ARTH 400: Historiography and Methods of Research in Art History (Topic Varies)

ARTH 400-001: Methods and Research in Art History
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Fall 2021

This course examines the history of Art History as an area of study in order to identify shifts in practice and use of evidence over time. We will explore the ways in which scholars often say as much about the time they are writing in as they do about the times they are writing about. In order to accomplish this, we will look at a variety of theoretical approaches including Formalism, Marxism, and Post-Modern Theories. We will also consider the ways in which scholars in the non-West have responded to these methodologies and to the cultural biases often contained within them. Students should be prepared to read critically, participate in discussions, make class presentations, and engage in research for the written assignments. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Historical investigation of theories, methods, and critiques involved in the discipline of art history. Approach or focus may vary with instructor. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 302 and 6 credits in art history at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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