History of Art I

Course NameHistory of Art I
Course CodeART101
DescriptionThis course is a survey of art and architecture in the Western tradition from prehistoric times until the Middle Ages (ca. 40,000 B.C.E. – 1300 C.E.). The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the main developments in visual culture during this period, as well as to introduce students to the basic methodology of art-historical studies.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
● Identify major art-historical periods and styles of art and architecture from the Prehistoric period to the Middle Ages; define and describe their main characteristics using key terminology
● Identify important art, artists, and architecture examples, and apply knowledge and terminology of artistic/architectural styles to these examples
● Discuss themes of representative examples of art and architecture and contextualize them within the main socio-cultural, and historical influences of their time.
● Analyze works art and architecture using formal, stylistic, iconographic, and contextual methodologies
SchoolSchool of Journalism, Media, and Visual Arts
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS