Fine Arts | Ancient to Medieval Art
A101 | 5472 | Kleinbauer
The format of this course consists of two 50 minute lectures and
one 50 minute discussion section per week. During the session we
will examine significant monuments and art objects dating from
around 4000 B.C. to 1400 A.D.
The primary objective of the course is to understand the
civilizations of the important periods of antiquity and the Middle
Ages by means of an examination of their visual material remains.
For example, we will learn what the pyramids and colossal sphinx
tell us about ancient Egyptian civilization, what the Acropolis
and Parthenon of Athens tell us about the high point of Greek
civilization, and what Gothic cathedrals with their sculptures and
stained glass windows tell us about the late Middle Ages and
Christianity. We will be taking a look not only at actual works of
art but also archaeology, religions, society, and literature and
other salient remains of culture.
There is one textbook for this course. Understanding the
material will be enhanced through the availability of a digitized
color image project available on campus or by local home computers.
Course requirements include three out of four 50 minute
examinations, several brief quizzes in lecture, and a grade in
discussion section based on attendance, participation, and quizzes.