Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SDCM-0167
Organization Course Number:
Art 103: History of Western Art I
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
40 hours and 20 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Art History
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to describe and analyze major characteristics of Western art through several historical time periods.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the major civilizations that influenced the visual arts prior from prehistory through the Gothic period
  • identify the major contributions (e.g., architecture, sculpture, mosaics, or paintings) and styles (e.g., stylized, geometric, or stylized) of art in each civilization from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic Period (e.g., the Parthenon, the Hagia Sophia, or the Dome of the Rock)
  • describe how politics and culture influenced the visual arts in civilizations from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how pharaohs were patrons of the arts in Ancient Egypt or how the Catholic church became an important force for maintaining art and learning during the Middle Ages)
  • explain how the different civilizations influenced one another from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how Byzantine art influenced Islamic art)
  • describe how different technological innovations and developments influenced the evolution of the visual arts in civilizations from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how concrete allowed Romans to build more impressive structures or how advances in engineering allowed for elaborately designed churches in Gothic Europe)

General Course Topics:

  • Understanding the Study of Western Art Visual Art During the Prehistoric Era: Paleolithic & Neolithic Art in Mesopotamia Art in Ancient Egypt Art in Aegean Culture & Ancient Greece Ancient Roman Architecture, Sculpture & Mosaics Jewish & Christian Art in Late Antiquity Art & Religion in the Byzantine Empire Art in the Islamic World Art During the Early Middle Ages in Europe Romanesque Art During the Middle Ages in Europe Gothic Art During the Middle Ages in Europe
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Proctored Final Exam

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials