Fine Arts | Ancient to Medieval Art
A101 | 0273 | Kleinbauer


The format of this course consists of four lectures and
class  discussion.  During the semester 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 highpoint 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 50 minute
examinations.  The exams are not comprehensive.