ARTH 201: History of Western Art II

ARTH 201-DL1: Survey of Western Art II
(Fall 2017)


Section Information for Fall 2017

This fully online course surveys major developments in artistic expression throughout the history of Western civilization, beginning with the rebirth of classicism during the Renaissance and continuing through the rise of the avant-garde in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Working through the readings, assignments, and other course materials, students will become familiar with significant works of Western art and will be able to identify the characteristics of major artistic styles and periods. Gaining an understanding and appreciation of these art objects will entail becoming acquainted with their formal appearance, content, and context in order to determine what these elements reveal about the people and cultures that produced them.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

ARTH 201 DL1 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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 the art of the Renaissance, the baroque period, and modern Europe and the Americas. Notes: Designed as a two-course sequence, but each part may be taken independently without prerequisite. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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