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

Program Planning Worksheet

 

As our course selection varies from year to year, here are the courses currently being offered in the 2022/23 academic year. 

FALL 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 120

CRN 10050

Exploring World Art

M, R

3:30-4:20

Online

AHVS 200

CRN 10056

Artists' Materials and Techniques

M, W, R

2:30-3:20

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 295A

CRN 10059

Introduction to Film Analysis

T

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 300B

CRN 10064

Fakes, Forgeries and Fraud

M, R

8:30-9:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 310B

CRN 10065

Presenting Digital Art History

W

3:30-6:20

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311F

CRN 14076

Horror Video Games

M, W

4:30-5:50

AHVS 312

CRN 10066

Gender, Identity and Film

M, R

10:00-11:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 326

CRN 13916

Early Medieval Art

M, R

8:30-9:50

AHVS 332A

CRN 10068

Bollywood and Popular Visual Culture in India, 1950s Onwards

W

4:30-7:20

Astri Wright

AHVS 337A

CRN 10069

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

R

4:30-7:20

Online

AHVS 341A

CRN 10070

Art in Renaissance Florence

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

Catherine Harding

AHVS 346C

CRN 10071

Visual Culture in Jane Austen's World

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

AHVS 362A

CRN 10072

Modern Art in Europe and North America, 1900 to 1945

M, W

4:30-5:50

Allan Antliff

AHVS 370A

CRN 10073

Popular Film and Cultural Theory

M, R

1:00-2:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 398B

CRN 10074

Art and Revolution II

T

1:30-4:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 447/545

CRN 10075/10082

Seminar in Early Modern Art, c. 1500-1750: New Perspectives on the Home

M, R

1:00-2:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 457/555

CRN 10076/10083

Seminar in Canadian Art: Canadian Art History Now

M, R

11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 498/499

CRN 10079/10080

Combined Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

Catherine Harding

 

SPRING 2023 

Course Title

Schedule

Instructor

AHVS 121

CRN 20047

Understanding Visual Communication

M, R

3:30-4:20

Online

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 223

CRN 20053

Introduction to Western Architecture

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

AHVS 295B

CRN 20054

Introduction to Film Studies

T

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 310F

CRN 20059

Modern and Contemporary Design

T, W, F

9:30-10:20

AHVS 311C

CRN 23753

The Sacred Gaze

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

AHVS 311D

CRN 20060

Artists and Art History in Popular Culture

M, R

11:30-12:50

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311E

CRN 20061

History of Video Games and Interactive Media

R

4:30-7:20

Online

AHVS 330A

CRN 20062

Early Arts of South Asia

M, R

1:00-2:20

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 330C

CRN 20063

The Body in Indian Art

M, R

11:30-12:50

Astri Wright

AHVS 343C

CRN 20065

Special Topics in the Lives of Artists

T, W, F

8:30-9:20

AHVS 362C

CRN 20066

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art

T

1:30-4:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 365

CRN 20067

Experimental Film

M, R

10:00-11:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 370C

CRN 20068

Horror Cinema

M, R

1:00-2:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 373A

CRN 20069

Japanese Art and Architecture

M, W

4:30-5:50

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 383B

CRN 20070

Indigenous Arts and the Internet

M, W, R

3:30-4:20

AHVS 384

CRN 20071

Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts and Colonization

M, R

10:00-11:20

AHVS 386

CRN 20072

Approaches to Collections and Museums

T

1:30-4:20

Heng Wu

AHVS 392

CRN 20073

Special Topics in Art History and Visual Studies: Studying Historical Drawing Techniques

M, W, R

2:30-3:20

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 397

CRN 20075

A Social History of Impressionism

M, W

4:30-5:50

Allan Antliff

AHVS 430/530

CRN 20076/20080

Seminar in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: Art and its Infrastructures in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

T

1:30-4:20

Astri Wright

AHVS 460/560

CRN 20077/20081

Seminar in Modern Art: The Visual Culture of the Victorians: Morality and Decadence in the 19th Century

M, R

10:00-11:20

 

SUMMER 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 230

CRN 31305

Monuments of South and Southeast Asia

M, T, W, R, F

June 2-24

Astri Wright

AHVS 310D

CRN 31278

Environmental Art

M, T, W, R, F

May 9-June 1

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 355A

CRN 31279

Old Kingdom Arts of Egypt

M, T, W, R, F

May 9-June 1

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 370F

CRN 31280

Apocalyptic Themes in Cinema

M, T, W, R, F

May 9-June 1

Mitch Parry

 

Fall 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 501/601

CRN 10081/10086

Colloquium in Theories and Practice

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 545

CRN 10082

Seminar in Early Modern Art: New Perspectives on the Home

M, R

1:00-2:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 555

CRN 10083

Seminar in Canadian Art: Canadian Art History Now

M, R

11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 598

A01: CRN 10084

A02: CRN 10085

Research Paper

 

AHVS 693

CRN 10087

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01: CRN 10089

A02: CRN 10090

PhD Dissertation

Spring 2023

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 509/609

CRN 20079/20084

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

11:30-12:50

Evanthia Baboula

AHVS 530

CRN 20080

Seminar in the Contemporary Art of South and Southeast Asia: Art and its Infrastructures in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

T

1:30-14:20

Astri Wright

AHVS 560

CRN 20081

Seminar in Modern Art: The Visual Culture of the Victorians: Morality and Decadence in the 19th Century

M, R

10:00-11:20

AHVS 598

A01: CRN 20082

A02: CRN 20083

Research Paper

 

AHVS 693

A01: CRN 20085

A02: CRN 20086

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01: CRN 20087

A02: CRN 20088

PhD Dissertation

Summer 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 598

A01 CRN 30022

Research Paper

AHVS 598

A02 CRN 30023

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 CRN 30024

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 693

A02 CRN 30025

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01 CRN 30026

PhD Dissertation

AHVS 699

A02 CRN 30027

PhD Dissertation

 

Fall 2022

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 486A

Museum Principles and Practices I 13849
AHVS 488B Collections Management 13850 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488G Public Programming 13851 Candace Matelic
AHVS 488H Topics in Museum Studies: Exhibit Fabrication 13885
AHVS 488J Contemporary Perspectives in Curatorship 13852
AHVS 488M Topics in Cultural Management: Digital Planning for Cultural Sector 13853
AHVS 488U Managing Archival Collections 13854
AHVS 491B Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

A01: 10077

A02: 10078

Maxine Reitsma

Spring 2023

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 and Practices II 23673
AHVS 487A Heritage Resource Management 23674
AHVS 488C Communicating Through Exhibitions 23675 Tim Willis
AHVS 488D Caring for Museum Collections 23676 Susan Maltby
AHVS 488X Curatorial Planning and Practice 23677 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488Y Visitor Experiences 23678 Mary Kay Cunningham
AHVS 491B Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 20078 Maxine Reitsma

Summer 2022

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 488W

 

Community Engagement and Social Change 31441 Candace Matelic

AHVS 489L

 

Heritage Conservation Planning 31442 Sharon Vattay

AHVS 491B

 A01

Practicum in CRM 30020 Maxine Reitsma

AHVS 491B

 A02

Practicum in CRM 30021 Maxine Reitsma