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 2018/19 academic year:

Fall 2018

Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor
AHVS 101 First Year Seminar M,R 10-11:20 FIA 124 10048 Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 120

Exploring World Art

M,R 3:30-4:20  10049 Evanthia Baboula

AHVS 260

Art Icons: Modern and Contemporary

T,W,F 12:30-1:20 10054

AHVS 295A

Introduction to Film Analysis

T 2:30-5:20 10055 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 300C

The Destruction of Art

M, R 1:00-2:20 10060 Marcus Milwright

AHVS 310B

Presenting Digital Art History

W 3:30-6:20 10061 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311E

History of Video Games and Interactive Media

M, R 11:30-1:00 10062

AHVS 312

Gender, Identity and Film

M, R 10-11:20 10063 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 332A

Bollywood Bound: Popular Visual Culture in India, 1950s to the Present

W 4:30-7:20 10064 Astri Wright

AHVS 338

Special Topics in Premodern Asian Art: Weave, Wax, Dye, Stitch, Wrap: Textile Arts in Southeast Asia

M, R 11:30-1 10065 Astri Wright

AHVS 342A

Baroque Art in Italy 1550-1700

M, R 1-2:20 10066 Erin Campbell

AHVS 349

Islam and the West: Artistics Contacts, 1500-1900

M, R 10-11:20 10067 Marcus Milwright

AHVS 355B

Eqypt: New Kingdom Arts and Beyond

M, R 11:30-1 10068 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 363

The Cinema and Modern Art Movements

W 2:30-5:20 10069 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 370A

Popular Film and Cultural Theory

M, R 2:30-4 10070 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 382B

Indigenous Arts: Southwest, California, Great Basin

M, R 1-2:20 10071 Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 392 A01

Special Topics in Art History and Visual Studies: Exploring Asian Identity in Popular Culture

R 4:30-7:20 10072

AHVS 392 A02

Special Topics in Art History and Visual Studies: Star Wars: A Cultural History

M 4:30-7:20 10073 David Christopher

AHVS 397

Impressionism: A Social History

T, W, F 10:30-11:20 10074

AHVS 398A

Art and Revolution I

T, R 4:30-6 10075 Allan Antliff

AHVS 435

Seminar in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art, c. 1200-1500: Medieval and Renaissance Bodies in Art

M, R 1-2:20 10076 Catherine Harding

AHVS 491B

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

13710 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 493

Seminar on the Williams Collection: Pacific Northwest Oral Art Histories

M, R 11:30-12:50 10077 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

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 Dennine Dudley
AHVS 355A Egypt: Old Kingdom Arts

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

Classes May 14-June 6

31182 Dennine Dudley
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 Mitchell Parry
AHVS 392 Special Topics in AHVS: Time in Cinema

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

Classes May 14-June 6

31183 Mitchell Parry

Spring 2019

Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor

AHVS 121

Understanding Visual Communication

M,R 3:30-4:20 20039 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 202

Confronting the Object

M, R 1-2:20 20044 Marcus Milwright

AHVS 251

Introduction to the Arts of Islam

M,R 10-11:20 20046

AHVS 295B

Introduction to Film Studies

T 2:30-5:20 20047 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 300B

Fakes, Forgeries and Fraud

M, R 8:30-9:50 20052 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 311B

Looking and the History of Perception

M, R 11:30-12:50 20053 Catherine Harding

AHVS 311D

Artists and Art History in Popular Culture

M, R 11:30-12:50 20054 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311F

Horror Video Games

M, R 11:30-12:50 20055

AHVS 321

Late Antique and Early Christian Art

M, R 11:30-12:50 20056 Evanthia Baboula

AHVS 332B

Bollywood Global: Popular Visual Culture in the Indian Diaspora, 1980s to the Present

W 4:30-7:20 20057 Astri Wright

AHVS 337

Special Topics in Contemporary Asian Art

T 4:30-7:20 20058

AHVS 342B 

Experiencing Baroque Painting

M, R 10-11:20 20059 Erin Campbell

AHVS 344A

The Art of Travel 1200-1600

M,W,R 2:30-3:20 20060 Catherine Harding

AHVS 345

People and Things in the Early Modern Domestic Interior

M, R 1-2:20 20061 Erin Campbell

AHVS 362A

Modern Art in Europe and North America: 1900 to 1945

T,R 4:30-5:50 20062 Allan Antliff

AHVS 364

Documentary Film

W 2:30-5:30 20063 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 370C

Horror Cinema

M,R 2:30-3:50 20065 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 372A

Chinese Art and Architecture

T,R 4:30-5:50 20066 Melia Belli

AHVS 373A

Japanese Art and Architecture

M,R 1-2:20 20067 Melia Belli

AHVS 392

Special Topics in AHVS: Anarchist Cinema

M 4:30-7:30 20068 David Christopher

AHVS 398B

Art and Revolution II

M,R 1-2:20 20069 Allan Antliff

AHVS 430

Seminar in the Contemporary Art of South/ Southeast Asia

M,R 11:30-12:50 20070 Astri Wright

AHVS 480

Seminar in Contemporary North American Indigenous Arts

M,R 1-2:20 20071 Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 491B

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

TBA 23561 Carolyn Butler-Palmer
Fall 2018
Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor
AHVS 501 Colloquium in Theories and Practices M, R 10-11:20 Erin Campbell
AHVS 535

Seminar in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art, c. 1200-1500

M, R 1-2:20  Catherine Harding
AHVS 593 Seminar: Williams Collection M, R 11:30-1 Carolyn Butler-Palmer
AHVS 598 Research Paper

A01

A02

AHVS 601 Colloquium in theories and Practices Erin Campbell
AHVS 693 Candidacy Exam

A01

A02

AHVS 699 Dissertation

A01

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

Fall 2018

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: Communities, Curatorship, and Collections Mary Jo Hughes
AHVS 487A Heritage Resource Management Chris Wiebe
AHVS 488B Collections Management Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488H Topics in Museum Studies
AHVS 488J Curatorship Elizabeth Carter
AHVS 488K Exhibition Planning and Design Tim Willis
AHVS 488U Managing Archival Collections Jessica Bushey
AHVS 488Y Visitor Experiences Mary Kay Cunningham
AHVS 491B Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

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