ARTH 201: History of Western Art II
ARTH 201-001: History of Western Art II
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
Section Information for Fall 2019
This introductory course surveys major developments in Western art from the early Renaissance through the twentieth century. It examines representative works of art from major artists, cultures, periods, artistic contexts and styles. This course engages learning through reading assignments, illustrated lectures, class discussions, a DC museum visit, assessments, and a short research project focused on one work of art in a DC Museum. This course has no prerequisites and welcomes students without prior knowledge of Art History.
Mason Core (All)
Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.
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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 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. Limited to three attempts.
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