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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ARTH 380. American Art to 1870

American painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts from the Colonial period through 1870. Topics will include Colonial portraiture, African American aesthetics, the definition of folk art, nationalism and landscape painting and the question of American exceptionalism. The course will also introduce students to problems of interpretation in current scholarship. ARTH 206  is the prerequisite or permission of instructor.