ARTH 334: Western Medieval Art

ARTH 334-001: Western Medieval Art
(Spring 2020)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Spring 2020

This course will introduce students to the art and architecture of the medieval Mediterranean from roughly 1000-1400 AD. We will investigate the major cultural groups of the Mediterranean, focusing on how each used art and architecture to articulate their sense of identity and place in the larger world. This class will examine the ways in which Roman, Byzantine, European, and Islamic traditions were traded and interpreted around the Mediterranean. By the end of the term, we will have covered medieval Iberia, Italy, Byzantium, Islamic art in the Near East and North Africa, the Crusades, and several of the large islands.



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Aspects of art and architecture in medieval Europe, from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Gothic period. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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