|The Arts in Western Culture: Renaissance to Modern|
|CLASS CODE:||HUM 202||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 as expressed through art, architecture, music, and literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods.|
|DESCRIPTION:||The Arts in Western Culture: Renaissance to the present. A study of the cultural development of Western Civilization in the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern periods to the present day [1400AD-present]. While the course includes discussions of major political, social, and economic developments, the course focuses mainly on art, architecture, music, and literature. The following topics are presented through lectures, class discussions, readings, slides, videos, and music listening activities:|
|TOPICS:||Painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater, cinema, religion, philosophy, historical overviews,
the Renaissance, Northern Humanism and the Reformation,
Baroque, the Enlightenment and Neoclassicism, the Industrial Revolution, Neoclassicm, Romanticsm, Impressionism, The 20th Century, Modernism, and today's world.
|OBJECTIVES:||To more fully understand the role of the ancient Western tradition in shaping our modern world.
To identify stylistic developments in the arts.
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, regularly scheduled exams, 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.
|OTHER:||*Taken alone, this course satisfies only the Arts portion of the GE Arts & Letters requirement; both portions are satisfied if its companion course is also taken.|