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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ART.-113 Art History Prehistoric to Early Renaissance

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080; ENGL-101.
This course examines the history of art from earliest prehistoric eras through the early Renaissance period in Europe, the Mid-East, and Northern Africa, and focuses on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Students will gain an understanding of the art practices, art media, and art social roles across time and cultures, through the use of lectures, videos, images, discussion, presentations, reading, and  gallery/museum visits. Students will develop an understanding of the creation of art as linked to the cultural and historical context.

Course Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the major historical cultures of Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, including the art periods, artistic styles, media, and artists from Prehistory to Pre-Renaissance.
  2. Identify and describe major developments in art from the prehistoric ages through the Pre-Renaissance period.
  3. Describe the characteristics of the three basic categories of art (pictures/painting, sculpture, architecture).
  4. Describe, understand, and interpret basic characteristics of artwork from major periods and cultures in western art history.
  5. Explain the societal, political, and religious roles of visual arts in major western cultures, within and across national contexts.
  6. Describe and utilize basic art vocabulary related to media, process, and art analysis.
  7. Explain the process of the making of art as a form of human expression, as well as a process of critical thinking and problem solving in the historical context of the cultures studied.
  8. Analyze artwork from major cultures of Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, taking into account the historical period and social context in which it was made.