ARTH 200: History of Western Art I
ARTH 200-001: History of Western Art I
03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Section Information for Spring 2018
This course introduces students to the arts of the ancient and medieval world, surveying visual arts from prehistory to the Renaissance. We will study major monuments, the cultural background and persistent themes in western art and architecture through slide lectures, discussions, written assignments and museum visits.
This course has no prerequisites and presumes no prior knowledge of art history.
Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Major periods, monuments, and themes of Western art and architecture. Introduces Washington, D.C., museum collections and a historical framework for further study in art history. Covers prehistory, the ancient world, and the Middle Ages. Notes: Designed as a two-course sequence, but each part may be taken independently without prerequisite. May not be repeated for credit.
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