Current Course Offerings

Fall 2019

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL THINKING
ARCH 225 Distribution Group I

Instructor: Geiser, Reto
Introduction to architectural thought. Lectures and discussions focusing on practice and ideas that have exercised a significant influence on the discourse and production of architecture and urbanism. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both ARCH 225 and ARCH 525. (View Registrar Listing)

 

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTH 205 Distribution Group II

Instructor: Fleisher, Jeffrey B.
An introduction to the elementary concepts of the discipline through a series of case studies. (View Registrar Listing)

 

THE POLITICS OF THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT
ANTH 345 Distribution Group II

Instructor: Fleisher, Jeffrey B.
An examination of the way that archaeological evidence of the past has been used and viewed by particular groups at different times. Using case studies, the course considers issues of gender, race, Eurocentrism, political domination and legitimacy that emerge from critical analysis of representations of the past by archaeologists, museums, and collectors. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both ANTH 345 and ANTH 545. (View Registrar Listing)

 

HISTORY OF AFRICA IN THE MUSEUM
HIST 343 Distribution Group I

Instructor: Domingues da Silva, Daniel B.
Provides students with an opportunity to examine the history of Africa in modern museums through readings, discussions, and analyses of exhibits. (View Registrar Listing)

 
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
FILM 327 Distribution Group I

Instructor: Stringer, Tish M.
Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. (View Registrar Listing)

 

ART AND ENVIRONMENT
FWIS 109

Instructor: Dib, Lina
This course delves into questions of environment, ecology and sustainability through the lens of contemporary art. From earthworks, to performance, to land art, activist art, and community-based practices, participants engage critically and creatively with contemporary practices. This course is eligible for credit toward the Environmental Studies minor. (View Registrar Listing)

 

ART IN PLACE AND PLACES FOR ART
FWIS 117

Instructor: Granader, Nonya S.
Students will look closely at a curated selection of influential, Houston-based works of art, installations, and architecture from the past century to understand the context and ideas behind the emergence of modern and contemporary art and design. They will observe, analyze, and describe these primary sources using both words and images. (View Registrar Listing)

 

IMAGINING THE PAST: FILM, FICTION, AND HISTORY
FWIS 140 

Instructor: Derrick, Scott S.
In the twentieth century and beyond, movies and television serve as an important source of mythologized national narratives (or somewhat faked news) from war movies, to westerns, to biopics of figures such as Kenneth Turing. Are their patterns of distortion at work, we can identify? How do we correct them? (View Registrar Listing)

 

Practica

MUSEUM INTERNSHIP I
HART 300 

Instructor: Costello, Robert L.
The aim of this course is to provide select students a practicum in museum work accompanied by an introduction to a history of museums, including the varieties of museums, their role in society and significant issues in museums today. (View Registrar Listing)

 

HRC PRACTICUM IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
HURC 423 

Instructor: Mulligan, John C.
This research-based course is conducted in partnership with cultural heritage institutions in Houston. Qualified and advanced students work 10 hours/week on site with curators, artists, archivists, center directors, and others to develop projects in specific research areas. Students meet regularly with instructor to discuss research and to present work at an end of semester symposium. Repeatable for Credit. (View Registrar Listing)