300 Critical Approaches to Art History

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Self-portrait with Two Pupils, 1785, oil on canvas. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Self-portrait with Two Pupils, 1785, oil on canvas. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Description: This course is designed to introduce Art History majors to key research tools and scholarly methods in our field. Students will hone their visual and analytical skills through readings, discussions, written work, and oral presentations. They will learn to navigate libraries and digital resources with ease, to read with a critical eye, to formulate a strong argument, and to write persuasive prose. Students will also be exposed to a variety of professions that demonstrate how the art historical skills they acquire in college can serve them in future careers.
Professor: James Harper
Prerequisites: Declaration of Art History major and completion of three courses in the department.

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