ARTS108: Art History from Ancient Times to the Gothic Period

Credits 3 Lab/Clinical/Field Study Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
Multi-mediated lecture survey of the world’s art chronologically from prehistoric times to the beginning of the 14th century. Examined are the arts and architecture of Western tradition, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, ancient African and the early Americas in their own terms. Topics include the roles and functions of art and their creators, art terminology, art genres, mediums and techniques, and styles within a background of social, religious and intellectual influences. Through a series of structured exercises in judging works of art, students produce several original works of art criticism. Meets General Education requirement for Humanities.