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Visual Arts History (A)
Visual Arts History 1040 - A History of Art and Visual Culture
An introductory survey examining key works of art within the intellectual and social contexts of their production. This course provides a working knowledge of the history of art and architecture from the earliest times to the present and supplies the critical tools necessary for studying art and visual culture.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 1041A/B - Art, Visual Culture, and Power
This introductory course serves as a starting point to study the foundations of art history. It focuses on the social role of art, architecture and culture, particularly in terms of the way that visual culture relates to propaganda, power and struggle.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 1042A/B - Art, Science and Technology
This introductory course serves as a starting point to study the foundations of art history. It is an exploration of the various relationships between art, science and technology. Topics may include the history of medical illustration and imaging, art’s engagement with scientific principles and issues, and the changing role of technology in art.
Antirequisite(s): The former VAH 1053F/G
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 1043A/B - Art, Architecture, Fashion and Design
This introductory course serves as a starting point to study the foundations of art history. With examples stretching from the Middle Ages to the present day, and from the sweatshop to the catwalk, this introductory course looks at the intersections of art, interior design and fashion.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 1044A/B - Art, Media and Popular Culture
This introductory course serves as a starting point to study the foundations of art history. Examining the uses of art in popular culture and media through the ages, this course explores the circulation and power of artworks and cultural icons in historical and contemporary contexts.
Antirequisite(s): The former VAH 1052F/G
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 1045A/B - Collecting Art and Culture
This introductory course serves as a starting point to study the foundations of art history. It focuses on historical and contemporary practices of collecting art and cultural objects and introduces key principles of museum and curatorial studies.
Antirequisite(s): The former VAH 1050F/G
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 1051F/G - Revivals in Art and Culture
An introduction to the revivals of art styles and practices in historical and contemporary contexts, including film, design and fashion.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 1054F/G - Introduction to Visual Culture
A theme-based introduction to the complex and engaging world of historical and contemporary visual culture as it relates to the history of art.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2130 - Understanding the Visual Arts
An introduction to the theory of art, its vocabulary, structure and context. The course deals with problems of meaning, visual perception and formal structure of the visual arts as well as with the function of galleries and museums, and the role of patrons and critics. Contemporary critical methodology is stressed.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2190E - Special Topics in Visual Arts
Please consult Department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2191F/G - Special Topics in Visual Arts
Please consult Department for current offerings.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2230F/G - History of the Moving Image
An introduction to the history of the moving image in Western visual culture from the 19th century to the present with emphasis on avant-garde and experimental practices, video art, installation and the links between film and various art movements.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2284E
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 2235F/G-2236F/G - What (Not) to Wear: Special Topics in Fashion, Textiles and Art
These special topics courses examine the relationship between art and fashion since the 19th century.  Examples of subjects dealt with include haute couture and the art world, body sculpting, activism and DIY fashion.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 2240E - Theories and Practices of Art History and Visual Culture
An introduction to historical and contemporary theories, methods, and practices for the study of art history and visual culture.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2241F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2241F/G - Theories and Practices of Art History and Visual Culture
A brief introduction to historical and contemporary theories, methods, and practices for the study of art history and visual culture.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2240E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2242F/G - History of Photography
A survey of significant contributions to the histories and theories of photography, including a look at key photographers, important historians, critics, and theorists, art movements, and related social and political issues.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2282E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Arts and Humanities, FIMS, or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2247E - Greek Art
The development of Greek art from the post-Mycenaean "Dark Ages" to Roman times, with emphasis on the stylistic origins of vase painting and sculpture of the Geometric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Classical Studies 1000, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2249E - Etruscan and Roman Art
Selected areas of study in the ancient art and architecture of Italy from their origins to the reign of Constantine, with special emphasis on Greco-Roman mural and mosaic representation and on the Roman contribution to the history of Western European art.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2251E - Early Medieval Art
Art and architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean from late antiquity to the year 1000. Topics include Judeo-Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Carolingian, and Ottonian art, with emphasis on cultural interactions.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2252F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Medieval Studies 1022, or both Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2252F/G - Early Medieval Art
A brief introduction to the art and architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean from late antiquity to the year 1000, with emphasis on cultural interactions.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2251E
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Medieval Studies 1022, or both Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2253E - Romanesque and Gothic Art
European artistic culture from 1000 to 1500, contextualizing varied manifestations of the visual languages now termed “Romanesque” and “Gothic” in architecture, sculpture, stained glass, manuscripts, metalwork, and other media.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2254F/G or VAH 2255F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Medieval Studies 1022, or both Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2254F/G - Romanesque Art
European art and architecture from the 10th through 12th centuries, contextualizing its diverse forms, functions, and audiences in relation to such international phenomena as monasticism and pilgrimage.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2253E
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Medieval Studies 1022, or both Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2255F/G - Gothic Art
European visual culture from ca. 1150 to ca. 1500, with historical contextualization of the building and decoration of cathedrals and the production of objects in other media.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2253E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or Medieval Studies 1022, or both Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2256E - Northern Renaissance Art
Architecture, painting, sculpture, and graphic arts outside Italy with emphasis on the arts of the Netherlands and Germany of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2257F/G and VAH 2267E, VAH 2268F/G, and VAH 2269F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2257F/G - Northern Renaissance Art
Architecture, painting, sculpture, and graphic arts outside Italy with emphasis on the arts of the Netherlands and Germany of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2256E and VAH 2267E, VAH 2268F/G, and VAH 2269F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2258E - Italian Renaissance Art
Architecture, painting and sculpture in Italy from fourteenth-century Tuscany to late sixteenth-century Venice.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2259F/G and VAH 2267E, VAH 2268F/G, and VAH 2269F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2260E - Baroque in Europe and the Colonial World
A survey of Baroque and colonial-era art and architecture. Lectures will consider connections between continental European Baroque styles and colonial exchanges linking Europe, the Americas, Asia, and other geographic locations.

Antirequisite(s): VAH 2261E, VAH 2262F/G, and VAH 2263F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 contact hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2262F/G - Baroque and Rococo Art in Europe
A survey of Baroque and Rococo-era art and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2260E, VAH 2261E, VAH 2263F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2263F/G - Baroque in Europe and the Iberian Territories
A survey of Baroque and Iberian colonial-era art and architecture. Lectures will consider cultural connections between the Spanish and Portuguese Baroque styles and the colonial exchanges linking Europe, the Americas, Asia and other continental connections.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2261E, VAH 2262F/G, and VAH 2260E
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 contact hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 2265E - Pre-Contact American Art and Architecture
Architecture, painting, and sculpture of the indigenous cultures of North, Central, and/or South America prior to European contact.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2266F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2266F/G - Pre-Contact American Art and Architecture
Architecture, painting, and sculpture of the indigenous cultures of North, Central, and/or South America prior to European contact.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2265E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2267E - Renaissances, 13th-16th Centuries
A survey of Renaissance-era art and architecture from the late 13th-century Italy to 16th-century colonial encounters. Lectures will consider connections between the art of northern and southern Europe and cultural exchanges linking Europe, the Americas, and other geographic locations.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2256E, VAH 2257F/G, VAH 2258E, VAH 2259F/G, VAH 2268F/G, and VAH 2269F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2268F/G - Renaissances, 13th-14th Centuries
A survey of early Renaissance-era art and architecture of the late 13th and 14th centuries. Lectures will consider connections between the art of northern and southern Europe and cultural exchanges linking Europe and the Mediterranean.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2256E, VAH 2257F/G, VAH 2258E, VAH 2259F/G, VAH 2267E, and VAH 2269F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 2269F/G - Renaissances, 15th-16th Centuries
A survey of high and late Renaissance-era art and architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries. Lectures will consider connections between the art of northern and southern Europe and cultural exchanges linking Europe to other geographic locations.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2256E, VAH 2257F/G, VAH 2258E, VAH 2259F/G, VAH 2267E, and VAH 2268F/G
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 2270E - 19th-Century Art
European architecture, sculpture, painting and related arts from the French Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2272F/G - Canadian Art
A survey of the visual arts in Canada in the 20th century, focusing on important contributions within modernism and postmodernism and their relation to the social and political context.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2276E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2276E - Canadian Art
An examination of the visual arts and architecture in Canada from the time of European "first contact" in the 17th century to the present, introducing students to the extraordinary diversity and accomplishments of Canadian art and artists and to the ongoing issues and debates in this dynamic field.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2272F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2277E - Modern Art
The development of architecture, sculpture, painting and related arts in Europe and the United States from the turn of the twentieth century to World War II, in the light of the historical and intellectual background of the period.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2279F/G or VAH 2280F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2278E - Art Since 1945
The development of post-war visual arts in the Western world, against the historical and intellectual background of the period.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2281F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2279F/G - Modern Art and the Avant Garde
The development of architecture, sculpture, painting and related arts in Europe and the United States from 1900 to 1918, in the light of the historical and intellectual background of the period.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2277E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2280F/G - Modern Art between the Wars
The development of architecture, sculpture, painting and related arts in Europe and the United States from 1918 to 1945, in the light of the historical and intellectual background of the period.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2277E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2281F/G - Modern Art After 1945
The development of architecture, sculpture, painting and related arts in Europe and the United States from 1945 to 1970, in the light of the historical and intellectual background of the period.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2278E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2282E - History of Photography
A survey of significant contributions to the histories and theories of photography, including a look at key photographers, important historians, critics, and theorists, art movements, and related social and political issues.
Antirequisite(s): VAH 2242F/G.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Arts and Humanities, FIMS, or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2283E - Art & Mass Media
An introduction to the history of mass media and its interaction with the history of art, exploring the power of images from painting to photography, film to the internet.
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Arts and Humanities, FIMS, or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2284E - History of the Moving Image
An introduction to the history of the moving image in Western visual culture from the 19th century to the present with emphasis on avant-garde and experimental practices, video art, installation and the links between film and various art movements.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2285 - Introduction to Gallery Practices
This course examines the changing histories and roles of the museum and art gallery through practical skills development and critical engagement with ideas and materials. Direct hands-on experience and seminar discussions will allow students to gain insight into the many "representational" practices that produce meaning within the museum and gallery.
Antirequisite(s): The former VAS 2285.
Prerequisite(s): VAS 1020, or VAS 1025, or 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 6 seminar/studio hours, 1.0 course
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Visual Arts History 2286F/G - Sexuality in Early Visual Culture
An introduction to the representation of sexuality in early visual culture. Topics may include the artistic practices of Ancient Greece, Rome, the Renaissance and/or Baroque.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): At least one first year course from the Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2287F/G - Sexuality in Modern Visual Culture
An introduction to the representation of sexuality in modern and/or contemporary visual culture. Topics may include artistic practices from the 19th century through to the present.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): At least one first year course from the Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 2290E - Special Topics in Visual Arts
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 2291F/G - Special Topics in Visual Arts
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3341F/G - Special Topics in Historiography and Methodology of Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3384 - Introduction to Gallery Practice
This course examines practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary art and its presentation in the gallery environment. Students will gain gallery and curatorial experience through research, planning, written assignments, presentations, and the realization of an exhibition project in the Artlab Gallery.
Antirequisite(s): The former VAS 2285 or VAH 2285 or the former VAS 3387.
Prerequisite(s): At least one 2200 level VAS or VAH course.
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Extra Information: 4 seminar/studio hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 3385E - Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
This course introduces and develops a critical understanding of the history of art institutions and of museum principles and practices, past and present. Practical curatorial experience is included.
Antirequisite(s): VAS 3385E.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B and at least 1.0 2200-level VAH course, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 3386F/G - Histories of Collecting, Museums and Heritage Studies
This course traces the historical development of private and public collections of art and material culture, the related rise of museums in Western societies, and the more recent growth of concerns for the preservation of Heritage sites and artifacts.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3387F/G - Histories of Art and Interior Design
This course examines specific historical issues and topics in the areas of ornamental art, textiles and interior design. Please consult Department for more information regarding current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3388F/G - Histories of Architecture and Urbanism
This course examines specific historical issues and topics in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Please consult Department for more information regarding current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B, or 0.5 or 1.0 essay course from Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social Science, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3390F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3391F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3392F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3393F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3394F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3395F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 3396F/G - Special Topics in Art History
Please consult Department for current offerings.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from VAH 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B – VAH 1045A/B or permission of the department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4440F/G - Seminar in Theories and Practices of Art History and Visual Culture
An in-depth study of some of the more important historical and contemporary theories, methodologies, and practices, regarding the study of art history and visual culture.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2240E, or VAH 2241F/G or the former VAH 3340E, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4445F/G - Seminar in Ancient Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2247E, or VAH 2249E, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4451F/G - Seminar in Mediaeval Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2251E, or VAH 2253E or VAH 2254F/G or VAH 2255F/G or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4456F/G - Seminar in Renaissance Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2256E, or VAH 2257F/G, or VAH 2258E, or VAH 2559F/G, or VAH 2267E, VAH 2268F/G or VAH 2269F/G, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4461F/G - Seminar in Baroque and Rococo Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2260E, or VAH 2263F/G, or VAH 2262F/G, or permission of the Department
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4465F/G - Seminar in Latin American Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2265E, or VAH 2266F/G, or VAH 2260E, or VAH 2263F/G, or VAH 2267E, or VAH 2268F/G, VAH 2269F/G, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4470F/G - Seminar in 19th-Century Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2270E or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4476F/G - Seminar in Canadian Art
Topics to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2272F/G or VAH 2276E or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 4477F/G - Seminar in 20th-Century Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2277E, or VAH 2279F/G or VAH 2280F/G or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4478F/G - Seminar in Contemporary Art
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2278E or VAH 2281F/G or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4480F/G - Seminar in Contemporary Art Criticism
Selected topics focusing on the development of post-war art criticism in the context of modern institutions and patronage, and the historical and intellectual background of our time. Special topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAS 2281F/G and 3381F/G, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4482F/G - Seminar in Photography
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2282E or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4484F/G - Seminar in the Moving Image
Topic to be announced.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): VAH 2284E, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4485E - Curatorial Practice: Special Projects
This seminar explores contemporary curatorial theory and practice through critical analysis of museum issues and practical experience in curatorial projects.
Antirequisite(s): VAS 4485E
Prerequisite(s): VAS 3385E or VAH 3385E, or permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 seminar hours, 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 4490A/B - Internship in the Visual Arts
Third or fourth year honors students with a cumulative average in the Department of at least 80% may elect to do an internship within an approved art institution or related industry as a course from the 4000 series. Students successfully competing for an internship will arrange individual programs with supervising faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 4492F/G - Independent Projects in Art History
A fourth-year student with a cumulative grade average in the Department of at least 80% may elect independent study as one of the half-year courses chosen from the 4000 series. Before registering for the course the student must obtain from the supervising professor approval of a detailed plan of study.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 4493F/G - Independent Projects in Art History
A fourth-year student with a cumulative grade average in the Department of at least 80% may elect independent study as one of the half-year courses chosen from the 4000 series. Before registering for the course the student must obtain from the supervising professor approval of a detailed plan of study.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 4494F/G - Independent Projects in Art History
A fourth-year student with a cumulative grade average in the Department of at least 80% may elect independent study as one of the half-year courses chosen from the 4000 series. Before registering for the course the student must obtain from the supervising professor approval of a detailed plan of study.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course
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Visual Arts History 4495F/G - Independent Projects in Art History
A fourth-year student with a cumulative grade average in the Department of at least 80% may elect independent study as one of the half-year courses chosen from the 4000 series. Before registering for the course the student must obtain from the supervising professor approval of a detailed plan of study.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course.
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Visual Arts History 4497E - Independent Projects in Art History
Fourth year students with a cumulative average in the Department of at least 80% may apply to do an independent study. Students must submit a detailed plan of study approved by supervising faculty before registering.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 1.0 course.
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Visual Arts History 4498E - Internship in the Visual Arts
Third or fourth year honors students with a cumulative average in the Department of at least 80% may elect to do an internship within an approved art institution or related industry as a course from the 4000 series. Students successfully competing for an internship will arrange individual programs with supervising faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 1.0 course.
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Academic Calendar 2015 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION Visual Arts History (A)
Decision Academic