ART 105 Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

This course examines art and architecture from its earliest origins through the Renaissance. The course explores the relationship between art and its social, political, cultural, and economic contexts. The development of world civilization is chronicled in a fashion that emphasizes the interconnectedness between different world cultures. Students think and write critically on how art both reflected and influenced political, social, religious, and economic states of affair. Through lectures, readings, slides, web resources, and films, students learn about the history and art of the Prehistoric periods, the Ancient world, the Medieval period and the Renaissance. Students also learn how visual art traditions help define our understanding of world culture. Three class hours a week. Fall, Spring, Summer

3 credits
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