Graduate Courses

ARTHIST 307 - Film Directors: (3 units; U/G)
Comprehensive analysis of the technique, style, and themes of specific major film artists. Biographical, cultural, artistic influences on artists' work. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 307 & FilmStd 307 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 205(R) or 305(R).
ARTHIST 308 - Film Styles: (3 units; U/G)
A stylistic analysis of film of major filmmakers made within the structures of particular genres, such as gangsters, musicals, westerns, horror, science fiction and studios. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 308 & FilmStd 308 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 312 - Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting in the Aegean during the Bronze Age, with emphasis on recent archaeological discoveries. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 313 - Greek Art and Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Major developments in Greek art from Archaic times through the Hellenistic period. Emphasis on architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Archaic and Classical periods. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 314 - Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (3 units; U/G)
Ur, Gilgamesh, Mesopotamia; the art and archaeology of the first cities in the ancient Near East from the Neolithic to Alexander the Great's conquest. Counts as repeat of ArtHist 499 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(P).
ARTHIST 315 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (3 units; U/G)
Architecture, arts, and crafts created for Egyptian kings, nobles, and commoners from the Predynastic period (5500 B.C.E.) to Cleopatra (31 B.C.E.). Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R).
ARTHIST 316 - Roman Art and Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Major developments in the evolution of Roman architecture, sculpture and painting from Republican through late Imperial times. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 324 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Art and architecture of Constantinople and vicinity from the fourth to the fifteenth century. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ARTHIST 325 - Early Medieval Art in the West (3 units; U/G)
Architecture, sculpture, metalwork, and manuscript illumination from c.500-c.1050 C.E. in Ireland, Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, and Northern Italy. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R).
ARTHIST 327 - Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain (3 units; U/G)
Visual arts of the peoples that lived in Al-Andalus (the Arabic name for Muslim Spain) from the 8th to the 15th centuries. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ARTHIST 329 - Late Medieval Art and Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Church architecture, manuscript illumination, and architectural and figural sculpture from the Gothic era to the rise of the Renaissance. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ARTHIST 333 - High Renaissance Art in Italy (3 units; U/G)
The formation of the great style discussed in terms of the attainments of representative artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 341 - Art of the Dutch Golden Age (3 units; U/G)
The development of art in Flanders and Holland during the seventeenth century, examining the works of artists Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 342 - Art and Society in Renaissance Florence (3 units; U/G)
Masterpieces by artists including Donatello, Piero della Francesca, and Botticelli in concert with Florentine civic discourse on politics, religion, and gender. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 343 - Art and Culture of Spain and Latin America, 1500-1750 (3 units; U/G)
Art and culture in Spain and its empire, including Mexico and Peru. Major artists such as El Greco, Velazquez, and Ribera. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ARTHIST 349 - American Postmodernism 1960-2000 (3 units; U/G)
Critical survey of Pop, Op, Kinetic, Systemic, Minimal, Colorfield, New-Realism, Antiform, Earthworks, Conceptual, and other avant-garde movements. Prereq: ArtHist 102(P)
ARTHIST 351 - English Art: 1550-1850 (3 units; U/G)
Architecture, painting, and sculpture in England from Elizabeth I to the Great Exhibition of 1851; emphasis on Wren, Adam, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, and Turner. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 353 - American Art: Colonial Period - 1870 (3 units; U/G)
Architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of colonial America through the civil war period with emphasis on their aesthetic and social contexts. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 354 - American Art: 1870 - Present (3 units; U/G)
Painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from 1870 to the present with emphasis on their aesthetic and social contexts. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 355 - American Folk Art (3 units; U/G)
Survey of American folk art from colonization to the present. Emphasis on major styles and themes, regional developments, and relationship to the fine arts. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 357 - Nineteenth-Century Painting in Europe (3 units; U/G)
History of European painting from 1800 to 1900. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 358 - Modern Painting I: 1850-1900 (3 units; U/G)
Realist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist movements in historical and intellectual contexts; emphasis on Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Pissaro, Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin, Ensor, Munch, Van Gogh. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 359 - Modern Architecture I: The European Foundations of Modern Architecture (3 units; U/G)
An aesthetic, stylistic, theoretical, technical and functional study of European architecture from the end of the Baroque style to the beginning of Modernism. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R) & 102(R).
ARTHIST 360 - Modern Architecture II: The Rise of Modern Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Emphasizing the work of the major modern architect, the course traces the evolution of architecture from the beginnings of Modernism to the present time. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 361 - Modern Architecture III: Contemporary Architecture (3 units; U/G)
The intellectual, visual, and social evolution of architecture since the early 1960's. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 360(P) or cons instr.
ARTHIST 363 - Modern Sculpture: 1880-1945 (3 units; U/G)
Development of the Expressionist, Cubist, Futurist, Dada, Surrealist, and Constructivist movements and work of independent sculptors against the twentieth century historical and intellectual background. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 364 - Modern Painting II: 1900 to the Present (3 units; U/G)
Development of the Fauve, Cubist, Expressionist, Dada, Surrealist, and Abstract movements against the historical and intellectual background of the twentieth century. Emphasis on leading individual twentieth century artists. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 365 - History of Photography (3 units; U/G)
A survey of photography from its inception in 1826 to the present. Topics include stylistic and technological evolution, cultural impact, and aesthetic considerations of photography. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 102(R) or 357(R).
ARTHIST 366 - German Painting, 1800-1933 (3 units; U/G)
Major German painters from Runge to Beckmann. Romantic art theory, landscape, Expressionism, and 'Neve Sachlichkeit.' Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 367 - Latin American Modernisms (3 units; U/G)
Modernist developments in Latin American art, circa 1900 to circa 1960. National and regional histories and artistic trajectories; relationships between European and Latin American modernisms. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 368 - History of Modern Design (3 units; U/G)
An investigation of the craft or decorative arts-specially furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and textiles-from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the present. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 369 - Introduction to Contemporary Art (3 units; U/G)
Legacies of Minimalism and Conceptual Art on global contemporary art movements such as site-specific art, earth and land art, institutional critique, body and performance art. Counts as repeat of ArtHist 470 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 370 - Trends in Contemporary Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Current trends in architectural practice, focusing on organic and animate built forms, as well as modular and portable structures within performative, digital, and visual architecture. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 371 - African Art (3 units; U/G)
Art of the indigenous peoples of different sections of Africa, with consideration of both aesthetic qualities and the social context of the art. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 372 - Art of the Inca and their Ancestors (3 units; U/G)
Native arts of South America before European contact; emphasis on artistic developments in the Andean region. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 373 - Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America (3 units; U/G)
Arts of ancient Mexico and Central America; emphasis on the Olmec, the Maya, and the Aztecs. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 375 - Art of the Aztec Empire (3 units; U/G)
Comprehensive introduction to the art of the Aztec Empire, including architecture, monumental sculpture, small-scale sculpture, ceramics, painting, lapidary work, goldwork, and featherwork. Counts as repeat of ArtHist 499 with same subtitle. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 382 - Chinese Art and Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Chinese bronzes, jades, painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Neolithic (5000 B.C.E.) to the modern period, including Buddhist, Daoist, Confucianist, and Communist art. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 383 - Japanese Art and Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Japanese temples, shrines, paintings, prints, and crafts from the Neolithic to the modern period, including films, Zen art, and the tea ceremony. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 384 - Art and Archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age (3 units; U/G)
In-depth study of ritual bronzes and other crafts created for nobles and commoners of the Bronze Age, with emphasis on recent archaeological discoveries. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 386 - Art, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China (3 units; U/G)
In depth introduction to the ethnic arts and religions of China; architecture, painting, film, and religious ceremonies of Daoism, Buddhism, and Dongba. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ARTHIST 412 - Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece (3 units; U/G)
Development of Greek urban and religious architecture from Archaic through Hellenistic times. The growth of such centers as Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Paestum, Priene, and Pergamon. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 413 - Greek Sculpture (3 units; U/G)
Development of sculpture from the Geometric Period through the Hellenistic age. All forms of sculpture considered, not just freestanding works. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 425 - Romanesque Art and Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Development of church architecture of the eleventh and twelfth centuries in France, England, and Germany. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 426 - French Gothic Art and Architecture C.1130-C.1300 (3 units; U/G)
Gothic art and architecture from its origins in the Ile-de-France through the High Gothic cathedrals to the European-wide diffusion of the Rayonnant style. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 101(R) or 220(R).
ARTHIST 431 - Renaissance Architecture in Italy (3 units; U/G)
Florentine and other Italian architecture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; such artists as Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Palladio. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 447 - Topics in Early Modern Art: (3 units; U/G)
Key themes, genres, and artists in European art from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Themes may include gender, politics, and religion. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 458 - A Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism: (3 units; U/G)
Physical history of contrasting cities, concentrating on architectural development of all types: institutional, commercial, industrial, residential, and recreational. Emphasizes historical context as well as formal development. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 459 - American Architecture (3 units; U/G)
Architecture in the United States from its beginnings in the 17th century to its absorption into international Modernism at the time of World War II. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 103(P) or 102(P) or cons instr.
ARTHIST 462 - Frank Lloyd Wright (3 units; U/G)
The work of America's and Wisconsin's best-known architect presented in its historical, cultural and philosophical contexts. Prereq: jr st; one of the following courses recom: ArtHist 102(R), 359(R), 360(R), 459(R).
ARTHIST 463 - Cubism and its Inheritance (3 units; U/G)
The development of Cubism by Picasso and Braque and its progeny in Paris, in futuristic Italy, and in constructivist Russia. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 464 - European Art, 1890-1910 (3 units; U/G)
European art in a pivotal period in the history of modern painting, architecture, and sculpture; post-impressionism, symbolism, art nouveau, fauvism, expressionism, and cubism. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 465 - Dada and Surrealist Art (3 units; U/G)
Two major twentieth-century art movements; their sources, major proponents, and later influence; Duchamp, De Chirico, Ernst, Giacometti, Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Dali. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 469 - American Artists Revealed: (3 units; U/G)
Focus on prominent 19th and 20th century American master artists working in various genres and formal approaches. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 470 - Topics in American Art: (3 units; U/G)
In-depth examination of important themes, genres, or subgroups in the evolution of American art. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 472 - History and Theory of New Media Art (3 units; U/G)
The history and critical theory of new media artworks, focusing on artists who utilize interactive technologies. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 473 - Art and Performance (3 units; U/G)
Intersections between art and performance, beginning in the 1960s, and including performance and body art, live art, dance, and participatory or relational post-studio art practice. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 474 - Maya Art (3 units; U/G)
Ancient Maya art, with emphasis on the Classic Period florescence, its development, and major themes. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 480 - Chinese Painting (3 units; U/G)
Formation and development of Roman architecture from its Greek and Italic elements through the decline of the civilization in the fourth century C.E. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 481 - Topics in Chinese Art: (1-3 units; U/G)
In-depth examination of important themes, genres, or subgroups in the evolution of Chinese art. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 482 - Topics in Non-Western Art: (3 units; U/G)
In-depth examination of major themes, genres, or regional sub-groups within the field of non-western art. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ARTHIST 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
ARTHIST 700 - Proseminar in Art History (3 units; G)
Historiography and methodology of art history. Prereq: grad st or cons instr
ARTHIST 703 - Introduction to Art Museum Studies I (3 units; G)
History and theory of the art museum; emphasis on the discourse of the modern museum, and selected issues in contemporary exhibition and display. Course fee may be assessed. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 704 - Introduction to Art Museum Studies II (3 units; G)
Methodologies and technologies of art museum work, including collection management, exhibition organization, catalogue production , and educational programming. Course fee may be assessed. Prereq: grad st; ArtHist 703(P).
ARTHIST 710 - Colloquium in Ancient Art and Archaeology: (3 units; G)
Directed readings and discussions on topics in the arts of greece, rome, egypt, or the near east. Emphasis on scholarly source materials and methodological approaches. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 720 - Colloquium in Medieval Art/Architecture: (3 units; G)
Directed readings and discussions on topics in early christian byzantine and western medieal art and architecture. Emphasis on scholarly source material and methodological approaches. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 730 - Colloquium in Renaissance/Baroque Art/Architecture: (3 units; G)
Directed readings and discussions on topics in the arts of the renaissance and/or baroque periods. Emphasis on scholarly source material and methodology. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 740 - Colloquium in Latin American Art: (3 units; G)
Directed readings, critical discussions, and short written reports on topics in Latin American art, 1492 to the present. Emphasis on scholarly sources and methodological approaches. Retakable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
ARTHIST 750 - Colloquium in American Art: (3 units; G)
Directed readings, critical discussions, and short written reports on topics in American art 1600-present. Emphasis on scholarly sources and methodological approaches. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 760 - Colloquium in Modern Art/Architecture: (3 units; G)
Directed readings, critical discussions, and short written reports on topics in modern art/architecture 1800-present. Emphasis on scholarly sources and methodological approaches. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 761 - Colloquium in Film History, Theory, Criticism: (3 units; G)
Readings in contemporary historiography and theory methodologies. Application of criticism to films and periods. 12 essays, 1 paper. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 770 - Colloquium in Non-Western Art: (3 units; G)
Problems in the traditional arts of pre-Columbian America, Africa, and Oceania. Develops methodological skills in art history through the exploration of art in non-western societies. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
ARTHIST 890 - Independent Field Study (1-3 units; G)
Independent research in local archives, on local monuments, or on archaeological expeditions. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ARTHIST 891 - Art Museum Internship (3 units; G)
Supervised practical experience in local art museums arranged on individual basis. Introduction to curatorial and/or administrative duties; 'hands on' treatment of works of art. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; at least 6 cr in ArtHist at grad level & cons internship coord.
ARTHIST 901 - Problems in Art History: (3 units; G)
Selected problems in art historical scholarship. Students will research scholarly problems in depth and present the results in both oral and written form. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; one 700-level colloquium in ArtHist & cons instr.
ARTHIST 990 - Thesis Research (3-6 units; G)
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st & writ cons grad advisor or instr.
ARTHIST 991 - Thesis Exhibition (3-6 units; G)
Organization and installation of an art exhibition. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; ArtHist 700(P); writ cons grad advisor or instr.
ARTHIST 999 - Reading and Research (1-3 units; G)
Advanced independent research. For information, consult department chair. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.