ARTH 201: History of Western Art II

ARTH 201-DL1: History of Western Art II
(Spring 2018)


Section Information for Spring 2018

This introductory course surveys major developments in art from the early Renaissance through the twentieth century in Western civilization. In our study of art history we will emphasize the recognition, identification, and analysis of major works of art produced in the mediums of painting, sculpture and architecture, along with their associated styles. These representative works of art will be used to build a basis for understanding the cultures and artistic contexts surrounding Western art. We will work to gain an understanding of what these examples of art and architecture reveal about the cultures and societies that produced them through illustrated lectures, reading assignments, writing exercises, class discussions, a museum visit, and a short research paper focused on one artwork from a museum. This course has no prerequisites and welcomes students without previous knowledge of Art History.

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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