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CAS AH 111 - Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

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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.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
13 sections scheduled for Fall 2018
2 sections scheduled for Summer 2018
CAS AH 112 - Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Today
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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

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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.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
2 sections scheduled for Summer 2018
CAS AH 201 - Understanding Architecture
Introduces a range of approaches to understanding architecture in an historical perspective. Learn how architects and others have interpreted meaning through rubrics of art, nature, and culture, focused upon European and American architecture from 1400 to the present. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
Research and Information Literacy
1 section scheduled for Fall 2018
CAS AH 205 - History of World Architecture
An examination of patterns in world architecture and urbanism from pre-history to the twentieth century. Lectures and discussions address questions of program, spatial composition, structure, technology, iconography, and cultural context for the examples considered Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Research and Information Literacy.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Historical Consciousness
Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
Research and Information Literacy
CAS AH 210 - Learning to See
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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Critical Thinking.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
Critical Thinking
3 sections scheduled for Fall 2018
CAS AH 220 - Islamic Art and Architecture
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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Research and Information Literacy.

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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.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
Research and Information Literacy
1 section scheduled for Summer 2018
CAS AH 225 - The Arts of Asia
Surveys of the major artistic traditions of Asia. Important monuments are examined analytically in order to explain why certain forms and styles are characteristic of specific times and places, and how these monuments functioned in their cultural contexts. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
Research and Information Literacy
1 section scheduled for Fall 2018
CAS AH 233 - The Arts of Greece
Greek architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Athens and on the creation of the classical style in art and architecture. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
1 section scheduled for Fall 2018
CAS AH 234 - The Art of Rome
Roman architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy and on the political and social role of Roman art and architecture. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
CAS AH 240 - Medieval Art in Europe
Focuses on architecture, manuscript illumination, metalwork and ivory carving, wall-painting, textiles and monumental architectural sculpture. Topics include iconoclasm, monasticism, women in medieval art, patronage, materials and techniques, iconography, representation and model books and regional and international styles and trends. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.

[ 4 cr.]

Hub Areas
Aesthetic Exploration
Historical Consciousness
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