History of Art and Architecture

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to the Middle Ages

CAS AH 111

An introduction to art history and the analysis of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Study of masterpieces from prehistoric to medieval times. Focus on monuments of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages, with a survey of Egyptian and Near Eastern art. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Today

CAS AH 112

Major monuments and artists. Sequential development, from the Renaissance to the modern period, of major styles in architecture, sculpture, painting, graphic arts, and photography. Relationship of visual art to social and cultural trends. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Learning to See

CAS AH 210

Strengthens your ability to describe and analyze the visual world. From fundamentals such as color and composition to the design of advertisements, propaganda, and appliances. A lab component with frequent visits to the MFA and other Boston sites provides opportunities for direct engagement with objects, images, and the built environment. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS AH 220

Examines key monuments of Islamic art and architecture within their historical and cultural context, and emphasizes the diversity within the visual cultures of the Islamic world. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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The Arts of Greece

CAS AH 233

Greek architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Athens and on the creation of the classical style in art and architecture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Baroque Art

CAS AH 275

Explores the works of major artists in the seventeenth century in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and France. The work of Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velazquez, Poussin, and others is examined in relation to religion and politics. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Impressionism

CAS AH 389

Impressionism, its sources, and its aftermath, from the painting of modern life and leisure by Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, and Degas, to the evocation of spirituality, pain, and desire in the work of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, and Munch. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Contemporary Art: 1980 to Now

CAS AH 393

Explores the terms of debate, key figures, and primary sites for the production and reception of contemporary art on a global scale since 1980. Painting, installation art, new media, performance, art criticism, and curatorial practice are discussed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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