Christopher (Kit) Wilson

Julian W. Abernethy Professor of Humanities

 work(802) 443-5329
 Spring 2018: On Leave Spring 2018
 Axinn Center at Starr Library 246



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
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AMST 0245 - American Landscape: 1825-1865      

American Landscape: 1825-1865
This course will explore American landscape painting through an interdisciplinary approach, employing art, literature, religion, and history. In studying the landscape paintings of Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Frederic Church, we will also consider the commercial growth of New York City; the myths and legends of the Catskill Mountains; the writings of James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, and Henry David Thoreau; the opening of the Erie Canal; and the design and construction of Central Park. 3 hrs. lect./disc. AMR ART HIS NOR

Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

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AMST 0408 - Am Art In Context:      

American Art in Context: Art and Life of Winslow Homer
Although generally regarded as a popular painter of American life, Winslow Homer often provides a penetrating and sometimes disturbing view of post-Civil War America. Among the topics to be considered: Homer's paintings of the Civil War; his illustrations of leisure and recreation; and his depictions of women and children in the Gilded Age. During the second half of the course, we will turn our attention to Homer's landscape paintings of the Adirondacks, the Caribbean and the Maine coast, as well as his seascapes of the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic. 3 hrs. lect./disc. AMR ART HIS NOR

Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

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AMST 0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
Select project advisor prior to registration.

Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019

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AMST 0710 - Honors Thesis      

Honors Thesis
For students who have completed AMST 0705, and qualify to write two-credit interdisciplinary honors thesis. on some aspect of American culture. The thesis may be completed on a fall/winter schedule or a fall/spring schedule. (Select a thesis advisor prior to registration)

Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019

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Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753