Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 619 Global Art History

3 credits 45 hours
600 level graduate course

The art and architecture of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the South Pacific region offer a thought-provoking history. In this course, you will have the opportunity to investigate how artistic and architectural traditions emerge and flourish across cultures and how they respond to religious ideals, societal beliefs, and political strife or stability. A hypostyle hall, an image of the Buddha, or the temples of Teotihuacan teach us not only about the people who lived among them but how art and architecture helped to foster and shape their worldview. We will also make connections to contemporary artists. You may, for example, compare ancient Japanese temples to Christo and Jean-Claude’s The Gates or see how political uncertainty informs the work of Doris Salcedo.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.