Art History and Theory

ART 100 UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

A study of the creative impulse as expressed in painting, architecture and sculpture from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with emphasis on art as a reflection of the religious, cultural and social attitudes of the times. Illustrated lectures, discussions and museum visits. May be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring. Fee $50.

ART 103 ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An intensive field trip in which students will study and experience the architecture, sculpture and painting of Europe. Guided tours and lectures on site by St. Joseph’s faculty along with native guides will offer students a complete aesthetic experience. Slide-lecture presentations on campus, given during the spring semester, will precede the trip. A final daily log of travel experience and museum visits will be submitted for evaluation one month after the completion of the tour. Although the tour is given in the summer, this is a spring semester course. 12 hours on campus, tour 10-12 days. May be taken for 2-3 credits. Spring.

ART 105 THE VISUAL ARTS IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A field trip experience in which students will study the visual arts of non-European countries. Guided tours and lectures by St. Joseph’s College faculty along with local guides will offer students a comprehensive aesthetic appreciation of the culture they are studying. Lectures on campus will precede the trip. Students will be required to keep a daily log. Research paper due one month after return. May be offered for the core curriculum 12 hours on campus, tour 10 days, 2 credits. May be taken for 3 credits with completion of a research project. Offered when there is sufficient student demand.

ART 185 ART AS COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the fine and functional arts. Analysis of how the painter, sculptor and architect use art elements and materials as a means of expression and communication. Discussion of the relationship of art to human needs and the role of art in daily life: the community, school, home and religion. Studio projects and illustrated lectures. Studio fee. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring. Fee $70.

ART 200 HISTORY OF ART I

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric times to the late 13th century, exploring the relationship of the visual arts to the religious, social and cultural milieu of each historical period. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ART 201 HISTORY OF ART II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth exploration of the chronological development of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance to the late 19th century, with emphasis on the visual arts as a reflection of the various religious, cultural and social attitudes of the times. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ART 202 HISTORY OF MODERN ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of modern painting, sculpture and architecture from the late 19th century to the present. Students will examine principles of contemporary art and the historical development of the diverse styles of this era. Illustrated lectures, discussions, visits to museums and galleries. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 205 ART IN THE NON-WESTERN WORLD

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth exploration of the enormous variety of artistic developments in selected cultures outside of Europe. The beginnings of artistic expression in India and expansion of Buddhist art forms to China, Japan and Southeast Asia will be examined. The development of art forms in China will be a major focus in the course. Attention will also be paid to art forms in the Islamic world, in pre-Columbian Meso-America and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students will also explore aspects of non-Western art from cultures that directly influenced 19th and 20th century Western artists. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 215 (HIS 205) ART IN AMERICAN LIFE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An intensive study of the architecture, painting and sculpture in America from the 17th century to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the art resources in New York and Long Island. Illustrated lectures, discussions, visits to museums and galleries. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 220 (HIS 207) WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This art history course traces the art of women artists from the Renaissance to the present. Focusing on the contributions of a selection of women artists, the course provides a broad overview of their achievements. The course includes illustrated lectures, library research and trips to local museums. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 225 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students will be provided with an overview of photographic history from its beginning to the present day. They will be introduced to specific terminology of the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium, as well as significant styles, trends and photographers from the 1830s to the 1990s. The course will examine the social and cultural influences on photography and photography’s role in everyday life. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 226 INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The principles and processes of art therapy are explored through a variety of art experiences. The problems encountered in learning to work with persons having emotional or physical handicaps, as well as the mentally retarded and other patient populations, are presented and analyzed. This course may not be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 241 (HIS 241) THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ITALY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

A survey of the art and history of Italy. Topics among others that may be covered include: Rome–Republic and Empire in Classical Times; Renaissance through Baroque 1300–1650. This class includes a trip to Italy to explore the culture of cities and countryside firsthand. Team-taught, interdisciplinary. Restricted to honors program juniors. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

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