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ARHT 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART HISTORY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art History Department

ARHT 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART HISTORY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art History Department

ARHT 204 - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ART TRADITIONS
This course is an introduction to so-called "non-western" and "pre-modem" art traditions and how they are seen and understood within contemporary global cultures. We consider the meaning of "tradition" today as it relates to past and present cultures. As we explore these different historical cultures within our own global modern world we will also be thinking about what roles art can play in society: How is art central to education, healing, religion, entertainment, gender, class, and other factors that help create our world? How is the look, the aesthetic, of artistic form related to the history of culture? How has cultural mixture and adaptation always been a central feature of local and global traditional arts? Each semester three distinct regional histories will be chosen for selected focus. (For instance, during 2016 the focus was art from Native American, Caribbean, and African civilizations, and the interaction of these three in the North America context.) Each semester, each of the main cultural units examined will include an experiential component of visiting art at NY/NJ area museum collections.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

ARHT 205 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART
This course is an introductory survey of art and architecture from the African continent during prehistoric, ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Emphasis will be made on the continuities and dissimilarities between earlier rock painting and monumental architecture, and more recent art and performance. The form of the class is mostly slide lectures, with regular intervals of discussion. Students will learn to understand relationships between visual an, ritual life, music, and dance in Africa’s historic cultures from ancient to modern. The differences of scale and type will be examined, between large states and urban metropolises and the cultures of smaller-scale societies. Students will be introduced to formal elements as well as historical and social contextual aspects of art objects from Africa The objectives of this course include introducing the methods of inquiry in the humanities and the learning of historical contexts through which students may interpret and critically analyze recent world events in relation to Africa and its diasporas. Our focus is on how an has been at the center of global economic, cultural, social, and political activities up to the present. Throughout this course we examine the interconnectedness of nations and peoples in history and the persistence of traditions from the deep past into the 2 1 st century.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hum & Culture, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

ARHT 214 - PHOTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS AND HISTORIES
Everyday life is dominated by photographic images today, but what are the histories and cultural effects of this medium: how it works on us, how its interpretation differs over time and across cultures, how it has come to define how people understand and experience social life and personal identity? This course is an introduction to photography from a global historical perspective. We consider debates around different photographic genres such as portraiture, scientific photography, institutional biometrics, art photography, social documentary photography, and the economic and social implications of visual digitization. In the process, students develop a critical language to analyze photography in relation to its cultural, social, and institutional contexts.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

ARHT 220 - RENAISSANCE ART
An analysis of Italian 15th and 16th Century art, the concepts of governing it, and its role in Renaissance society. Visits to New York City museums will be required. Not open to Freshmen.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Europe, MJ-INTL-Intl Comparative 'West

ARHT 225 - HISTORIES AND CONCEPTS OF 20TH CENTURY ART
This class introduces students to some of the major themes, questions, and problems occupying visual artists today and provides a historical context for understanding them. The course examines a diverse range of issues in contemporary art by studying the artists, theorists and critics who have made these issues relevant, and by making connections between these various kinds of cultural output. We will consider how social, economical and technological changes have impacted the arts over the past century and how artists have both responded to and initiated these changes.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 245 - MASTERPIECES IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION
(Formerly ARHT240) You know the names -- Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Picasso, Pollock -- but not why they matter. What makes them great? This class introduces you to the history of art in Western Civilization, but it is more than a basic survey. Rather than skim the surface of culture, we delve deeply into what makes a great work of art, and more so, what makes a great work of art into a “masterpiece.” Using a case study approach we analyze 14 of the “greatest hits” of European art history, objects, artists and moments that reverberate through time, up to our present moment. Each case study provides a lens into the intellectual, political, social context in which it was made, bringing the historical period into full color. We will study major works from Classical Greece to the Twentieth Century. There are two mandatory museum visits for this class - Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Historical Prspctve, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

ARHT 290 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

ARHT 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART HISTORY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art History Department

ARHT 301 - ART SINCE 1945
This course will explore the relationship between the legacy of modernism and contemporary art. It will address the connections between the end of modernism and changes in society at large, triggered by the move from a production to a consumption economy in the West, and how artists have responded to this. It will follow developments from World War II up to today starting from the various movements that splintered from and emerged against Abstract Expressionism as it became an international phenomenon. We will consider such questions as: How was painting significant in modernism, especially in American artistic discourse, and what accounts for its seeming eclipse during this period? How was the ready-made taken up during this time, and why has it been continuously redeployed in so many different guises? How and why did models of performance and performativity enter into the visual art during this period? What is the relationship between artistic production during this time and emergent technologies such as television and digital media? What was institutional critique and what were its effects, i.e., when and how is it possible to politicize aesthetics? What does it mean for contemporary art to engage with the problems of globalization such as the rise of multinational corporate capitalism and the concomitant rise in nationalist and fundamentalist identity?
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

ARHT 305 - AFRICA AND CINEMA
(FORMERLY: ARHT 405) What are the images of Africa as portrayed in films? How has cinema been a site of the struggle for representation, both aesthetic and political, for Africans? This course will examine film, video, and installation art about Africa and from Africa, from classic Hollywood stereotypes of primitives and witchdoctors to contemporary postcolonial critiques of civil society and the injustices of Western hegemony. This is not a survey course, but rather an introduction to topical issues, including: cinema as oral history, ethnographic film, anti-colonial and auteur cinemas, and feminist responses to African modernity, neo-traditionalism, and Islam. Every other year this course will coincide with the spring Africana Film Festival, making the most of special showings and invited speakers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 311 - AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL CULTURE
This course examines the role of photography in American culture from its invention up to the present. This interdisciplinary course combines history, art history, and the study of visual culture to develop an in-depth understanding of how photographic images can be “read,” how they “talk” and how they are used for a multiplicity of purposes. We will examine how images have “written” America’s history and identity (but often as fiction). A photograph, we will always remind ourselves, does not “illustrate” reality, and yet it has a special claim to reality, which gives it power. Issues of race, class and gender will shape our readings and class discussions, as will an awareness of the changing status of the photograph in American culture, as it claims the status of “art” in one moment, and of “fact” the next. Each semester will focus in part on photography’s role on defining an American region, such as “New York City, Photographed,” “Defining Rural America” or “Suburbia.” This regional theme will vary by semester. This is cross listed with AMER-311.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Visual Arts Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 313 - MUSEUMS IN AMERICA: HISTORY, ART AND SOCIETY
This course begins with the premise that the United States has, from its inception, attempted to represent itself, and thereby become itself, through its museums. From ]efferson’s "Indian Hall” to Peale’s Museum, to the Smithsonian museums of today, the United States has used museums to forge national identity and national pride. The study of museums and similar institutions, as they develop over the long nineteenth century and into our own times, is the study of the development of a society of exhibition and display, but also of how these institutions, so influential in our own times, came into existence. Two site visits to NYC museums are included in the curriculum. This course is cross listed, and is a part of the Art History (ARHT-313) and American Studies (AMER-313 programs.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art History Department

ARHT 322 - AMERICAN ART I:CONTACT TO 1865
This course will survey paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, and popular visual spectacle in the United States until 1865. It will trace a wide range of artistic and visual works from first contact through the early Colonial, the Revolutionary, Federal and Antebellum periods, through the Civil War. Along with the study of art emerging out of a European tradition, we will simultaneously be studying native North American Art traditions, and paying attention to the interactions between indigenous and immigrant visual cultures. Some classes will focus on an in-depth analysis of one or two artists while others will cover a broader scope. Among the themes we will return to will be the role of the fine arts and of the broader visual culture in constructing American identities, and in defining the meanings of race, class, and gender. Classes will combine lecture and discussion, and students will also work in groups on homework assignments focused on challenging readings. This course has been Cross-Listed with AMER-322.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 325 - AMERICAN ART: 1865-1945
This course covers seven decades of American art, beginning with the generation of American artists active during and immediately after the Civil War and ending with an examination of the interrelationships between the artistic trends of the thirties, industrial design, and consumer culture. Central to this course's investigation of American art will be the study of the impact of the following historical phenomena: immigration (both internal and external), WWI, industrialization, urbanization, economic crises, and radical politics in America. We'll also look at how American art worked both for and against dominant racial, class and gendered identities. We will study paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, and popular visual forms including print culture, film, and other media. Classes will combine lecture and discussion, and students will also work in groups on homework assignments focused on challenging readings. Homework is assigned for most classes and at least two visits to NYC museums are required. This course is cross listed with AMER327.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 335 - 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART & DESIGN
In this class we will focus on artists from France, England and Germany, and the social and political contexts in which their work was produced, exhibited, and understood. We shall consider the Romanticism and Orientalism of Eugene Delacroix; the perverse femininity of Jean-Dominique Ingres’ nudes; Theodore Géricault’s contemporary history paintings; the nationalist landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and John Constable; the fantastic visions of.l.M.W. Turner and Francesco Goya, and the radical landscape painting of the mid-century Barbizon School that foreshadowed Impressionism. We will explore the Realism of Gustave Courbet, the call for "Modernity" of Baudelaire; the “misogyny” of Edgar Degas, and the “primitivism” of Paul Gauguin. The “feminine spaces” of Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot and, of course, the “madness” of Vincent van Gogh will bejust some of the notions-or myths-that we will explore in this survey of nineteenth-century art and culture. We will examine the historical stature of these artists and their reputations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 337 - PHOTOGRAPHY AND AFRICA
Since the 19th century photography has been used by colonials, missionaries, anthropologists, and tourists to gender, racialize, and otherwise take the measure of the African continent. It has also been used to make things sacred and to commemorate ancestors in modern traditional contexts. Photography has more recently been used by African artists to imagine alternatives to these historical uses of images. This course examines each of these historical contexts, in order to better understand both the changing place of Africa in the world's imagination, and the uses in Africa itself of photo-based imagery.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hum & Culture, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 338 - EUROPEAN AVANT- GARDE ART & DESIGN
This course offers a general survey of European visual art during the first half of the 20th century. We will consider major artists and movements within the context of the social, economic and political upheavals of the time period, such as Colonialism, the impact of World War I, the Soviet Revolution, the rise of Fascism and the Spanish Civil War. We will focus on topics such as the social and symbolic meanings of abstraction, the contested ideas of Primitivism and Modernism, and the impact of new technologies, industrial mass production, and two world wars on the making and viewing of art.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 340 - PERFORMANCE AND ART
"Performance" in this class refers to action, spectator involvement, and audiences as co-creators of events that cross the boundaries of art, music, theater, and social movements. In this class we explore, through a series of modules, how artists and activists have used performance to comment on current conditions and to propose alternative visions. We consider how avant-garde artists invented radical approaches to media and images, and we look at non-western performance forms that preceded those used by international artists during the 20th century. Socially dynamic situations have been created by the remixing of traditional European and non-western ideas about music, poetry, painting, sculpture, film, and theater. Therefore we will study modernist art (1920s DADA and Futurism, 1950s Situationism, 1990s Relational Aesthetics), as well as related forms of political street theater (Youth Protest 1960s, Occupy Wall Street now). Our goal is to examine the classic examples and the related conceptual issues in order to generate novel forms for thinking about culture and society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 341 - IMPRESSIONISM AND AFTER
The call for "modernity" of Baudelaire; the "misogyny" of Degas; the "obsessiveness" of Cezanne; the "primitivism" of Gauguin; the "feminine spaces" of Mary Cassatt and, of course, the "madness" of Van Gogh will be just some of the notions--or myths--that we will explore in this survey of mid-19th century to early 20th century art. We will examine the historical stature of these artists, their reputations, and their contemporary relevance. The city of Paris is considered the center of 19th century painting (nearly all the artists we shall study spent significant time there, including Van Gogh). In addition to analyzing the works themselves, we shall consider the social, economic, and political changes in and around Paris that affected the shape and reception of the art produced there. Some background in the art of the period will be helpful to understanding the richness, as well as the controversial nature, of the work we will discuss. Whenever possible, we shall consider a relatively small number of key works by each artist, rather than attempt to master an exhaustive survey. Even within this lecture format, discussion is encouraged. The required readings represent diverse views within the field of art history.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 345 - CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ART SINCE 2000
What is "contemporary art" today? In this intensive seminar our emphasis will be the global art scene since 2000, and related late-20th century trends. We first ask, "what are the hot topics in the art world today," and then look back in time to better understand where they come from. Topics will be updated to reflect current gallery practice, and will likely include performing identities, social encounters as art, and screen-based, glitch-based, and immersive forms of art, sound based gallery art, and the arts of contemporary self-identified "indigenous" peoples. We will also consider how international art fairs have come to dominate the art world everywhere, determining how value is assigned and deciding who and what we are able to see. We will attempt to make sense of the many different art worlds taking place all at once in our contemporary world, and the ways that they intersect, overlap, and contest each other specifically within the New York City art scene today. We will engage directly with the New York an scene through several study trips to alternative galleries and to events like the Armory Art Fair and the Whitney Biennial.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, WRITING INTENSIVE

ARHT 390 - TOPICS:
The description and topics of this course vary from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. ARHT 390 ASIAN ART HISTORY. This course is a survey of the arts of India, China, and Japan. Students will study the historical development of art and architecture within its cultural contexts, examining court patronage as well as religious and philosophical ideas. Themes that run through the course are the relationships between these three areas, for example, the spread of Buddhism from India to East Asia and Confucism from China to Japan. Some of the works studied will be the Qin terracotta army, and Literati paintings; The Great Stupa in India, Hindu temples, Mughal paintings and the Taj Mahal; the Japanese Shinto Shrine at Ise, the Tai-an Tea House, and wood-block prints. Students will have the opportunity to explore topics in contemporary Asian art in their research projects for the class.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Art History Department

ARHT 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART HISTORY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Art History Department

ARHT 410 - ADVANCED RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY
This course is the capstone in art history, but it is open to students from other concentrations or majors who want to do sustained research in a topic in the history of art. The class is designed to allow students to develop and pursue a research interest over the course of an entire semester and to design their own course outcomes. Topics have ranged from a study of French symbolism to a survey of early Christian art and have culminated in a variety of outcomes including the production of advanced art history research papers (suitable for submission as part of graduate school applications) to producing a virtual exhibition on the topic of early Christian pilgrimage arts to designing a series of lesson plans and curricular activities related to the topic. Both topics and outcomes develop out of the student's own interests and professional goals, but will, at the same time, provide an opportunity to delve further into the methods and materials of the history of art. Each week the group will meet together and individual meetings will take place on a bi-weekly basis. Students will keep a log of their research progress, present their research to the group regularly, develop and revise their own work plan and final project. Written assignments, also developed by the student, must include at least one analytical paper based on a work of art seen first hand at a New Jersey or New York museum as well as several proposals and the final outcome. There will be at least one scheduled group visit to a museum or gallery during the semester, for which attendance is mandatory. Note that this trip will take place on a Saturday.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Screening, Seminar, Studio

Art History Department

ARHT 490 - TOPICS:
The description and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisites: varies with the topic offered. ARHT 490 PERFORMANCE ART. "Performance" refers to action, spectator involvement, and audiences as co-creators of events that cross the boundaries of art, music, theater, and social movements. In this class we explore how artists and activists have used performance to comment on current conditions and to propose alternative visions. We consider how avant-garde artists invented radical approaches to media and images, and we look at nonwestern performance forms that preceded those used by international artists during the 20th century. Socially dynamic situations have been created by the remixing of traditional European and nonwestern ideas about music, poetry, painting, sculpture, film, and theater. We will study modernist art (1920s DADA and Futurism, 1950s Situationism, 1990s Relational Aesthetics), as well as related forms of political street theater (Youth Protest 1960s, Occupy Wall Street now). Our goal is to examine the classic examples and the related conceptual issues in order to generate novel forms for thinking about culture and society. This is an intensive seminar in which a research paper or major art project designed by the student is produced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Seminar

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core-400 Level

ARHT 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

ARHT 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department


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