Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Courses: Art History

  • AH 101: Introduction to Western Art
    For all students interested in acquiring an understanding of the visual arts. An introductory survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world.
  • AH 102: Introduction to Non-Western Art
    A chronological and comparative survey of indigenous arts in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.
  • AH 201: History of Art I
    A survey of prehistoric and ancient cultures through the Middle Ages. Includes representative examples and styles of art and architecture of Western and non-Western cultures.
  • AH 202: History of Art II
    A survey of Western and non-Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the present.
  • AH 305: Art on Location
    Exploration of the arts and architecture of a major metropolitan area or region.
  • AH 306: Topics in Art History Abroad
    Students complete departmentally approved course work at a foreign university.
  • AH 308: Art History Internship
    Individually planned work experience in a museum, gallery, or art organization. This course may not be used to satisfy the fine or performing arts requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees.
  • AH 315: Egyptian Art and Archaeology
    Covers ca. 3000 B.C.E. through the first century B.C.E.
  • AH 316: Bronze Age Aegean Art & Archaeology
    Covers ca. 6000 B.C.E. through 1000 B.C.E.
  • AH 317: Etruscan Art and Archaeology
    Covers ca. 1000 B.C.E. through 100 B.C.E.
  • AH 321: Greek Art and Archaeology
    Development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Greek world from the Late Bronze Age to Hellenistic times.
  • AH 322: Roman Art and Archaeology
    Roman architecture, sculpture, and painting.
  • AH 323: Art & Archaeology of Pompeii
    This course examines the material culture of Pompeii and Herculaneum as a microcosm of Roman art, architecture, history, religion, society, and daily life; it makes use of several categories of archaeological evidence including wall paintings, epigraphy, artifacts, and architecture.
  • AH 328: Ancient Art on Location
    Students explore ancient Mediterranean art and monuments at museums, universities, and research institutions in a major metropolital area or region.
  • AH 330: Medieval Art
    History and archaeology of art from Early Christian through Gothic periods.
  • AH 332: Early Christian, Byzantine & Islamic Art
    Art and architecture of the second through early 13th centuries, including Early Christian art in the Roman provinces in the Holy Land and Islamic art within Europe.
  • AH 334: Early Medieval Art and Archaeology
    Art and architecture of the fourth through early 12th centuries in Eastern and Western Europe. Art of so-called barbarian groups from Hungary to England and Scandinavia, and Christian art of the Carolingian and Ottoman Empires.
  • AH 336: Viking Art and Archaeology
    Art and archaeology of Vikings in Scandinavia and in distant lands from Russia to England and Iceland. Covers pre-Viking styles of the fifth century through late 11th century.
  • AH 338: Romanesque and Gothic Art
    Art and architecture of the later Medieval period, including Romanesque and Gothic art of Western Europe from the 12th through the 15th centuries.
  • AH 341: Italian Renaissance Art
    A study of graphic arts, painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the Dugento (13th century) through the 16th century and “Mannerism.”
  • AH 343: Northern Renaissance Art
    A study of graphic arts, painting, sculpture and architecture in Germany, France, and the Netherlands from 14th through the 16th century, including “Mannerism.”
  • AH 345: Baroque & Rococo Art & Architecture
    History and analysis of European art from the 17th century to the French Revolution.
  • AH 351: 19th-Century European Art
    An examination of the major European styles from Neoclassicism through Post-Impressionism.
  • AH 355: 20th-Century Art
    A study of 20th-century American and European art.
  • AH 357: Art Now
    This course covers global art made in the last decade.
  • AH 359: Contemporary Art
    Contemporary art with special emphasis on American and European art.
  • AH 361: American Art to 1900
    History of American painting, sculpture, architecture, interiors, furniture, other decorative arts, and folk art from the Colonial Period to 1900.
  • AH 364: American Art on Paper
    An examination of prints, drawings, and watercolors produced in America since 1573. Includes folk art, illustration, and artists’ sketches.
  • AH 369: Survey of Black American Art
    History and appreciation of the art of black Americans with emphasis on painting, sculpture, architecture, and other plastic art forms.
  • AH 380: Asian Art
    Special topics in the major and minor arts of China, Japan, and India with consideration of religious, historical, and geographical influences. May be repeated once for credit.
  • AH 381: Art of China
    This course examines and analyzes selected works of art and architecture in China.
  • AH 382: Art of Japan
    This course explores the art production in India from the Indus Valley Civilization (ca. 2000 BCE) to modern and contemporary India, and its impact in Southeast Asia.
  • AH 383: Art of India
    This course explores the art production in India from the Indus Valley Civilization (ca. 2000 BCE) to modern and contemporary India, and its impact in Southeast Asia.
  • AH 386: African and African American Arts
    Interdisciplinary approach to the continuities between traditional and contemporary African and African American arts, with emphasis on architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, basketry, jewelry, dance, and music.
  • AH 401: Research and Writing in Art
    Methods of research, bibliography, use, and criticism of source material, individual reports, and presentation of papers. Required of all art history majors and all B.F.A. candidates in the junior year.
  • AH 403: Art Theory and Criticism
    This course introduces, historicizes, and problematizes the use of interdisciplinary theory in the critical analysis of works of visual art.
  • AH 406: Topics in Art History
    Lecture and discussion on art history or art criticism. May focus on a specific artist, style, period, cultural group or technical or methodological problem. Content varies.
  • AH 408: Seminar in Art History
    Advanced study on an in-depth topic, including individual research and contributions to the seminar group. Content varies.
  • AH 458: Social Context of Holocaust Art
    Students will examine Holocaust art and artists during the period of imprisonment and since liberation, with an emphasis on sociological relevance of artists’ lives and work.
  • AH 490: Selected Readings: Art Hist. & Criticism
    Content varies.
  • AH 503: Art Theory and Criticism
    Topics and problems surrounding the nature of aesthetic theory are discussed. Interdisciplinary approach, with analysis of specific works of art.
  • AH 505: Topics in Art History
    Lecture and discussion on a selected area of art history or art criticism. May focus on a specific artist, style, period, cultural group, or technical or methodological problem. Content varies.
  • AH 508: Seminar in Art History
    Specific problems in art emphasizing both individual research and contributions to the seminar group on advanced, in-depth topics. Content varies.
  • AH 520: Topics in Ancient Art
    Content varies.
  • AH 530: Topics in Medieval Art
    Content varies.
  • AH 532: Early Christian, Byzantine & Islamic Art
    Christian, Jewish, and Islamic art and architecture of the Mediterranean region from the late Roman Empire through the Byzantine Empire and Islamic Spain (2nd–15th centuries). Emphasis on primary sources.
  • AH 534: Early Medieval Art and Archaeology
    Art and archaeology of Scandinavian Vikings and their predecessors (4th–11th centuries), including the transition from paganism to Christianity; burial customs; gender and diversity; trading and Archaeological and art historical study of visual culture of the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Lombards, Anglo-Saxons, Franks, and Merovingians, and the cultural renaissance of the Carolingian and Ottonian Periods (4th–11th centuries). Emphasis on primary sources.
  • AH 536: Viking Art and Archaeology
    Art and archaeology of Scandinavian Vikings and their predecessors (4th–11th centuries), including the transition from paganism to Christianity; burial customs; gender and diversity; trading and settlement from Russia to North America. Emphasis on primary sources.
  • AH 538: Romanesque and Gothic Art
    Architecture, sculpture, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts of Romanesque and Gothic Western Europe (12th–15th centuries), including the study of structural systems, iconographic programs, and patrons and artists. Emphasis on primary sources.
  • AH 541: Italian Renaissance Art
    Major developments in the graphic arts, painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the Dugento (13th century) through 16th century “Mannerism”.
  • AH 543: Northern Renaissance Art
    A study of graphic arts, painting, sculpture, and architecture in Germany, France, and the Netherlands from 14th through the 16th centuries including “Mannerism”.
  • AH 545: Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture
    History and analysis of European art from the 17th century to the French Revolution.
  • AH 550: Topics in Modern Art: Europe and America
    Content varies.
  • AH 551: 19th-Century European Art
    An examination of the major European art styles from Neoclassicism through Post-Impressionism.
  • AH 555: 20th Century Art
    A study of 20th-century American and European art.
  • AH 557: Art Now
    This advanced course covers global art made in the last decade.
  • AH 559: Contemporary Art and Architecture
    Contemporary art with special emphasis on American and European art.
  • AH 560: Topics in American Art
    Content varies.
  • AH 561: American Art to 1900
    History of American painting, sculpture, architecture, interiors, furniture, and other decorative arts and folk art from the Colonial period to 1900.
  • AH 569: Survey of Black American Art
    History and appreciation of the art of black Americans with emphasis on painting, sculpture, architecture, and other plastic art forms.
  • AH 581: Advanced History of Chinese Art
    This course examines and analyzes selected works of art and architecture from the Neolithic period to contemporary times.
  • AH 582: Advanced History of Japanese Art
    This course examines the visual language, artistic traditions, and innovative practices of the Japanese culture.
  • AH 583: Advanced History of Indian Art
    This course explores the art production in India from the Indus Valley Civilization (ca. 2000 BCE) to modern and contemporary India, and its impact in Southeast Asia.
  • AH 586: African and African American Arts
    Interdisciplinary approach to the continuities between traditional and contemporary African and African American arts, with emphasis on architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, basketry, jewelry, dance, and music.
  • AH 690: Selected Readings: Art Hist & Criticism
    Readings designed to meet the individual needs of the students.

Art History

Facilities: Art History