ARHS 2000 Art and Society: The Ancient Mediterranean
4 semester hours
This course is a survey of the history of art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world from the Paleolithic period to the fourth century CE. The class will encompass artworks produced in Prehistoric Europe, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. The material will be presented primarily chronologically, focusing on selected artworks in order to provide an overview of the art and culture of each period. Art and architecture will be used as a lens to study societies and cultures and to explore how and why these societies and their visual expressions changed over time. The course includes a cross-cultural perspective to orient particular regions in a larger, transnational context.
University Core Fulfilled: EXP: Historical Analysis and Perspectives.