ARTH 1001 - Arts of Oceania

The arts and architecture of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Rim and center. The course covers the aesthetic traditions of diverse people and non-European civilizations whose cultures inhabit the Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian culture and arts are interpreted within in this context. The primary discipline of the course is art history; however, anthropology, archeology, geography and colonial history are integral to the course.

Credit: 3


ARTH 2301 - Topics in World Art History

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL I; may be taken concurrently.

An examination of the artistic traditions of the world from earliest times to the present. The central theme will alternate each semester among the following: I: Arts of Asia, II: Tribal Arts, III: Foundations of Western Art. Course is repeatable for credit if the topic is different.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3206 - Renaissance to Modern Art

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art and architecture of Europe and America from the Renaissance to modern times. The course explores values, ideas, and propaganda as expressed in art.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3301 - Art of China

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art of China from the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty. Major trends and folk arts are discussed.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3321 - Art of Japan

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art of Japan from earliest times to the nineteenth century. Painting, sculpture, and architecture in light of indigenous ideas and foreign contacts are examined.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3351 - Art of India and South East Asia

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The history of the spread of Indian art and its transformation in the cultures of Southeast Asia.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3551 - Art of the Pacific

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art and architecture of Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia in its pre-European context.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3552 - Art of Polynesia

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art and architectural tradition of cultures within the Polynesian triangle.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3556 - Art of Hawai‘i

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The art of Hawai‘i from its possible origins to the arrival of Christianity is examined. The course includes sculpture, architecture, temple structures, petroglyphs, feather works, and bark cloth.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3611 - Art and the Human Body

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

An overview of how societies and cultures around the world have related to the form of the human body. The course surveys ideal body types and concepts of deformity as depicted in art. Body art is examined including tattooing, scarification, surgical procedures, body painting, and the use of jewelry and textiles. The course also covers how medical treatment has been the subject of art and how art has been used to heal or harm the human body.

Credit: 3


ARTH 3711 - Superheroes in Manga and Anime

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course or HON 1000; any introductory humanities course.

This course promotes competence through visual literacy by examining selected images of superheroes from Japanese manga (comics in printed media) and anime (animated comics). Students will explore the socio-political, economic, religio-cultural, historical, and gender issues of these images, following their production and reception from their beginnings until present day. The course combines lectures and seminars with reading assignments, as well as active participation of viewing the examples of manga and anime in the classroom.

Credit: 3


ARTH 6011 - World Art History

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

This course will cover broad themes in the cultures of the West, Asia, the tribal world, and pre-Columbian civilizations. It will explore how different cultures conceptualized artistic problems and esthetic solutions according to their own standards and those imposed upon them by history and circumstances. The class will combine class topical presentations by the instructor and students, reviews and critiques based upon the reading list, and a research paper.

Credit: 3


ARTH 6601 - Seminar: Artists and Images of War

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

A seminar that discusses how war has been portrayed by artists from earliest times until the present day. Some of the themes that may be included are war as depicted in public art, war as shown by soldier-artists (and photographers), the power of military images, and art for war memorials.

Credit: 3