An artist discusses his work with a student

IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Art History

Art History is the study of art created in the past by individuals from various cultures and parts of the world. It is the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art and art conservation. Students study specific periods, cultures, styles and themes. The art historian seeks to interpret and understand works of art of many types, ranging from the monumental to small scale, by learning about artists’ lives and their societies. Students are prepared for a wide range of professional careers - in museums, galleries, auction houses or publishing, including antique dealer, art appraiser, art dealer, art restorer and museum curator.

AHIS 1, Western Art History I 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: ARTH 110. IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

Course Number:1021 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:A 214 Instructor:Rocchio M P

Course Number:1022 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Meyer W J Above section 1022 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1023 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Meyer W J Above section 1023 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1024 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Simmons B B Above section 1024 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1025 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Mendoza B Above section 1025 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1712 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Mendoza B Above section 1712 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1740 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Medvedev N Above section 1740 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 2, Western Art History II 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: ARTH 120. IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

Course Number:1026 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:A 214 Instructor:Chandler M M

Course Number:1027 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chandler M M Above section 1027 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1028 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Leaper L E Above section 1028 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1713 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Folland T F Above section 1713 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

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.

Course Number:1029 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:O'Leary T F Above section 1029 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 5, Latin American Art History 1 3 units

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

This course surveys the art, architecture, and visual culture of Latin America from pre-history up until European contact. Art objects and monuments from select ancient civilizations of Mexico, Central America, and South America will be placed within their historical, cultural, social, and political contexts.

Course Number:1030 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Simmons B B Above section 1030 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 11, Art Appreciation: Introduction to Global Visual Culture 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) Satisfies Global Citizenship Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Art 79.

An introduction to artistic practices by exploring the myriad manifestations of visual culture in our world through a cross-cultural thematic approach. This course examines themes in art like Religion, Power, Reproduction and Sexuality, and traces them across cultures and time periods. Emphasis will be placed on learning the language of visual culture both in terms of the formal elements of design as well as the content of style and subject matter and finding connections and differences. Students will explore the various media of art from drawing, sculpture, fresco, oil, photography, motion pictures, architecture to contemporary advertising and design and investigate how various cultures have used specific media and themes. This course is designed to introduce Fine Art and Art History simultaneously providing a unique opportunity to explore these fields as well as to prepare students for a course of study in Fine Art and Art History.

Course Number:1031 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:LA 204 Instructor:Rosenblum B T

Course Number:1032 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rosenblum B T Above section 1032 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1033 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Meyer W J Above section 1033 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1714 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Thayer J Above section 1714 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 17, Arts of Asia – Prehistory to 1900 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: ARTH 130. IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Art 5.

This course is a survey of the chronological development of Asian art from earliest times to modern times with emphasis on the cultural, political, and social factors which influenced this evolution. The course includes the art of India, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

Course Number:1034 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 263 Instructor:Lee O

Course Number:1035 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Lee O Above section 1035 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

Course Number:1036 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Fier B Above section 1036 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1733 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Fier B Above section 1733 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 72, American Art History 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3A (Art) Satisfies Global Citizenship Prerequisite: None. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

Course Number:1037 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Majstorovic M Above section 1037 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

AHIS 90A, Internship in Art History 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Internships” section.

Course Number:1038 Time:Arrange-12 Hours Location: Instructor:Meyer W J

< Previous   |   Next >

Back to Top