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Art History

AHIS 1, Western Art History I   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Art 1.

A survey of the chronological development of Western art from the Stone Age to the Gothic Period with emphasis on the cultural, political, and social factors that influenced this evolution. This includes: Near-Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture.

1020   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Meyer W J

Above section 1020 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1021   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Meyer W J

Above section 1021 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

AHIS 2, Western Art History II   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Art 2.

This course is a survey of the chronological development of Western art from the Renaissance to the mid 19th Century with emphasis on the cultural, political, and social factors that influenced this evolution. This includes: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism painting, sculpture and architecture.

1022   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   SCI 159   Donohue N J

AHIS 3, Western Art History III   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Art 8

Description A focused survey of the chronological development of art and architecture from Impressionism to the present day. This course will cover the major movements of modern and contemporary art while examining their historical, cultural and philosophical context. Specific attention will be given to art theory and its part in shaping conversations about art history and the contemporary.

1023   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 144   Mack R T

AHIS 18, Introduction to African Art History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

History and appreciation of the arts of Africa and The African Diaspora. Examines 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.

1024   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUNDY 335   Brown WE

Above section 1024 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

AHIS 52, History of Photography    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Art 73.

This is a historical survey of the evolving nature of photography from the early 1800’s to the present digital age.

AHIS 52 is the same course as Photography 52. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

1025   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fier B

Above section 1025 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

AHIS 72, American Art History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Art) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement. Formerly Art 72.

A survey of the chronological development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the United States from its pre-colonial past to the end of World War II. The contributions and influences of a variety of ethnic groups to the diversity of art in the United States will be addressed. The artistic contribution of Native American, African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans and European Americans will be studied in the larger context of American society, history, and culture.

1026   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUS 201   Donohue N J

1721   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Folland T F

Above section 1721 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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