Art History

  • MET AH 111: Survey of Western Art I
    This course examines the history of western art from ancient times through the Gothic Period in Western Europe. Through classroom discussions, assigned readings, and, should time allow, museum visits, students will become familiar with the development of a variety of early forms of art. With each new style or period, we will attempt both to describe the works themselves, and investigate the cultural, social, religious, political and personal contexts that surround the object.
  • MET AH 112: Survey of Western Art II
    Continues MET AH 111, but can be taken separately. Chronological survey of European art from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on the relation of art to its historical and cultural context.
  • MET AH 216: Basic Digital Photography
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of Digital photography. You will learn how to use the creative controls of a 35 mm DSLR (Digital single lens reflex) camera, expose and process compact flash cards, and print digital images from those digital files. This course covers camera operation, image processing, editing, and Photoshop basics. We will cover digital workflow, editing, creating a filing system, color correction, converting images to black and white, sharpening, and tagging and adjusting resolution. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Aesthetic Exploration, Creativity/Innovation.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • MET AH 315: History of Photography
    The primary goal of this course is to promote critical thinking about photographic images, their meaning and impact on society. This course offers an introduction to the study of photography from it's invention in 1839 to the present. We will engage the following questions: how does photography function as an art form? a social document? and a powerful tool for communication and exploration? Photographic images deeply influence our experiences, decisions, and memories. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Historical Consciousness
  • MET AH 372: Modern Art
    Analysis of the work and thought of major masters of twentieth-century painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography, including the School of Paris and the New York School.
  • MET AH 517: Seminar: The Art World
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    An examination of the arts institutions, issues, and forces that shape the contemporary art world. Topics include government cultural policy, National Endowment for the Arts, museums, symphonies, curators, critics, artists' rights, public art, corporate support, censorship, feminism and multiculturalism. See also Arts Administration. Stamped approval required.