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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Note: A course can only be used to fulfill one General Education category.

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)