Course Requirements

200-Level Categories

Asia and the Middle East

Africa and Latin America

Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean to 1453

Early Modern Europe to 1800

Modern Europe and the U.S.

300-Level Categories

Asia, Africa and Latin America

Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean to 1453  

Early Modern Europe to 1800  

Modern Europe and the U.S.  

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

HAA 263

HISTORY OF DESIGN

A survey of the history of modern design (1500-present) as expressed in graphic, industrial, and the decorative arts. The aim of this class is to understand why designed objects look the way they do considering their history, function, style, use, and materials. Of special interest will be design's relationship to culture, to art history, and to media. Students will learn to identify historic styles and the work of important designers and illustrators and to a certain extent, the history of material culture. Readings and the first-hand examination of objects lead toward a final research project. Formerly ART 373.