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Art History

Introduction to Art History (#20815200) Surveys the development of Pre-historic through Medieval art and architecture found throughout Europe, the near East and Egypt. Emphasis is given to the form and meaning of a group of artworks and buildings, their stylistic tendencies and respective movements in the history of art, and the sociopolitical and cultural contexts for these movements.

Art History: Modern Era (#20815210) Surveys the development of European and American art and architecture from the time of the early Renaissance in Italy through the first quarter of the 20th century. Emphasis is given to the form and meaning of group of artworks and buildings, their stylistic tendencies and respective movements in the history of art, and the sociopolitical and cultural contexts for these movements.

Women in the Arts (#20815211) This course will present a broad survey of selected outstanding women artists from the 12th to the 20th century. The focus is painting, sculpture and mixed media from the Medieval Era to the Modern Era, considering a variety of individual European and American artists and their works.

Modern Art Survey (#20815214) Introduces students to modern art's most influential movements, focusing on European and American art produced between 1880-1950. Painting, sculpture, and photography will be the primary media considered for this time. The principal ideas of these movements will be discussed in relation to their wider intellectual, social, technological, and aesthetic context.

Contemporary Art Survey (#20815208) Examines contemporary art trends, focusing on European and American art produced from 1950-the present.  Artists' motivations, intentions, and processes will be considered in relationship to general developments in contemporary art.  Traditional media considered will include painting, sculpture, and photography.  Recent innovations in media will also be recognized, such as installation, performance, and new technology.