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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AHI.Q 271 - Survey I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art

(Visual and Performing Arts PEQ) In order to address the questions: What is the significance of creativity in our lives, and How does art reflect the culture and experience of a society? We will examine the history of art in the West and Near East as it appeared in different periods and cultural contexts from the Old Stone Age through the Gothic period (c. 40,000BC to the 14th century AD). This course offers a study of early art by investigating architecture, painting, and sculpture in terms of medium, style and technique as well as the ways in which these arts evolved and functioned. We will also examine the position of the artist in society, the ways in which various cultures have used the visual arts (past sources and original contexts), and the multitude of ideas that art served to express. Students will become familiar with both individual works of art as well as general developments in style in light of political, religious, economic, social, and cultural trends. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a global course.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Term offering cycle: Fall. Typical yearly cycle: All years.

Credits: 3

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