HADVC - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

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

HADVC 100 - Introduction to the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


HADVC 202 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the Renaissance View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 203 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the 17th Century View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 205 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, 1700-1848 View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 206 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the Early 20th Century View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 208 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the United States View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 209 - History of Modern Design View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 210 - History of Photography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


HADVC 211 - Special Topics in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


HADVC 213 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in Latin America View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 214 - Perspectives on the Arts of China View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 215 - China Art Now View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 216 - China's Design Revolution View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 217 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in Japan View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 226 - Gender, Sexuality and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 246 - History of Art, Design and Visual Culture in the Mid-20th Century View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 255 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, 1848-1900 View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 256 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the Contemporary Era View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 257 - History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in Canada View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 301 - Geographies of Art, Design, and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 306 - Modernism and Modernity View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 309 - Design Theory and History View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 311 - Issues in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 315 - China Urban: Art & Design Now View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 326 - Feminist Art: In Theory and Practice View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 330 - Art and Institutions View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 336 - Introduction to Performance Art View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 346 - Introduction to Critical Theory in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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-.


HADVC 400 - Theory and Methods in Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


HADVC 403 - Topics in Early Modern Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 406 - Topics in Art, Design and Visual Culture in the Early 20th Century View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 409 - Topics in the History of Design View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 411 - Special Topics in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 412 - Topics in Asian Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 418A - Special Subject, Fourth-Year Honors View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 418B - Special Subject, Fourth-Year Honors View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 455 - Topics in Art, Design and Visual Culture in the Second Half of the 19th Century View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 456 - Topics in Art, Design and Visual Culture from the Mid-20th Century to the Present View Available Classes

★ 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.


HADVC 503 - Advanced Studies in Early Modern Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 506 - Advanced Studies in Art, Design and Visual Culture in the Early 20th Century View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 509 - Advanced Studies in the History of Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 511 - Advanced Special Topics in Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 512 - Advanced Studies in Asian Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 555 - Advanced Studies in Art, Design and Visual Culture in the Second Half of the 19th Century View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 556 - Advanced Studies in Art, Design and Visual Culture from the Mid-20th Century to the Present View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 600 - Advanced Theory and Methods in Art, Design and Visual Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


HADVC 611 - Special Topics in Art History View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 677 - Graduate Research Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


HADVC 900 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 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.