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 2019/20 academic year:

Fall 2019

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 120 CRN 10042 

Exploring World Art

M,R 3:30-4:20 Melissa Berry

AHVS 230 CRN 10047

Monuments of South and Southeast Asia

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

AHVS 264 CRN 10048

Art History and The Lens

T,W,F 1:30-2:20 Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 295A CRN 10049

Introduction to Film Analysis

T 2:30-5:20 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 310C CRN 10054

Digital Tools for Art History and Visual Studies

W 3:30-6:20 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 312 CRN 10055

Gender, Identity and Film

M,R 10:00-11:20 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 333A CRN 10056

Early Arts of Southeast Asia

M,W 4:30-5:50 Astri Wright

AHVS 337 CRN 10057

Special Topics in Contemporary Asian Art: Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art

M,R 11:30-12:50 Yang Liu

AHVS 343B CRN 10058

The 18th Century in Northern Europe

T,W,F 11:30-12:20 Dennine Dudley

AHVS 367 CRN 10059

History In Cinema W 2:30-5:20 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 370A CRN 10060

Popular Film and Cultural Theory

M,R 1:00-2:20 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 384 CRN 10061

Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts and Colonization

M,R 1:00-2:20 Victoria Wyatt

AHVS 387B CRN 10062

Western Architecture since 1900

T,W,F 9:30-10:20 Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 461 CRN 13885

Seminar in Modern Art II (1945-present): Joseph Beuys: Performing Provocations 

T 1:30-4:20 Allan Antliff

AHVS 493 CRN 10068

Seminar on the Williams Collection: Curatorial Techniques with Indigenous Creators

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

AHVS 498 CRN 10069

Majors Seminar

M,R 10:00-11:20 Catherine Harding

AHVS 499 CRN 10070

Honours Seminar

M,R 10:00-11:20 Catherine Harding

 

Spring 2020

Course Title Schedule Instructor

AHVS 121 CRN 20034 

Understanding Visual Communication

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

AHVS 202 CRN 20039

Confronting The Object

T 1:30-4:20 Marcus Milwright

AHVS 311B CRN 20045

Looking and the History of Perception

M,R 10:00-11:20 Catherine Harding

AHVS 295B CRN 20040

Introduction to Film Studies

T 2:30-5:20 Mitchell Parry

AHVS 311F CRN 20046

Horror Video Games M,R 11:30-12:50 David Christopher

AHVS 330C CRN 20047

The Body in indian art M,W 16:30-17:50 Astri Wright

AHVS 341C CRN 20048

Michelangelo and Leonardo

M,R 1:00-2:20 Catherine Harding

AHVS 346C CRN 20049

Visual Culture in Jane Austen's World

T,W,F 10:30-11:20 Melissa Berry

AHVS 348 CRN 23810

Intro Islamic Archaeology

M,W,R 2:30-3:20 Marcus Milwright

AHVS 354 CRN 20050

Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture

T,W,F 12:30-1:20 Ambreen Hussaini

AHVS 330B CRN 20051

Later Arts of South Asia

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

AHVS 362C CRN 20052

Issues in Contemporary Art

M,R 1:00-2:20 Allan Antliff

AHVS 365 CRN 20053

Experimental Film

M,R 1:00-2:20 Lianne McLarty

AHVS 368B CRN 20054

Modern and Contemporary Canadian Art

T,W,F 9:30-10:20 Menno Hubregtse

AHVS 386

CRN 20055

Collections and Museums

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

AHVS 392 A03 CRN 20058

Special topics: History of World Animation 

T 4:30-7:20

 

Yang Liu

 

AHVS 392 A02 CRN 20057

Special topic: Art and Magic

T,W,F 1:30-2:20

Zahra Kazani

AHVS 392 A01 CRN 20056

Special topic:Time in Cinema W 2:30 - 5:20

Mitchell Parry

AHVS 397

CRN 20059

Impressionism:  A Social History

M,R 10:00 - 11:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 451

CRN 23902

Seminar: Arts of Mughal India M,R 1:00 - 2:20

Melia Belli

AHVS 487

CRN 20061

Seminar in Film Studies M,R 10:00 - 11:20

Lianne McLarty

 

 

Fall 2019

Course Title

Schedule

AHVS 501

CRN 10071 

Colloquium in Theories and Practices

M,R 11:30-12:50

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 561

CRN 13886

Seminar in Modern Art II (1945-present): Joseph Beuys: Performing Provocations

T 1:30-4:20

Allan Antliff

AHVS 593   

CRN 10073

Seminar on the Williams Collection: Curatorial Techniques with Indigenous Creators

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

AHVS 598

A01 10074 

A02  10075

Research Paper

AHVS 601

CRN 10076

Colloquium in Theories and Practices M,R 11:30-12:50 Carolyn Butler-Palmer

AHVS 693 

A01  10077 

A02  10078

Candidacy Exam

AHVS 699 

A01 10079 

A02 10080

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

 

Summer 2019

Course Title Schedule CRN Instructor
AHVS 598 A01 Research Paper 30022
AHVS 598 A02

Research Paper

30023
AHVS 693 A01 Candidacy Exam 30024
AHVS 693 A02 Candidacy Exam 30025
AHVS 699 A01 Dissertation

30026

AHVS 699 A02 Dissertation

30027



Fall 2019

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

13707 Mary Jo Hughes
AHVS 488B Collections Management 13708 Richard Gerrard
AHVS 488G Public Programming 13709 Candace Matelic
AHVS 488H Topic In Museum Studies 13699 Katrina Kerr
AHVS 488J Curatorship Elizabeth Carter
AHVS 488K Exhibition Planning and Design

13728

Tim Willis
AHVS 488S Building Community Relationships

13710

Elizabeth M.E. Kidd

AHVS 488U Managing Archival Collections

13711

Jessica Bushey

AHVS 491B

A01

Practicum in Cultural Resource Management

10066

Max Reitsma

AHVS 491B

A02

Practicum in Cultural Resource Managemen

10067

Carolyn Butler-Palmer

 

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

 

Summer 2019

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

Course Title CRN Instructor
AHVS 488V

Museums as Learning Environments

31434 Darlene E.Clover
AHVS 488W Social Engagement 31388 Candace Matelic
AHVS 489K Heritage Conservation in Context 31545 Sean Carlyle Fraser
AHVS 491B A01 Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 30021 Maxine Ann Reitsma
AHVS 491B A02 Practicum in Cultural Resource Management 31553 Maxine Ann Reitsma