Art History (AHST)

AHST 1001 Exploring Art History: Technology and Art 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course introduces students to art history as a discipline through the theme of technology by examining a series of paradigm monuments from antiquity and the medieval world within a global context. These monuments will form an entry points into a time and place where students will learn about associated monuments. Ancient and medieval use of sophisticated technologies such as bronze casting to stained glass will be explored. Today's technologies such as digital photography, augmented reality, as well as satellite and LiDAR image acquisition will be examined to understand how analyses and interpretations are formed and changed over time. Previously AH 0101A.

AHST 1002 Exploring Art History: Migration and Art: Raids, Trade, Pilgrimage 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course introduces students to the discipline of art history through the theme of human movement across physical and political boundaries, and its relationship to visual art. As people in Europe, Africa, and Asia used land and sea routes to wage or flee war, exchange goods, experience the holy, and seek new opportunities, they bring with them materials, artworks, and ideas. Students will examine a series of paradigm monuments, their historical and cultural contexts, and artworks related to them that show evidence of the interconnectedness of people and cultures. Monuments studied may vary, depending on expertise of instructor. Previously AH 0101B.

AHST 1003 Exploring Art History: Life, Death, and the Afterlife in Art 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course will introduce students to the discipline of art history through the study of monuments of funerary art from across the globe. We will consider how objects from tombs and other funerary contexts construct and negotiate the relationship between life and the afterlife in diverse cultures and time periods. We will study the funerary monuments of rulers as well as objects created for the burial rites of common people, and works of art used by the living to depict and prepare for an afterlife. We will also discuss contemporary debates around these monuments. Previously AH 0101C.

AHST 1004 Exploring Art History: Propaganda and Art: From Shamans, Pharaohs, and Kings to Christ 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course introduces students to the discipline of art history through the theme of propagandizing visual imagery conceived and executed in the earliest societies of civilization. Overviewing the ancient world, students will examine a series of paradigm monuments using a critical eye to explore their aesthetic, political, and cultural contexts. Focusing on paradigm examples of ancient painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture, students will develop critical visual literacy skills. Each paradigm from antiquity will be contrasted with an image from the modern world to underscore how early human ideas are manifested in the present. Previously AH 0101D.

AHST 1005 Exploring Art History: Sex, Sacrilege, Scandals: From Caves to Culture Wars 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Overviewing the history of art from its prehistoric roots through the present, students will examine a series of paradigm monuments which sparked controversy and scandal in their societal contexts. Focusing on paradigm examples, students will develop critical visual literacy skills. During the semester, students will expand their capacities for critically enhanced looking, analyzing, and translating ideas. Students will learn to deconstruct visual rhetoric and unpack the prevailing conditions for art censorship sparked by sexual, religious, or political controversies. Previously AH 0101E.

AHST 1006 Exploring Art History: Destruction, Plunder, and Preservation 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course introduces students to the discipline of art history through the theme of pre-modern art's destruction, looting, and preservation/reconstruction. Through studying a series of paradigm monuments and their cultural and historical contexts, we will explore topics including the appropriations of objects for political and economic purposes, reasons why various cultures have assigned power to particular artwork, and art's destruction predicating the willful erasures of entire cultures by others. We will consider ethical implications and obligations, and current cultural heritage debates over contested objects and monuments from around the world. Previously AH 0101F.

AHST 1102 Art of East Asia 3 Credits

Attributes: ANMC Asian Studies Elective, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course, WDIV World Diversity

This course surveys the art and architectural history of China, Korea, and Japan, emphasizing cultural and artistic contact between these cultures. Periods of focus include the Shang, Han, Tang, Song, and Qing dynasties in China; the Jōmon, Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Edo, and Meiji periods in Japan; and the Three Kingdoms period, Goryeo, and Joseon dynasties in Korea. The course highlights collections of Asian art at Yale University and in New York City, incorporating special exhibitions of East Asian art relevant to the course. Previously AH 0102.

AHST 1103 Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas 3 Credits

Attributes: BSCC Black Studies Component Course, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, LCEL LACS Minor: Elective, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course, WDIV World Diversity

This course is an introduction to art and architecture of Africa, the Caribbean islands, and Central America, South America, and North America. Major works of art and architecture will be examined to understand the respective cultures and traditions of these regions. Cultures designated by their geographical locations will provide a frame of study for African visual culture. Art of Caribbean islands and the influence of the African diaspora will be explored. The Americas will be represented by Pre-Columbian and Native American visual arts. Students will be introduced to different art historical approaches and vocabulary used to study art from each of these areas. Previously AH 0103.

AHST 1104 Art of Asia 3 Credits

Attributes: ANMC Asian Studies Elective, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course, WDIV World Diversity

This course introduces major monuments of the arts of Asia, including architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and prints. Following a roughly chronological progression spanning over three millennia, the course emphasizes contact between Asian civilizations, including South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia, as well as artistic exchanges between Asia and the West. Foci include: ancient funerary arts, the development of Buddhist art throughout the continent, and secular arts associated with imperial courts and the rise of cities. The course highlights collections of Asian art at the Fairfield University Art Museum, Yale University, and in New York City. Previously AH 0104.

AHST 1105 History of Architecture 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This introductory course surveys the major periods and key monuments in the history of architecture, largely in the West, from antiquity to the present. Topics include Greek and Roman temples and civic architecture, Medieval mosques and cathedrals, Renaissance and Baroque cities and their monuments, Early Modern factories and gardens, Machine Age museums and houses, and contemporary architectural developments of all sorts. Students will work with actual buildings in writing assignments and learn the skills necessary to critique and interpret the built environment of the past and present in the United States and beyond. Previously AH 0105.

AHST 1109 Jewish Art: Moses to Modernity 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, JST Judaic Studies Minor, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

The earliest known written description of the Jewish people is a visual record on an ancient victory monument. Dated from the 13th century BCE, a carved stele dedicated to Pharaoh Merneptah presents a hieroglyphic relief inauspiciously boasting: "Israel is laid waste; his seed is no more." Tracing 4000 years of Jewish art, culture, and ritual, this course is a panoramic overview of visual expression of a people wandering through six continents, innumerable styles and artistic identities. How did the ineffable theophany at Sinai spark the complexity of Judaism's struggle with Greco-Roman pagan idolatry versus attempts at capturing the "spirit of God with wisdom and discernment and the knowledge of workmanship to design designs" [Exodus 35] transforming spirituality into a living art? Previously AH 0109.

AHST 1111 Greek Art and Archaeology 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This survey covers the major developments in architecture, sculpture, and painting from the time of Homer to the collapse of the Hellenistic world. The course considers the formation of the Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries of Olympia and Delphi in the geometric and archaic periods and the rise of democracy under the leadership of Pericles in Athens, culminating in the Parthenon of the high classical period and the creation of an empire under Alexander the Great. Students explore the legacy of Greek achievement in the context of its impact on the Roman world and later art. The course emphasizes objects in area museums and includes field trips. Previously AH 0111.

AHST 1112 Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, ISIF Italian Studies: Italy-Focused, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

In this course we will examine art of the Roman Republic and empire, beginning with an introduction to Etruscan Italy before Roman conquest. The major themes of the course are: society as reflected in portraiture; religion as communicated in temple and domestic architecture and decoration; the organization and architecture of urban spaces; the architecture and decoration of houses. These themes will also be related to the art of other places and times, including that of the ancient Greeks and our own society. The course emphasizes objects in area museums and includes trips to world-class museums in our region. Previously AH 0112.

AHST 1113 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Images for Eternity 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course, WDIV World Diversity

In this course, students will examine the art of ancient Egypt, from the unification of the pre-historic cultures of the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. We focus on thematic examinations of various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, as illustrated through the art, monuments, artifacts, and anthropological evidence that remains in the archaeological record today. Throughout the course, students will analyze and discuss the influence of scholarly biases and issues in cultural heritage management, and museum collecting ethics. By examining the life cycles of these works, from first creation to modern reinterpretation, students will understand that these works not only reflect a society as complex as our own but also serve an important role in contemporary culture. Students will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously AH 0113.

AHST 1120 Medieval Art of Western Europe 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, FREN French Course Taught in English, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This introduction to medieval art and architecture in Western Europe, from its Roman, Jewish, and Early Christian sources through the Gothic period, explores continuity and change in art and its relationship to society and culture. We will consider the physical and sensory original environments of the artworks, including sound, smell, and touch. Other topics include the relationship of belief and ritual to religious imagery and architecture, the impact of imperial patronage on art, and the influence of Islam on Western medieval art and iconography. The class will use material from the Fairfield University Art Museum’s loan collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters, and will take a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously AH 0120.

AHST 1121 Celtic and Early Irish Art 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, IRSE Irish Studies Elective, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course traces Celtic art from its sources and history on the European continent (1200 BCE to the first century CE) to its migration to the British Isles and its subsequent transformation as it interacts with native cultures there, particularly the Irish culture. It examines native Irish art from the stone circles and passage graves of 3000-2000 BCE to the introduction of the Celtic style and the golden age of Ireland's conversion to Christianity. Rich new art forms such as illustrated bibles, jeweled chalices and reliquaries, high crosses, and the introduction of monastic and ecclesiastical architecture will be discussed. The course also considers the medieval revivals in the 19th and 20th centuries and includes a first-hand examination of Fairfield University's facsimile of the Book of Kells. Previously AH 0121.

AHST 1121X Celtic and Early Irish Art 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, IRSE Irish Studies Elective, MSID Magis Core: Interdisciplinary, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Corequisite: ENGL 1420X.

This course traces Celtic art from its sources and history on the European continent (1200 BCE to the first century CE) to its migration to the British Isles and its subsequent transformation as it interacts with native cultures there, particularly the Irish culture. It examines native Irish art from the stone circles and passage graves of 3000-2000 BCE to the introduction of the Celtic style and the golden age of Ireland's conversion to Christianity. Rich new art forms such as illustrated bibles, jeweled chalices and reliquaries, high crosses, and the introduction of monastic and ecclesiastical architecture will be discussed. The course also considers the medieval revivals in the 19th and 20th centuries and includes a first-hand examination of Fairfield University's facsimile of the Book of Kells. This course is linked with ENGL 1420X and fulfills the requirements for the interdisciplinary signature element within the Magis Core.

AHST 1130 Early Renaissance Art in Italy 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, ISIF Italian Studies: Italy-Focused, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

In this panoramic overview of Italian art, culture, and society between 1300 and 1520, we explore the city of Florence as the "cradle of a new world." From its art workshops and urban planning studios, the monumental Duomo of Brunelleschi rises to symbolize a new era for human creativity. Viewing masterpiece artworks, we discover the exciting shift from medieval formalism to a new aristocratic elegance, opulence, and classical humanism. In this interdisciplinary humanities course, we contrast and compare aspects of Florentine culture as symbolized and visualized in the arts. Artworks depict banking, science, engineering, diplomacy, women's traditional roles of domesticity in the court, and a new appreciation for clothing fashions. Course includes visits to world-renowned area museums allowing students to study first-hand prime examples of Florentine art. No prerequisite beyond a curiosity to learn how Renaissance art of the past enriches our lives in the present. Previously AH 0130.

AHST 1131 High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, ISIF Italian Studies: Italy-Focused, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course examines the achievements of artists during one of the richest art-historical eras. We trace the rise of artistic giants such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael and the socio-cultural contexts in which they worked. Innovations of Mannerists such as Pontormo, Bronzino, and Correggio will be considered, as well as the reaction to these artists in the wake of religious reform. Previously AH 0131.

AHST 1152 Modern Art 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

In this course, students will explore a diverse range of art works and issues, which were central to the practice of Modern Art in Europe and the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The course focuses on the artists who challenged the institution of Western art, re-interpreted its norms, and used Modernism as both subject and context. Class revolutions, industrialization, urbanization, imperialism, and capitalism are addressed through a close study of various artists and artworks. The enormous impact of European Modern Art on the rest of the world is considered with the examination of orientalism, primitivism, and "colonial" modernisms. A variety of sources such as novels, philosophical and political texts, films, newspapers, and music are used to inform our understanding of these -isms and Modern Art. Previously AH 0152.

AHST 1164 American Art and Media Culture 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ASVP American Studies: Visual and Performing Arts, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

In tracing the themes and artistic statements of American artists, the course takes special notice of unifying national myths such as the Founding Fathers, Manifest Destiny, America as the new Eden, the frontier from the Rockies to the lunar surface, heroes from Davy Crockett to Superman, and America as utopia. Through the masterpieces of Church, Cole, Homer, Eakins, Sloan, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, Wyeth, Warhol, and the Downtown art scene, the course answers the question: What is uniquely American about American art? Previously AH 0164.

AHST 1165 The Black Experience: African-American Art and Criticism in the 20th and 21st Centuries 3 Credits

Attributes: ASGW American Studies: Gateway, ASVP American Studies: Visual and Performing Arts, BSAH Black Studies: Arts and Humanities, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, UDIV U.S. Diversity, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course explores black art and culture in the twentieth century. We will focus on the artworks themselves and, when possible, the artist's dialogue. Events in United States history such as the emancipation from slavery and the Civil War Era, the Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Age, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movements, AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and the Los Angeles race riots of the 1990s are used as context to understand black art and culture. While art works created by African-American artists are the primary focus, Cuban and Haitian art and artists are also considered. Throughout the course there is a focus on thinking critically when looking at art as well as how to articulate ideas in writing. Previously AH 0165.

AHST 1172 History of Photography 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Students will learn the general historical development of photography from the 1830s to the present day. Concentrating primarily on Europe and the United States, this survey examines some of the themes threaded throughout photography's short history: the interrelationships between photography and other arts, the effect of technology on the medium, identity construction by and through photographs, and the tradition of the popular photograph. Social, cultural, and economic issues are considered as well as important photographers and photographic movements. Throughout the course there is a focus on thinking critically when looking at a photograph as well as how to articulate ideas in writing. Previously AH 0172.

AHST 1191 Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes 3 Credits

Attributes: GDAH Graphic Design: Art History, GMEL German Major or Minor Course, GMEN German Course Taught in English, ISIC Italian Studies: Italy Component, JST Judaic Studies Minor, RECS Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This interdisciplinary approach to the visual Zeitgeist of these major political/national crises in Europe between 1917 and 1945 surveys the visual rhetoric of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Bolshevik Russia through the widest possible definition of the visual arts. The course includes the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the mass cultural outlets of film, radio, propaganda posters, and the staging of public events. The class eliminates the distinctions between high and utilitarian mediums of expression; all means of persuasion are fair game. This course allows students to better understand the complexities of these political/nationalist issues; the "window" is the lens provided by the visual arts and mass media. In doing so, students recognize how the symbolic languages of mythology were married to political ideologies and shaped public opinion from the national consciousness. Previously AH 0191.

AHST 1192 History, Theory, and Practice of Museums 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course focuses on the history and theory of museums, their operations and roles in society and the practical application of museum theory. Students will put the rapidly evolving field of museum studies into a meaningful context while simultaneously gaining a clearer understanding of contemporary industry standards and modes of best professional practice. Previously AH 0192.

AHST 1193 Inside Museums and Galleries: Taste, Place, Public Space 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This course explores the interactive role of the curator and the museum and gallery visitor in the dynamic cultural spaces of museums, galleries, and public historic spaces, parks, monuments, etc. We explore the responsibilities, ethics, and educational goals for the professional staff of not-for-profit museums in terms of serving the common good of the general public. If museums are "temples of culture," then we need to understand the ways these public "faiths" act while open and engaging for all. In contrast, we highlight the similarities and differences when artworks or collectible objects are placed into a commercialized, for profit-gallery/auction house context. This is an introductory course, welcoming students ready to experience and learn about the rich spectrum of museums, galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions within the Tri-State area. Field trips include visits with top professionals who share their expertise and experiences. Previously AH 0193.

AHST 2209 Historic Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield University 3 Credits

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

Students will study the history of plaster cast collections in Europe and the U.S. including Fairfield's growing collection. Emphasis will be given to the Fairfield collection by conducting research on the plaster casts. Students will assist with museum and website information. Students will clean and apply light restoration to plaster casts in preparation for their display in different areas on campus. Class visits to the Slater Museum, the Institute for Classical Architecture, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be scheduled. Opportunities to visit the Slater Museum, the Institute for Classical Architecture, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be scheduled. Consultation with curators and sculptors will provide additional guidance to students. Previously AH 0209.

AHST 2210 Myth in Classical Art 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

Greek and Roman art serve as a rich depository of Greek mythology with a wide range of representations that evolved across the centuries. As a source of information, classical art sometimes preserves myths that are otherwise unknown in the surviving literature. In some cases visual representations date earlier than an extant literary description or differ in the story details. This course focuses on ancient sources, visual and literary, to study the Olympian gods; the heroes, Perseus, Herakles, Theseus, and Odysseus; the Trojan War; and battles such as the gods and giants, Lapiths and Centaurs, and Amazons and Greeks. Students will analyze the appearance of select myths on monuments in the classical world, emphasizing examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Historic Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield. Previously AH 0210.

AHST 2221 Arts of Ireland and the British Isles, 500-1000 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, IRSE Irish Studies Elective, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

This course explores the art and architecture produced in Ireland, England, and Scotland during the early medieval period, often called the "Golden Age of Insular Art." It was an era of rich cultural exchange during which Irish and continental monks were instrumental in the spread of Christianity throughout the British Isles; Irish settled in Scotland; the Anglo-Saxon kingdom was established in England; and Vikings invaded Ireland and Britain. Arts in all media combined pre-Christian Celtic and Germanic traditions with new Christian forms. Irish monasteries throughout the British Isles were centers of production for sumptuous manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and liturgical vessels including the Ardagh Chalice. Monastic architecture and high crosses will also be considered, as well as secular objects such as aristocratic jewelry. Previously AH 0221.

AHST 2222 Byzantine Art 3 Credits

Attributes: CAOT Catholic Studies: Non-Religious Studies, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

This course focuses on the art of the medieval Byzantine Empire, a period of strong imperial patronage that saw the rise of Christianity and its associated new forms of art and architecture. The course is organized chronologically, from Byzantine art's late antique Pagan Roman, Early Christian, and Jewish sources to its relationship to Islamic art and its later impact on the development of the arts of Western Europe and Russia. The major themes of the course are: the relationship of belief and ritual to religious imagery and architecture; cultural exchange and influence on art forms and iconography; and the impact of imperial patronage on art and architecture. These themes will also be related to the art of other places and times, including our own. We will explore continuity and change in the content and style of Byzantine Art over time, while constantly being aware of the relationship between art and society. Previously AH 0222.

AHST 2292 Museums, Art, Ethics, and the Law 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

This course examines the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding the conception, creation, communication, display, reproduction, ownership, transfer, and protection of works of art. The first unit is devoted to defining "art" and discussing artists' rights. The legal and ethical constraints affecting museums, collectors and the art market generally will be covered in the second unit, while the third unit will grapple with the problematic area of cultural property (with particular emphasis on looting, plunder, identity, trade, reparation, restitution and restitution). In each of these three segments, we shall read and discuss relevant case law, as well as a number of commentaries authored by leading experts in the field. Previously AH 0292.

AHST 2296 Museum Exhibition Seminar 3 Credits

Attributes: MEVP Magis Core Exploration: VPA, VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This seminar, organized in conjunction with current or upcoming exhibitions in the Fairfield University Art Museum, offers students the opportunity for object-based learning surrounding the curation, display, and interpretation of works of art for the public. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in research for course projects, which may include developing text for physical and virtual labels, creating podcasts and audio guides, designing public programming, and conducting gallery tours. Students will apply knowledge gained from their own majors, minors, and backgrounds to the museum environment for a richer understanding of and engagement with visual art.

AHST 2900 Special Topics (Shell) 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Prerequisite: One 1000-level art history course.

Students conduct an in-depth study of a specific subject in the history of art. Previously AH 0290.

AHST 3980 Internship 1-3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Internships allow students to gain hands-on experience in fields related to art history through supervised work for galleries, museums, auction houses, and other venues. Internships give students experience in a professional environment, help them to identify possible career paths, and give them skills that they do not acquire in the classroom. Students may apply for on-campus internships at the Fairfield University Art Museum or pursue placement in local or New York City arts institutions. Internships require permission from the Art History program's internship coordinator before registration. Previously AH 0310.

AHST 3990 Independent Study 1-3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

This in-depth exploration of a specific topic in art history involves students in independent research and field study. Open to students with approval of a faculty member and the director of the Art History program. Previously AH 0300.

AHST 3999 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

AHST 4999 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 Credits

Attributes: VPCH Visual and Performing Arts Core: History Course

Required of all art history majors in the spring semester of the senior year, this seminar offers rotating topics that reflect the areas of expertise and research among Fairfield's art history faculty members and culminates in an in-depth research project. Previously AH 0330.