Courses

African Diaspora Arts in the Americas

GRS AA 716 (4 credits)

Study of the transmission of African artistry in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States from the period of slavery to the present. Topics include Kongo and Yoruba arts and their influence on the arts of Santeria, Vodun, and carnival. Also offered as GRS AH 716.

Seminar: The Family

GRS AA 804 (4 credits)

Explores the rise of "modern" families and the plurality of contemporary family forms and processes including gay and lesbian families and new reproductive technologies. Particular attention to social and economic inequalities and their implications for family life. Also offered as GRS SO 804.

2016FALLGRSAA804 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 9:00 am 12:00 pm SOC 252

Seminar: Ethnic, Race, and Minority Relations

GRS AA 808 (4 credits)

Formation and position of ethnic minorities in the United States, including cross-group comparisons from England, Africa, and other parts of the world. Readings and field experience. Also offered as GRS SO 808.

2017SPRGGRSAA808 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 5:15 pm

African American History

GRS AA 871 (4 credits)

The history of African Americans from African origins to present; consideration of societies in West and West Central Africa from which enslaved Africans originated, slavery and freedom in colonial America, Civil War and Reconstruction to Civil Rights. Also offered as GRS HI 698.

2016FALLGRSAA871 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CAS 229

History of Religion in Pre-Colonial Africa

GRS AA 882 (4 credits)

Study of the development of religious traditions in Africa during the period prior to European colonialism. An emphasis both on indigenous religions and on the African roots and the growth and spread of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the continent as a whole. Also offered as GRS HI 749 and GRS RN 682.

2017SPRGGRSAA882 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am

Atlantic History

GRS AA 885 (4 credits)

Examines the various interactions that shaped the Atlantic World, connecting Europe, Africa, and the Americas between 1400 and 1800. Begins by defining the political interaction, then emphasizes cultural exchange, religious conversion, and the revolutionary era. Also offered as GRS HI 750.

Directed Study in African American Studies

GRS AA 901 (Var credits)

2016FALLGRSAA901 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TBD TBD

Directed Study in African American Studies

GRS AA 902 (Var credits)

Imperial Reflections: Early Modern Islamic Art and Architecture

GRS AH 713 (4 credits)

Architecture, manuscripts, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics of the Mughal, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Focus on the formation of imperial styles, intersections between art and politics, and the importance of the arts in dynastic legitimization.

African Diaspora Arts in the Americas

GRS AH 716 (4 credits)

Study of the transmission of African artistry in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States from the period of slavery to the present. Topics include Kongo and Yoruba arts and their influence on the arts of Santeria, Vodun, and carnival. Also offered as GRS AA 716.

Colloquium in Japanese Art

GRS AH 726 (4 credits)

Exploration of artistic media and architectural types from neolithic periods to the twentieth century. Colloquium focuses on narrower themes arising from topics introduced in CAS AH 326 lectures, special attention paid to historiography and methodology.

Arts of Archaic Greece

GRS AH 731 (4 credits)

This colloquium (paired with CAS AH 331) considers special topics in Greek Archaic art.

Colloquium in Greek Art and Architecture

GRS AH 733 (4 credits)

Greek architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Athens and on the creation of the classical style in art and architecture.

2017SPRGGRSAH733 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 4:15 pm

Colloquium in Latin American Art

GRS AH 742 (4 credits)

Case studies designed to explore the main aesthetic, social, and historical discourses surrounding image production in Latin America while familiarizing students with main scholars in the field and their methodologies.

Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century Architecture in Europe and America

GRS AH 782 (4 credits)

Dilemma of style in nineteenth-century architecture; study of the relationship of architectural theory to the changing philosophy and aesthetic theory of the period. Development of functionalist theory.

Seminar: Art Historical Writings

GRS AH 802 (4 credits)

This seminar considers the history and methods of art history through the writings of Vasari, Bellori, Winkelmann, Kant, Hegel, Wolfflin, Riegl, Warburg, Panofsky, and Gombrich, among others.

Professional Development and Placement Seminar

GRS AH 805 (4 credits)

Offers advanced PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss works-in-progress and structured guidance for the tasks involved in academic and curatorial job applications.

Seminar: Asian Art

GRS AH 820 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2014: Kyoto: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism. This seminar explores the art, architecture, and urbanism of Kyoto, the Japanese imperial capital from the late eighth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Analyzes major artistic and architectural projects sponsored by generations of emperors, aristocrats and warriors.

Seminar: African Art

GRS AH 822 (4 credits)

In-depth discussion of special topics in the study of African art and architecture. Topic for Fall 2016: Post-Colonial Theory and Visual Culture in Africa. Underscores the continuing importance of post-colonial theory to understanding the history of African art. Topics include the construction of ethnicity in North Africa, the emergence of Senegalese Sufi arts in response to colonialism, art and political struggle in the Congo.

2016FALLGRSAH822 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 320

Seminar: Romanesque and Gothic Art

GRS AH 846 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2016: Images and Their Uses in the Middle Ages. Examines the function of images. Topics covered include images as tools for propaganda, for devotion, meditation and teaching. Apotropaic motifs (particularly grotesques) and images for entertainment and amusement are studied in detail.

2016FALLGRSAH846 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 320