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ART 151: History of Western Art

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 F5

A survey of Western art from prehistory to the twentieth century. In the first half of the semester emphasis is placed on examining art within the producing cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, classical Greece and Rome, the Byzantine world, and medieval Europe. The second half of the semester emphasizes the development and expansion of Renaissance ideals of art, and the reassessment of these ideals in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Students will be exposed to the basic methods of art historical analysis as well as the major techniques, artists, movements and objects in the history of Western art. (Course offered every semester.)

Prerequisites: none.