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ARTH 151: History of Western Art I

OFFERED SUMMER 2015 (11 WEEKS: MAY 13–JULY 28)

This course is a general introduction to the history of Western art, its ancestry, and its heritage. It is designed for the beginning student, and assumes no previous experience in art or art history.

In addition to introducing many of the major surviving monuments of painting, sculpture, metalwork, and architecture from circa 2500 BC to circa 1300 CE, this course will teach the fundamental skills of visual analysis and provide you with vocabulary and concepts for discussing works of art. No less important, the enormous geographical range and long time span covered by the course provide a unique opportunity for investigating the relation between works of art and the varied cultures in which they were produced. As much as learning about creative thinking and skills, understanding human cultural diversity is a major goal of our education.

Required Text

  • Stokstad, Art History: A View of the West, Volume 1, 3rd edition (2008), ISBN 978-0131566101

You may purchase the textbook at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates. Friday Center Books & Gifts sells only the correct edition of this text (of which there are many). If you purchase elsewhere, be sure to buy the View of the West version of the textbook—match the ISBN. All assignments are based on this version.

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ARTH 254: Women in Visual Arts I

OFFERED SUMMER 2015 (11 WEEKS: MAY 13–JULY 28)

ARTH 254 is a survey course that considers art produced by women. We will examine art works from the medieval period to the nineteenth century with particular emphasis on the special challenges faced by female artists. A variety of artistic mediums will be studied including manuscript pages, sculpture, and painting, and we will also analyze a variety of literary sources drawing from the areas of women’s studies and literature. No previous knowledge of art history is required as this course will introduce students to the basic concepts of art history and also provide the skills necessary to evaluate the historical and aesthetic contexts in which works were produced.

Required Texts

  • No textbooks are required for this course.

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ARTS 101: Idea and Form

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

ARTS 101 explores concepts of making art in both practice and in theory. Driven by foundational theoretical texts that have influenced twentieth-century art and culture, the course explores art as content and meaning, and art’s relationship to form, everyday life, and visual culture.

Required Textbook:

  • Harrison and Wood, Art in Theory 1900–2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, 2nd edition (2002), ISBN: 978-0631227083

You may purchase the textbooks at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

Additional Required Materials:

  • two Canson Pure White (or an equivalent) 16x20” art boards
  • a variety of found/recycled items for creating two collages (Learn more)
  • access to a digital camera, smart phone, or scanner for photographing your assignments so you can upload them

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ARTS 102: Core Concepts: Image

OFFERED 1st Summer Session 2015 (5½ WEEKS: May 13–JUNE 18)

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

This online studio course investigates concepts and strategies of two-dimensional image making. Introduces design elements of visual language (line, shape, value, texture, color). Considers the cultural codes that accompany visual information and how they combine with organizational structures to determine a variety of effects, influence responses, and inform meaning. Foundation requirement for studio majors.

Required Text

  • There is no required textbook. Students will instead be required to read various articles from UNC e-reserves and websites.

Course Details

  • Summer Instructor: Amy White, MFA
  • Fall Instructor: Katy Mixon, MFA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
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ARTS 356: Introduction to Digital Photography

OFFERED 2nd Summer Session 2015 (5½ WEEKS: June 22–JULY 28)

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

This course introduces students to digital photography. Students are encouraged to be in control of their cameras and technology, to develop an artistic style moving beyond the snapshot, and to learn to describe and critique work with a command of digital and artistic vocabulary.

Required Text

  • There is no required textbook. Students will instead be required to read various online articles and websites.

Required Equipment

  • Students must have a digital SLR Camera with a standard focus lens (approximately 50mm) and full manual exposure and focal controls (focus, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings).

Course Details

  • Summer Instructor: Minjin Kang, MA
  • Fall Instructor: Eric Pickersgill, MFA
  • Department: Art
  • Credit hours: 3
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