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

AHVS Areas of Study for Honours & Majors Students

Program Planning Worksheet

 

As our course selection varies from year to year, here are the courses currently being offered in the 2020/21 academic year. 

Please note all AHVS courses will be taught fully online for the fall 2020 term using Course Spaces. The university has put together an essential website with many resources: Learn Anywhere We strongly encourage you to take the time to review the information available on this site. All AHVS courses will still take place during their scheduled days and times as noted in the Time Table to avoid time conflicts.

Fall 2020

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 120

CRN 10048

Exploring World Art

M, R

3:30-4:20

Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 200

CRN 10054

Artists' Materials and Techniques

M, W, R

2:30-3:20

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 295A

CRN 10055

Intro to Film Analysis

T

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 300B

CRN

Fakes, Fraud, and Forgeries

M, R

11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 310B

CRN 10061

Presenting Art History

R

3:30-6:20

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311D

CRN 10062

Artists and Art History in Popular Culture

M, R

11:30-12:50

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311F

CRN 10063

Horror Video Games

M

4:30-7:20

AHVS 312

CRN 10064

Gender, Identity and Film

M, R

4:30-7:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 332A

CRN 10065

Bollywood Bound

W

4:30-7:20

Astri Wright

AHVS 337A

CRN 10066

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

R

4:30-7:20

AHVS 341A

CRN 10067

Art in Renaissance Florence

T, W, F

11:30-12:50

Catherine Harding

AHVS 343A

CRN 10068

Art in Venice 1500-1800

M, R

1:00-2:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 362A

CRN 10069

Modern Art in Europe and North America 1900-1945

M, W

4:30-5:50

Allan Antliff

AHVS 364

CRN 10070

Documentary Film

W

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 370A

CRN 10071

Popular Film and Cultural Theory

M, R

1:00-2:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 373A

CRN 10073

Japanese Art and Architecture

M, R

1:00-2:20

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 372A

CRN 10072

Chinese Art and Architecture

T, R

4:30-5:50

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 382B

CRN 10074

Indigenous Arts of the Southwest, California and Great Basin

M, R

1:00-2:20

Victoria Wyatt

 AHVS 397A

CRN 10075

A Social History of Post-Impressionism

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

Melissa Berry

AHVS 430

CRN 10076

Seminar in the Contemporary Art of South and Southeast Asia: Multiple Modernities: Asia in the World

 M, R

11:30-12:50

Astri Wright

AHVS 457

CRN 10077

Seminar in Canadian Art: Women Artists

M, R

8:30-9:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 498

CRN 10079

Majors Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

Catherine Harding

AHVS 499

CRN 10080

Honours Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

Catherine Harding

 

Spring 2021 

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 121

CRN 20043

Understanding Visual Communication

M, R

3:30-4:20

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 202

CRN 20049

Confronting the Object

T

1:30-4:20

AHVS 223

CRN 20050

Intro to Western Architecture

T, W, F

10:30-11:20

Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 260

CRN 20051

Modern and Contemporary Art Icons

M, R

11:30-12:50

Melissa Berry

AHVS 295B

CRN 20052

Intro to Film Studies

T

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 310A

CRN 20057

Making Art History

M, R

11:30-12:50

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311B

CRN 20058

Looking and the History of Perception

M, W, F

2:30-3:20

Catherine Harding

AHVS 311E

CRN 20059

History of Video Games

R

2:30-5:20

AHVS 341C

CRN 20061

Michelangelo and Leonardo

T, W, F

11:30-12:50

Catherine Harding

AHVS 342A

CRN 20062

Baroque Art in Italy

M, R

1:00-2:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 351A

CRN 20063

Painting in Medieval Islam

T, W, F

9:30-10:20

AHVS 362B

CRN 20064

Art in Europe and North America, 1945 to present

T, R

4:30-5:50

Allan Antliff

AHVS 362C

CRN 20065

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art

M, R

1:00-2:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 363

CRN 20066

The Cinema and Modern Art Movements

W

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

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 370D

CRN 20069

Canadian Cinema

M

4:30-7:20

AHVS 381C

CRN 20070

Contemporary Global Art

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 447

CRN 20072

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

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

 

Summer 2020

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 300A CRN 31267

Masterpieces of Art and Architecture

M,T,W,R,F 

10:30-12:30

11-May to 3-Jun

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 310D  CRN 31268

Environmental Art

M,T,W,R,F

12:30-2:30

11-May to 3-Jun

 

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 392 A01

CRN 31269

Special Topics in AHVS: Family in Film

M,T,W,R,F

2:30-4:30

11-May to 3-Jun

Mitchell Parry

AHVS 392 A02

CRN 31295

Special Topics in AHVS: The End-Apocalyptic Themes in Film

M,T,W,R,F

2:30-4:30

4-Jun to 26-Jun

Mitchell Parry

 

Fall 2020

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 501

CRN 10081

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 601

CRN 10086

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 530

CRN 10082

Seminar in the Contemporary Art of South and Southeast Asia: Multiple Modernities: Asia in the World

M, R

11:30-12:50

Astri Wright

AHVS 555

CRN 10083

Seminar in Canadian Art: Women Artists

M, R

8:30-9:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 598

A01 10084

A02 10085

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 10087

A02 10088

Candidacy

AHVS 699

A01 10089

A02 10090

Dissertation

 

Spring 2021

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 509

CRN 20074

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

11:30-12:50

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 545

CRN 20075

Seminar in Early Modern Art c 1500-1750

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 598

A01 20076

A02 20077

Research Paper

AHVS 609

CRN 20078

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

10:00-11:20

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 693

A01 20079

A02 20080

Candidacy

AHVS 699

A01 20081

A02 20082

Dissertation

 

Summer 2020

Course Title Schedule

AHVS 598

A01  30019

A02  30020

Research Paper

AHVS 693 

A01  30021

A02  30022

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 

A01  30023

A02  30024

Dissertation


Spring 2020

Course Title Schedule

AHVS 509

CRN 20064

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M,R 11:30-12:50

Astri Wright

AHVS 552

CRN 23903

Seminar: Arts of Mughal India

M,R 1:00 - 2:20

Melia Belli

AHVS 578

CRN 20066

Seminar: Theory and Film Culture

M,R 10:00-11:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 598

A01 20067 

A02  20068

Research Paper

AHVS 609

CRN 20069

Workshop in Art Historical Writing M,R 11:30-12:50 Astri Wright

AHVS 693 

A01  20070

A02  20071

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 

A01 20072 

A02 20073

Dissertation

Fall 2020

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 13582

AHVS 488B

Collections Management 13583 Richard Gerrard

AHVS 488G

Public Programming 13584 Candace Matelic

AHVS 488J

Curatorship 13585 Elizabeth Carter

AHVS 488U

Managing Archival Collections 13586 Jessica Bushey

AHVS 489K

Heritage Conservation in Context 13587 Sean Fraser

AHVS 491B

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 10078 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

Spring 2021

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 23472
AHVS 487A Heritage Resource Management 23473 Chris Wiebe
AHVS 488D Caring for Museum Collections 23474 Susan Maltby
AHVS 488S Building Community Relationships 23475 Elizabeth Kidd
AHVS 488X Curatorial Planning and Practice 23476 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488Y Visitor Experiences 23477 Mary Kay Cunningham
AHVS 491B Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 20073 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

Summer 2020

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Course Title CRN Instructor
AHVS 488C Communicating Through Exhibitions 31529 Tim Willis
AHVS 488W Social Engagement 31416 Candace Matelic
AHVS 489G Cultural Landscapes 31417 Wendy Shearer
AHVS 4889K Heritage Conservation in Context 31445 Sharon Vattay

 

Spring 2020

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

23528 Mary Jo Hughes
AHVS 487A Heritage Resource Management 23529 Chris Wiebe
AHVS 488D Caring for museum Collections 23530 Susan Maltby
AHVS 488X Curatorial Planning+Practice 23532 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488Y Visitor Experiences 23533 Mary Kay Cunningham