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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

VISA 2B07 History of Modern Art *see note below (formerly VISC 2B07)

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

VISA 2B07 History of Modern Art (formerly VISC 2B07)

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

VISA 2B13 History of Photography (formerly VISC 2B13)

VISA 2B19 Art of Europe: The Northern Renaissance (formerly VISC 2B19)

VISA 2B31 History of Printing and Printmaking (formerly VISC 2B31)

VISA 2B32 Canadian Art: the Modern Era (formerly VISC 2B32)

VISA 2B33 Art of Europe: Greek to Gothic (formerly VISC 2B33)

VISA 2B35 Art of Europe: Renaissance to Impressionism (formerly VISC 2B35)

VISA 3B01 Issues in the Arts of Africa (added June 2011)

VISA 3B03 Contemporary Canadian Art (formerly VISC 3B03)

VISA 3B05 Dada and Surrealism (formerly VISC 3B05)

VISA 3B06 Art of the African Diaspora (formerly VISC 3B06)

VISA 3B07 Art of the Italian Renaissance (formerly VISC 3B07)

VISA 3B08 Art of Europe: Baroque and Rococo (formerly VISC 3B08)

VISA 3B09 Art after Modern Art: Conceptual Practices (formerly VISC 3B09)

VISA 3B13 Studies in Italian Art History I (formerly VISC 3B13)

VISA 3B14 Studies in Italian Art History II (formerly VISC 3B14)

VISA 3B15 Studies in Nineteenth Century Art: Goya to Courbet (formerly VISC 3B15)

VISA 3B26 Studies in 19th Century Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (formerly VISC 3B26)

VISA 3B28 Latin American Art & Culture (formerly VISC 3B28)

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

VISA 3B37 The History and Theory of Art Criticism (formerly VISC 3B37)

VISA 3B42 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art (formerly VISC 3B42)

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

VISA 3B44 South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred (formerly VISC 3B44)

VISA 3B45 South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms (formerly VISC 3B45)

VISA 3B47 Art and Fashion (formerly VISC 3B47)

VISA 4B02 Performance and Performativity (added January 2011, formerly VISC 4B02)

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

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

VISA 4B11 Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts in the Late 20th Century (formerly VISC 4B91 taken in 2007/08 & 2008/09)

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

VISA 4B13 Modern Mexican Art (added June 2010, formerly VISC 4B13)

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

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

VISD 4B19 Contemporary Studies in Architecture and Design (formerly VISC 4B19)

VISA 4B20 The Senses in Artistic Practice (formerly VISC 4B20)

VISA 4B21 Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania (formerly VISC 4B21)

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

Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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

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