|The Arts in Western Culture: Pre-Historic to Renaissance|
|CLASS CODE:||HUM 201||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||LANGUAGE & LETTERS|
|DEPARTMENT:||HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.|
|CATALOG DESCRIPTION:||A study of the development of Western civilization, examining the art, architecture, music, and literature of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe within historical, religious, and philosophical contexts.|
|DESCRIPTION:||The Arts in Western Culture: Pre-Historic to Renaissance. A study of the cultural development of Western Civilization from Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe [3000 BCE to 1400 AD].|
|TOPICS:||Historical overview, painting, sculpture, architecture,
music, theater, religion and philosophy.
|OBJECTIVES:||This course helps students to more fully understand the role of the ancient Western tradition in shaping our modern world. Students learn to identify major stylistic developments in the arts and to recognize specific works of art.
To understand how the respective art forms are a manifestation of the values of the societies that produced them.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Textbook readings, regulary scheduled examinations, quizzes, memorization assignments dealing with specific works of visual art, literature and music,
a research paper on a selected aspect of the course content, in-class group presentations pertaining to the above topics.
|OTHER:||*Taken alone, this course satisfies only the Arts portion of the GE Arts & Letters requirement; both portions, Arts & Letters, are satisfied if its companion course, Hum 202, is also taken.|