ARTT 265 - Architectural History: Ancient to 1400
A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from prehistoric times to the 15th century. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly AR 209.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Master a specialized vocabulary to enable an informed discussion of ancient architecture.
- Identify and analyze buildings by their distinctive styles, artists, and periods.
- Distinguish cultural differences in architecture
- Write coherent essays addressing visual analysis and stylistic comparison.
- Trace historical periodicity with its continuities and disjunctions.
- Explain the uses and variations of symbolism in ancient architecture.
- Analyze the salient stylistic characteristics in architecture.
- Differentiate structural difference between various methods and materials.
- Analyze the function and meaning of architecture within its cultural context.
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