Fine Arts | Medieval Architecture
A325 | 2054 | Kleinbauer
This course will examine leading features of the buildings erected in
western Europe and the eastern Mediterranean in the period from around 300
A.D. to 1500 A.D. It is not a comprehensive survey of medieval
architecture; rather, it will take up topics such as the profession of the
architect; how such persons planned buildings and building complexes (such
as monasteries, palaces, and castles); what materials and building methods
were employed to execute these plans; what structural and ornamental
features were incorporated into the original designs; what symbolism or
meaning medieval people found I their buildings; how the architecture of
the Middle Ages may be said to reflect attitudes of the medieval mind.
Visual materials such as slides and educational videos will be
used as instructional aids. There will be quizzes, a midterm and final,
and a paper.