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Art History I
ART HISTORY I
CLASS CODE: ART 201 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A survey of art from prehistoric to Renaissance with an emphasis on artists and art in their political, social, and religious context.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Study and discuss masterpieces of our cultural heritage from prehistoric times up to the Renaissance. Art History includes a brief historical background, showing how history reveals itself in the arts. To accomplish this goal we select seminal literary texts to acquaint ourselves with the great western thoughts. Understanding these ideas will help give you an understanding of our cultural and philosophical base.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -- Identify time periods, geographical centers, and stylistic characteristics of the major art movements covered in this class.
-- Discuss major works of art in terms of their artistic concerns and stylistic characterists, the media used, and principal influences on them.
-- Define and use common terms of art history.
-- Recognize and discuss the iconography of specific works of art, as well as the iconography common to the historical periods studied.
-- Identify significant philosophical movements, religious concepts, and historical figures, events, and places and discuss their relation to works of art.
-- Be able to identify works of art according to stylistic characteristics, and attribute unfamiliar works of art to an artist, country, and/or civilization, and a period.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2091