ARTH 335: Arts of Medieval England

ARTH 335-001: Arts of Medieval England
(Fall 2024)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Art & Design Building L008

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Section Information for Fall 2024

This course will examine the arts of England and the British Isles, from the fall of Rome to the late Gothic period. We will begin with the artistic traditions of the Roman era and proceed through time, looking at the art found in ship-burials like Sutton Hoo and in hoards of buried treasure, and at art and architecture made in the wake of the Norman conquest. We will also examine the art of the earliest monasteries, from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Book of Kells, and learn to analyze the awe-inspiring architecture of late Gothic buildings like Gloucester Cathedral and Kings College chapel, Cambridge. Throughout the course, we will discuss themes of indigeneity and migration, missions and kingdoms, and language and literacy. This course fulfills the Mason Core Arts requirement. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores aspects of the art, architecture, and archeology of medieval England. Special emphasis may be placed on Cultural contexts and literary sources. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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