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. 

 Summer 2024 

 

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 490

Sculpting Modernism

 

Allan Antliff

 

Please contact Sandra Curran arthistory@uvic.ca for registration.

AHVS 310D

CRN:31332

Environmental Art

M,T,W,R,F

10:30-12:20

Online

Dudley,Dennine

AHVS 370F

CRN:31333

Apocalyptic Thems In Film

M,T,W,R,F

12:30-2:20

Parry,Mitch

AHVS 373A

CRN:31334

Japanese Art And Architecture

M,T,W,R,F

2:30-4:20

Belli Bose,Melia 

 

 

SPRING 2024 

Course Title

Schedule

Instructor

AHVS 121

CRN: 20055

Understanding Visual Communication

M, R

3:30-4:20

Online

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 202

CRN: 13952

Confronting the Object

W

1:00-3:50

Heng Wu

AHVS 264

CRN: 20061

Art History and the Lens

T, W, F

10:30-11:20

Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 295B

CRN: 20062

 

Introduction to Film Studies

T

2:30-5:20

Mitch Parry

AHVS 311D

CRN: 20067

Artists and Art History in Popular Culture

T, W, F

10:30-11:20

Melissa Berry

AHVS 311E

CRN: 20068

History of Video Games and Interactive Media

R

4:30-7:20

Online

Yang Liu

AHVS 323

CRN: 20069

Byzantine Art

T, W, F

8:30-9:20

Michael Reed

AHVS 330B

CRN: 20070

Later Arts of South Asia

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

Amina Ejaz

AHVS 341C

CRN: 20071

Michaelangelo and Leonardo

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

Jaiya Gray

AHVS 365

CRN: 20073

Experimental Film

M, R

10:00-11:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 370C

CRN: 20074

Horror Film

M, R

1:00-2:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 387B

CRN: 20075

Modern and Contemporary Architecture

T, W, F

9:30-10:20

Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 388

CRN: 20076

Global Indigenous Arts

M, R

11:30-12:50

Astri Wright

AHVS 389

CRN: 20077

Curatorial Research in Art History

M, R

8:30-9:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 392

CRN: 20078

Representing Women in Video Games

T

4:30-7:20 

Online

Amber Morrison Fox

AHVS 395

CRN: 20079

Art History in Action

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

Catherine Harding

AHVS 457

CRN: 20080

Decolonization of Canadian Art History

M, R

11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 461

CRN: 20081

Seminar in Modern Art II (1945-present): Joseph Beuys: Art into Life

T

1:30-4:20

Allan Antliff

FA 360

CRN: 23562

3.0 units, must register for both terms: 202309 and 202401

Art and Decolonization: Transformation through Indigenous Resurgence

T

1:30-4:20

Carey Newman

AHVS 498

CRN: 20083

Majors Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

Catherine Harding

AHVS 499

CRN: 20084

Honours Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

Catherine Harding

 

 


 

Summer 2024

 

Coures Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 590

Sculpting Modernism Allan Antliff

 

Please contact Sandra Curran arthistory@uvic.ca for registration.

AHVS 598 A1

RRN:30021

Research Paper

AHVS 598 A2

CRN:30022

Research Paper

AHVS 693 A01

CRN:30023

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 693 A02

CRN:30024

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 A01

CRN:30025

PHD Dissertation

AHVS 699 A02

CRN:30026

PHD Dissertation

 

 

FALL 2023

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 501

CRN: 10091

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M, R

1:00-2:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 520

CRN: 10092

 

Seminar in Medieval Art: The Art and Archaeology of Diversity in the Medieval Mediterranean

M, R

11:30-12:50

Eva Baboula

AHVS 560

CRN: 10093

Japan in France/Britain in the 19th C

M, R

10:00-11:20

Melissa Berry

AHVS 598 A01

CRN: 10094

Research Paper

 

AHVS 598 A02

CRN: 10095

Research Paper

AHVS 601

CRN: 10096

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M, R

1:00-2:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 693 A01

CRN: 10097

Candidacy Exam

 

AHVS 693 A02

CRN: 10098

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 A01

CRN: 10099

PhD Dissertation

AHVS 699 A02

CRN: 10100

PhD Dissertation

 

SPRING 2024

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 509

CRN: 20085

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

10:00-11:20

Eva Baboula

AHVS 555

CRN: 20086

Decolonization of Canadian Art History

M, R

11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 561

CRN: 20087

 

Seminar in Modern Art (1945-present): Joseph Beuys: Art into Life

T

1:30-4:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 598 A01

CRN: 20088

Research Paper

 

AHVS 598 A02

CRN: 20089

Research Paper

 

AHVS 609

CRN: 20090

 

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

10:00-11:20

Eva Baboula

AHVS 693 A01

CRN: 20091

Candidacy Exam

 

AHVS 693 A02

CRN: 20092

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 A01

CRN: 20093

PhD Dissertation

AHVS 699 A02

CRN: 20094

PhD Dissertation

 

 

Summer 2023

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 598

A01 CRN 30028

Research Paper

AHVS 598

A02 CRN 30029

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 CRN 30030

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 693

A02 CRN 30031

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01 CRN 30032

PhD Dissertation

AHVS 699

A02 CRN 30033

PhD Dissertation

 

 

SUMMER 2024

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 488K

CRN 31486

EXHIBITION PLANNING AND DESIGH 31486 TBD

AHVS 488W

CRN 31424

COMM ENGAGEMENT/SOCIAL CHANGE 31424 Matelic, Candace

 

 

 

Fall 2023

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 13841 Mary Jo Hughes

AHVS 488B

Collections Management 13842 Richard Gerrard

AHVS 488G

Public Programming 13843 Candace Matelic

AHVS 488I

Indigenous Cultural Stewardship 13844 Brandie MacDonald

AHVS 488J

Contemporary Perspectives in Curatorship 13845 Beth Carter

AHVS 488N

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector 13846 Bryan Smith

AHVS 491B

 A01

Practicum in CRM 10087 TBD

AHVS 491B

A02

Practicum in CRM 10088 Maxine Reitsma

 

Spring 2024

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 23696 Mary Jo Hughes

AHVS 487A

Heritage Resource Management 23697 Chris Wiebe

AHVS 488D

Caring for Museum Collections 23698 Susan Maltby

AHVS 488U

Managing Archival Collections 23699 Genevieve Weber

AHVS 488X

Curatorial Planning and Practice 23700 Richard Gerrard

AHVS 488Y

Visitor Experiences 23701 Mary Kay Cunningham

AHVS 491B

 A01

Practicum in CRM 20082 Maxine Reitsma

 

Summer 2023

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 488K

 

Exhibition Planning and Design 31544 Tim Willis

AHVS 488W

 

 

Community Engagement and Social Change 31463 Candace Matelic

AHVS 489C

Determining Significance of Heritage Resources 31464 TBD

AHVS 491B

 A01

Practicum in CRM 30026 TBD

AHVS 491B

A02

Practicum in CRM 30027 Maxine Reitsma