Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment of a particular era. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Paleolithic, Ancient Near Eastern, and Aegean cultures, beginning about 30,000 BCE.
The student will:
- Appreciate art and architecture in general, and enjoy a life enriched by the exposure to and the understanding of personal and cultural achievement
- View works of art "dynamically:" that is, comprehend the uniqueness of a work, its origins and context within a specific cultural milieu, while also appreciating its potential influence on later art and artists
- Understand and value the art and architecture of the ancient world in all-encompassing ways and recognize the persisting influence of its styles and concepts on our current cultural environment
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.