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Art History

ARTH 108 Introduction to Art History of the Western Middle Ages and Islam (.5)

This class is part of a group of courses intended to introduce the major monuments and themes of ancient and medieval art, architecture, and visual culture. Chronologically, it explores the production of architecture and artworks in diverse media from sixth century to the fourteenth century CE. Subject areas covered include the visual culture of the migratory peoples in Western Europe, Christian art and architecture of the Early Medieval, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods, as well as Islamic art and architecture of the Middle Ages. This course also seeks to introduce students to the basic art historical methods of visual and comparative analysis, with a focus on the production, function, reception, and power of visual images from historical periods before the modern conception of fine art.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Annually
  • Professor: Nicgorski

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