Research Hall 201
Section Information for Spring 2017
This colloquium will offer a graduate-level survey of the major fields of academic Art History, team-taught by the Art History faculty and mediated by the professor of record. The weekly lectures will introduce the main issues, local resources, historiography and pedagogy of each of our fields, supplemented by group discussions with the faculty and focused readings. The course will help prepare students for further graduate coursework, for their MA comprehensive exams, and for possible future teaching or museum work. Coursework will include weekly reading summaries and local exhibition critiques. At the end of the course, students will take the slide portion of their required MA comprehensive exams. Admission to this course will be restricted to Art History graduate students, because of the focus on the MA comprehensive exam. It is to be taken by all first-year graduate students in the GMU MA program, and by others in consultation with the MA advisor, Prof. DeCaroli. Students should acquire a major Art History survey textbook such as Stokstad, Gardner or Janson. Stokstad's Art History (4th ed.) will the one made available at the Bookstore and followed by most of the lecturers.
Offers graduate-level survey in academic art history led by an instructor of record, with input from full Art History faculty. Participants review the current field through lectures, focused readings and group discussions with relevant faculty member. Participants may read in more depth in areas of special interest. Provides preparation for MA exams and professional preparation for teaching.