Courses for Spring 2021

  • Advanced Design Studio

    These studios, three of which are required for graduation, are offered by individual instructors to students who have successfully completed the core curriculum. The goal for the studio is to design a more complex, public building in a specific urban context. Working with large-scale physical models, drawings, digital productions, materials and construction details, the students are tasked to finding a rigorous, conceptual clarity in their architectural and urban responses to the design problems at hand. The studios are assigned by lottery on the first day of classes. Once assigned to an advanced studio, a student may not drop studio.
    HIAA 0002 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
  • The Architectures of Islam

    Through selected case study examples, the course examines the varied manifestations of Islamic architectures. The course spans fourteen centuries and three continents, and examines religious as well as secular buildings. We will trace the sources and 'invention' of Islamic architecture in the Umayyad dynasty of the seventh and eighth centuries, and will explore its varied manifestations up to the contemporary period. By examining cross-cultural and trans-regional interactions, we will also investigate the relationship between Islamic and non-Islamic architectural traditions. A
    HIAA 0041 S01
    This course is being offered online. For concentration breadth requirements, the period designation for this course is Multiple Periods, and the geographic designation is Multiple Regions.
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    HIAA 0041 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0041 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0041 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Introduction to American Art: The 19th Century

    This undergraduate lecture course traces the rise of American painting in the period from the Revolution to the dawn of modernism in the 20th century. Major figures, such as Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, Winslow Homer and Albert Pinkham Ryder, will be examined, as will significant movements, such as the Hudson River School and Tonalism. Discussion will help place American art within the context of history, the invention of national identity, and parallel developments in popular visual culture. Enrollment limited to 50.
    HIAA 0070 S01
    For concentration breadth requirements, the period designation for this course is Modern / Contemporary, and the geographic designation is Americas.
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    HIAA 0070 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0070 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Contemporary Art

    This lecture course will survey the major movements and artistic strategies of contemporary art since 1989. Topics include installation art, new documentary, performance/re-performance, new genre public art, relational aesthetics, arte útil, critical geography, post-production, para-fiction, research-based art, and post-colonial, post-critical, and post-internet practices. As suggested by the prevalence of “posts,” our discussion will center on the persistence of history in the art of the present.
    HIAA 0087 S01
    For concentration breadth requirements, the period designation for this course is Modern / Contemporary, and the geographic designation is Multiple Regions.
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    HIAA 0087 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0087 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0087 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0087 C04
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0087 C05
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0087 C06
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Introduction to Architectural Design Studio

    Introduces students to basic tools and strategies in architectural design. A number of exercises will introduce students to questions about form, function and structure and teach them to learn from close observation of the built environment. The second half of the semester is devoted to the design of a small house by each student, which will be presented in a scale model and a full set of drawings at the end of the semester. A jury of invited architects and professors will conduct a discussion of each project. Enrollment limited to 15. Instructor permission required. Course is intended for first and second year students.
    HIAA 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
  • Mural Painting in Mexico

    Before Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros were lauded as heroes of the twentieth-century muralismo movement, artists had been painting on walls throughout Mexico for centuries for both public and private audiences. We will consider how murals were sites for elite consumption and religious contemplation, political tools, agents for social change, and nexuses of collective identity. We will examine Mexican wall painting through time from Pre-Columbian dwellings and ceremonial spaces, to the painted interiors of Spanish colonial residences and churches, to public displays uniting post-Revolutionary Mexico, ending with the Chicano mural movement and vibrant community spaces of contemporary Mexico and the U.S.
    HIAA 0632 S01
    For concentration breadth requirements, the period designation for this course is Multiple Periods, and the geographic designation is Americas.
    Primary Instructor
    Stair
  • Giotto to Watteau: Introduction to the Art of Europe from Renaissance to French Revolution

    Giotto to Watteau introduces the great works of European art from the Renaissance to French Revolution. What ideas and forces enabled artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt to transform the visual world so profoundly that their innovations still radiate outwards through history into the present? What are the best terms and concepts to describe and understand the new styles that developed between 1300 and 1800? Lectures, discussion, reading, and direct looking consider these questions in a way that works for students at an introductory level. A
    HIAA 0660 S01
    For concentration breadth requirements, the period designation for this course is Early Modern, and the geographic designation is Europe.
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    HIAA 0660 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Mountains and Waters: Art and Ecology in East Asia

    For more than a millennium, painters and poets across East Asia have acclaimed soaring peaks astride expansive rivers as the most sublime of all subjects. Often termed “landscape” in modern English, these images of “mountains and waters” (shanshui) offer fascinating insights into the ways in which what we now call “the environment” was conceptualized in premodern East Asia. Drawing upon recent eco-aesthetic perspectives, this seminar examines these celebrated monuments of East Asian painting as ecological entities, investigating their relationships with the human and nonhuman beings that participated in their reproduction, and interrogating the moral implications of their enduring appeal. First year seminar
    HIAA 1202 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
  • Arts of Memory in Ancient Rome

    In ancient Rome, art and architecture were important vehicles for preserving memories, both individual and collective. Works of art such as reliefs, stelae, paintings, and monumental tombs, perpetuated the memory of historical events and honored the legacies of notable individuals. This seminar will explore the multiple forms of commemoration in ancient Roman art and architecture, considering a variety of media including burials and cenotaphs, triumphal arches, honorific columns and statues, among others. We will analyze the monuments built by and for members of the Roman elite, as well as private memorials dedicated by ordinary citizens. (A)
    HIAA 1308 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rodriguez
  • The Architecture of Solitude: The Medieval Monastery

    Religious men and women, as well as their patrons, sought to establish places of devotion and learning across the medieval landscape. This course examines the rise and development of the medieval monastery from its late antique beginnings in the deserts of Africa to the rise of the preaching orders in early thirteenth-century Europe. Emphasis will be placed upon the material expressions of western monasticism and upon the notion of the monastery as an architectural, archaeological and historical research problem through examination of individual case study examples. Instructor permission required. Enrollment limited to 12. A
    HIAA 1440B S01
    UG/Grad seminar online synchronous
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
  • Bosch and Bruegel: Art Turns the World Upside Down

    An in-depth look at the work of these two enigmatic Netherlandish artists. After seeing how art history uses various methods to establish what they actually painted and drew, we will move outwards to interpretation and historical study of their images of comedy, proverbs, religion, and landscape. Artworks in local museums will be important focuses of discussion. Prerequisite: Any history of art and architecture course numbered below 1000.
    HIAA 1600A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
  • Criticality and Modern Art

    This seminar will interrogate a central way of understanding the politics of twentieth-century art: criticality. The notion that art’s relationship to society is one of negation, diagnosis, and destabilization pervades modern art history. This seminar will trace the development of criticality as an artistic practice and art-historical methodology. Alongside texts on critique in philosophy and theory, we will examine artists for whom criticality is paramount: Dada’s ballistic mission, repetitions of the neo-avant-garde, anti-art, institutional critique, critical postmodernism, art as undercommons. We will end with recent claims of critique’s collapse and assess the viability of criticality in art of today.
    HIAA 1880 S01
    Course being offered online
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
  • Individual Study Project in the History of Art and Architecture

    Reading and reports on an approved topic, supervised by a member of the staff. Project proposals must be submitted and approved no later than the first week of the semester. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 1920 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Stair
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Honors Thesis

    The subject of the thesis and program of study will be determined by the needs of the individual student. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Chinese Image Theory

    This seminar prepares students to interrogate the languages of the visual arts in premodern East Asia. Beginning with foundational claims made in the Classic of Changes (Yijing) and other early texts, it traces the ways in which graphic terminology was refined and redefined through its encounter with Sanskrit and Buddhism, the medieval advent of new technologies of visualization, and the emergence of representationalism in the Song-Yuan period. Reading knowledge of Literary Chinese is required. Open to qualified undergraduates with instructor’s permission.
    HIAA 2213 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
  • Architecture of Solitude: The Medieval Monastery

    Religious men and women, as well as their patrons, sought to establish places of devotion and learning across the medieval landscape. This course examines the rise and development of the medieval monastery from its late antique beginnings in the deserts of Africa to the rise of the preaching orders in early thirteenth-century Europe. Emphasis will be placed upon the material expressions of western monasticism and upon the notion of the monastery as an architectural, archaeological and historical research problem through examination of individual case study examples. Instructor permission required. Enrollment limited to 12.
    HIAA 2440B S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
  • Roland Barthes

    In the past few decades, the ideas of the French philosopher Roland Barthes have been indispensible to our understanding of the photograph as a theoretical object. This graduate seminar will critically examine Barthes' writings on the subject, from Mythologies to Camera Lucida, placing them within the larger context of Barthes' structuralist project as a whole and contemporary analyses of photography and lens-based imagery.
    HIAA 2860C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
  • Master's Qualifying Paper Preparation

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2940 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading (Single Credit)

    Single credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2980 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading (Double Credit)

    Double credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2981 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zerner
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading for the Doctoral Candidate

    Single Credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2982 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S03
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Dissertation Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2983 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zerner
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    HIAA 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Dissertation Preparation

    For graduate students who are preparing a dissertation and who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment.
    HIAA 2991 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Master's Thesis Preparation

    For students preparing a terminal MA thesis, may be repeated in the following semester. Sign up for sections according to individual primary advisor.
    HIAA 2992 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zerner
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Courses of Interest to Concentrators

    The following related courses, offered in other departments, may be of interest to students concentrating in the History of Art and Architecture. Please see the course listing of the sponsoring department for times and locations.

    Urban Studies
    URBN 0210 The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies
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