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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Understanding Architecture

CAS AH 201

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. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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. 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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Latin American Art Since Contact

CAS AH 242

Surveys Latin American art from the colonial period to present and relates it to imperial, state, institutional, and private agendas. Interrogates both notions of art within colonial/neo-colonial contexts and changing roles of artists over past half-millennia. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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