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AH 217D Byzantine Art, Architecture and Archaeology: Medieval Sound/Space
Sharon Gerstel
F / 12:00 pm – 1:50 pm / Rolfe 2117
Lecture, three hours; quiz, one hour. 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 C229B Dada, 1915 to 1923
George Baker
TR / 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm / Dodd Hall 121
Seminar, three hours discussion, one hour (when scheduled).  Introduction to modernism and historical avant-garde of early 20th century, tracing in detail emergence of Dada avant-garde in its various geographical locales during and after World War I. Visual art, literature, film, and performance addressed, with special attention to invention of series of avant-garde strategies crucial to Dada: research papers, and oral presentations. May be repeated twice for credit.  S/U or letter grading.

AH 230D Modern Art:  Art and Intersubjectivity
Zirwat Chowdhury
W / 10:00 am – 11:50 am / Dodd Hall 220
Seminar, two hours. Changing topics in modern (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 twice for credit with consent of advisor.  S/U or letter grading.

AH 230D Modern Art
George Baker
W / 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, two hours. Changing topics in modern (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 twice for credit with consent of advisor.  S/U or letter grading.

AH C248B Art and Material Culture of Early Imperial China 210 BC to 906 AD
Lothar Von Falkenhausen
MW / 9:30 am – 10:45 am / Dodd 247
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 M258B Topics in Asian Archaeology
Lothar Von Falkenhausen
M / 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm / Dodd 275
(Same as Anthropology M216.) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students, Topics may include identification of ethnic groups in archaeology, archaeology of religion, archaeological reflections of commerce and trade and their influence on social development, archaeology of language dispersal, cultural contact and nature of cultural influence. S/U or letter grading.

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AH 202 Topics in Theory and Criticism in Art History: Global Migration in Crisis: Thinking in/through Visual Arts
Saloni Mathur

W / 11:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar. Phenomenon of human migration and increasingly unrestrained backlash against it constitutes one of greatest crisis conditions in current times. Students critically reflect into space of this crisis, and investigate its manifold implications for art history and visual arts practices. Students engage with theories and concepts of statelessness, camp, exile, migration, and logic of walled border in such writers as Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Zygmant Bauman, Wendy Brown, TJ Demos, Kobena Mercer, Irit Rogoff, Edward Said, and others. Students pursue their own projects that leading to final paper. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C216A Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture
Sharon Gerstel

TR / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm / Dodd 146
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 21. Theory and development of Byzantine art from iconoclastic controversy to 1204. Concurrently scheduled with course C116A. S/U or letter grading.

AH 220B Advanced Studies in Islamic Art: Desert
Lamia Balafrej

W / 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Study of desert as ecosystem and discourse, and as real and imagined space, with particular focus on Middle East and North Africa. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH 230D Modern Art
George Baker

W / 3:30 pm – 6:20 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 C248A Art and Material Culture, Neolithic to 210 B.C.
Lothar Von Falkenhausen

TR / 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm / Dodd 275
Lecture, three hours. Genesis of Chinese civilization in light of new archaeological finds, including sites and works of art (e.g., ceramics, bronzes, jades). Concurrently scheduled with course C148A. S/U or letter grading.

AH C249A Selected Topics in Chinese Art
Lothar Von Falkenhausen

M / 10:30 am – 1:30 pm / Dodd 275
Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in Chinese art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C149. S/U or letter grading.

AH C260A Art and Empire
Saloni Mathur

TR / 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm / Dodd 146
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.

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AH 220B Advanced Studies in Islamic Art: Labor in Islamic Art
Lamia Balafrej

W / 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Going beyond traditional art-historical frameworks of artisan, artist, and workshop, students delve into notion of invisible work. Emphasis on forms of labor not often archived in final artwork, but which permitted its creation. Combination of methodological readings, case studies from Islamic world, and comparative discussions. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH 225B Early Modern Art
Bronwen Wilson

T / 2:00 pm – 4:50 pm / Dodd 220
Seminar, three hours. Emphasis on selected topic (e.g., particular artist, trend, or problem). Research papers and oral reports required. Language requirements depend on area of focus. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading..

AH 246 African Art
Steven Nelson

R / 3:00 pm – 4:50 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
Hui-Shu Lee

TR / 3:30 pm – 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 C270A Museum Studies
Saloni Mathur

TR / 11:00 am – 12:15 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 C271 Selected Topics in Museum Studies: Curatorial Dilemmas
Robert Brown

W / 11:00 am – 12:50 pm / Off Campus
Seminar, three hours. Study organized as series of case studies, each having selection of art works and readings, with intent of answering specific questions that reflect actual problems instructors have had in their work as curators, organizing exhibitions, acquiring objects, and displaying art. Problems include ongoing concerns. Students asked to help think through these problems and suggest solutions. Students present weekly positions papers. Taught by LACMA curators. Class meets at LACMA. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Concurrently scheduled with course C171. S/U or letter grading.

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AH 200 Topics in Theory and Criticism in Art History
Saloni Mathur
M / 1:00 – 3:00 pm / Dodd 275
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 C217B Selected Topics in Medieval Art
Sharon Gerstel
M / 11:00 am – 12:50 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 225B Early Modern Art
Charlene Villaseñor Black
T / 11:00 am – 12:50 pm / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Emphasis on selected topic (e.g., particular artist, trend, or problem). Research papers and oral reports required. Language requirements depend on area of focus. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

AH C229C Surrealism, 1924 – 1939
George Baker
TR / 3:30 – 4:45 pm / Dodd 121
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Study of art, literature, and film associated with surrealist movement in France, with special attention to dissident surrealism of writer and philosopher Georges Bataille, as well as to challenge to art history posed by surrealism’s engagement with lessons of psychoanalysis. Concurrently scheduled with course C129C. S/U or letter grading.

AH 249B Chinese Art
Hui-shu Lee
R / 3:00 – 5:50 pm / Dodd 220
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 M258B Topics in Asian Archaeology
Lothar von Falkenhausen
T / 3:00 pm – 5:50 pm / Dodd 220
(Same as Anthropology M216.) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Topics may include identification of ethnic groups in archaeology, archaeology of religion, archaeological reflections of commerce and trade and their influence on social development, archaeology of language dispersal, cultural contact and nature of cultural influence. S/U or letter grading.