ART 126: History of Art I

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

The art of ancient civilizations, beginning with Paleolithic cave painting and megalithic monuments. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Minoan, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine artistic traditions are studied in light of their cultural origins. Illustrated lectures. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

  1. Gain an understanding of some of the historical traditions in the visual arts.
  2. Describe, analyze, interpret, understand, and discuss selected works from the history of visual art.
  3. Identify a visual artwork from the course content and understand its place in history as well as its relationship to art and other aspects of culture.
  4. Define art terminology from the course content and correctly apply it correctly in context of historical works of visual art.
  5. Identify the geographical location an artwork came from and the artist responsible for its creation when possible.
  6. Experience a visual art location outside of the classroom and reflect upon the experience.