HADVC - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the HADVC code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the history of art, design and visual culture.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in the 15th and 16th centuries, with a focus on the Italian Renaissance, covering global exchange, anatomical illustration, and the invention of the artist. Not open to students with credit in ART H 252.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in the 17th century. Highlights the visual culture of Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Flanders, covering representations of the body, politics, and identity in the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Velázquez, and Rubens. Not open to students with credit in ART H 253.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in Europe during the 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing on the Enlightenment and response. Includes discussion of work from the Rococo, Neoclassical, and Romantic periods.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture from the beginnings of expressionism in the early twentieth century to the onset of the Second World War. Focuses on modernist and avant-garde modes of art and design in their historical context.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in the United States from the Colonial period to World War II. Includes work created by and depicting women, Indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities and addresses such issues as politics, religion, nature, and industry.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of design from the 18th-century Industrial Revolution to the present. This course includes examples of communication, industrial, fashion and architectural design and urban planning, considering historical socio-political and environmental contexts.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of photography, starting with its invention in the 19th century.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the historical study of art, design and visual culture in Latin America, including Mesoamerican, pre-Hispanic Andean, Colonial, and Post-Independence cultures.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to art history as a field of cultural production, studying the arts, design, and visual cultures in China from the neo-lithic era through today.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Chinese cultural identity as expressed in local and global economies of art, design, and visual culture from the Maoist era to the present.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course raises the question: when will China stop manufacturing and start designing? Students will study the historical foundations, theory and practice of sustainable design in China since the end of the Maoist era.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the historical study of art, design, and visual culture in Japan. Includes painting, sculpture, architecture, gardens, decorative arts, prints, and anime and addresses such concerns as identity, nation, tradition, and modernity.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to key themes in feminist art, design and visual culture. Examines the production and circulation of visual markers of difference (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, size, etc.) through the media, popular culture, and contemporary art.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in the context of the Cold War and consumer society. Focuses on the persistence of modernism in the postwar era and the diverse challenges to it from 1940 to 1975. Not open to students with credit in ART H 256 (*3) offered prior to 2012-13.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines art, design and visual culture in Europe from the socially and politically turbulent period of 1848 to the end of the long 19th century. Includes discussion of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to key issues in art, design, and visual culture from 1970 to the present, including art and identity, performance and politics, social sculpture, institutional critique, new media, bio art, relational aesthetics, social practice, and the pedagogical turn.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History of art, design and visual culture in Canada, from the colonial period to the present. Includes work created by and depicting women and Indigenous peoples, addressing such issues as nature, religion, gender, and national identity.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The history of art, design and visual culture of a particular geographic location (e.g. nation, city, region, continent). Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200- level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Aspects of the modern as it applies to the artistic practices of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200-level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and/or contemporary issues in design practice and theory. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200- level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students are expected to have successfully completed two 200-level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The historical and contemporary Chinese city-as representation, model, catalyst, and socio-political construct. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200- level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The impact of feminism on the visual arts and culture more broadly, since the 1970s. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200-level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The relationship between objects and their modes of interpretation, circulation and display (e.g. museums, academies, exhibitions, etc.) Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200-level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to performance art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200- level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Foundation in some of the most influential theoretical traditions of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including Marxism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, structuralism and poststructuralism, feminism, and postcolonial theory. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed two 200- level HADVC courses with a minimum grade of B-.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation of the Honors essay, required in the fourth year of the Honors Program.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation of the Honors essay, required in the fourth year of the Honors Program.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Note: Students are required to have successfully completed one 300-level HADVC course with a minimum grade of B. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course is open to graduate students in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture only.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students enrolled in this capstone for the course-based MA program work independently with a supervisor to develop a research topic of their choosing.