2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ART 220 - Art History 1

Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore a broad expanse of time from the beginnings of art (c. 25,000 BCE) through c. 1400 CE.  Course material will cover art and architecture originating from a range of cultures throughout the world, exploring issues of power, gender, identity, and cross-cultural interactions.  The goal of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of key artistic developments, but also to hone students’ abilities to think and write critically about works of art.  Emphasis will be placed on helping students explore the meaning or function of works of art for their intended audiences by learning about formal elements and iconography, as well as considering the historic, religious, economic, political, cultural, social, familial, geographic, and artistic contexts of art.
Meets General Education Goal 5: Culture and Diversity.