ARTH2211 Art History Survey 1
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: ENGL1101 Discourse and Composition (A), or ENGL1102 Discourse and Composition (B)
This class will trace the development of art and architecture that has influenced the cultures of modern Western Europe and America. Chronologically, a vast stretch of time is covered beginning with the Art in the Stone Age and extending to the Late Medieval in Italy. The course focuses on the seminal Mediterranean civilizations including Egypt, Greece, and Rome as well as Late Antiquity and Medieval Europe. While the course will concentrate on architecture and sculpture, a number of other artistic media will also be referenced.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
Familiarize students with various forms of representation common to the Western artistic tradition from the Art in the Stone Age through the Late Medieval in Italy.
Expose students to a rich variety of human artistic endeavors from earlier periods of human history.
Introduce students to vernacular of art history and its proper use.
Explore the influence of important historical/political events on artistic production.
Students who complete this course will be able to:
Recognize materials and manners of representation common to the Western artistic tradition from the Art in the Stone Age to the Late Medieval in Italy.
Engage in detailed visual observation of artistic production.
Articulate ideas with the proper usage of art historical vocabulary.
Articulate the influence that historical/political developments had on artistic production.
Book: Gardner’s Art through the Ages, The Western Perspective by Fred S. Kleiner, 19th ed. 2020.