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ARTHIST 590 Art Historical Methods (main)

Theories and Methods for a Twenty-First Century Art History

Final project + four image-based slide presentation

For your final project, develop a syllabus for a semester-long survey course designed to introduce intelligent but uninformed undergraduate students to the discipline of art history. Include on the syllabus identification of four key images for each class meeting. Imagine what you think students should learn about art history if the course is the only course in the discipline that they ever take. Also consider what foundation you would like to establish for students who decide to pursue additional study of art history.

Develop a Syllabus

Develop a syllabus for a semester-long survey course designed to introduce intelligent but uninformed undergraduate students to the discipline of art history. And remember to include assessments of your own design on the syllabus. Please include with the syllabus you submit at least five sample syllabi for introductory art history courses offered at Emory and institutions comparable to Emory. Make sure the course title and instructor’s name appear on each sample syllabus. If possible, also include the name of the institution where the course was offered and the semester for which the syllabus was designed. In addition, write a statement of no more than 2000 words that outlines how your syllabus compares and contrasts with the sample syllabi you consulted as you worked. Cite specific syllabi, relevant publications, and other pertinent sources in your statement. 

Finding Syllabi

There are a few portals, like the OSP, but for finding ART HISTORY survey syllabi, google might be the best option.  You can also search "syllabi" and can get onto portals run by individual institutions to search for syllabi that way as well.  SEE some Examples of US Syllabi 

Art History Intro - outside US, Canada, and Europe

Identify four key images for each class