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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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Wolverine Access Subject listing for INSTHUM

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Institute for the Humanities.

INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 Portraiture in Ancient Egypt. (1 credit). Meets with History of Art 489.003 and ACABS 593.001. Meets Jan 28, 30, and Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20, 2002. (Drop/Add deadline=February 1).

Instructor(s): Lorelei Corcoran

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate standing. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is first to explore and to define the term "portraiture" and then to determine the appropriateness of that term with reference to art produced in pharaonic Egypt or in Egypt of the Late Period. We will examine representations in sculpture, relief, and painting from various contexts (tombs, temples, and domestic shrines) that have been identified as specific, known individuals (royal and non-royal) and compare and contrast these images, exploring differences in representations with respect to medium and function. We also will examine representations of generic types such as "gods," "foreigners," and "women." Although there is no prerequisite for this course, a working knowledge of Egyptian history, language, or religion and magic would be helpful since the very close relationship between Egyptian art and society will provide a framework for our investigation.

General Requirements: Due to the compressed schedule of this course, each class meeting is essential. Therefore, attendance is mandatory. No absence is excused unless discussed with your professor. Two unexcused absences will result in the lowering of your final letter grade by one grade. Unless you are a physician or are dealing with a family or personal emergency, your cell phone must be turned off during class.

Classes will consist of orientation lectures and directed discussions of assigned readings. Readings and projects will be assigned weekly. Participation in class discussions is expected of each student. There will be one individual project consisting of a short class presentation. This presentation will be submitted in written form, due at course end, as a paper of approximately five pages with the addition of a bibliography.

Grading: Class Presentation, 30%; Written Paper, 40%; Class Participation, 10%; Class Projects, 20%.

Suggested Topics for Individual Reports: Known individuals like Senenmut, Hatshepsut, Montuemhet, Akhenaten or Nefertiti or concepts like Kingship, Foreigners, Status or Transformation.

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INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 002 Beyond the Artist's Studio: Connecting with a New Terrain. (3 credits). Meets with Art and Design 454.001.

Instructor(s): Patricia Olynyk (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate standing. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will introduce some of the fundamental concepts and movements that inspire artists to respond to the natural world. Slide presentations and readings will focus on the role of environmentalism, ecology, or feminism as a catalyst for creative work involving forms found in nature, and provide the foundation for discussion and project development.

Students will examine works that explore the interrelationship between human culture and the environment, and ways in which the human imagination is bound in structures found in nature. Sessions will introduce an historical overview of significant works, which focus on natural forms and processes ranging from traditional formats to performance and site-specific public installations. Finally, students will work in teams to develop site-specific projects, actually or virtually realized. Projects will combine the students' understanding of the contemporary trends in art involving human culture and the natural world with their own personal responses.

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