Login:

Genesee Course Listing

Official Course Information

Please select a Course Section from the list below or search for a class by Course Title.

Summer 2020

Art Courses:

  or   List All Art Courses

ART103 - Western Art History 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys history of western art from prehistory to CE 1500, and compares and contrasts with the art of later periods. Introduces the distinctive features of the art produced by western civilization and relates its development to that of other regions.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Analyze the historical styles of artwork spanning CE-1500.
2. Define within selected artworks the presence of the five levels of style characteristics (content, subject, form, technique and material).
3. Critique artwork in terms of the art medium, chronology, historical period, geographic locations, cultural significance and conceptual narrative.
4. Demonstrate a mastery of analytic skills such as observation and inductive reasoning in interpreting artwork in relation to cultural and social contexts.
5. Compare the impact of major historical events on the progression of art.
6. Analyze global connections between the development of visual art, architecture and functional objects and their relationship to religious beliefs and cultural structures of early civilizations.


Effective Term: Fall 2019