Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is an introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in the West from the Renaissance to the modern period, including works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, the Impressionists, van Gogh, Picasso, and many others. Art monuments will be studied within their historical, religious, and social contexts, with particular focus on the development of iconography and style.
Class format: Slide-illustrated lectures presented by Dr. Goode
Fred S. Kleiner, Gardnerâ€™s Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, vol. 2, 14th ed., 2014.
Bruce Cole, The Informed Eye: Understanding Masterpieces of Western Art, 1999.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Three exams consisting of slide identifications, comparisons, brief essays explaining the significance of the artworks, short answer questions, and extra credit.
Stylistic analysis of a painting at either the Dallas Museum of Art or the Kimbell Museum. The paper will be approximately 6 pages, and thorough guidelines will be provided.
Two in-class group projects that focus on the relevance of the art and architecture of the past to today.