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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
An introduction to the history and theory of art from 1800 to 1960, focusing on the development of modernism, and including issues in Canadian art and the rise of museum culture.
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 introduction to the history and theory of contemporary art from 1960 to the present, including issues in Canadian and First Nations art, and the culture of display.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000
Equivalent:
Art 2001 (prior to 2010/2011);
Art 1001 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art History/Museum Studies 2225

Western Art from Prehistory to the French Revolution
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
A history of Western art including painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistory to 1789, set within their cultural context.

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.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000 AND
One of Art History/Museum Studies 2225 or 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000 AND
One of Art History/Museum Studies 2001, Art History/Museum Studies 2225, or 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)
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.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 2001 or Art History/Museum Studies 3215
Equivalent:
Art 3220 (prior to 2010/2011)

Art History/Museum Studies 3240

Canadian Art History to 1940
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
An examination of the major Canadian artists and art movements from 1660 to 1940, with an emphasis on issues and artists of the 20th century.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000 AND
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art 3240 (Canadian Art History) (prior to 2011/2012)

Art History/Museum Studies 3245

Canadian Art History: 1940 to the Present
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
An examination of the major Canadian artists and art movements from 1940 to the present, with an emphasis on the development of contemporary practice.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 1000 AND
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Art History/Museum Studies 3250

Northwest Coast Art
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
The historical and contemporary arts of the various First Nations’ peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America from European contact to the present day.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 1000 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Art History/Museum Studies 3151 (Northwest Coast Art) (prior to 2012/2013);
Art 3151 (N.W. & S.W. Native Arts in the 20th Century) (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

Issues in Contemporary Art and Theory
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
An intense investigation of the theory, practice, critical response and context of art since 1970. Specific areas of focus will change depending on expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art History/Museum Studies 2001 or Art History/Museum Studies 3220 AND
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 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.
Prerequisite(s):
Art History/Museum Studies 2900 AND
Art History/Museum Studies 3900
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)

Art History/Museum Studies 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week:
Variable
This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course. In consultation with the Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem, formulate a research plan, conduct research, report orally, and submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis or by curating an exhibition with an accompanying essay, which will be made publicly available.
Prerequisite(s):
Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher AND
Completion of a minimum of 9 courses (27.0 credit hours) in Art History/Museum Studies AND
Application to the Department of Art
Note:
Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work. See Part 9 - Fine Arts, Section 7.a.2. p. 186.