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Art History/Museum Studies (AHMS)

Art History/Museum Studies (AHMS)
Faculty of Fine Arts

Art History/Museum Studies 1000

Introduction to Art
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Basic concepts and vocabulary in the practice and theory of art, based primarily on the period from 1800 to the present, that is the move from modernism to postmodernism, including painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, drawing and photo-arts.
Equivalent:
Art 1000 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 2001

Contemporary Art Practices and Theories
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introductory art history survey of contemporary art practices and theories. Many non-traditional art forms, media, and approaches are considered, such as performance art, process and time-based work, installation and environmental art, and public art. The course includes discussions of concepts and issues that inform the art of recent decades, and the place of contemporary art in visual culture.
Equivalent:
Art 2001 (prior to 2010/2011);
Art 1001 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art History/Museum Studies 2220

Western Art History to 1400
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A history of the visual arts including painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Paleolithic to the late Gothic period, set within their cultural context.
Equivalent:
Art 2220 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 2230

Western Art History: 15th Century to the Present
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A history of the visual arts including painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe and North America from 1400 to the present, set within their cultural context.
Equivalent:
Art 2230 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 2255

Art and Culture (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with the interactions and relationships between art and culture.
Prerequisite(s):
Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings
Equivalent:
Art 2255 (prior to 2010/2011);
Art 2850 (Art and Popular Culture) (prior to 2007/2008) is equivalent to the same offering in the Art History/Museum Studies 2255 Series

Art History/Museum Studies 2900

Introduction to Museum Studies
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-30
Using the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery collection, students are introduced to many areas of gallery and museum practice: curating, collections management and research, database practices, registration, exhibition preparation, and public programming.
Equivalent:
Art 2900 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3151

Art History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in art history.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 1000 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art 3151 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3200

19th-Century Art History
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Major artists and movements from neoclassicism through Post-Impressionism in Europe and North America.
Equivalent:
Art 3200 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3215

20th-Century Art History to 1945
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of theory, practice, critical response and context of mainstream art movements in Europe and North America from the turn of the century through World War II; Fauvism, Cubism through Surrealism, and American Regionalism and Social Realism.
Equivalent:
Art 3215 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3220

Art: 1945 to 1970
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An in-depth investigation into the theory, practice, critical response and context of major North American and European art movements between 1945 and 1970.
Equivalent:
Art 3220 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3240

Canadian Art History
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the major Canadian artists and art movements dating from 1660 to present. Emphasis is placed upon issues and artists of the 20th Century.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 1000 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art 3240 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3255

Art and Culture (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with the interactions and relationships between art and culture.
Prerequisite(s):
Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings
Equivalent:
Art 3255 (prior to 2010/2011);
Art 3850 (Visual Commercial Culture) (prior to 2007/2008) is equivalent to the same offering in the Art History/Museum Studies 3255 Series

Art History/Museum Studies 3270

Art Since 1970
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An intense investigation into the theory, practice, critical response and context of late-modernist and postmodernist artistic movements since 1970.
Prerequisite(s):
One of [Art History/Museum Studies 1000 and Art History/Museum Studies 2001] or Art History/Museum Studies 3220;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art 3270 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3900

Critical Issues in Museum Studies
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Provides a critical framework for examining theoretical issues in Museum Studies such as the creation of canons, inclusions and exclusions in museum practices, and the politics of display.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 2900 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art 3900 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 4000

Museum Studies Internship
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-25
Museum Studies research directed toward practical application (such as exhibitions, collections, documentation, text production, and/or public programming) within the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery or other cultural organizations.
Equivalent:
Art 4000 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 4150

Art History (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in art history.
Prerequisite(s):
Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings
Equivalent:
Art 4150 (prior to 2010/2011)