This course provides an introduction to Art History through a survey of major buildings, archaeological sites, and artworks from Prehistory to the late Middle Ages, focusing on Europe, the Mediterranean, and their fringes. It examines material from various contexts, including Paleolithic France, Pharaonic Egypt, Imperial Rome, and Christian Europe, concluding with Gothic art produced on the eve of the Renaissance. A wide range of sites, structures, and objects in various media are considered in relation to their social, cultural, political, religious and historical contexts. (Offered every semester.)
4 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Global Awareness
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