Art 110 - Art History: Paleolithic to Renaissance - Michael McCaffrey
|Course:||Art History: Paleolithic to Renaissance|
Welcome to the first in a series of Art History survey courses offered at College of the Canyons! I am excited to work with you this 16 week semester.
This is the first in a series of three art history surveys offered at College of the Canyons. Survey I offers a chronological study of the major developments in art and architecture from the Paleolithic era (around 25000-30000 years ago) to the end of the Medieval period (circa 1400 AD). The course charts the development of human consciousness with the first known works of art (cave paintings); it’s development through the legendary civilizations of the ancient world (Egypt, Greece and Italy), and its eventual evolution into a primarily Christian form of expression in the great cathedrals of the European Middle Ages. Three key areas of study are: the Pharaohs of Egypt; the classical civilization of the ancient Greeks; and the most powerful of ancient people - the legendary Romans.
What to Expect in this Course
Student Learning Outcome: “Analyze and distinguish the various forces that shape the development of artistic form from the Prehistoric era to the European Middle Ages”
The purpose of Art History is to provide you with a basic understanding of the historical, political, religious and social attitudes of the past and their influence upon the art created by various world cultures. Key to this study is an ability to define the prevailing conditions of a given time period under which the art was produced.
With basic reading skills and solid participation in class you should be able to achieve the SLO standard for Art 110.
Types of Assessments
15 learning modules - consisting of quizzes, tests, discussions and essays .
Midterm & final exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
"Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Volume 1" 14th or 15th Edition.
You can use any textbook from edition #10 on. Just note that information may be organized differently in older editions and images may not be in color!
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Last updated: 05/28/2021 Sub#: 118