Feb 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ARTH 3000 Research Method and Theory in Art History


This course is the first half of the Art History Senior Capstone sequence. It introduces students to the methods and theories that have defined-and that continue to challenge-the discipline. We will examine and analyze some of the many methodologies that define art history, from its beginnings in Formalism and Biography to Iconography, Marxism, Feminism, and Post-Structuralism. By reading, writing, and debating about the central issues that inform the study of art, students will begin to understand the complexity of the discipline. Over the course of the semester, students will write a number of critical response papers and journal entries while developing topics for their Senior Thesis projects. Student work will culminate in both oral and written final projects.
Credits: 3.0