2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ARHS 1170 - Western Art History - Part I


This is a two-semester course which examines major periods, styles, and themes in Western Art. The first semester examines works from the Prehistoric era to the Gothic period; the second semester continues the study of styles and movements from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Lectures and readings are devoted to introducing students to a repertoire of significant painting, sculpture, and architecture, establishing a historical framework for works of art, and exploring these works and their meanings within their original cultural contexts. Students are also challenged to expand their observation and vocabulary skills through close formal analysis. Exam essays and writing assignments develop research skills and promote the development of analytic and critical thinking. Requirements include weekly readings, museum visits, two exams, two short presentations, and two writing assignments. 3 credits.