ART 110 - Art from the Ancient Worlds through the Middle Ages

Course Description

This course analyzes and evaluates the artistic styles from prehistoric cave art to the fourteeth century in Europe. Painting, sculpture and architecture are studied as both individual works and as active participants in broader political, economic, socio-cultural, historical, and environmental systems. Issues concerning iconography, social and geographic context, and biography will also be a focus of this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify representative art of a range of geographic and chronological periods, including Prehistoric Europe, Egypt, The Ancient Near East, The Aegean, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe through the fourteenth century in Europe.
Identify stylistic changes affected by political, economic, socio-cultural, historical, and environmental systems.
Define the technical terms associated with the description of art.
Explain the techniques used in painting, sculpture and architecture of the periods.
Visually analyze and recognize any work(s) from the above periods.
Analyze cultural, political, contectual, and stylistic interdependence between diverse regions studied, including the Ancient Near East Egypt, The Aegean, Greece, Italy and Northern Europe.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Prereq ENG 050, REA 050 or ENG 099 or REA 075