ARTT 200 - Art History: Ancient to 1400
An introduction to architecture, painting, sculpture, and artifacts in Western civilization and around the world, from the Paleolithic inception of painting and sculpture through the Middle Ages, including prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Pre-Columbian, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic Art. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly AR 107.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Master a specialized vocabulary to enable an informed discussion of art.
- Distinguish between the uses and variations of symbolism, as well as between the forms of various artistic media.
- Trace historical periodicity according to its continuities and disjunctions.
- Distinguish and compare cultural differences found in works of art.
- Analyze the function and meaning of an art object in its cultural context.
- Identify and analyze works according to their salient styles, artists, and periods.
- Write coherent essays addressing visual analysis and stylistic comparison.
- Write a research paper drawing on a variety of print and electronic sources.
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