Course Description

Course Name

Methods and Theory of Art History

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

AH 103 plus one other course in art history at the 100 or 200 level, and AHPH 202

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This seminar introduces students to the historiography and methods of art history as well as to its predominant interpretative paradigms and theories. The focus of the course is not the art object itself but the discipline devoted to its study and interpretation, and the discipline?s intellectual, historical, theoretical and methodological foundations. The course is constructed as an interactive seminar with discussion of selected readings by significant authors and the application of skills and principles derived from them. The course is required of all art history majors and is also open to other students interested in the intellectual development of art history as a discipline.

*Course content subject to change