History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 601: Colloquium in Art History

ARTH 601-001: Colloquium in Art History
(Spring 2018)

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.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the MA Program in Art History.
Registration Restrictions:

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.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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