Art Humanities

Chair of Art Humanities
Prof. Noam Elcott
907 Schermerhorn
212-854-7968
nme2106@columbia.edu

Art Humanities Website

HUMA UN1121 Masterpieces of Western Art, or “Art Humanities’’, has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists. The course focuses on the formal structure of works of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other media, as well as the historical contexts in which these works were made and understood. Among the topics on the syllabus are the Parthenon, Amiens Cathedral, and works by Raphael, Sophonisba, Michelangelo, Bernini, Luisa Roldán, Rembrandt, Clara Peeters, David, Angelika Kauffman, Goya, Monet, Manet, Cassatt, Morisot, Picasso, Bearden, Wright, Le Corbusier, Warhol, Basquiat, and Cindy Sherman. In addition to discussion-based class meetings, all sections of Art Humanities make extensive use of the vast resources of New York City through field trips to museums, buildings, and monuments. 

Registration Procedure

All information concerning registration in HUMA UN1121 Masterpieces of Western Art is included in the registration materials sent to students. It is the expectation of the College that all students complete Art Humanities by the end of their third year.

All Core Curriculum courses, including Art Humanities, must be taken for a letter grade. Students may not drop or withdraw from Art Humanities after the Core drop deadline (which is also the end of the Change-of-Program period). For more information, see Registration—Dropping Core Courses.

Courses of Instruction

HUMA UN1121 Masterpieces of Western Art. 3 points.

Discussion and analysis of the artistic qualities and significance of selected works of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Parthenon in Athens to works of the 20th century.

Fall 2020: HUMA UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1121 001/13654 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
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BARTHELEMY Glama 3 22/20
HUMA 1121 002/13656 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
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Catherine Damman 3 22/20
HUMA 1121 003/13657 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
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Catherine Damman 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 004/13659 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
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Rattanamol Johal 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 005/13662 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
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Alex Weintraub 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 006/13663 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
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Alex Weintraub 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 007/13665 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
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Diana Mellon 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 008/13666 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
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Katherine Fein 3 21/20
HUMA 1121 009/13667 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
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Brian van Oppen 3 16/20
HUMA 1121 010/13669 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
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Claire Dillon 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 011/13672 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
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Nicholas Morgan 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 012/13673 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
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Molly Allen 3 22/20
HUMA 1121 013/13674 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
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Mateusz Mayer 3 21/20
HUMA 1121 014/13675 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Molly Allen 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 015/13692 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Nicholas Morgan 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 016/13693 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Ying Lu Wang 3 19/20
HUMA 1121 017/13694 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
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Nicole Sarto 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 018/13695 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
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Steven Niedbala 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 019/13698 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
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Alexandra Dostal 3 21/20
HUMA 1121 020/13700 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
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Megan Boomer 3 21/20
HUMA 1121 021/13701 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
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Noam Elcott 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 022/13702 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
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Holger Klein 3 18/20
HUMA 1121 023/13703 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
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Muge Arseven 3 22/20
HUMA 1121 024/13705 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
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Rachel Hutcheson 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 025/13706 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
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Lucas Cohen 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 026/13708 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
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Kent Minturn 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 027/13710 T Th 7:40pm - 8:55pm
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Irina Oryshkevich 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 028/13707 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
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Bailey Barnard 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 029/13713 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
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Anne Ochmanek 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 030/13715 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
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Giulia Bertoni 3 19/20
HUMA 1121 031/13716 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Steven Niedbala 3 11/20
HUMA 1121 032/13717 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Benjamin Young 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 033/13719 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
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Margot Bernstein 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 034/13721 T Th 5:40pm - 6:55pm
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Margot Bernstein 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 035/13720 T Th 5:40pm - 6:55pm
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Alice Sharpless 3 20/20
HUMA 1121 036/24650 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
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Martina Mims 3 20/20