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Course Description:

World Art to 1400 covers artworks in historical context while recognizing that there is no single history of all art. We will study artworks to understand what the artist made, to think about why and how it was made, to consider its historical context and to understand any cross-cultural aspects that may be reflected in the work. You will develop your ability to look at artworks with an understanding of their potential meanings as well as your ability to research works of interest to you. We will study the ancient world; the medieval period including Christian, Jewish and Islamic artworks; and the art of Asia, the Americas and Africa. There is no prerequisite for this course.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations and Western Civilization.

Includes a video component
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full;Western Civilization-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Sep.

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