Preview Workflow

The CIM Courses system will be down temporarily undergoing routine maintenance.

Viewing: AH 3152 : American Art in the Era of National Expansion

Last approved: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:31:02 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:45:19 GMT

Catalog Pages referencing this course
Other Courses referencing this course
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Art History (AH)
American Art in the Era of National Expansion
American Art, 1825 to 1900
Course Type
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade




Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
Fee Type


American art from the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 to the Spanish-American War in 1898. Emphasis on the role of art in the expansion of the United States, exploring issues of race, class, and gender; art, and religion.
• Students will acquire knowledge of historical developments in American painting, sculpture and photography and their relationship to other aspects of American visual and material culture during the period 1825-1900. • Students will read scholarly texts, art criticism and primary source documents to develop art historical techniques for visually analyzing artworks and for interpreting their compositional, narrative, formal, expressive properties in relation to political, cultural and socio-economic history and issues of race, class and gender. • Students will develop writing skills for communicating critical ideas and the ways in which the visual arts historically have produced varied critical/interpretive responses in antebellum and Gilded-Age America.
Uploaded a Course Syllabus

Course Attribute
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 1
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 6
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives
removing pre-reqs
Key: 169