A survey of famous and lesser-known works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Modern Age. Themes include politics, religion, mythology, gender roles, techniques, conservation and intersections with non-western cultures.
Please note: This course is typically offered in the summer term
Students will be able to do the following:
- Identify and describe major trends in art and architecture from prehistoric times to the present, and major artists and art movements in the European tradition;
- Identify methods for analyzing visual images, strategies for interpreting works of art, and the cultural significance of visual imagery;
- Apply ideas and methods to encounters with works of art and architecture studies;
- Demonstrate the ability to express ideas clearly, develop a coherent and persuasive argument, write clearly, and accurately cite sources;
- Apply critical thinking to the study of historical monuments and related documentation;
- Recognize diverse ways in which art can be interpreted and the possibilities and limitations of some of the major methods of the discipline; and
- Demonstrate visual literacy skills learned in the course to critically understand and interpret visual imagery encountered in daily life.
Topics covered in this course include
- The Ancient World
- The Medieval World
- The Early Modern World
- The Modern World
10% Group Discussions
20% Midterm Exam
20% Virtual Exhibition Assignment
20% Online Final Exam
** Evaluation Subject to Change **
Textbook and Materials
ASO reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.
- REVEL for Janson's History of Art (8th edition, Pearson)
LEARNING HOURS 240 (48L;12T;48O;132P)