Art History (ARTH)

ARTH-105 3 Units History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Medieval

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

Survey of important monuments and objects from the prehistoric, ancient and medieval periods. The course explores the relationship of different visual forms to each other and to the historical context in which they were made. Required for all Art History majors.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-106 3 Units History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This survey course covers painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western (European and North American) tradition, from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. Emphasis is on the connection between visual culture and its historic context. Required for all art and art history majors.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-110 3 Units History of Graphic Design

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

From the print revolution to the digital world, this course will study the intersection of information and art, examining how western society has communicated through posters, books, and other forms of design.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-118 3 Units Survey of Modern Art

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the major historical and formal developments of Modernism in art, architecture and design from the mid-nineteenth-century to the present.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-130 3 Units History of Asian Art

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This is a survey course of the painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architecture of Asia. Emphasized will be the connection of visual art to specific historic and cultural contexts.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-135 3 Units Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This is an introduction to the visual culture of Africa, Oceania, and native North America, from prehistoric to contemporary periods. Emphasis will be on the interrelationship of objects and architecture with specific spiritual, cultural, and political contexts.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ARTH-180 3 Units History of Photography

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course traces the history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to 21st Century electronic imaging. Emphasis will be on photography as social force and artistic practice. Required for photography majors. Cross-listed with PHOT-180.

Transfers to both UC/CSU