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

Course Description

This course surveys the artistic styles from prehistoric cave art to the Proto-Renaissance. Painting, sculpture and architecture are studied as individual works in relationship to their social and religious backgrounds. Issues concerning iconography, social context, and biography will also be a focus of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze representative art of Prehistoric Europe, Egypt, The Ancient Near East, The Aegean, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe and of the Proto-Renaissance Europe. Explain the techniques used in the painting, sculpture and architecture of the periods. Define the technical terms associated with the description of art. Identify stylistic changes affected by geography, politics and religion. Visually identify stylistic differentiation of any work(s) from the above periods.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq ENG 050 and REA 050