Joy Kunz Ph.D.
Art History Professor
Meet Professor Kunz
I've had a circuitous journey to a Ph.D. in Art History. I attended a small liberal arts college and majored in English Literature. After being introduced to art history at college I decided to pursue it by completing an M.A. at St. Louis University with a specialization in Northern Renaissance Art. After teaching for a number of years and traveling around the world I returned to earn a Ph.D. from UCSB. My dissertation was in the area of Modern Art.
Ph.D., Art History, UCSB
M.A., Art History, St. Louis University
Philosophy of Teaching
I teach Art History at SBCC. When I was in college I took the required art history survey course and to my surprise I was fascinated with the breadth of the subject and its connection to so many other disciplines such as psychology, history, religion, sociology, politics, and more. I teach because I want other people to know how interesting art history is. I believe art history continues to be very relevant to contemporary life and I encourage students to become more informed consumers of all visual culture, present and past.
Art 101: Visual Literacy
Art 102 A: Early Twentieth Century Art
Art 102 B: Late Twentieth Century Art
Art 103: History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic Century Art
Art 104: History of Art, Renaissance to Modern
Art 110: History of Women in Art
Art 211: 19th Century Art
Summer Sessions in Paris, France: 2013, 2014, 2016