Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ART 302 - Art History 2

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: “C” or better in ART 220 
This course will explore art from c. 1400 CE to the contemporary world, with an emphasis on the art of Western World.  The course will investigate selected themes, including art and power, local identity and art, and cross-cultural interactions.  The goal of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of key artistic developments, but also to hone student’s 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.  The course will also analyze art history as a construction, investigating how the discourse of art history has formed and how it is changing.
Meets General Education Goal 4: Breadth of Knowledge - Arts.