Dec 03, 2023
ARTH 101 - Survey of Art and Culture I
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in (ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College ) or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Spring, 2019
Survey of Art and Culture I examines painting, sculpture, and architectural styles from ancient cultures to the proto-Renaissance era. An emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and global contexts of art movements and analyzing the works of individual artists.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Recognize the impact of art and artists within cultures and through time.
- Identify the broad outlines of the historical and global contexts that give meaning to art (Eastern, Western, and African) through the proto-Renaissance era.
- Employ appropriate vocabulary for discussing art forms, techniques, and movements.
- Identify and evaluate the contributions of artists within historical and global contexts, including our own.
- Compare and contrast art forms and variant traditions in world art through the proto-Renaissance era.
- Identify and discuss the role of ideologies and religions in art and the historical contexts studied.
- Observe and comment upon the effects of political, social, and technological change on all forms of art and culture, and the impact of art within societies.
- Recognize and discuss the presence of abstract form and design in prehistoric cultures.
- Recognize and discuss the contribution of women artists to world culture.
- Develop and demonstrate descriptive and analytical skills through academic writing.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- The birth of art
- The art of the ancient Near East
- Art in global contexts
- The art of the Aegean
- The art of the ancient Egypt
- The art of the Etruscans
- The art of ancient Greece
- The art of late antiquity
- The art of ancient Rome Early medieval art in the West
- The art of Byzantium Gothic art
- Romanesque art
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