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Dept. Secretary: Jocelyn Brion 
Email: jbrion@mansfield.edu
Phone: 570-662-4500
Hours: M - Th 8:00 - 4:15

Mansfield University Art Department
135 Stadium Drive
119 Allen Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933

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Art History Course Descriptions


ARH 1101 Introduction to Art
ARH 3320 Art of Africa and Oceania
ARH 3321 Ancient & Medieval Art
ARH 3322 Art of the Renaissance
ARH 3323 / 5504 Baroque and Rococo Art
ARH 3324 Native Arts of the Americas
ARH 3326  Asian Art
ARH 3328 History of Architecture
ARH 3329 / 5506 History of African-American Art
ARH 3330 / 5528  History of American Art
ARH 3331 / 5505  History of Modern Art / Trends in Modern Art
ARH 3332  Art of Ancient Egypt
ARH 4401  Cultural Origins of Art (taught in Europe)
ART 4404 Special Problems in Art
ARH 4407 Empires of the World Through Art
ARH 4408 / 5508  Art and Mythology of Ancient Greece
ARH 4409 / 5509  Women In Art
ARH 4410 / 5510  Women in Ancient Greek Art
ART 3300 / ARE 5534  Visual Studies/Application of Aesthetic Theory
ART 4489 Internship
ART 4497 Independent Study

ARH 1101 Introduction to Art 3 cr.

An approach to the dominate movements and ideas of the Western World as they evolved in visual arts from the cave art origins to the 20th Century systems.

ARH 3320 Art of Africa and Oceania 3 cr.

The study of prehistoric and primitive art from the Paleolithic period: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico, the American, and the South Seas. Prerequisite: ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 3321 Ancient and Medieval Art 3 cr.

Comprehensive study of architecture, sculpture, and painting from the ancient through Gothic periods; emphasis on aesthetic values and historical implications, iconographic and symbolic significance. Prerequisite: ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 3322 Art of the Renaissance 3 cr.

Comprehensive study of architecture, painting, and sculpture in Italy, Flanders, Holland, Germany, England, France, and Spain with emphasis on the general characteristics of the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 3323 Baroque and Rococo Art 3 cr.

A comprehensive study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1600 - 1750 in Italy, Flanders, Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain, France and England. Prerequisite: ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 3324 Native Arts of the Americas 3 cr.

A survey of the native arts of North, Central and South America during the pre-Columbian and historic periods. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts will be examined.

ARH 3326 Asian Art 3 cr.

Study of art in China, India, and Japan in the areas of architecture, painting, pottery, sculpture, and the minor arts. There influences central to the development and spread of important styles and the relationship of art to the classics of Oriental aesthetics.

ARH 3328 History of Architecture 3 cr.

Study of architecture, styles, and methods of construction from the earliest civilizations to the present. Analysis he outstanding contributions in architecture of the various cultures with emphasis on further development and influences, citing important examples and their architects. Prerequisite: ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 3329 History of African American Art 3 cr.

Survey of Early African art to contemporary African-American art, appraises the past and present performance of African-American artists and their contributions to American art history.

ARH 3330 History of American Art 3 cr.

Comprehensive study of the heritage of American art from the limners and artisans of colonial times through the 20th century in painting, architecture, and sculpture; emphasizing aesthetic values, movements, trends, and contributions of significant artists. Prerequisite: Art 1101, or permission by instructor

ARH 3331 History of Modern Art 3 cr.

Comprehensive study of the development of modern art from 19th century neoclassism through contemporary movements, emphasizing aesthetic values, historical implications, and contributions of significant artists. Prerequisite: ARH 101, or permission of instructor.

ARH 3332 Art of Ancient Egypt 3 cr.

A comprehensive study of architecture, sculpture, and painting in ancient Egypt from its prehistoric beginnings to the Christian era. Prerequisite: ARH 1101, or permission of instructor.

ARH 4401 Cultural Origins of Art 1-12 Cr.

A travel-study seminar abroad visiting various countries around the world. Provides intensive study of the humanities and cultures from which various art styles emerge. Lectures will be conducted throughout the tour by the director. Prerequisite: ARH 101 or permission of instructor. Dual listed with 5501. May be taken for one through twelve credits.

ARH 4407 Empires of the World Through Art 3 cr.

Explores the use of art and architecture of various empires as images of power and political statement. The Roman, Byzantine, Holy Roman, Ottoman, Russian, and British empires will be examined. Prerequisite: ARH 1101, or permission by instructor. Dual listed with 5507.

ARH 4408 Art and Mythology of Ancient Greece 3 cr.

Explores the relationship between art and mythology in ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Prerequisite: ARH 1101, or permission of instructor. Dual listed with 5508.

ARH 4409 Women in Art 3 cr.

A study of the accomplishments and contributions of women in art and architecture from antiquity to the 20th century. Women as subjects in art will also be examined with emphasis on the cultural and artistic milieu in which they are represented. Prerequisite ARH 1101 or permission of instructor.

ARH 4410 Women in Ancient Greek Art 3 cr.

Women as subjects and patrons in ancient Greek art will be examined with emphasis on the cultural and artistic milieu in which they are represented. No prerequisite. Dual listed with 5509.

ART 4404 Special Problems in Art 1-6 cr.

Designed for students interested in extending their scope or gaining depth in specific academic areas related to art and/or education. Since needs conditions change with each student, the requirements and restrictions are determined by and arranged with the chairperson. May be taken for one through 6 credits.

ART 3300 Visual Studies in Aesthetic Experiences 3 cr.

Studies the philosophic theories of art, aesthetic experience, principles and criticism in the nature and comprehension of the character of arts, the artist, and his/her relationship to life.

ART 4489 Internship 1-12 cr.

A practical experience in a selected field of artistic endeavor designed to meet the students needs. May be taken for one through 12 credits.

ARH 4497 Independent Study 1-3 cr.

Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field. May be taken for one, two or three credits at one time.

Credit Requirements

BA Art History online