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ART HISTORY (3.0 credits)

The Art History Minor is an ideal minor for students planning to pursue careers in studio practice either in Art or Design. More specifically, it would be an important addition for students who wish to pursue graduate studies either in art history and theory or in areas such as arts administration or teaching.  The Art History minor includes a wide range of historical and contemporary art history courses. Students may choose to focus on specific areas such contemporary art history (20th century), European art history, global art history (non-Western) or on issues in criticism and theory.

I. Required Core Course

VISC 2B07 History of Modern Art *see note below

Plus take 5 courses from the list below, including 3 courses at the 300/400 level:

II. Elective Courses

ABVC 2B01 The Story of Us: Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas (added January 2011)

HUMN 4B01 Modernism: Critical Perspectives

HUMN 4B18 Postmodernism: Critical Perspectives

VISC 2B07 History of Modern Art

VISC 2B11 Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (added January 2011)

VISC 2B13 History of Photography

VISC 2B19 Art of Europe: The Northern Renaissance 

VISC 2B31 History of Printing and Printmaking 

VISC 2B32 Canadian Art: the Modern Era 

VISC 2B33 Art of Europe: Greek to Gothic 

VISC 2B35 Art of Europe: Renaissance to Impressionism 

VISC 3B03 Contemporary Canadian Art 

VISC 3B05 Dada and Surrealism 

VISC 3B06 Art of the African Diaspora 

VISC 3B07 Art of the Italian Renaissance 

VISC 3B08 Art of Europe: Baroque and Rococo 

VISC 3B09 Art after Modern Art: Conceptual Practices 

VISC 3B13 Studies in Italian Art History I 

VISC 3B14 Studies in Italian Art History II 

VISC 3B15 Studies in Nineteenth Century Art: Goya to Courbet 

VISC 3B26 Studies in 19th Century Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism 

VISC 3B28 Latin American Art & Culture

VISC 3B30 Contemporary East Asian Art (added June 2010)

VISC 3B37 The History and Theory of Art Criticism 

VISC 3B42 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art 

VISC 3B43 Into the 21st Century: Photographic Practices, Theory and Criticism (revised title 2010/11)

VISC 3B44 South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred 

VISC 3B45 South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms 

VISC 3B47 Art and Fashion

VISC 4B02 Performance and Performativity (added January 2011)

VISC 4B08 Post-War European Art (revised title 2010/11)

VISC 4B10 The Politics of Painting: Modern Art and Revolution (revised title 2010/11)

VISC 4B12 Modern Korean Art and Society (added June 2010)

VISC 4B13 Modern Mexican Art (added June 2010)

VISC 4B16 Queer Theory: Sexuality and Representation (taken in 2006/07)

VISC 4B17 Reading Images of Aboriginal People (added January 2011)

VISC 4B19 Contemporary Studies in Architecture and Design

VISC 4B20 The Senses in Artistic Practice

VISC 4B21 Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania

VISC 4B23 The Classical Tradition and its Legacies (added January 2011) 

VISC 4B91 Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts 20th Century (taken in 2007/08 & 2008/09)

Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Studies

* Note: Required 200 level art history methodology course under development to replace VISC 2B07 History of Modern Art in the near future
* Note: CRCP majors may not declare Art History as a minor.

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