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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Feb 23, 2018
 
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 202 Survey of Western Art - Medieval & Renaissance

5 credits
This course examines the arts of the Byzantine Empire, Islam, and Western Christendom through 1520 AD. This course traces the artistic creativity of the people who lived during the Early Christian, Medieval and Renaissance periods of history, that is, from about 1 AD to about 1540.

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

  • Recognize works of art from major world art traditions during the Early Christian, Medieval and Renaissance periods, including the title, culture, period, and artist (if known)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the three factors that affect period work: tradition, current style, and local style
  • Recognize works of art from major world art traditions during the Early Christian, Medieval and Renaissance periods, 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