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Program : Liberal Arts - Art History Program : Liberal Arts - Art History Program : Liberal Arts - Art History Program : Liberal Arts - Art History Program : Liberal Arts - Art History

Art History Courses
Interested in knowing where it all began? From the early cave paintings to Roman and Greek architecture to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel through French Impressionism and graffiti art, Art History classes help us understand the origins of art and identify early inspiration for contemporary pieces.

ART 203: Art History I
This courses introduces the history of art chronologically, from the prehistoric period in Europe to the early Renaissance. It cultivates a meaningful recognition of different styles, concepts and concerns through an analysis of selected paintings, sculptures, architecture and other mediums and emphasizes the thematic issues prevalent in various time periods and geographic/cultural areas. It examines interpretation, concepts, theories, and comparison of styles and techniques through readings, visual presentations, lecture and discussion. Credits: 3, Prereq: none

ART 204: Art History II
Pick up where Art History I left off. Learn the history of art chronologically, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. It cultivates a meaningful recognition of different styles, concepts and concerns through an analysis of selected paintings, sculpture, architecture and other mediums and emphasizes the thematic issues prevalent in various time periods and geographic/cultural areas. It examines interpretation, concepts, theories, and comparison of styles and techniques through readings, visual presentations, lecture and discussion, as well as the thematic issues prevalent in various time periods and geographic/cultural areas. Students will be evaluated using a variety of criteria including writing assignments, examinations/quizzes, and classroom discussion (and optional class presentations). Credits: 3, Prereq: none