This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

ARTH 440. Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture of Africa. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: ARTH 300, ARTH 302, ARTH 303, ARTH 304, ARTH 305, ARTH 310, ARTH 315, ARTH 320, ARTH 324, ARTH 325, ARTH 333, ARTH 335, ARTH 338, ARTH 339, ARTH 342, ARTH 344, ARTH 347, ARTH 348, ARTH 349, ARTH 351, ARTH 357, ARTH 358, ARTH 359, ARTH 361, ARTH 365, ARTH 366, ARTH 367, ARTH 368, ARTH 369, ARTH 370, ARTH 372, ARTH 374, ARTH 390 or ARTH 391. A study of the impact on African art and architecture of Colonialism, urbanization and modernization. Special emphasis is placed on the search for a new identity by contemporary African artists. Crosslisted as: AFAM 440.

Art History, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The B.A. in Art History is a liberal arts program composed of an academic course of study exposing the student to the scholarship, theoretical perspectives and research methods of not only the history of art, but related disciplines in the humanities. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. This curriculum provides students the best possible background for future graduate work in art history.