art to graffiti art and new expressionism. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

341K. Modern Art of Mexico. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 2: Modern Art of Mexico). Art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly muralism and its sources, surrealism, and later movements. Art History 341K and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Modern Art of Mexico) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

341L. Modern Latin American Art. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 1: Modern Latin American Art). Development and sources of twentieth-century art in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Art History 341L and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Modern Latin American Art) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

346. Traditional Arts of Africa and Oceania. Art in Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and sub-Saharan Africa from earliest times to the present. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

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347K. Art and Archaeology of Ancient Peru. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 6: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Peru). The growth of civilization in South America from the earliest decorated textiles, pottery, and ceremonial buildings to the imperial Inca style. Art History 347K and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Peru) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

347L. Mesoamerican Art. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 3: Mesoamerican Art). Mesoamerican art and architectural styles, with emphasis on the function of art in culture. Art History 347L and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Mesoamerican Art) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

347M. Maya Art and Architecture. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 5: Form and Meaning in Classic Maya Art). The development and function of art and architectural form in the classic Maya culture. Art History 347M and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Form and Meaning in Classic Maya Art) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

359. Topics in Feminism and Gender. An introduction to feminist and gender theories in relation to issues concerning visual representation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

360L. Topics in the History of Photography. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

361. Topics in Latino and Chicano Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

361L. Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

362. Topics in Greek and Roman Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

362R. Topics in the Art of Late Antiquity. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

363. Topics in Medieval Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

364. Topics in Renaissance Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

365. Topics in Baroque Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

366J. Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

366N. Topics in Twentieth-Century Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 1: Contemporary Latin American Art, 1960 to the Present. Same as Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 4: Contemporary Latin American Art, 1960 to the Present). Painting, sculpture, media art, and environments. Art History 366N (Topic 1) and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Contemporary Latin American Art, 1960 to the Present) may not both be counted.

366P. Topics in Modernism. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

367. Topics in the Art of North America. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 1: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West to 1880. Same as American Studies 331 and History 366R. The image and history of the West as seen through the eyes of early explorers, artists, and scientists. Art History 367 (Topic 1) and Museum Course 322 (Topic: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West to 1880) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

Topic 2: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West since 1880. Same as American Studies 332 and History 366S. Art History 367 (Topic 2) and Museum Course 322 (Topic: Art, Photography, Film, and Culture of the American West) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

Topic 3: Modernism in American Design and Architecture. Same as American Studies 330. A historical survey of artifacts, buildings, and urban environments, focusing on responses to machine-age civilization. American Studies 325 (Topic: Modernism in American Design and Architecture) and Art History 367 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

370. Topics in Pre-Columbian Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

372. Topics in the Art of Asia. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 304; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 2: Introduction to Japanese Art.

374. Special Topics in the History of Art. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Art History 302 and 303, and a major in art history; or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: American Painting to 1860. Same as American Studies 325 (Topic 2: American Painting to 1860).

Topic 2: American Painting, 1860–1913. Same as American Studies 325 (Topic 3: American Painting, 1860–1913).

375. Art Historical Methods. Art historical investigation; practical research techniques. Prerequisite: For art history majors, upper-division standing in art history; for others, consent of instructor.

376. Reading Tutorial in Art History Problems. Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision. Independent study. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: For majors in the Department of Art and Art History, six semester hours of upper-division art history, a grade point average of at least 3.00, and consent of instructor and the chair of the department; for others, a grade point average of at least 3.00 and consent of instructor and the chair of the department.

379H. Thesis Course for Departmental Honors. Individual conference course in which student researches and writes a thesis. Independent study. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program in Art History and approval of the honors adviser.

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DES | Design

Lower-Division Courses

310. Introduction to Design. Intensive study of the discipline of design and its theories, methods, history, and economic and societal factors. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Studio Art 303K (or 301K), 303L (or 301L), 304K (or 302K), and 304L (or 302L) with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

311J. Design Technologies I. Study of design technologies and their effect on design methods through a focus on tools and lens media. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Studio Art 303K (or 301K), 303L (or 301L), 304K (or 302K), and 304L (or 302L) with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

311K. Design Technologies II. Introduction to the microcomputer as an integrator of visual information; its applications to organizational systems in the design process. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 310 and 311J with a grade of at least C in each.

312. Visual Syntax in Communication. Exploration of the fundamental visual elements and their organization through a study of typography and human perception. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 310 and 311J with a grade of at least C in each.

313. Design History Laboratory. Critical investigation of historical issues, with emphasis on the dynamic relationship between the modern movement and contemporary design. Three lecture hours and five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 310 and 311J with a grade of at least C in each.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Design Theory and Method. Critical study of design methodologies and theories. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Design 311K, 312, and 313 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

321. Images in Communication. Development of coherent visual statements constructed of images generated by multiple media. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Design 311K, 312, and 313 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

322. Design and the Social Environment. Communication projects selected from the public sector. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Design 311K, 312, and 313 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

340. Design Systems. Development of flexible, integrated visual systems. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 320, 321, and 322 with a grade of at least C in each.

341. Advanced Issues in Visual Syntax. Exploration of linguistic relationships involved in the development of typographic messages. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 320, 321, and 322 with a grade of at least C in each.

342. Design and Persuasion. Investigation of historical models; the role of words, context, and audience; and the effect of media. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Design 320, 321, and 322 with a grade of at least C in each.

350. Special Design Topics. Study of professional-level contemporary topics. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Design 340, 341, and 342 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

351. Design Perspectives. Students create advanced design projects and present them for critique by visiting critics. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Design 340, 341, and 342 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

370. Senior Project in Design. Planning, execution, and presentation of a project approved by the design faculty. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. With consent of the design faculty, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Design 350 and 351 with a grade of at least C in each, and written consent of the design faculty.

371. Design Practicum. Practical experience through an internship; lectures on professional ethics and responsibilities. One lecture hour and ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. With consent of the design faculty, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Design 350 and 351 with a grade of at least C in each.

376. Independent Study: Design. Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision. The equivalent of eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Fifteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in design, a grade point average in upper-division design of at least 3.00, and consent of the chair of the department.

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