Art History Courses

ARTH 20 ART APPRECIATION
Designed to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary art forms, including examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

ARTH 21 WOMEN AND ART
Examines the history of relations between women, art, and ideology in global culture. Examines and analyzes the effects of cultural practices such as the division of labor and space in society, codes of language, the impact of new technologies, and power relations on the ways that women are represented and participate in visual culture. Explores women’s changing relation to art practice. Includes analysis of feminism, gender roles, and identity construction in art both historically and in contemporary art forms (formerly ART 21).

ARTH 22 SURVEY OF ASIAN ART (INDIA, CHINA, JAPAN, AND KOREA)
Designed as a survey of artistic traditions found in Asia including India, Korea, China, and Japan. The arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be discussed as artistic expressions as well as visual manifestations of Eastern religion.

ARTH 23 AFRICAN, OCEANIC, AND ANCIENT NORTH AMERICAN ART
Designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the indigenous arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the ancient arts of North America. Studies the painting, sculpture, architectural traditions of preliterate societies emphasizing their culture as well as artistic significance.

ARTH 24  INDIGENOUS ARTS OF THE AMERICA
Survey of the indigenous artistic traditions of North, Central, and South America extending from the United States and Mexico to Peru from circa 1000 BC to the Conquest. The course will address historical and contemporary cultures of the Western hemisphere (Native American and pre-Columbian) from a historical ethnographical context, examining the formal elements of painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, and textiles in the context of native socio-political systems and religious beliefs (formerly ART 24).

ARTH 25 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: ANCIENT WORLDS TO GOTHIC
Emphasizing the historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture including philosophical and cultural perspectives.

ARTH 26 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN
Emphasizing the historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture including philosophical and cultural perspectives.

ARTH 27 HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART
Chronological development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the United States from its pre-colonial past to the end of World War II. The contributions and influences of a variety of ethnic groups to the diversity of art in the United States will be addressed. The artistic contribution of Native American, African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans and European Americans will be studied in the larger context of American society, history, and culture (formerly ART 27).

ARTH 29 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD ART
Survey of the visual arts of the world through the millennia, including the regions and cultures of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Major emphasis is given to the development of the world's most significant painting, sculpture, and architecture within their respective social, political and religious contexts. The course examines the roles of artist and patron, and the relationship between the art object and its intended function.

ARTH 30 HISTORY OF MODERN ART 1825-1945
Examines the history of visual culture in Europe and North America from the invention of Photography to the end of the second world war. Topics covered include the following: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and its responses, Expressionism and its responses, Surrealism, International style and North American Regionalisms. Looks closely at significant theoretical constructs such as the Avant Garde, Modernism, Art Criticism and Patronage (institutional and private). Examines the effects of new technologies on the development of art during this period; most importantly photography and film (formerly ARTH 103).

ARTH 32 SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Surveys and analyzes the Global expansion, development, and transmission of art practices since 1945. Post World War II cultures produced rapid economic, technological and social changes. In turn, artists responded to these social changes by producing works of art that both comment on and absorb the cultural environments in various ways through individual visions and shared ideological perspectives. Examines art since 1945 by looking at the works and the ideas and technologies that inform them. Also examines the public and private spaces in which art is seen and understood (formerly ARTH 104).

ARTH 100 ART GALLERY DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION
Designed to introduce students to a variety of aspects in working and running a non-profit/educational art gallery. Students will participate in the planning of shows along with the practical experience of preparing and installing shows in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. Students will visit local galleries and museums to further enhance their ideas of the functions of an art gallery (formerly ART 100).

ARTH 103 HISTORY OF MODERN ART 1825-1945
Examines the history of visual culture in Europe and North America from the invention of Photography to the end of the second world war. Topics covered include the following: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and its responses, Expressionism and its responses, Surrealism, International style and North American Regionalisms. Looks closely at significant theoretical constructs such as the Avant Garde, Modernism, Art Criticism and Patronage (institutional and private). Examines the effects of new technologies on the development of art during this period; most importantly photography and film.

ARTH 104 SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Surveys and analyzes the Global expansion, development, and transmission of art practices since 1945. Post World War II cultures produced rapid economic, technological and social changes. In turn, artists responded to these social changes by producing works of art that both comment on and absorb the cultural environments in various ways through individual visions and shared ideological perspectives. Examines art since 1945 by looking at the works and the ideas and technologies that inform them. Also examines the public and private spaces in which art is seen and understood.