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Course Description

A critical survey of the influences and development of painting, architecture, sculpture, and minor arts from pre-history to the Byzantine/Romanesque eras, including the art of primitive people. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the major and minor arts, techniques and characteristics in various art movements spanning from Paleolithic times through the Late Gothic
  • Recognize and identify examples of major architecture, painting and sculpture noting contributions of the major artists and the dates, schools and their characteristics
  • Denote and identify the role of the minor arts (historical and aesthetic value) from the prehistoric and primitive through the Gothic era in Europe
  • Recognize and demonstrate the historical, philosophical, and technical contributions of art to the culture and individual
  • Identify and describe the contributions and innovations of Near Eastern, prehistoric, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Early Christian, Byzantine, and Gothic painting, sculpture and architecture using dates, times, places, artists and techniques

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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