04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008
Section Information for Spring 2018
This course is designed to acquaint graduate students in George Mason University’s Master’s program in Art History with the broad range of Art History taught in the department. It will introduce students to the professors offering graduate seminars, expose them to fields outside their primary area of interest, and help them prepare for the required slide exam in Art History. The purpose of the slide exam is to ensure that students have a broad knowledge of art historical periods and geographies and an understanding of how works of art represent their specific cultural and historical contexts. In addition to its focus on the slide exam, this course is also meant to prepare students to enter the field as an art history professional. Several assignments, such as the preparation of course syllabi or museum reviews, will relate to this objective. The knowledge gained in this course will provide the foundation for art history teaching at the high school and college survey level. It will also prepare students to assess works they encounter in professional settings, such as museums, auction houses, galleries, and private and corporate collections.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.