Courses

Our electives are designed to enliven your degree, regardless of area of study. We offer dozens of courses—all of which are open to students in any department. Whether you are a pop culture enthusiast, passionate about art and museums, or wanting to dip back further in history, we have something to offer you. 

We live in an increasingly visual world. From fashion and advertising to film, graffiti and digital culture itself, our courses will keep you in sync with society.

AHVS Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

As our course selection varies from year to year, here are the courses currently being offered in the 2017/18 academic year:

Spring 2018
Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor
AHVS 101 First Year Seminar MR 10-11:20 FIA 124 20039
AHVS 121 Understanding Visual Communication MR 3:30-4:20 ECS 116 (plus Tutorials) 20040
AHVS 223 Introduction Western Architecture MR 11:30-12:50 MAC D288 20045
AHVS 251 Introduction Arts of Islam MR 11:30-12:50 COR A225 20046
AHVS 295B Introduction to Film Studies T 2:30-5:20 ECS 116 (plus Tutorials) 20047
AHVS 310F Modern & Contemporary Design MWR 2:30-3:20 COR B135 20053
AHVS 311B Looking & History of Perception MR 11:30-12:50 COR B107 20054
AHVS 311F Horror Video Games MR 11:30-12:50 ECS 108 23573
AHVS 337 Special Topics: Contemporary Asian Art T 4:30-7:20 MAC D110 23633
AHVS 341C Michelangelo & Leonardo MWR 2:30-3:20 COR A120 20055
AHVS 343A Art in Venice 1500-1800 MR 10-11:20 COR A120 20056
AHVS 362B Art Europe & NA (1945-Today) MW 4:30-5:50 CLE A308 20057
AHVS 365 Experimental Film MR 10-11:20 FIA 103 20058
AHVS 367 History in Cinema W 4:30-7:20 FIA 103 20059
AHVS 368B Modern Contemporary Canadian Art MR 1-2:20 MAC D115 20060
AHVS 370C Horror Cinema MR 1-2:20 FIA 103 20061
AHVS 392 Special Topics in AHVS M 4:30-7:20 FIA 103 23603
AHVS 397A Post-Impressionism TWF 12:30-1:20 ELL 162 20063
AHVS 420 Seminar in Medieval Art: The Book Arts of Byzantium MR 10-11:20 FIA 109 20064
AHVS 493 Seminar: Williams Collection: Indigenous Arts & Creating a Walking Tour MR 11:30-12:50 FIA 124 23589

Summer 2018

Course Title

Schedule

CRN
AHVS 310D Environmental Art

MTWRF 12:30 pm-2:20 pm FIA 103

Classes May 14-June 6

31181
AHVS 355A Egypt: Old Kingdom Arts

MTWRF 10:30 am-12:20 pm FIA 103

Classes May 14-June 6

31182
AHVS 392 Special Topics in AHVS: The End: Apocalyptic Themes in Cinema

MTWRF 2:30 pm-4:20 pm FIA 103

Classes June 7-June 29

31214
AHVS 392 Special Topics in AHVS: Time in Cinema

MTWRF 2:30 pm-4:20 pm FIA 103

Classes May 14-June 6

31183
Spring 2018
Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor
AHVS 509 Workshop: Art Historical Writing MR 1-2:20 FIA 109 20066
AHVS 520

Seminar in Medieval Art: The Book arts of Byzantium

MR 10-11:20 FIA 109 20067
AHVS 593 Seminar: Williams Collection: Indigenous Arts & Creating a Walking Tour MR 11:30-12:50 FIA 124 23590
AHVS 598 Research Paper

20068 A01

20069 A02

AHVS 609 Workshop: Art Historical Writing MR 11:30-12:50 FIA 109 20070
AHVS 693 Candidacy Exam

20071 A01

20072 A02

AHVS 699 Dissertation

20073 A01

20074 A02

Summer 2018

Course Title

CRN

AHVS 598 Research Paper                                                                                                                      

30021 A01

30022 A02

AHVS 693 Candidacy Exam

30023 A01

30024 A02

AHVS 699 PhD Dissertation

30025 A01

30026 A02

Spring 2018

Please email  to register for these courses.  Permission of the department is required for registration in this section.

Course Title CRN Instructor
AHVS 486B Museum Principles & Practices II 23493 Mary Jo Hughes
AHVS 488D Caring for Museum Collections 23495 Susan Maltby
AHVS 488S Building Community Relationships 23496 Elizabeth Kidd
AHVS 488W Social Engagement 23497 Candace Matelic
AHVS 488X Curatorial Planning & Practice 23498 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 489L Heritage Conservation Planning 23499 TBD
AHVS 491B Practicum: Cultural Resource Management 20065 Tusa Shea

Summer 2018

Please email  to register for these courses.  Permission of the department is required for registration in this section.

Course Title CRN Instructor
AHVS 488W Social Engagement 31340 May 7-August 12, 2018 Candace Matelic
AHVS 489A Heritage Area Conservation 31399 June 11-June 16, 2018 TBA
AHVS 489C Determining Significance of Heritage Resources 31341 May 7-August 12, 2018 Sean Carlyle Fraser
AHVS 489G Cultural Landscapes 31306 May 7-May 12, 2018 Wendy Shearer
AHVS 491B Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 30020 May 7-August 3, 2018 TBA