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Art History 100 (3 units) UC:CSU (cnr)
Introduction to Visual Culture & Cultural Studies with Writing Lab
This introductory course explores visual representations across cultures and various media from prehistory to the present. Emphasis is placed on postmodern forms of visual communication, which include advertisements, film, YouTube, the Internet, fashion, music videos, posters, and other visual forms of communication. Situating the visual contextually requires investigation into other forms of cultural constructs, and may include study of ideology, commerce, power, religion, diaspora, gender and sexuality, politics, space of production, and memory.

Art History 110 (3 units) UC: CSU (efs)
Survey of Art History I with Writing Lab
This course follows the historical development of visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms) produced by European, North African, and Middle Eastern peoples from prehistory to ca. 1300. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. Among the cultures covered are: Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and Islamic.

Required Text:
Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume I
Penelope J.E. Davies, et al.
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 8th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0-205-68518-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-205-68518-9

Writing Lab Optional Text:
A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson,10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Art History 111 (3 units) UC:CSU (Spring 2014)
Introduction to Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
This course follows the historical development of visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms) produced by European, North African, and peoples in the ancient world. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. Among the cultures covered are: Egyptian, Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek, and Roman.

Required Texts:
Egyptian Art
Jaromir Malek
ISBN-13:9780714836270

Greek Art
Nigel Spivey
ISBN-13: 9780714833682

Roman Art
David Smith
ISBN-13:9780714823010

Art History 116 (3 units) UC:CSU (last offered Spring 2013)
Introduction to Medieval Art of Europe
This course surveys art and architecture of Western Europe from the Early Christian period to the beginnings of the Renaissance. The monumental arts and the diverse minor arts of the Middle Ages are presented within the social, religious, and political frameworks of lands as varied as France and Denmark, Spain and Turkey. Stylistic and iconographic issues and themes are thoroughly addressed with attention paid to aesthetic and social contexts.

Required Text:
Medieval Art
Marilyn Stokstad
Publisher: Westview Press, 2nd Edition (February 6, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0813341140
ISBN-13: 978-0813341149

Art History 120 (3 units) UC: CSU (efs)
Survey of Art History II with Writing Lab
This course follows the historical development of visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms) produced in Europe and United States from ca. 1300 to the present. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. The following styles are covered: Late Gothic, International, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary.

Required Text:
Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume II
Penelope J.E. Davies, et al.
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 8th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0-205-68519-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-205-68519-6

Writing Lab Optional Text:
A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson, 10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Art History 121 (3 units) UC:CSU (Fall 2013)
Introduction to Renaissance through Rococo Art
This course follows the historical development of visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms) produced in Europe from ca. 1300 to ca. 1800. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. The following styles are covered: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, and Rococo.

Required Text:
Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500
Evelyn Welch
ISBN: 978-0192842794

The Northern Renaissance
Jeffrey Chipps Smith
ISBN-13: 9780714838670

Baroque and Rococo
Gauvin Alexander Bailey
ISBN-13: 9780714857428

Art History 126 (3 units) UC:CSU (Fall 2013)
Introduction to Modern Art
This course is an examination of Western art and its relationship to social, political, and economic aspects of modern society, beginning with the French Revolution and ending with the outbreak of World War II. The influence of the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, cross-cultural influences of Western and non-Western cultures, artistic response to new intellectual trends and disciplines, innovations in technology, the impact of first World War, various stylistic movements, as well as methodological approaches to analysis of the subject are considered.

Required Text:
History of Modern Art: Painting Sculpture Architecture Photography (5th Edition)
H.H. Arnason
Paperback: 848 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 5th Edition (September 8, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0-13-184069-X
ISBN-13: 978-0131840690

Art History 130 (3 units) UC: CSU (efs)
Survey of Asian Art with Writing Lab
This introductory survey course follows the development of Asian visual cultures, primarily India, China, and Japan. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. Religious and philosophical influences on art and architecture; as well as, the interchange of cultural influence and artistic expression, are considered. The following major systems of belief and their impact on artistic production are covered: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Islam, and Sikhism.

Required Text:
Survey of Asian Art History Custom Edition for East Los Angeles College
Fred S. Kleiner, Surana Singh-Bischofberger, Wendy Stockstill
Publisher:
ISBN-10: 128510353X

Writing Lab Optional Text:
A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson,10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Recommended Texts:
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in Indian
Diana L. Eck
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 3rd Edition (April 15, 1998)
ISBN-10: 0231112653

Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs & Symbols
Meher McArthur
Publisher:
ISBN-13: 9780500284285

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
Anna L. Dallapiccola
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 2004)
ISBN-10: 0500284024

Art History 131 (3 units) UC: CSU (fall 2013; will not be in rotation 2015-16)
Introduction to Asian Art: East and the Pacific
This course follows the historical development of visual culture from East Asia and the Pacific (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms), from prehistory to the present. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context, with emphasis on China, Korea, Japan, and Australia, while including areas of North Asia, such as Mongolia, and the Pacific, like Papua New Guinea, Easter Island, and Hawai'i.

Required Texts:
Chinese Art
Mary Tregear
ISBN: 9780500202999

Oceanic Art
Nicholas Thomas
ISBN: 9780500202814

Japanese Art
Joan Stanley-Baker
ISBN: 978-0500204252

Korean Art & Archeology
Jane Portal
ISBN: 978-0714114873

Recommended Texts
A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson, 10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Art History 136 (3 units) UC: CSU (spring 2013, 2014; Will not be in rotation 2015-16)
Introduction to Asian Art: South, Southeast, and Ancient Western Asia
This course follows the historical development of ancient West, South, and Southeast Asian visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms), from prehistory to the present. Art is discussed in its historical and cultural contexts, with emphasis on the art of India, and cultural exchange extending west to Mesopotamia, and southeast to Indonesia, including Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Sikh, and other indigenous visual traditions.

Required Texts:
Text: Indian Art
Vidya Dehejia
Publisher: Phaidon Press (December 17, 1997)
ISBN-10: 0714834963

Text: Arts of Southeast Asia (World of Art)
Fiona Kerlogue
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 1, 2004)
ISBN-13: 9780500203811

Recommended Texts
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in Indian
Diana L. Eck
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 3rd Edition (April 15, 1998)
ISBN-10: 0231112653

Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs & Symbols
Meher McArthur
Publisher:
ISBN-13: 9780500284285

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
Anna L. Dallapiccola
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 2004)
ISBN-10: 0500284024

A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson,10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Art History 139 (3 units) UC: CSU (fall 2013, fall 2014)
Introduction to Islamic Art
This course follows the global historical development of Islamic visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms). Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context.

Required Text:
Islamic Art and Architecture: 650-1250
Richard Ettinghausen et. al.
ISBN: 978-0-300-08869-4
The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800
Sheila S. Balir and Jonathan M. Bloom
ISBN: 978-0-300-06465-0

Art History 140 (3 units) UC: CSU (efs)
Survey of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Ancient America with Writing Lab
This introductory survey course follows the development of the visual arts of Africa, the Pacific, and America (with an emphasis on the period before European contact). Art is discussed in its historical and cultural context. Deconstruction of the historiography of these peoples, and critical analysis of methods of display used in exhibiting the visual culture produced, is central to this course.

Required Text:
Customized Gardner's Art Through the Ages (with Pyramid Tikal on cover)
Survey of Art History Custom Edition for East Los Angeles College
Fred S. Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN-10: 1-2852-2314-4

Writing Lab Optional Text:
A Short Guide to Writing About Art
Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson, 10th Edition (January 13, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0205708250
ISBN-13: 978-020508253

Art History 141 (3 units) UC: CSU (spring 2013, 2014)
Introduction to African Art
This course examines the history and appreciation of the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora, the continent of Africa within historical, cultural, religious, socio-political, and aesthetic contexts, the impact of African art in Europe and the Americas, and contemporary African art.

Required Text:
A History of Art in Africa
Monica B. Visona, et al.
Publisher: Pearson, 2nd Edition (October 4, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0136128726
ISBN-13: 978-0136128724

Art History 151 (3 units) UC: CSU (fall 2012, spring 2014)
Introduction to Latin American Art
This course is a survey of the art and architecture of Latin America, beginning with Pre-Columbian period but focusing primarily on the 19th to 21st centuries. This course examines the major historical periods of Latin American history and visual culture. These periods include an introduction to pre-Hispanic civilizations, Colonial rule and Independence, the emergence of Modernism and the Avant-garde, and contemporary art and architecture in Latin America. This course will examine the social, economic, political and religious context of the production and use of the works of art considered.

Required Text:
Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern
John F. Scott
ISBN 0-8130-1826-9

Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America
Jacqueline Barnitz
ISBN 13:978-0-292-70858-7

Art History 161 (3 units) UC: CSU (Fall 2012)
Introduction to American Art
This course is an introductory survey of American Art from its pre-Colonial past to the contemporary era with a focus on the social, political, economic, and philosophical conditions that have resulted in a culturally diverse artistic tradition. The contributions and influences of immigrants, Native Americans, Chicano Americans, Latin Americans, and European Americans are studied in relation to historical contexts.

Required Text:
Framing America: A Social History of American Art
Frances K. Pohl
Paperback: 616 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 3rd Edition (April 1, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-28983-9

Art History 162 (3 units) UC: CSU (every Fall semester, Saturdays)
Introduction to California Art and Architecture with Lab (for on-site visits)
This course is an introduction to art in California, with emphasis on the Los Angeles area.

Required Text:
California Art: 450 Years of Painting & Other Media
Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
Publisher: Dustin Publications (1998)
ISBN-10: 0961462256

Art History 171 (3 units) UC: CSU (fall 2012, fall 2014)
Introduction to Global Contemporary Art
This course considers thematic and historical developments of Contemporary visual art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, new media, and other forms), produced by the global community.

Required Text:
Art Since 1900, Volume Two
Foster, Krauss, Bois, Buchloh, Joselit
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 2011)
ISBN-10: 0500289530
ISBN-13: 9780500289532

Art History 181 (3 units) UC: CSU (every Spring semester)
History of Women and Art
This introductory course surveys the history of women's contributions to the development of visual arts, with emphasis on the Western world from the Renaissance to the present. Students discuss art in its socio-political context, focusing on factors that impacted the role of women in patronage and production. They investigate methodological approaches, master art historical vocabulary, perform close visual analyses and discuss the representation of women in visual culture.

Required Text:
Women, Art, and Society (World of Art)
Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 4th Edition (March 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0500203938

Art History 196 (.5 unit) CSU (cnr)
Current Art Events and Exhibitions
Current art exhibits in the greater Los Angeles area are visited, and discussed, taking into consideration the historical context of the selected works displayed. Discussion of these activities may include guest artists and faculty. Exploration of concept and themes concerning art and cultural institution governing and the practice of art may also be considered. Exhibitions at the following institutions may be included: The Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, the Fowler Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Huntington Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Skirball Museum, the Museum of African Art, the Pasadena California Art Museum, the Autry Museum, and the Vincent Price Art Museum. Galleries, artist studios, and other art-related events in and around the Los Angeles area may be included.

Course Descriptions are current as of spring 2014

KEY TO COURSE SCHEDULING
     (cnr) - currently not in rotation
     (efs) - offered every Fall and Spring semester