Art History Minor Requirements

Department Chairperson:Adam Lampton Office: Cushing-Martin 028 Phone: 508-565-1954alampton@stonehill.eduThe minor in Art History requires the completion of six courses.

Complete the Following Required Course

Code Course Credits

VPH 181

History of Art I (History Cornerstone) (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This one-semester survey explores major developments in art and architecture from Antiquity through the 19th Century, considering historical events and ideological shifts which contributed to the stylistic changes. Trips to Boston museums enhance class content.

Fulfills the History Cornerstone and the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirements.

4

Complete Three 200-Level Art History Courses

Code Course Credits

VPH 209

History of Photography

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

History of Photography is a general survey of photographic practice from 1839 to the present. Through lectures, exhibition viewings, class discussion and student-led presentations, students will explore the aesthetic, social and conceptual underpinnings of the medium throughout the last 170 years.

3

VPH 212

Aesthetics

Offered: Spring Semester

For description, see PHL 283.

Prerequisite(s): One 100-Level Philosophy Course

3

VPH 214

The Age of Cathedrals

Offered: Fall Semester

Examines the rise of the Gothic Cathedral from its roots in the Ottonian and Romanesque periods. Great European Cathedrals like Chartres, Notre Dame, Strasbourg, Salisbury, are discussed in detail.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

VPH 215

Early Renaissance Art: Italy and the North

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Introduction to the art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Italy and the North. Students explore different types of art such as altarpieces, civic art, and court art. Artistic exchanges between Italy and the North are examined, and the role that patrons, the economy, and the military played are investigated.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

VPH 217

Early Modern Art: 1900-1945

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Some of the most profound innovations in art occurred during the first half of the Twentieth Century. In this course, students study major developments including Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism in terms of style and theory and within cultural, social and political contexts. A trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City enriches classroom curriculum.

3

VPH 218

Art Since 1945

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Major movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Super Realism, Neo-Expressionism as well as works which go beyond traditional media (earthworks, video art, performance art, digital imaging). Day trips to museums and galleries complement class material.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

VPH 220

From Bernini to Vermeer: Art of the Baroque

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Survey of the visual arts in Italy, France, Spain, Flanders, and Holland during the Seventeenth Century. Students consider some of the world's most evocative and emotionally stirring art that was shaped by the demands of monarchs and popes. Also explored are cultural, religious, and scientific factors which influenced changes in artistic style and technique.

3

VPH 227

Modern American Architecture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course examines twentieth and twenty-first century architecture in America and its European roots. Through classroom instruction via digital images, readings and field trips, students will focus on issues such as function, style, technology, urbanism, and regionalism in order to understand the forces that shape modern architecture.

3

VPH 229

Topics in Non-Western Art

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Examines the traditional and contemporary arts of various non-western cultures, focusing on a particular culture each time the course is offered. Specific cultures to be studied include: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African, and Native American.

3

VPH 230

Art and Psychology: Introduction to Art Therapy

Offered: Spring Semester

Addresses the relationship between works of art and scientific inquiry into the human mind. Students will be introduced to the history and theory of Art Therapy and investigate the creative process and its relationship to therapy. Readings, films, and experiential workshops will all be part of the course.

No artistic experience necessary.

3

Complete Two 300-Level Art History Courses

Code Course Credits

VPH 314

Masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An in-depth study of the works of these three High Renaissance artists, the evolution of their respective styles, and the environment in which they worked. Specific scholarly issues are discussed in student presentations.

3

VPH 330

Topics in European or American Art

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Investigates focused topics in American art and culture from the Colonial period to the present. The topic will change each time the course is offered. Possible areas to be explored include: The "Other" in America; Jazz Age and Depression Art and Culture; Modernist/ Postmodernist Architecture. Recommended for Art History and American Studies concentrators.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

VPH 332

Museums: Past and Present

Offered: Spring Semester

This course explores the history, philosophy, and evolving practices of museum and exhibition culture. Students will study current approaches and strategies of exhibition, collection, and educational programming. Visits to regional museums and galleries will enhance class material.

3

Note:

It is recommended that Art History minors also take VPH 440 - Exhibitions and Collections: An Inside Look and/or do an VPH 475 - Internship in Fine Arts.