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Summer 2018 course listing

Summer Sessions 2018

SESSION ONE: 5/29 – 7/6/2018

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY – 01:082:105:B6

(CAC, TTH 6:00-9:40PM, VH104, Instructor: DePinto, Austen, Index 01666)

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

Caves to Cathedrals: Western Art in the Pre-Modern Period

This course will introduce you to the art of early Europe, from prehistoric cave paintings through the religious arts of the 14th century. It will explore the stylistic and technological developments of Western art and architecture, and examine how they fit into the larger narrative of global creative traditions. In particular we will examine how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome, the advent of Christianity, and the major social and cultural shifts of the post-Roman world influenced the production of images and art objects over time. 

This course will require a museum trip.

Textbook: Gardner's Art through the Ages Volume I (15th Edition)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY - ONLINE – 01:082:106:B1

ONLINE COURSE

(Instructor: Mack, Stephen, Index 04685)

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -

http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

The Introduction to Art History Part II is an overview of artists, art movements, and culture from the fourteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We cover paintings, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, performance and moving image by the most important artists in history, including, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, David, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, O’Keefe, Pollock and Warhol. This class lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by training students in visual analysis and introducing students to some of the most innovative art historical studies. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this course provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century. The course is taught entirely on Sakai. Students will be required to purchase an online textbook. Students will be assigned weekly lectures, videos, and readings on Thursdays, which should be completed by the following Monday. Between Monday and Wednesday, students must

post three times on a discussion board, interacting with their classmates.

There is a final exam. 

  1. TOPICS – PYRAMIDS, MUMMIES, AND MAGIC– 01:082:291:B1

(CAC, TTH 1:00-4:40pm, VH104, Instructor: Caissie, Todd, Index 03532)

Who built the pyramids? What is the Book of the Dead?  Find out this summer!

Learn about the Exotic and mysterious world of Ancient Egypt.  This is an introductory survey of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt, ranging in time from the prehistoric cultures of the Nile Valley, the Age of Pyramids, through the period of Roman control.  We will also discuss issues of religion and society, concepts of mummification and ‘magic,’ and modern issues of cultural heritage and preservation of Egypt’s material remains.

This course has no prerequisites and presumes no prior knowledge of Art History.

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SESSION TWO:  06/25/2018 - 07/20/2018

  1. TOPICS IN CHAPS – SIGNIFICANCE OF OBJECTS: MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES & CULTURAL HERITAGE

(CAC, MW 1:00-5:00pm, VH104, Instructor: Hewitt, Mark, index #05058)

The course will be an intensive introduction to cultural landscape studies, building conservation, and sustainable strategies for stewardship of the biosphere. Readings from leaders in several disciplines will form the core of the course, with lectures, seminars, and field trips to New Jersey heritage sites. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, as coursework will be different for the two cohorts.

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SESSION THREE: 7/9 – 8/15/2018

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY – ONLINE – 01:082:105:H1

ONLINE COURSE

(Instructor: Chakalova, Christina, index #04684)

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -

http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

This course presents an introductory overview of the history of Western art from antiquity to the late medieval period. It considers the achievements of great civilizations ranging from Egypt to the Holy Roman Empire, and focuses on a diversity of cultural and religious traditions, including, Byzantine, Islamic, and Jewish. The class examines a wide array of objects, including statues of gods and emperors, reliquaries containing saints’ bones, Greek temples and Gothic cathedrals, early synagogue decoration, devotional manuscripts, and gold-gilded altarpieces.

Emphasizing significant stylistic movements in Western Europe, this course lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by introducing visual analysis and other interpretative tools of art historical research. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this class provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY – ONLINE – 01:082:105:H2

ONLINE COURSE

(Instructor: Paulsen, Mieke, index #05395)

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -

http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

This course presents an introductory overview of the history of Western art from antiquity to the late medieval period. It considers the achievements of great civilizations ranging from Egypt to the Holy Roman Empire, and focuses on a diversity of cultural and religious traditions, including, Byzantine, Islamic, and Jewish. The class examines a wide array of objects, including statues of gods and emperors, reliquaries containing saints’ bones, Greek temples and Gothic cathedrals, early synagogue decoration, devotional manuscripts, and gold-gilded altarpieces.

Emphasizing significant stylistic movements in Western Europe, this course lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by introducing visual analysis and other interpretative tools of art historical research. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this class provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY – 01:082:106:H6

(CAC, TTH 6:00-10:00pm, VH104, Instructor: Pierce, Kathleen, Index 00001)

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -

http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

This course presents an introductory overview of art history from the 14th century to the present, with an emphasis on art objects from Western Europe and the United States. We will analyze artworks produced in a wide array of media, including painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, performance, and the moving image. Emphasizing significant stylistic movements in Europe and the Americas, this class lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by introducing visual analysis and other interpretative tools of art historical research. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this course provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century.

Course Requirements include a short paper, a midterm, and a final exam.

This course is certified as part of the SAS Core Curriculum and fulfills the following Areas of Inquiry: Arts and Humanities (AHp) and Social and Historical Analysis (HST)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY – 01:082:106:H1

ONLINE COURSE

(Instructor: Booher, Kaitlin, Index #05475

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and AHp areas of the Core -

http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/requirements/core

Online – Sakai

This online course introduces the history of Western and some Non-Western art from the 14th century to the present. Covering the works of artistic giants from Leonardo Da Vinci to Kara Walkerwe will study a wide array of media, such as painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, performance, and the moving imageWe will explore stylistic movements primarily in Europe and the US, but also globally. Surveying the Renaissance and Baroque periods, through Rococo and Realism, to impressionism, modernism, and postmodernism, this class lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by introducing visual analysis and other interpretative tools of art historical research. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this course provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century.

This course involves weekly video lectures and readings, quizzes, and two short papers.

  1. SURVEY OF JAPANESE ART – 01:082:322:H6

(CAC, TTH 6:00-10:00pm, VH104, Instructor: Bower, Virginia, index #04686)

In this chronologically organized class ranging from the pre-historic to the early modern period (ca. 10,000 BCE-ca.1868 CE) the student is introduced to the art of Japan with an emphasis on those artworks especially valued by the Japanese themselves. Attention is paid to the influence exerted upon Japan by other cultures (China, Korea, and more recently Europe) and discussion will be undertaken about what the Japanese consider distinctive about their art.  Brief comments will be offered about the influence of traditional culture on contemporary popular Japanese art forms such as anime and manga.By the end of this class a student will appreciate and recognize Japanese art within the larger context of East Asian and World civilization and the student will also possess the knowledge and analytical skills to independently further research Japanese art. This is primarily a lecture class. Class handouts will be distributed in class and posted online via the Sakai Online Learning System as will also Powerpoint context and key images for review and study prior to examinations. Grading is based on two in-class tests, a short paper, and a take-home final examination. Class Attendance and Participation as well as Improvement in Performance will also be taken into account in determining the Final Grade. Required Text:  Japanese Art by Joan Stanley Baker; Recommended Text:  History of Japanese Art by Penelope Mason, Second Edition Revised by Donald Dinwiddie---copies will be available through the Rutgers Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

The course, which is open to anyone, counts toward the major or minor in Art History, the East Asian Languages and Area Studies major, and the Asian Studies minor.

Instructor: Virginia L. Bower

Office: Voorhees Lower Level, 008/D, shared with other instructors.

Office Hours: By appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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