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 2021/22 academic year. 

 Fall 2021

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 120 CRN 10052

Exploring World Art

M,R 

3:30-4:20

Online

 

AHVS 284  CRN 10058

Indigenous Arts: Local Themes and Global Challenges

M,R

10:00-11:20

 FIA 103

 

AHVS 295A

CRN 10059

Introduction to Film Analysis

T

2:30-5:20

 DTB A110

Mitchell Parry

AHVS 310C 

CRN 10064

Digital Tools for Art History

W

3:30-6:20

 FIA 215

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 312

CRN 10065

Gender, Identity and Film

M, R

8:30-9:50

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 323

CRN 10066

Byzantine Art

M, R

8:30-9:50

FIA 103

Evanthia Baboula

AHVS 332B

CRN 10067

Bollywood Global and popular Culture

W

4:30-7:20

FIA 103

Astri Wright

AHVS 337

CRN 10068

Special Topics in Contemporary Asian Art: History of Japanese Animation

R

4:30-7:20

 

AHVS 342C

CRN 10069

Gender and Sexuality in European Art 1400-1800

T, W, F

8:30-9:20

FIA 103

Erin Campbell

AHVS 344A

CRN 10070

The Art of Travel 1200-1600

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

FIA 103

Catherine Harding

AHVS 352

CRN 10071

The Genesis of Islamic Art and Architecture

M, W, R

2:30-3:30

FIA 103

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 355B

CRN 10072

Egypt: New Kingdom Arts and Beyond

M, R

11:30-12:50

COR A121

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 370A

CRN 10073

Popular Film and Cultural Theory

M, R

1:00-2:20

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 373A

CRN 10075

Japanese Art and Architecture

T, R

4:30-5:50

ELL 162

 

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 388

CRN 10076

Global Case Studies Indigenous Arts

M, R

11:30-12:50

FIA 103

Astri Wright

AHVS 392

CRN 10077

Special Topics in AHVS: Star Wars: A Cultural History

M

4:30-7:20

ELL 62

AHVS 397

CRN 10078

A Social History of Impressionism

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

FIA 103

AHVS 451

CRN 10079

Seminar in the Arts of Mughal India

M, W

4:30-5:50

CLE A325

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 482

CRN 10080

Indigenous Arts and Climate Change

M, R

1:00-2:20

FIA 104

Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 498

CRN 10082

Majors Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

FIA 104

Catherine Harding

AHVS 499

CRN 10083

Honours Seminar

M, R

10:00-11:20

FIA 104

Catherine Harding

 

Spring 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 121 CRN 20047

Understanding Visual Communication

M,R 

3:30-4:20

ELL 167

 

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 230  CRN 20053

Monuments of South and Southeast Asian Art

M, W, R

2:30-3:20

FIA 103

 

Astri Wright

AHVS 241

CRN 20054

The Image of the Artist

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

FIA 103

Erin Campbell

AHVS 264

CRN 20055

Art History and the Lens

T, W, F

10:30-11:20

COR A121

AHVS 295B

CRN 20056

Introduction to Film Studies

T

2:30-5:20

ELL 167

Mitch Parry

AHVS 300A

CRN 20061

Masterpieces of Art and Architecture

T, W, F

12:30-1:20

FIA 103

AHVS 300C

CRN 20062

The Destruction of Art

M, W, R

2:30-3:20

ELL 162

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 311D

CRN 20063

Artists and Art History in Popular Culture

M, R

10:00-11:20

FIA 103

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 311E

CRN 20064

History of Video Games and Interactive Media

R

2:30-5:20

COR A120

AHVS 337B

CRN 20065

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

M, R

11:30-12:50

FIA 103

Astri Wright

AHVS 342D

CRN 20066

Collecting Cultures in Early Modern Europe

T, W, F

8:30-9:20

FIA 103

Erin Campbell

AHVS 365

CRN 20067

Experimental Film

M, R

8:30-9:50

FIA 103

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 370C

CRN 20068

Horror Cinema

M, R

1:00-2:20

COR B107

Lianne McLarty

AHVS 370G

CRN 20069

Time in Cinema

W

2:30-5:20

HHB 110

Mitch Parry

AHVS 382A

CRN 20070

Indigenous Arts of the Arctic and Subarctic

M, R

1:00-2:30

FIA 103

Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 383B

CRN 20071

Indigenous Arts and the Internet

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

MAC D283

AHVS 386

CRN 20072

Approaches to Collections and Museums

T

2:30-5:20

FIA 103

AHVS 387B

CRN 20073

Western Architecture since 1900

T, W, F

8:30-9:20

HHB 110

AHVS 392 A02 

CRN 20075

Special Topics in AHVS: Cinema in a Digital Age

M

4:30-7:20

FIA 103

AHVS 392 A01

CRN 20074

Special Topics in AHVS: Sculptural Modernism: From Rodin to Rubinoff

T, R

4:30-5:50

MAC D115

Allan Antliff

AHVS 392

A03

CRN 20076

Special Topics in AHVS: Architecture in Victoria

M, R

8:30-9:50

HHB 110

AHVS 395

CRN 20077

Art History in Action

T, W, F

11:30-12:20

HHB 110

Catherine Harding

AHVS 449

CRN 20078

Seminar in Orientalism in Art and Architecture: European Encounters with Islam

M, R

11:30-12:50

FIA 115

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 460

CRN 20079

Seminar in Modern Art 1: Russian Constructivism 

M, R

1:00-2:20

FIA 109

Allan Antliff

Summer 2021

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 300A CRN 32797

Masterpieces of Art and Architecture

M,T,W,R,F 

10:30-12:20

10-May to 2-Jun

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 355A  CRN 32798

Old Kingdom Arts of Egypt

M,T,W,R,F

12:30-2:20

10-May to 2-Jun

 

Dennine Dudley

AHVS 364 A01

CRN 32799

Documentary Film

M,T,W,R,F

2:30-4:20

10-May to 2-Jun

Mitchell Parry

AHVS 370F A02

CRN 33065

Apocalyptic Themes in Cinema

M,T,W,R,F

2:30-4:20

3-Jun to 25-Jun

Mitchell Parry

 

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

 

 

Fall 2021

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 501

CRN 10084

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M, R

10:00-11:20

Erin Campbell

AHVS 552

CRN 10085

Seminar in the Arts of Mughal INdia

M, W

4:30-5:50

Melia Belli Bose

AHVS 582

CRN 10086

Indigenous Arts and Climate Change

M, R

1:00-2:20

Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 598

A01 10087

A02 10088

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 10090

A02 10091

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01 10092

A02 10093

PhD Dissertation

Spring 2022

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 509

CRN 20081

Workshop in Art Historical Writing

M, R

10:00-11:20

FIA 115

Evanthia Baboula

AHVS 549

CRN 20082

Seminar in Orientalisim in Art and Architecture: European Encounters with Islam

M, R

11:30-12:50

Marcus Milwright

AHVS 560

CRN 20083

Seminar in Modern Art I: Russian Constructivism

M, R

1:00-2:20

FIA 109

Allan Antliff

AHVS 598

A01 20084

A02 20085

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 20087

A02 20088

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699

A01 20089

A02 20090

PhD Dissertation

 

Summer 2021

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 598

A01 31558

A02 31559

Research Paper

AHVS 693

A01 31560

A02 31561

Candidacy

AHVS 699

A01 31562

A02 31563

Dissertation

 

Fall 2021

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Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 486A

CRN 13837

Museum Principles and Pactices I Mary Jo Hughes

AHVS 488B

CRN 13838

Collections Management Richard Gerrard

AHVS 488C

CRN 13839

Communicating Through Exhibitions Tim Willis

AHVS 488G

CRN 13840

Public Programming Candace Matelic

AHVS 488J

CRN 13841

Curatorship Elizabeth Carter

AHVS 488U

CRN 13842

Managing Archival Collections Jessica Bushey

AHVS 491B

CRN 10081

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management Maxine Reitsma

Spring 2022

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 486B

CRN 23699

Museum Principles and Practices II Mary Jo Hughes

AHVS 487A

CRN 23700

Heritage Resource Management Chris Wiebe

AHVS 488D

CRN 23701

Caring for Museum Collections Susan Maltby

AHVS 488K

CRN 23753

Exhibition Planning and Design Tim Willis

AHVS 488S

CRN 23702

Building Community Relationships Elizabeth Kidd

AHVS 488X

CRN 23703

Curatorial Planning and Practice Richard Gerrard

AHVS 488Y

CRN 23704

Visitor Experiences Mary Kay Cunningham

AHVS 491B

CRN 20080

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management Maxine Reitsma

 

Summer 2021

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

Course Title CRN Instructor

AHVS 489C

Determining Significance of  Heritage Resources 32974 Sean Fraser

AHVS 488W

Community Engagement/Social Change 32973 Candace Matelic

AHVS 491B

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

A01

31556

Maxine Reitsma

AHVS 491B

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

A02 31557

Maxine Reitsma