Undergraduate Courses

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What are the different Types of Course Delivery?


In-Person
As long as the university considers face-to-face instruction with proper social distancing measures safe, these courses will be taught in-person in a classroom on campus with strict adherence to public health protocols.

Synchronous Online
These courses will offer an online component in which students will participate at the same time (synchronously). Some or all lectures, tutorials, film screenings, discussion groups or tests will require mandatory attendance during scheduled online meeting times. Other components of the course may be offered asynchronously, (i.e., with no requirement for attendance at a designated time). Consult individual course outlines for details.

Asynchronous Online
In this course type, all teaching activities will take place online with no time-slot assigned (asynchronously). You may access the course material any time you wish; there are no mandatory synchronous activities at a specified time during the week.

Blended
Blended courses have both face-to-face and online instruction.

 

 

Course descriptions: please click here

Note: Course outlines for 2021-2022 will be available in August-September.

  • Click the course number to download the outline as a pdf. when available

Course Number

Course Title

Instructor

Course Delivery Type

AH 1642B

Art History and Visual Culture: Baroque to Contemporary 

C. Sprengler

Asynchronous Online

AH 1644A

Art, Science and Technology

J. James

Asynchronous Online

AH 2600G

Theories and Practices of Art History and Visual Culture

 M. Hyett

Blended

AH 2620F

Northern Renaissance Art

C. Barteet

Blended

AH 2632G

Canadian Art

S. Bassnett

Blended

AH 2670G

History of Architecture and Urbanism

C. Barteet

Blended

AH 2692F

Special Topics in Art History - Mexico City

A. Robin

In-Person

AH 3642F

Cold War Art and Politics

S. Bassnett

Asynchronous Online

AH 3690G

Special Topics in Art History - The Orchard Gallery

A. Hoekstra

In-Person

AH 3694G

Special Topics in Art History - The Meanings of Space

S. Kopp In-Person

AH 4640G

Seminar in Modern/Contemporary Art: Artists as Historians

S. Bassnett Blended

AH 4650F

Seminar in Photography: Photography and Collaboration: the social and economic ramifications of contemporary photography

B. Sinder

In-Person

AH 4690F

Special Topics in Art History

K. Wood

Asynchronous Online 

Course descriptions: please click here

  • Click the course number to download the outline as a pdf.
  • Note: Course outlines for 2021-2022 will be available in August-September.

Course Number

Course Title

Instructor

Course Delivery Type

SA 1601

Foundations of Visual Arts

T. Johnson

Asynchronous Online

SA 1605 (001)

Advanced Visual Arts Foundation Studio

A. Madelska

In-Person

SA 1605 (002)

Advanced Visual Arts Foundation Studio

A. Madelska

In-Person

SA 2504Y

Art Now!

L. Eurick

In-Person

SA 2602A

Studio Seminar I

S. Esfahani

In-Person

SA 2610A

Introduction to Drawing

A. Madelska

In-Person

SA 2620A

Introduction to Painting

K. Neudorf In-Person

SA 2620B

Introduction to Painting

S. Glabush In-Person

SA 2630A

Introduction to Print Media

T. Johnson In-Person

SA 2630B

Introduction to Print Media

T. Johnson In-Person

SA 2643

Introduction to Sculpture and Installation

S. Esfahani

In-Person

SA 2652Y

Introduction to Digital Photo

J. Martin

Asynchronous Online

SA 2660A

Time-Based Sounds and Performance

C. Migone In-Person

SA 2662A

Time-Based Video & Animation

D. Sneppova In-Person

SA 3602B

Studio Seminar II

C. Migone In-Person

SA 3611

Drawing

G. Shepherd In-Person

SA 3623

Painting

S. Glabush In-Person

SA 3633

Print Media

T. Johnson In-Person

SA 3640A

Sculpture

S. Esfahani

In-Person

SA 3650A

Photo

K.Wood

Asynchronous Online

SA 3664B

Time Based Media Art D. Sneppova

In-Person

SA 3690B

Special Topics in Studio Art - The Orchard Gallery A. Hoekstra

In-Person

SA 3692B

Special Topics in Studio Art - Embroiders' Guild T. Johnson

In-Person

SA 4603

Experiential Learning

 

In-Person

SA 4605

Practicum

A. Madelska

In-Person

SA 4630A

Independent Project in Print Media 1

T. Johnson

In-Person

SA 4632B

Independent Project in Print Media 2

T. Johnson

In-Person

SA 4690A

Special Projects in Studio

K. Wood

Asynchronous Online

 

Course descriptions: please click here

Note: Course outlines for 2021-2022 will be available in August-September.

  • Click the course number to download the outline as a pdf.
  • Note: Course outlines for 2021-2022 will be available in August-September. 

Course Number

Course Title

Instructor

Course Delivery Type

MCS 2620F

Introduction to Gallery, Museum, and Curatorial Studies

 B. Romero Ferron

In-Person

MCS 3660B

Digital Tools for Arts Professionals

 Team Taught

Blended

MCS 3690G

Special Topics in Museum & Curatorial Studies - The Orchard Gallery

A. Hoekstra

In-Person

MCS 4605E

Museum and Curatorial Practicum H. Gregory

In-Person

MCS 4684A

Practicum Internship in Visual Arts T. Johnson

Asynchronous Online

MCS 4686G

Project-Based Internship T. Johnson

Asynchronous Online

MCS 4689E

Project-Based Internship T. Johnson

Asynchronous Online


Special Topics (Fall / Winter 2021-2022)

AH 2692F/Spanish 2102A/Comparative Literature and Culture 2129A - Special Topic: Mexico City

Professor A. Robin

The course examines Mexico City through its history of continuous transformations from the Aztec empire to the megalopolis it is today. We will engage in visual interpretations of the social and urban space of the city through art, films, literature, and other media. Throughout the semester, you will acquire knowledge of some of the major artistic representations of Mexico City, during the past seven hundred years. You will learn, reflect, and debate the role of emblematic historical figures and issues crucial to the future of Mexico City and other Latin American cities. We will also address the interplay between artistic endeavours and economical, political, and religious powers. As a final assessment, you will have the opportunity to create your own image of Mexico City through a collage.

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AH 3690G/MCS 3690G/SA 3690B - Special Topic:  The Orchard Gallery: Artists & Commercial Galleries

Instructor A. Hoekstra

A senior level undergraduate course that examines the complex relationship between artists and contemporary commercial galleries, using the short-lived Orchard Gallery, which operated on the Lower East Side of New York between 2005-2008, as a prism through which myriad perspectives (including artist, audience, community, and gallerist) can be interrogated. A combination of lectures, readings, and studio projects shape a nuanced understanding of the relationship between art and commerce, with focused readings and exercises addressing themes including community, audience, representation, and gentrification. This course also offers the opportunity to cultivate practical knowledge regarding the running of an art gallery, which may equally be of interest to studio, art history, and curatorial students.

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AH 3694G - Special Topic: The Meanings of Space: spatial representation and thought in an art historical context

Instructor S. Kopp

Interior design has become increasingly popular in the last two decades, and so we often think of space as simply the environment in which we decorate. More and more, though, the term, “space” is used to discuss the three-dimensional medium in which we move, live, and think. How often do we stop to contemplate what the space around us is? Through readings of philosophers, thinkers, artists, and architects, as well as through the work of artists and designers, urban planners, and geographers, we will examine what these spaces consist of, and what they represent. Spatial topics covered may include psychogeographic, spiritual, disciplining, occupied, capitalistic, architectural, urban, feminist, and cyberspace. Final essays/assignments will encourage the student to address space in the manner in which they choose, with guidance from the instructor.

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AH 4640G - Seminar in Contemporary Art: Artists as Historians

Professor S. Bassnett

This seminar is about contemporary art in dialogue with the past. It is based on the understanding that histories are interpretations of the past, and events are described and interpreted differently depending on who is telling the story. Over the last several decades, many contemporary artists have embraced historical research and have taken up the role of historian. While some have investigated lesser-known events to shed light on marginalized histories, others have created fictional histories that offer new perspectives on the past. Students in the course will develop their own research projects in relation to the course theme.

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AH 4690F/SA4690F - Special Topic: Making Art with Environmental Awareness

Professor K. Wood

Organized as a creative research intensive, Making Art with Environmental Awareness explores artistic responses to ecology, sustainability and related social issues in various global/local contexts. The course examines select themes in environmental discourse—paying particular attention to how artists have engaged with them. Some examples of themes are: Extinctions; Petrocultures; Accelerationism and Food. Each week, a new theme is introduced and students will view online material, engage in critical writing and/or other online activities in response to these themes. Throughout the course students will simultaneously develop:  a) a research paper, or, b) an imaginary curatorial project; or, c) an imaginary artistic project in any media. Students will be encouraged to THINK BIG and imagine an ideal kind of project that you likely could not accomplish other than in a virtual state. Students are expected to make a serious, sustained commitment to individual research and develop a personal project over the course of the entire semester. This upper-level course is structured to be responsive to students’ backgrounds, interests, and existing creative practices and/or curatorial goals or historical research. The course will be delivered online and conducted in an asynchronous manner, so that students can access the course material at any time; however, weekly deadlines will be in place for shorter, student assignments. The instructor will act as a resource person, respondent, and creative facilitator for student work and can be accessed online during an office hour session or virtual meeting.

 

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SA 3692B - Special Topic: Embroidering with the Guild: A Community Engagement Learning Course

Professor T. Johnson

This community engaged studio course aims to give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of textile arts by learning the skill of embroidery by partnering with the Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, London. Each student will produce an individual “sampler” which will document their experiences and learning in the course. With these new skills, students will also initiate their own embroidery/ textile art project with assistance of members from the Embroiderers’ Guild. Students will engage with the community by attending select events and get-togethers organized by the Embroiderer’s Guild and contribute to the Guild initiated textile projects. Students will research the histories and social constructs around embroidery with a short presentation.