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Course Description

Focus on the history of art from Prehistoric times through the Early Middle Ages, including sculpture, painting and architecture.This course will explain significant historical and cultural influences on the development of art in western civilization and will focus on Prehistoric cave art, Mesopotamian temples, Egyptian pyramids, Minoan palaces, historical culture behind the Iliad and the Trojan war, Classical Athens, Roman arts and the destruction of the city of Pompeii, early Christian catacombs, Byzantine churches and mosaics. Discover the beginnings of civilizations and immerse yourself into the ancient past.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify major works of art from prehistory to the early Christian period
  • Assess the rich artistic and historical heritage of the ancient world through art
  • Apply vocabulary to explore art objects and elements of style
  • Describe art in terms of its historical, religious, and iconographic context
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