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Art in Action: Methods of Art Historical Research

Through the close analysis of texts and works of art this course examines the kinds of questions art historians ask and the varieties of research methods they use to study issues of style, subject matter, artistic intentionality, reception, and personal and ethnic identity. It also addresses the institutions - such as universities, museums, auction houses, and publishing houses - that provide forums for art historical discourse. Students will be given a detailed introduction to research materials and the mechanics of academic writing, including how to write a visual analysis; how to construct an argument; and ultimately, how to write a research paper.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ART 101 or 102 or ART/ EASIAN 104L

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