Advanced Art History Practicum (AH4118.02)

J. Vanessa Lyon

For students undertaking or planning to undertake senior work or combined thesis projects in art history or visual/material culture. This practicum is a hybrid methods proseminar AND writing workshop designed for advanced students with prior coursework in art history beyond the introductory level. Whether you wish to revise, amplify, or refine an existing art historical project or paper or begin to craft and research a new one (for publication, grad school applications, senior work, your own enjoyment, etc.), this seminar provides 1) an introduction to key texts and methodologies of modern art history and related fields 2) (limited) time and space for workshopping, discussion, and critique by your peers 3) required individual meetings with the instructor. We may take occasional field trips to local libraries, museums, and archives. We will read deeply, critique humanely, and furiously write, revise, and proof. Seniors are welcome and curious, forward-looking juniors are encouraged to apply. Work produced might include: article-length studies; virtual or actual exhibition catalogues; research in support of creative work, etc.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty remote
Prerequisites:Permission of instructor; Toward a Rigorous Art History + additional upper level coursework in Art History.
Corequisites: VALS lecture series
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
T 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Art History