Courses for Spring 2023

  • Introduction to the Built Environment

    This course provides an introduction to the major forces and discourses that shape the built environment, with a focus on architecture and the city, but including examples from a wide range of scales and art and creative practices. The course is organized topically, with the goal of offering a general framework, precise vocabulary, and a conceptual armature for thinking critically about the shape of the built environment. This course fulfills an Architecture concentration requirement. A.
    HIAA 0065 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kleinman
    HIAA 0065 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0065 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0065 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • German Architecture after World War Two

    This course examines the relationship between architecture and politics in postwar Germany. During the years that immediately followed WW2, we will investigate debates over urban reconstruction and mass-produced housing. After Germany was divided into East and West, we will examine how two opposing ideological settings impacted the approach to architecture in each Germany. Towards the end of the 20th century, we will study various approaches to the design of memorials to historic crimes. Throughout the course, special attention will be given to themes such as searching for a new identity, preventing sprawl, and coming to terms with the Nazi past.
    HIAA 0085 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hayat
    HIAA 0085 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0085 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0085 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0085 C04
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Contemporary Photography

    This course surveys the rise of photography in the art world in the period after 1960. It examines both the development of photography as an independent medium and the appropriation of lens-based imagery by Pop Art, conceptual art, minimalism, and eventually Postmodernism.
    HIAA 0089 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    HIAA 0089 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0089 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0089 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0089 C04
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Architectural Projection

    This course introduces the beginning student to the origins, media, geometries and role(s) of projection drawing in the design and construction process. The student will learn systems of projection drawing from direct experience, and be challenged to work both from life and to life. Subjects such as transparency, figure/ground, sciagraphy, oblique projection, surface development, volumetric intersections, spatial manipulation and analytic operations will build on the basics of orthographic and conic projection. The course involves line and tone drawing, hand drafting, computer drawing(Autocad) and computer modeling(Rhino).
    HIAA 0130 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
    HIAA 0130 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
  • Intermediate Architectural Design Studio

    Building on the skills taught in the Introductory Studio, this studio emphasizes design as a mode of critical cultural inquiry to explore the cultural, environmental, and political forces which shape relationships between cities and the buildings, landscapes that form the public realm. Questions of the meaning of materials, functions, and urban imagery will be addressed with particular emphasis on acquiring greater fluency with the graphic tools and iterative processes through which designers conceptualize, synthesize, and represent the complex conditions of site, program, tectonics, and materiality to create urban landscapes. The city of Providence usually serves as a case study for observation and testing ground for your ideas, in addition to providing a site for your imaginary project. Students will come away with enhanced proficiency in representational techniques and a greater awareness of the social conditions of architectural production.
    HIAA 0150 S01
    Prerequisites: HIAA 0100
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
  • Brushwork: Chinese Painting in Time

    How did the tenor of the individual brushstroke become the locus of value in traditional Chinese painting? What other possible standards of excellence—such as verisimilitude—were displaced in the process? This course pursues these questions by analyzing the great monuments of Chinese painting from the perspective of the aesthetic debates that defined them over the centuries. Proceeding from the famous Six Laws of Painting down to the aesthetic watershed of the Northern and Southern Schools, the course traces the fraught interplay of artistic practice and critical judgment in China over more than a thousand years. No prior knowledge required.
    HIAA 1201 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
  • Borderlands: Art and Culture between Rome and Iran

    We tend to think of borders as hard and fast lines on a map, separating two distinct spheres of territory under different political authorities. In the ancient world however, borders formed regions of uncertain control, places defined by zones of influence projected from cities, with authorities and actors adept at playing both sides. This was especially true in the Classical and Late Antique Middle East, a region contested by the great empires of Rome and Iran. This class examines the art and architecture produced both by and between Rome and Iran. By studying the depictions (and appropriations) of the other, and the visual and material record of liminal places such as Palmyra, Commagene, Hatra, and Dura-Europos, this course investigates the forms of cultural expression in contested places, and how they forged an international visual language of power, prestige, and sacrality.
    HIAA 1432 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Langendorfer
  • The Lactating, Menstruating Christ: Constructing and Depicting Gender in Late Medieval Europe

    Throughout the long span of the Middle Ages, gender was a mutable category, dangerous and at times powerful because of its instability. This seminar explores the conceptualization, creation, and demarcation of medieval gender, drawing from both medieval texts and the physical record — art, architecture, archaeology, and objects — for evidence. In the first half of the course, we will discuss how gender was defined, bounded, and represented. We will draw from the resulting grasp of how gender was constructed and performed in the second half of the course to complicate, nuance, and interrogate how gender operated in particular contexts and for particular purposes.
    HIAA 1470 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chilson-Parks
  • Native American Architecture

    Academic disciplines that discuss Native American pasts (such as archaeology, anthropology, and history) have historically characterized Indigenous peoples of North America by what they supposedly “lack.” Architectural history is no exception. Despite a deep continental history of Native American constructions—whether monumental earthen mounds or effigies, village complexes, roads, or megaliths—Native architecture is often ignored in histories of architecture. Combining archaeological, ethnographic, archival, and oral-historical sources, this course exposes the erasure of Native Americans from architectural history and celebrates the diversity and complexity of Indigenous built environments. We first examine how different academic disciplines have historically studied (and sometimes erased) Native American architecture. Then we will survey Indigenous architecture before settler colonialism. We end the course studying the violence of and resistance to colonialism in North America and how contemporary Indigenous architectural traditions have been shaped in response.
    HIAA 1625 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Johnson
  • 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
    Kleinman
    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
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
    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
  • Exchange Scholar Program

    HIAA 2450 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Methods of South Asian Art History

    This course will explore current and historical methods in the field of South Asian Art History, from circa 1700 to the present. Special attention will be paid to methods of writing, theoretical approaches, and key questions in the discipline.
    HIAA 2725 S01
    Graduate seminar
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
  • Special Topics: Photography: Reception and Response

    The photograph is, by nature, an image to be looked at. Historically, most theory and criticism has placed emphasis on photographic production (its makers, its technologies) rather than reception, its viewer, and what happens in its perception. This graduate seminar will investigate the cultural and psychological stakes of understanding photographs as pictures that catalyze effects and responses. Emphasis is on theorizations, both inside and outside the field, that can shed light on this understudied dimension.
    HIAA 2860H S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
  • Methods of Research and Art Historical Interpretation

    Required of first-year and second year history of art and architecture A.M./Ph.D. students. Enrollment limited to 12. Instructor permission required.
    HIAA 2920 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
  • 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
    Moser
    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
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    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
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    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.

    Africana Studies
    AFRI 2005 Monuments, Counter-Monuments, and the Representation of the Slave Past
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