Course Descriptions

ART 118 - Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient

3 Credits

Introduces the student to major artistic periods from prehistoric times to the Renaissance by examining the function and role of the artist in various periods of Western and Non-Western history. Major works studied will include objects from China and Japan as well as art and architecture from ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The major emphasis of the course will be on the roots of European artistic developments from ancient times through the Gothic period of Medieval Europe. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a humanities or social science elective. Three class hours. (SUNY-WC/H)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Identify the stylistic features of major works of art and architecture from the Prehistoric era to the Proto-Renaissance of the 13th Century.
2.Analyze artworks in terms of form, technique, or expression.
3.Interpret the meaning of various works of art.
4.Relate works of art to their cultural, economic, or political contexts.
5.Apply visual arts vocabulary used to discuss works of art, artists, or art history.
6.Apply the visual arts concepts used to discuss works of art, artists, or art history.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018