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Introduction to Art History and Visual Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro ArtHist & Visual Studies

Spring 2019

Taught By: Yates McKee

Section: A

CRN: 3362

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of art history and the related field of Visual Studies. Based upon close looking at artistic objects, as well other visual and material objects (taken from, for example, film and performance, advertising and design), the class familiarizes students with key terms and debates, and those methods (from formal analysis to interdisciplinary theoretical approaches) that are employed in the interpretation of cultural objects. Through close visual analysis of diverse objects in tandem with a range of readings (drawn from literature and literary criticism; social theory and gender studies; postcolonial and global studies, to name a few), students will gain insight into how one builds an interpretation, stressing the centrality of skills of critical thinking and reading as objects are brought into dialogue with texts. In addition, the class demonstrates how the study of art history entails the very question of what is considered “art,” emphasizing that medium, form, and discourse all possess a history. Further elucidating the historical dimensions of the discipline, the course follows its recent expansion under the aegis of Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:09pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019

Intro ArtHist & Visual Studies

Fall 2018

Taught By: Yates McKee

Section: A

CRN: 3313

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of art history and the related field of Visual Studies. Based upon close looking at artistic objects, as well other visual and material objects (taken from, for example, film and performance, advertising and design), the class familiarizes students with key terms and debates, and those methods (from formal analysis to interdisciplinary theoretical approaches) that are employed in the interpretation of cultural objects. Through close visual analysis of diverse objects in tandem with a range of readings (drawn from literature and literary criticism; social theory and gender studies; postcolonial and global studies, to name a few), students will gain insight into how one builds an interpretation, stressing the centrality of skills of critical thinking and reading as objects are brought into dialogue with texts. In addition, the class demonstrates how the study of art history entails the very question of what is considered “art,” emphasizing that medium, form, and discourse all possess a history. Further elucidating the historical dimensions of the discipline, the course follows its recent expansion under the aegis of Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:12pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th

Room: 713

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018