ARTH 301(F) Methods of Art History

A survey of selected approaches to art historical writing and research. Special emphasis is given to the development of iconography, formal and stylistic analysis, social history, and materialist approaches to art history. Additional topics include pictorial perspective, visual narration, biography, postmodernism, and the feminist critique of art history. The aim of the course is to become familiar with some of the important methodological developments in the history of art. Format: lecture/discussion. Requirements: six short papers, one presentation, and class participation. Prerequisites: ArtH 101-102. ArtH 448 may be substituted for ArtH 301 toward the major requirements. Limited to Art History majors and required of them.