CCPS Art History Courses

100 Level Courses:
ARTH 151: History of Art and Architecture I
ARTH 152: History of Art and Architecture II

200 Level Courses:
ARTH 290: Selected Topics

300 Level Courses:
ARTH 355: Modern Architecture II
ARTH 356: Contemporary Art
ARTH 360: History of Photography
ARTH 361: History and Theory of Graphic Communication
ARTH 364: History of the Printed Book
ARTH 370: Asian Art and Architecture
ARTH 371: Early Islamic Art and Architecture
ARTH 374: Native American Architecture
ARTH 390: Selected Topics

400 Level Courses:
ARTH 490: Selected Topics


ARTH 151: History of Art and Architecture I. 3 hours.
An analytical survey of western traditions in art and architecture from the Paleolithic through the Middle Ages, including such periods and styles as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Romanesque, and Gothic. Analysis of these traditions develops an awareness of non-western traditions. Same as ARCH 151.

ARTH 152: History of Art and Architecture II. 3 hours.
An analytical survey of western traditions in art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present, including such periods and styles as Baroque, Neoclassical, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary. Analysis of these traditions develops an awareness of non-western traditions. Same as ARCH 152.

ARTH 355: Modern Architecture II. 3 hours.
An examination of contemporary architectural and urbanistic theories and practices, emphasizing the continuing traditions of modernism and the various critiques of these that have emerged in recent decades. The contemporary scene is discussed across a wide range of professional models and socio-geographic contexts. Same as ARCH 355. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: ARTH 354.

ARTH 356: Contemporary Art. 3 hours.
This course presents an international survey of contemporary art from 1970 to the present. It examines such topics as post-modernism, feminist art, instrumentalism, and outsider art. Course may include on-site visits to galleries and museums. Prerequisites: ARTH 152 and ARTH 350.

ARTH 360: History of Photography. 3 hours.
A survey of the aesthetic and technical development of photography from its origin to the present. Particular emphasis will be given to the contextual relationships of photographic imagery to the visual arts and to the culture at large.

ARTH 361: History and Theory of Graphic Communication. 3 hours.
This course will offer the student the opportunity to explore the psychological and sociological aspects of advertising and visual communication, providing an historical and theoretical context for studio graphic design offerings. Same as COMM 361.

ARTH 364: History of the Printed Book. 3 hours.
An introduction to printing history and the history of the book. This course examines the development of printing, including the development of allied arts such as type-cutting and casing, papermaking, bookbinding and illustration. It also seeks to study the cultural contexts of printing and the book, with special emphasis on the rise of a reading public. Students will examine and handle examples from the library's rare book collection. Same as LIBR 364.

ARTH 370: Asian Art and Architecture. 3 hours.
A survey of the arts of China, Japan, Korea, India and South Asia. The course covers the major movements in ASian art and architecture from prehistoric cultures to the present.

ARTH 371: Early Islamic Art and Architecture. 3 hours.
An in-depth examination of Islamic art and architecture in its formative period from the seventh through the fourteenth centuries. This course seeks an understanding of Islamic art and architecture in its cultural context by locating both its unique characteristics and its roots in Sassanian, Byzantine and Arabic traditions. Prerequisites: ARTH 151 and ARTH 152.

ARTH 374: Native American Architecture. 3 hours.
This course examines the architectural traditions of indigenous peoples of North America and their relationship to historical, environmental, religious, economic and social imperatives.

ARTH 290, ARTH 390, ARTH 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.