Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is an introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in the West from prehistory through the Middle Ages, including the achievements of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. Art monuments will be studied within their historical, religious, and social contexts, with particular focus on the development of style.
Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, vol. 1, 13th ed., 2010
Bruce Cole, The Informed Eye: Understanding Masterpieces of Western Art, 1999
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
three exams consisting of slide identifications, comparisons, brief essay, short answer;
a brief paper comparing and contrasting two works of art at the Dallas Museum of Art (thorough guidelines provided).