Fine Arts - Art History - FAH

FAH 101 Cave Paintings, the Colosseum & Cathedrals 3 Credits

Introduction to visual and cultural analysis of major works of art from prehistory through the Middle Ages. Covers prehistoric through Gothic art.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall, spring, & summer.

FAH 102 Altarpieces, Academies & the Avant-Garde 3 Credits

Introduction to visual and cultural analysis of major works of Western art from the Renaissance through the contemporary moment.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall, spring, & summer.

FAH 103 Survey of Pre-Columbian and Native American Art 3 Credits

The artistic achievements of native peoples from the Americas. Toltec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations of Central America, and culture groups from the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, and Northwest in North America prior to and after contact with Europe.

Fulfills College Core: Diversity, Field 3 (Literature and the Arts)

Offered: fall.

FAH 107 Introduction to African and Asian Art 3 Credits

Beginning with a discussion about the Silk Road, art of the Asian and African continents and the Pacific Ocean cultures are central topics. This course is an introduction to the history of non-Western art from the emergence of these particular cultures into modern times.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: every fall.

FAH 109 History of Architecture 3 Credits

Visual and cultural analysis of major monuments of global architecture from antiquity to the present.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall.

FAH 110 History of Photography 3 Credits

Introduction to artistic and technical origins and subsequent developments of photographic processes from their invention in 1839 to global contemporary practices.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall.

FAH 159 Gender and Art 3 Credits

Introduction to selected artists in Western culture and analysis of issues involving the relationships among gender, representations of gender, and art in Western culture.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall.

FAH 210 Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art 3 Credits

Introduction to visual and cultural analysis and interpretation of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness, Oral Communication

Offered: spring.

FAH 213 Greek and Roman Art 3 Credits

Visual and cultural analysis of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Greece and Rome.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Oral Communication

Offered: spring.

FAH 224 Medieval Art 3 Credits

Visual analysis, cultural analysis, and interpretation of major works of art and architecture from Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall or spring.

FAH 245 Renaissance Art 3 Credits

Visual, cultural, and iconographic analysis of painting, sculpture, architecture, and art theory in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall.

FAH 248 Baroque Art 3 Credits

Visual, cultural and iconographic analysis of painting, sculpture and architecture during the 17th and 18th centuries in France, Italy, England, Spain and the Netherlands.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: fall.

FAH 261 Monet and the Age of Impressionism 3 Credits

Visual and cultural analysis of major works from Western Europe and the United States, from the early 19th century through Post-Impressionism.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: spring.

FAH 262 Modern Art 3 Credits

Visual and cultural analysis of major works from Western Europe and the United States from the late 19th century through 1945.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: spring.

FAH 265 Contemporary Art 3 Credits

Visual and cultural analysis of major works from the United States and Western Europe from 1945 to the present.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: spring.

FAH 266 Modern Architecture 3 Credits

Introduction to the architectural history of the modern world, focusing on major works in western architecture from the Industrial Revolution through Post Modernism.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: spring.

FAH 267 Frank Lloyd Wright 3 Credits

An introduction to the influential and iconic work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Presents his major works and considers American and Modern architecture as a whole. A visit to the Darwin D. Martin House Complex is a vital component to this course.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts)

FAH 271 Art in Buffalo 3 Credits

Examination of the artistic and historical resources in the Greater Buffalo region, including prominent examples of architecture, museum collections, and artists in Western New York. Course is taught completely online. (Field 3) Summer

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts)

FAH 350 Topics in Art History 3 Credits

Varying topics in art. Course will run as a seminar.

Restriction: art history major or minor status or permission of the instructor required.

Fulfills College Core: Advanced Writing-Intensive

Offered: fall.

FAH 450 Senior Seminar 3 Credits

For advanced art history students, to tie together experiences in the field and formalize their understanding of the discipline. Explores the history of art history and the status of institutions and professions within the art world.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Restriction: art history majors and minors only.

Fulfills College Core: Oral Communication

Offered: fall or spring.

FAH 460 Museum Internship 3 Credits

Research, curatorial, and administrative internship at selected Buffalo area art galleries.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Restriction: art history majors and minors (or by permission of internship director).

Offered: fall, spring, & summer.

FAH 481 The Art of the Selfie 3 Credits

An overview of the artistic expressions of portraiture limited to those identified as self-portraits. Beginning with the earliest known self-portraits onward, we will discuss the roles ascribed to self-portraits by artists, their patrons, and the 21st century connoisseur.

Fulfills College Core: Core Capstone

FAH 499 Independent Study in Art History 3 Credits

Independent studies allow in-depth study of a specific topic and are most often reserved for seniors who cannot otherwise fulfill a graduation requirement. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair, & associate dean.