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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AT 281 - Art History I

Credit Hours: 3

(Ancient through Medieval) This course is a chronological survey of art from prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages (c. 1400)--including the art and architecture of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe--with an emphasis on art in the western tradition. The course will focus on the dynamic relationship between artistic form and cultural content.

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

Course Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • differentiate the characteristics of artistic time periods throughout history;
  • identify the basic elements of each art form, i.e., notation, texture, line, meter, frame history;
  • expand intellectual understanding and refine evaluative responses to works of art;
  • investigate art forms that foster continued lifelong participation and/or enjoyment;
  • analyze and research the relationship between the creator, work, and audience;
  • evaluate the traditions and values of our civilization, thereby broadening knowledge of ourselves and our society;
  • appreciate art forms that will not be outmoded by advancements in sciences;
  • analyze human experiences (i.e., death, nature, love) and art's relationship to human conditions and responses; and
  • identify and research works of art used for social, political, or moral improvement, or existing for their own sake.

F/S (Cycles - C, N, S)