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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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  
PROGRAM: Humanities

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:

  1. Recognize the impact of art and artists within cultures and through time.
  2. Identify the broad outlines of the historical and global contexts that give meaning to art (Eastern, Western, and African) through the proto-Renaissance era.
  3. Employ appropriate vocabulary for discussing art forms, techniques, and movements.
  4. Identify and evaluate the contributions of artists within historical and global contexts, including our own.
  5. Compare and contrast art forms and variant traditions in world art through the proto-Renaissance era.
  6. Identify and discuss the role of ideologies and religions in art and the historical contexts studied.
  7. 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.
  8. Recognize and discuss the presence of abstract form and design in prehistoric cultures.
  9. Recognize and discuss the contribution of women artists to world culture.
  10. 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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