Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Apr 21, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 201 Survey of Western Art - Ancient

5 credits
Major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of Christianity. This course also offers some preliminary training in visual analysis and a practical introduction to the critical vocabulary of art history.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize works of art from major world art traditions from pre-history through the Middle Ages, including the title, culture, period, and artist (if known)
  • Appreciate the social, cultural, historical, political, and economic factors which impact artists’ choices in subject, symbolism, and style across time and space
  • Investigate issues of gender, race, patronage, etc. as they relate to the role of the artist and the art works
  • Evaluate and analyze works of art, both in terms of visual analysis (line, color, composition, etc.) and in their expressive content, their subject matter