Art History (AHIS)

AHIS 1  Understanding the Visual Arts

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Fundamentals of visual art forms and the role art plays in various historical periods and cultures. Off-campus trips may be required. Students may not earn credit for both ARTB 1 and AHIS 1.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730469AHIS:1M7:00pm - 8:30pmS. Esslinger28A-103
Winter 201730470AHIS:1M7:00pm - 8:30pmS. Esslinger28A-103
Winter 201730644AHIS:1MTWR4:45pm - 6:50pmT. Salomone26D-2220
Winter 201731571AHIS:1TR8:00am - 12:15pmD. Staylor26D-2411

AHIS 3  History of Women and Gender in Art

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Roles of women and gender in cultural creation and production with a focus on the visual arts. A historical and global survey, covering the role of women artists in the history of art and the representation of gender in a variety of cultures and time periods. Field trips may be required.

AHIS 3H  History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Roles of women and gender in cultural creation and production with a focus on the visual arts. A historical and global survey, covering the role of women artists in the history of art and the representation of gender in a variety of cultures and time periods. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both AHIS 3 (formerly ARTA 3) and AHIS 3H. Field trips may be required.

AHIS 4  History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ARTH 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Western art from the Prehistoric through Gothic periods, demonstrating the relationship of various visual art forms to each other and to the cultural context in which they were produced.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730522AHIS:4MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmD. Hight26D-2220

AHIS 4H  History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ARTH 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Western art from the Prehistoric through Gothic periods demonstrating the relationship of various visual art forms to each other and to the cultural context in which they were produced. This is an honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both AHIS 4 (formerly ARTA 4) and AHIS 4H.

AHIS 5  History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ARTH 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Western art from the Renaissance through Modern periods, demonstrating the relationship of various visual art forms to each other and to the cultural context in which they were produced. Off-campus assignments may be required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730523AHIS:5MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmJ. Byce26D-2220

AHIS 5H  History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ARTH 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Western art from the Renaissance through Modern periods demonstrating the relationship of various visual art forms to each other and to the cultural context in which they were produced. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both AHIS 5 (formerly ARTA 5) and AHIS 5H. Off-campus assignments may be required.

AHIS 6  History of Modern Art

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Artistic movements, influences, and individuals who have formed the Modern tradition. Emphasis is on the 20th century; the international and multicultural character of Modern art will be explored. Off campus trips may be required.

AHIS 6H  History of Modern Art - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Artistic movements, influences, and individuals who have formed the Modern tradition. Emphasis is on the 20th century; the international and multicultural character of Modern art will be explored. Off campus trips may be required. Students may not receive credit for both AHIS 6 and AHIS 6H.

AHIS 8  History of Medieval Art and Architecture

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Medieval art and architecture in Europe and the Mediterranean. Jewish, Christian, and Islamic arts will be studied in their cultural contexts.

AHIS 9  History of Asian Art and Architecture

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Asian artistic traditions. Major monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other visual art forms are studied within their religious and cultural contexts.

AHIS 10  A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68

A critical history of Greek and Roman art and architecture before 500 CE will be examined in their cultural contexts. Historical perceptions of Classical art and culture and their impact on Europe and America will be studied.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730643AHIS:10MTWR8:00am - 10:05amD. Hight26D-2220

AHIS 11  History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ARTH 140)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Traditional arts of African tribes and kingdoms, Oceania and Australia, and Native North America. Visual arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, body decoration, and ritual objects will be studied in their cultural contexts.

AHIS 12  History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

The arts of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and Andean South America. Major monuments of sculpture, painting, architecture, ceramics, and textiles from civilizations including the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca will be studied in their cultural contexts.

AHIS 12H  History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

The arts of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and Andean South America. Major monuments of sculpture, painting, architecture, ceramics, and textiles from civilizations including the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca will be studied in their cultural contexts. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both AHIS 12 and AHIS 12H.

AHIS 14  Rome: The Ancient City

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

The art and culture of the ancient city of Rome. Major works of art and architecture will be studied in cultural and historical context. The importance of Rome and the Romans to later cultures will be explored.

AHIS 15  Culture and Art of Pompeii

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Art, architecture, and culture of Pompeii and neighboring cities destroyed in the volcanic eruption of 79 CE. Major monuments and archaeological remains will be studied in cultural and historical context.

AHIS 99  Special Projects in Art History

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   
Advisory: AHIS 1

Offers selected students recognition for their academic interest and ability, and the opportunity to explore the discipline in greater depth. The content of this course and the methods of study vary and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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