Please visit the Registrar’s website for real-time information including section times, course capacity, etc.

AH 202 Topics in Theory and Criticism in Art History
Dell Upton
W / 3:30 – 5:20 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Focused studies of various theoretical and critical traditions within art history, concentrating on particular issues, authors, or methodologies either within or across historical and cultural areas. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C226 Selected Topics in Early Modern Art
Bronwen Wilson
M / 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Dodd 220
Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in early modern art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C126. S/U or letter grading.

AH C245B Contemporary Arts of Africa
Steven Nelson
MW / 3:30 – 4:45 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Survey of African visual practices since mid-20th century, with special emphasis on changing meaning of art object, status of African artist, global reception of contemporary African art, and very definitions of contemporary African art. Concurrently scheduled with course C145B. S/U or letter grading.

AH C248B Art and Material Culture of Early Imperia China, 210 BC to AD 906
Lothar von Falkenhausen
TBA
Lecture, three hours. Palaces and tombs of early imperial dynasties, impact of Buddhist art (cave temples), rise of new media and technologies. Concurrently scheduled with course C148B. S/U or letter grading.

AH 248E Art in Modern China
Hui-shu Lee
TR / 2:00 – 3:15 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Concentrated look at major schools and masters of Chinese art from turn of 20th century to present, with focus on interaction with foreign cultures and issues of self-identity, assimilation, modernity, tradition, and continuity. Consideration of recent developments in Chinese art in global context. Concurrently scheduled with course C148E. S/U or letter grading.

AH C249B Visualizing the Art of Writing in China
Hui-shu Lee
F / 2:00 – 5:00 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours.Utilizing a comprehensive local collection of Chinese calligraphy, the seminar will introduce the art of writing of the early modern period both topically and chronologically. A number of historical themes related to the formation and practice of the major scripts, schools, and masters will be covered. In the meanwhile, students will embark on individual research projects on individual objects of the Ming and Qing dynasties in the private collection. A wide variety of topics will be broached, including formation of the orthodox canon, methods and calligraphy, aesthetic terminology, rediscovery of the ancient styles in later imperial China, and dimensions of writing as an art form beyond the strictures of calligraphy. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading; enrollment with instructor consent only.

AH 260A Art and Empire
Robert Brown
T / 1:00 – 4:00 pm / Dodd 220
Lecture, three hours. Examination of relationship between art and imperial ideologies and introduction to current issues in colonial studies and postcolonial criticism. Concurrently scheduled with course C160. S/U or letter grading.

AH 271 Selected Topics in Museum Studies – Latin America on Display in LA: Surveying the Field
Jennifer Josten
M / 2:00 – 5:00 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Variable topics in museum studies that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Concurrently scheduled with course C171. S/U or letter grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Pohl / Brown
TBD
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 496 Teaching with Technology
Christine Robinson
TBD
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Designed for graduate students. Introduction to technological support available to new departmental teaching assistants. Topics include exploring functions of teaching assistant archive, CCLE, MyUCLA, Gradebook, and TurnItIn and ways to efficiently use these tools. Introduction to lesson planning and ways to establish effective teaching strategies in and out of classroom. May not be applied toward M.A. or Ph.D. course requirements. S/U grading.

Please visit the Registrar’s website for real-time information including section times, course capacity, etc.

AH C215A Late Antique Art and Architecture
Sharon Gerstel
TR / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 21. Art and architecture of late Roman Empire and early Christian world. Concurrently scheduled with course C115A. S/U or letter grading.

AH 217B Selected Topics in Medieval Art
Meredith Cohen
M / 1:00 – 2:50 pm / Dodd 220
Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in medieval art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C117B. S/U or letter grading.

AH 217D Byzantine Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Sharon Gerstel
M / 3:30 – 5:00 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, two hours. Selected topics in Byzantine art and architecture. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH 222A Italian Renaissance Art
Bronwen Wilson
T / 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Dodd 220
(Formerly numbered 230.) Seminar, two hours. Preparation: knowledge of Italian. Study of various aspects of Leonardo?s theoretical approach to art in terms of sources and impact on followers. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH CM235B African American Art, 1900-1963
Steven Nelson
MW / 3:30 – 4:45 pm / Dodd 146
(Formerly numbered CM112E.) (Same as African American Studies CM135B.) Lecture, three hours. Detailed inquiry into work of African American artists from Columbian Exposition to 1963 March on Washington within context of social, political, and cultural engagement, as well as in codification of modern black life in U.S. Concurrently scheduled with course CM235B. P/NP or letter grading.

AH C252A History of Korean Painting
Burglind Jungmann
TR / 2:00 – 3:00 pm / Dodd 212B
Lecture, three hours. Korean painting history from Three Kingdoms period to 19th century, examined within cultural and sociopolitical contexts. Special emphasis on diversity of topics and social status of artists during Choson dynasty (1392 to 1910). Concurrently scheduled with course C152B. S/U or letter grading.

AH 254B Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art
Saloni Mathur
W / 10:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
(Formerly numbered 280C.) Lecture, three hours. Topics in modern and contemporary South Asian art from 1900 to present. Letter grading.

AH 273 Studies in the Materials and Production of Artwork: Bronze
David Scott
W / 2:00 – 4:30 pm / LACMA
Seminar, three hours. Designed to expose students to material properties and technical production issues related to making of artworks. Introduction to processes of construction, fabrication, maintenance, preservation, and more. Hands-on demonstrations and workshops to deepen understanding of significance of choices that artists make in choice of materials. Processes of making that can impact final physical forms as well as aesthetic meanings that can attach to it. Combination of theoretical, ethical, and practical questions that confront conservators as well as those specializing in technical art history. S/U or letter grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum (two separate practicums)
Bronwen Wilson
Shanna Kennedy-Quigley
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 495 Teaching Art History
Christine Robinson
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Designed for graduate students. Required of all new teaching assistants during Fall Quarter of their teaching assistant appointment. Workshop/seminar in teaching techniques and pedagogical issues, consisting of readings, discussions, and guest speakers on selected topics. May not be applied toward M.A. or Ph.D. course requirements. S/U grading.

Please note that graduate course numbering has changed effective Fall 2015; however, degree requirements remain the same.

Please visit the Registrar’s website for real-time information including section times, course capacity, etc.

AH 202 Internationalism and Exhibiting
Saloni Mathur
R / 11:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Focused studies of various theoretical and critical traditions within art history, concentrating on particular issues, authors, or methodologies either within or across historical and cultural areas. May be repeated for credit with consent of advisor. S/U or letter grading.

AH 222A Italian Renaissance Art (formerly 230)
Bronwen Wilson
R / 2:00 – 4:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, two hours. Preparation: knowledge of Italian. Study of various aspects of Leonardo’s theoretical approach to art in terms of sources and impact on followers. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C225 Spanish Baroque (formerly C209A)
Charlene Villaseñor Black
TR / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Art and architecture of Spain or Italy, 16th to late 17th century. Concurrently scheduled with course C125A. S/U or letter grading.

AH 232 Contemporary Art: Robert Mapplethorpe and the Building of a Legacy
Miwon Kwon
M / 2:00 – 4:30 pm / Dodd 275 & off-campus
Seminar, three hours. Selected topics in contemporary art, criticism, and theory; this seminar will be co-taught with LACMA Curator of Photography Britt Salvesen as part of the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative and will be designed around the two major exhibitions on Robert Mapplethorpe that will be on view at LACMA and the Getty Museum this spring. Enrollment by instructor consent only; S/U or letter grading.

AH 240B Art and Architecture of Indigenous Americas
Stella Nair
M / 11:00 am – 1:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Studies in selected topics in artistic production of Native people across Americas. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH 246 African Art (formerly 246)
Steven Nelson
W / 3:30 – 5:20 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Studies in selected topics in art of sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C248E Art in Modern China (formerly C261D)
Hui-shu Lee
TR / 3:30 – 4:45 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Concentrated look at major schools and masters of Chinese art from turn of 20th century to present, with focus on interaction with foreign cultures and issues of self-identity, assimilation, modernity, tradition, and continuity. Consideration of recent developments in Chinese art in global context. Concurrently scheduled with course C148E. S/U or letter grading.

AH 253B Special Topics in Korean Art (243)
Burglind Jungmann
T / 11:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
Lecture, three hours. Studies of Korean art under different art-historical perspectives, methods, and theories. Individual studies, with emphasis on professional presentation. Group studies may be linked to exhibition projects. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

AH C271 Advanced Topics in Museum Studies (formerly C203D)
Miwon Kwon
F / 2:00 – 4:30 pm / Off-campus
Seminar, three hours. Variable topics in museum studies that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Concurrently scheduled with course C171. S/U or letter grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Sharon Gerstel
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Stella Nair
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

 

Please note that graduate course numbering has changed effective Fall 2015; however, degree requirements remain the same.

AH 200 Theories & Methodology
Meredith Cohen
T / 10:00 – 11:50 / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Critical examination of history of discipline of art history, with studies of various theoretical, critical, and methodological approaches to visual arts from antiquity to present. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH 202 Topics in Theory and Criticism
Dell Upton
T / 2:00 – 4:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Focused studies of various theoretical and critical traditions within art history, concentrating on particular issues, authors, or methodologies either within or across historical and cultural areas. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C215F Medieval Paris
Meredith Cohen
R / 10:00 – 12:50 / Dodd 220
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 21. Material culture, art, architecture, and history of city of Paris to circa 1500. Concurrently schedule with course C115F. S/U or letter grading.

AH 228D History and Theory of Photography (formerly 272)
George Baker
W / 3:30 – 5:20 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Selected topics in photography history, criticism, and theory. S/U or letter grading.

AH 230D Modern Art Seminar (formerly 253)
Timothy Benson
W / 10:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, two hours. Changing topics in modern art (including illustration and other popular forms) that reflect interests of particular faculty members. Political and economic factors affecting arts of France and Germany at various times. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C241 Colonial Latin American Art (formerly 218E)
Charlene Villaseñor Black
TR / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Art and architecture of colonial Americas from 16th to 18th century. Concurrently scheduled with course C141. S/U or letter grading.

AH 249B Chinese Art (formerly 260B)
Hui-shu Lee
W / 3:30 pm – 5:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Advanced studies in secular and religious artistic traditions of China. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C270A Museum Studies (formerly C203A)
Saloni Mathur
TR / 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Introduction to museology as critical practice, with emphasis on history and theory of museums and impact of culture and society on current museum theory and practice. Concurrently scheduled with course C170A. S/U or letter grading.

AH 273 Studies in Materials and Production of Artworks
David Scott
R / 9:00 – 11:50 am / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Designed to expose students to material properties and technical production issues related to making of artworks. Introduction to processes of construction, fabrication, maintenance, preservation, and more. Hands-on demonstrations and workshops to deepen understanding of significance of choices that artists make in choice of materials. Processes of making that can impact final physical forms as well as aesthetic meanings that can attach to it. Combination of theoretical, ethical, and practical questions that confront conservators as well as those specializing in technical art history. S/U or letter grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
George Baker
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Hui-shu Lee/Lothar von Falkenhausen
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

Please note that graduate course numbering has changed effective Fall 2015; however, degree requirements remain the same.

AH C228B History of Photography 1910-Present (formerly C271B)
George Baker
TR / 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm / Dodd 121
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. History of photography in 20th century, with special attention to photography’s entrance into project of avant-garde and its role in formation of postmodern aesthetic. Concurrently scheduled with courses C128B. S/U or letter grading.

AH C242B Latin American Art – 20th Century (formerly C254)
Beth Rosenblum
MW / 9:30 am – 10:45 am / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Mainstream modern and contemporary art and architecture of selected Latin American countries, including both modernist and postmodernist forms, considered in context of social and political concerns, both national and international. Concurrently scheduled with course C142B. S/U or letter grading.

AH 246 African Art (formerly 219C)
Steven Nelson
T / 3:00 – 4:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Studies in selected topics in art of sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C252A History of Korean Painting (formerly C242A)
Burglind Jungmann
MW / 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Korean painting history from Three Kingdoms period to 19th century, examined within cultural and sociopolitical contexts. Special emphasis on diversity of topics and social status of artists during Choson dynasty (1392 to 1910). Concurrently scheduled with course C152B. S/U or letter grading.

AH M258A Asian Archaeology (formerly M262A)
Lothar von Falkenhausen, Li Min
1:00 pm – 3:50 pm / Dodd 275
Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in Asian arts and architecture that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C158A. S/U or letter grading.

AH C272A Preservation of Art (formerly C203E)
David Scott
W / 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm / Fowler 139
Lecture, three hours. Designed for anthropology, archaeology, and art history graduate students. Introduction to preservation of cultural heritage materials, including what should be preserved and why, as well as who should be involved in decision-making process. Discussion of issues of preservation and restoration of these cultural heritage materials both in museum and outdoor environment contexts. Materials and techniques used to make cultural heritage materials, in relation to preservation efforts needed to prevent decay and loss. Introduction to examples of conservation issues related to sites, buildings, monuments, and collections. Ethical and contextual aspects with reference to changing values, illustrating how cultural materials may have been treated differently according to those values. Concurrently scheduled with course C172A. S/U or letter grading.

AH 273 Studies in the Materials & Production of Artworks (New)
Miwon Kwon
M / 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Designed to expose students to material properties and technical production issues related to making of artworks. Introduction to processes of construction, fabrication, maintenance, preservation, and more. Hands-on demonstrations and workshops to deepen understanding of significance of choices that artists make in choice of materials. Processes of making that can impact final physical forms as well as aesthetic meanings that can attach to it. Combination of theoretical, ethical, and practical questions that confront conservators as well as those specializing in technical art history. S/U or letter grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Steven Nelson
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum
Dell Upton
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

AH 495 Teaching Art History
Steven Nelson and Nathaniel Kingdon
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Designed for graduate students. Required of all new teaching assistants during Fall Quarter of their teaching assistant appointment. Workshop/seminar in teaching techniques and pedagogical issues, consisting of readings, discussions, and guest speakers on selected topics. May not be applied toward M.A. or Ph.D. course requirements. S/U grading.